Monthly Archives: April 2015

Almisserà environmental damage

It was reported in the Información de Alicante newspaper yesterday that the extensive remodelling of the landscape in the partido Almisserà – over which I have a view from where I live – is destroying the environment.  An environmental group, the … Continue reading

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In Benidorm there are melons

Fiesta Melons by Sylvia Plath In Benidorm there are melons, Whole donkey-carts full Of innumerable melons, Ovals and balls, Bright green and thumpable Laced over with stripes Of turtle-dark green. Chooose an egg-shape, a world-shape, Bowl one homeward to taste … Continue reading

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Why Benidorm doesn’t need Guardian journalists

Benidorm has applied for status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The news was reported today in the Benidorm edition of Información alongside the ironically timed coincidental death of José Miguel Iribas, one of the most powerful voices for promoting the mass tourism … Continue reading

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Back to the sources and an odd pastoral encounter

Last month I wrote about the Benidorm history morning organised by Benidorm town hall Today the history of Benidorm moved into the mountains and, not far from where I live in Finestrat, we began the long climb up the side of … Continue reading

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Wide angle donks

The following photos were taken today on the donkey field by Mark Edwards with a Go Pro Hero3+ black edition camera, a remarkably versatile camera not much bigger than a matchbox.  It would fit neatly onto Aitana’s Easter bonnet, but … Continue reading

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Animal abuse alert

This afternoon I went to see a donkey that I had visited before and to take him some carrots. He lives in what have always appeared to be very sad circumstances: enclosed in a cage of broken old bedsteads, alone … Continue reading

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That Easter bonnet again

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