Wednesday, 30 June 2010

More Parking Ibiza Style

OK, OK! I've had so may requests for more examples of Ibiza Motoring Mores that I filched a couple of snaps from today's and yesterday's Diario de Ibiza

Parking Ibiza Style

Why bother shunting back and forth to get into a tiny gap when you can leave your motor like this?

It's so much easier!

Friday, 18 June 2010

Does Size Really Matter?

Of course it does, and wouldn't it be great if clothes manufacturers realised this. Months of purchasing (without trying on) clothes from Ebay has made me realise that even though my measurements never change I'm four different sizes. Large in Gap, XL in Nigel Hall, XXL in Scotch and Soda, and XXXXXL in Yohji Yamamoto.

I bought 4 items, all size XL from all the above and put them all together, can you spot the difference?

If, by some remote chance, my father is reading this, they're FIG LEAVES, the world's first item of apparel

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Catalonian Connections Competition

What's the connection between this Jazz bar that I photographed in Catalonia about 4 years ago

and these lolipops which were first made in Catalonia??

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

World Cup Wake Up

Spain never had a chance against the Swiss. How those lads can be expected to play properly when the first hour of the match was right in the middle of siesta time I'll never know.

Still, it was mercifully quiet in the village.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Phone Photos Ibiza

A series of unconnected stream of consciousness photos whose only connection is that they were taken using my phonecam and they're all in Ibiza

Dabs and Carioca (a member of the hake family) in SYP

Botox lady from Living TV's Ibiza series in Xicu's

No. 2 Street in San Jose

Two old ladies wearing silly hats at the market in San Jose

A selection of fruity beer in Lidl

Isn't life ordinary in Ibiza?

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Rules of Ibiza Photography

Rules 1 and 2 of Ibiza photography - the more beautiful the scenery, the more power cables there are spoiling the view, and a dog or person always walks through the shot at the last, most important moment - have been covered elsewhere in the blog.

Today, rule 3 states that when you find some place you really want to photograph, there's always a car parked right in front of it.

This is the Corpus Cristi shrine in San Jose today and that car is parked on the pavement right in front of it. The irony is, that if I'd needed a shot of a 1991 Citroen ZX I'd have been out for weeks looking for one.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Flowery Twats in Ibiza

I'm taking up anagramming as a hobby this summer. Jaki's picked 6 letters out at random from our scrabble box and I'm going to arrange them into a well known phrase or saying.

But what the hell is a SPIASH! anyway?

Competition time! Does anyone know what the REAL word is she put on the swimming pool wall?

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ibiza Bar: Can Llorenc

Remember the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of the Bar Can Llorenc in San Jose? Well, it's been open so long that the old bar sign wore out in the sun.
The other Saturday I saw this lad painting a new sign and engaged him in conversation.

He told me it would take him 3 days - you can't rush these things - to finish hand painting it.

Anyway, 12 days later, and it's done.

I wonder what it all means?

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Blood, Sweat, Tears and Steamer Chairs

Blood: When you walk through a door that a steamer chair will just fit through, but your fingers won't.

Sweat: When you carry a big, heavy steamer chair up 49 steps from the basement to the roof.

Tears: When you've just carried 2 big, heavy steamer chairs up to the roof and Jaki says, "I think think they'd look better on the porch."