I hope you all had a fantastic time on New Year’s Eve. Personally I had a nasty cold (as did Don Pelle on Christmas Eve…) and have but a vague memory of all the zillions of fireworks that went off around the mountains of Alaró. Then I had to stay in bed for two days. But now I’m back on track. And fiercely so!
A few weeks after arriving in ”The New Country” we were invited to the grand opening of a new gallery in Palma. Friends of ours have worked like ants to get the dilapidated old premises in order and they have managed to turn it into a swanky place where they intend to show art and do other creative things. When I first saw the run down location in October it was the epitome of shabbiness, and I am impressed that they managed to transform the old garage space in such a short time 🙂
Calatrava 1 (the gallery has a Facebook page. Please like it) is situated in the old part of town where the streets are so narrow there’s hardly enough space to swing a cat.
Andrew Maclear is a well known British photographer who lives in Palma. This was his evening and we all had the pleasure to enjoy some of his pictures of famous rockstars taken 1967/1970. Here he is (far right) with a couple of friends.
Our hosts, Dag and Kita, were overjoyed, and so they should be considering how hard they have worked to get it all to happen. I’m in awe! Kita is a fantastic textile designer and she and Dag have a small design company – check out their website: daramcollin.com.
Jim Morrison by Andrew Maclear.
Gillis and Johanna from Sweden live in Estellencs where they own a restaurant. It’s hard work but they seem to enjoy it. One of these days Don Pelle and I will go and spend a lot of money there.
Photo: Andrew Maclear
…while doing a stunt in the stairs. Kita is enjoying herself immensely!
Laura is half German and half Malloquin and one of our new friends. A wonderful person!
My wonderful friend from Sweden. Peter Gröndahl is a highly renowned artist and has lived in Palma for the past four years. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing his giant new studio! He is really extremely talented in many different fields.
Don Pelle and Laura.
After the show some of us went out to dinner. We had a wonderful meal at Café Morada, very nice indeed. And also very nice for sociable Evita to be out and about. We haven’t had a lot of that since we arrived, but then we’ve had other priorities. All in good time, all in good time…