A Facelift for Antonio Banderas

Post by: Gerarda on 22 Feb 2016

Antonio Banderas Plaza 2016

If you are Antonio Banderas the actor, then you don´t need a facelift as you are so darn handsome. However, if you are on the other hand, Antonio Banderas the 20 year old plaza in Puerto Banús, then you definitely need a make-over.

The Ayuntamiento has spent €434,000 on this new appearance for Puerto Banús. If you come to Banús now you will see the results of five month´s work, a newly renovated plaza with giant pergolas that provide shade from the summer sun, ample seating to rest your weary bones from soaking up that sun and shopping in the numerous stores in town. The marble floor has been restored and a new lighting system installed so you no longer have to look so carefully where you are putting your feet.

The Ayuntamiento is hoping that now since the plaza has been refurbished, it will become a destination and not just a place to walk through on your way elsewhere.

Come and enjoy the new look!

 

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Posted on Monday 22nd February 2016 at 12:05 pm

Malaga Carnival

Post by: Gerarda on 27 Jan 2016

Maniqu con traje de carnaval

It´s Carnival time in Málaga!

40 days before Ash Wednesday, the start of Holy Week or Semana Santa people take to the streets in Málaga and most towns and cities in Spain, to party before the more austere period of Lent. From 1937 to 1977 though, Málaga was not permitted to hold celebrations as they were considered to be rebels by Franco, and it was not until 1978 with the coming of democracy did Málaganians once again don their costumes, break out their music and begin making merry.

The Historic Quarter as well as other areas of the city sees a vibrant display of parades, bands, singers, groups of singers, choirs, street musicians, quartets and multi-culturalism at its finest. The Carnival starts with a music competition in the Teatro Cervantes hosted by the Fundación Ciudadana del Carnaval (Citizen´s Carnival Foundation).

What is a fiesta without food? Epicureanism is an integral part of these celebrations, with rice dishes, cabbages, casseroles, stews and more. Every area around the city organizes tastings with Carnival songs as an indispensable part of the festivities.

The Carnival culminates with the burial of the anchovy or the Entierro de Boquerón on Malagueta Beach.

Carnival will take place between January 30th and February 7th.

January 30th
Election of Gods and Goddesses

January 31st
Grand Parade

February 1st – 4th
Street Carnival

February 5th
Grand Finale on the square / street carnival

February 6th
Street Carnival / Children´s Carnival

February 7th
Street Carnival /Gods & Goddesses Parade / Battle of Flowers

February 8th
Street Carnival / Gods & Goddesses Parade / Burial of Boquerón

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Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 11:52 am

Letter to Santa

Post by: Gerarda on 17 Dec 2015

Letter To Santa Sparling

 

Want to drop off your letters to Santa Claus while there is still time or go to a Christmas concert? Then today is your day!

Thursday, December 17th

Royal postman visit – Drop off your letters to Santa Claus

Time: 17.00

Location: Neighbourhood Association
Las Albarizas, Calle Magallanes, Marbella

 

Concert

Time: 19.00
Performance by: Academia ARCOS DE SAN PEDRO
Location: Teatro Ciudad de Marbella

 

Christmas Concert – Carol Service

Time: 20.00
Performance by: Music students from the Conservatorio Municipal de Musica
Location: Salón de actos del Conservatorio
Parque de la Constitución, Marbella

FREE

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Posted on Thursday 17th December 2015 at 5:24 pm

Christmas Time is Here

Post by: Gerarda on 14 Dec 2015

Christmas concert 2015

Enter into the Christmas season with music. It is the most wonderful time of the year and Tuesday, December 15th gives you an opportunity to share the holiday spirit with the Choir and Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, Costa del Sol. There will be Christmas favourites that you can sing along to as well.  Be at Iglesia de la Encarnación, Old Town, Marbella early to get a seat. It is a popular concert.

 

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Posted on Monday 14th December 2015 at 11:23 am

The City That Never Sleeps!

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Dec 2015

This post was written bySusannah Jayes, Picture Editor/Researcher and writer from London and contributor to my blog.

 

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New York, New York – so good they named it twice! Having seen it so many times in the movies and on TV, in November 2015, my husband and I were really excited to finally visit the Big Apple for real. It was all that we expected and more – noisy, brash and exuberant – and full of surprises.

We were based in Mid-Town, not far from Central Park, which was a blaze of autumn colour and the perfect haven from the constant bustling of the streets. We were mostly blessed with mild and warm weather, and the clear blue skies made the legendary NY skyscraper skyline stand out with great clarity – with abundant opportunities for photography everywhere we looked.

Determined to make the most of our short stay, we visited as many of the ‘must-see’ places as we could, from the iconic Guggenheim Museum with its famous spiral gallery space, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art – which was truly amazing in scope and would have taken many more visits to see in all its glory. We also took in The Frick Collection built up by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), one of America’s most successful industrialists. Housed in a beautiful early 20th century townhouse, the collection includes masterpieces of Western painting, sculpture, and decorative art – from Titian and El Greco to JMW Turner and John Constable.

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No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty, so we took the boat trip across the harbour along with seemingly thousands of other tourists and enjoyed a sunny morning admiring the colossal statue, America’s proud symbol of independence and freedom. We also had time to explore Ellis Island, which lay nearby and which in the early 20th century was the gateway to the United States for many thousands of immigrants from Europe and beyond. Later the same day, we visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which told the moving story of that tragic day.

We also braved the queues at the Empire State Building and were rewarded with breath-taking views across Manhattan, even though the wind was incredible on the viewing platform 102 floors above ground level! There was also time to take in some shopping at Macy’s and to enjoy a Broadway show – The Color Purple, a musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, on which my sister, Catherine, was working as Musical Supervisor. Starring Jennifer Hudson and wiith an uplifting score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, the show is a real triumph.

Overall, New York didn’t disappoint – and we were delighted at how friendly and helpful the people were, always eager to assist us when got lost or couldn’t find the right bus stop. Thank you, New York! See you again soon!

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Posted on Thursday 10th December 2015 at 9:28 am