Thursday, September 14, 2006

LA MARINA, IBIZA PORT, THE OLD DAYS.










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La marina is one of the most popular areas of old Ibiza. The people, the bars, the restaurants and the Ibiza streetdogs. The best yoghurt is made there the legendary "Lecheria la bomba" on the port , natural and real yoghurt made everyday again! You had Can Garoves and Bar Casino and the bar Estrella of course for your morning cafe con leche with ensaimada, for those who skipped the Montesol. You had the famous chicken place from Juanito "Bar Bahia" where all the bohemian Ibiza artists had lunch during the old days. There was "The delfin verde" from Isa Schillinger and Emilio, one of the better restaurants of the island during the sixties and seventies. Totos bar owned by Luis, Savoy Bar from Cirillo, The anfora de oro, Clive's Bar, Domino's , Merlins and later the Mono desnudo and others but, Ibiza in the 1950s was a bit different. La Marina was even more authentic and pure..It was still very much a fishermen area with its 'very' local fishermen's bars. This unique ambience stayed untill c.a. 1975 and very slowly became what it became.
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Photos above - artistic impression of statue of Child prodigy Sydney of Ibiza with dog overlooking the marina. Sydney and the Ibiza girls, Sydney with part of the Lecheria La Bomba family, Juanito "Tito" Joaquin and Carlos. Three pictures of the famous 'Juan March' boat. Scene from one  Sydney's early Ibiza productions with i.e. Angel Sorribas, Breton Morse and Lord Sydney. - The famous bar Estrella at la marina in a later epoque in 1992. - Ibiza during the early seventies with in front sitting at Restaurante Juanito Bahia, David Green and wife, Laurie and Terrie Green and Eileen of Bar La Tierra with kid. - View over the most popular street with bars and restaurants as mentioned above.

A bottle of Frigola, the famous Ibicenco licor. Ensaimadas, Empanadas and cafe con leche and a big ensaimada.
Last Photo down (Above) View over la marina during the old days.



IBIZA THE OLD AND THE NEW OVER THE YEARS.

Ibiza will be Earth's final refuge' - predicts Nostradamus
According to the predictions of Nostradamus, the 15th century French astrologer & physician, when nuclear disaster wipes out most life on Earth, the peculiar prevailing wind patterns over Ibiza will ensure that it is the sole remaining life-supporting environment
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The island of Es Vedra, rising from the waters off Cala D'Hort supports no venomous living thing. The Carmelite priest Don Francisco Palau, founder of the convent at Es Cubells, meticulously recorded mystical revelations and meetings with 'unearthly beings surrounded by light' while meditating there. Gigantic circles of light, up to 50 metres diameter, emerging from the sea have discouraged fishermen from this area. A strong magnetic force is said to emanate from Es Vedra, attracting unexplained phenomena
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Creative talents
That Ibiza has a strange magnetism for creative talents is a fascinating reality. It's no secret that Ibiza boasts the greatest concentration of international talent on a tiny island. They have found inspiration and fulfilment from the simple, spiritually enriching, Ibicenco way of life. 'Tranquilo', the most popular Ibicenco word, means 'Finding Inner Peace in Harmony with Nature'
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Serie of old, very old and more recent shots of Ibiza and some of its characters. Just slide down and click on the pic to see it in a different or bigger size.


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