In contrast to a walk along Playa Jardín last weekend, when cool and cloudy, this afternoon warm and sunny.
Archive for February, 2015
Todos los Sábados.
Ground floor and top floor of Municpal Market.
Mainly junk, but you can find everything: books, clothes, antiques, jewelry, knives, watches, honey, clothes …
Most is cheap rubbish, but can find Rolex and Omega watches, old cameras.
First floor is food, mainly fruit and vegetables, including organic, but also fish and meat.
A dog in a bag whilst having lunch
Excellent concert with Dusan Anastasijevich.
I am no fan of jazz, I find boring, but this was anything but boring.
A long piece, form of a sonata, improvisation. Influence of Scriven, jazz, snippets of Autumn Leaves, then variants of.
Followed by two shorter pieces. Followed by honky tonk encore.
Wonderful sounding piano played by a very talented pianist.
More’s the pity only an hour as over all too soon.
Also a pity not recorded live, then mixed, mastered and uploaded to bandcamp. Could be a series of recordings, En Vivo en Teatro Timanfaya, shared 50:50 with artist and Teatro Timanfaya.
- sopa de calabaza
Pumkin soup, followed by stir fried vegetables cooked on a hot plate.
Both were excellent.
German newspaper Bild smeared Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, comparing with Vladimir Putin, and claimed posed the same threat to Europe.
Talking to people in an international setting, there is widespread support for Greece, there is no support for EU/Germany, even from Germans.
Germany has huge budget surplus, but at what cost, decaying infrastructure, collapsing bridges?
Last weekend there was massive demonstrations in Athens, across Europe, in London, for Greece.
- EU bullying of Greece
- Greece’s fate: In Angela Merkel’s hands?
- Greece’s Varoufakis says EU deal a ‘fig leaf’
Muchas gracias Annie.
Cappuccino y florentina en El Limón.
The average local bar in Puerto de la Cruz is dire, awful loud music, widescreen TV, not content with inside, now widescreen TV outside, often ignorant local peasants shouting their heads off. The atmosphere in these bars is unpleasant to say the least.
Then they wonder why bars are closing, why their tourist industry is collapsing.
For the last couple of years, bars that would have stayed open until midnight, later if customers, are now closing at ten o´clock, where they employed three or four people, now one, most are empty, or near empty.
Last year, friends and I went in a bar around ten o´clock. We were the only ones there. We asked were they closing? They said no. The widescreen TV deafening us outside, we asked would they turn it down, or better still off? They said no, they liked it. They then started dragging tables and chairs in around us.
Pleasant ambience inside, quiet, with pleasant music playing, often MOM playing outside (when they turn the music inside off), tables and chairs outside, good beer, excellent cakes, let down though by their awful coffee, conversation encouraged, Wednesday evening language interchange.
- Potaje de espinas
- Pescado maltratadas
Spinach soup, but nearer a stew, very tasty and filling, followed by tortilla with a tuna salad (as I did not fancy fish in batter).
I was offered yoghurt as dessert. This I declined as alreday full, plus I had a banana which I ate outside.
Centro de Dia Para Mayores, circa los correos, is one of the best places to eat in Puerto de la Cruz. Delicious and nourishng meals.
Walking through the town after a concert at Abaco, about half the restaurants not open, the other half, very few people.
This evening, almost empty.