New statue in San José

San José in Breña Baja has a new statue to celebrate mothers. The square outside the Town Hall is called Plaza de Las Madres – Mother’s Square, and they have a special celebration for Mother’s Day.

January 23, 2015
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La Glorieta Square, El Paso

There’s a lovely little square at La Glorieta. The whole floor is covered in mosaics, as are the benches. The plants are all local ones. Most of the vertical walls are made from the local volcanic stone, as is the back of the little fountain of a mosaic chameleon. The whole lot was designed and made by a local artists, Luis Morerea . To get there take the road from…

November 8, 2013
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The Art of Fire

Artefuego glassblowing studio is at the back of Plaza Sotomayor, where they hold the Argual flea market every Sunday. It’s a good idea to combine the two, because they hold public demonstrations on Sundays between 10 am and 2 pm. They combine fragments of lava into their creations, and to the best of their knowledge, they’re the only people in the world to do so. This makes every piece unique….

April 13, 2013
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An exhibition: “Inspired by Water”

Place: La Molina Artesania art room, Calle Real, Santa Cruz de la Palma Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 20:30. Sundays and holidays 9:30 to 14:30. Dates: 2nd-15th November, 2012 Alba Molina paints with a palette knife, oils and acrylics. Half of the exhibition consists of dreamy underwater landscapes, with coral, fish and undulating seaweed. The other half is leaves floating on water. At first glance, these look like…

November 7, 2012
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Helen Bennett

La Palma has a talented aspiring digital artist called Helen Bennett. She left her high-stress job in London and moved to Franceses, in Garafía, with her partner. They bought a fixer-upper and set about fixing it up. Of course this isn’t always smooth going – you can read their adventures at http://casa-estrellas.blogspot.com Helen also did the layout for my book, “The Dodo Dragon and other stories“, and does the layout for…

June 8, 2012
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Helen Bennett

La Palma has a talented aspiring digital artist called Helen Bennett. She left her high-stress job in London and moved to Franceses, in Garafía, with her partner. They bought a fixer-upper and set about fixing it up. Of course this isn’t always smooth going – you can read their adventures at http://casa-estrellas.blogspot.com Helen also did the layout for my book, “The Dodo Dragon and other stories“, and does the layout for…

June 8, 2012
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