Belly Up to the Bar / Vientre Hasta el Bar

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

SAND SCULPTOR PAUL Blane is still on the beach because everyone needed a place to go after the Last Supper was consumed (click here). Sandbar is the hottest spot in Fuengirola, the best beach bar in town. If you don’t mind all the pirates, that is. Paul calls it Taberna de Piratas (Pirates’ Tavern), but I don’t think that’s great for business. I was holding off for the grand opening — the tile floor still hasn’t been laid. But, Paul needed to get out of the sun.


ESCULTOR DE ARENA Paul Blane todavía está en la playa porque todos necesitaban un lugar para ir después de que se consumiera la Última Cena (haz clic aquí). Sandbar (en inglés, un banco de arena se llama un “sandbar” — un bar de arena) es el lugar más popular en Fuengirola, el mejor bar de playa de la ciudad. Si no te importan todos los piratas, eso es. Paul lo llama Taberna de Piratas, pero no creo que eso sea bueno para los negocios. Me estaba esperando para la gran inauguración, el piso de baldosas aún no se había colocado. Pero, Paul necesitaba salir del sol.

Paul’s the only one without a beer. / Paul es el único sin una cerveza.
Paul told me he knew he was short five black piano keys. (Like “a few sandwiches short of a picnic”?)
Paul me dijo que sabía que tenía cinco teclas negras de piano. (Como ¿Unos bocadillos cortos de un picnic”? … que significa en inglés “de capacida mental cuestionable”.)
You can see the sculpture at center below the wall.
Puedes ver la escultura en el centro abajo del muro.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

27 thoughts on “Belly Up to the Bar / Vientre Hasta el Bar”

  1. Incredible work! He doesn’t miss a detail either….like a shout out to ‘mum’ on Mother’s Day!!

      1. Deedles:
        Oh, Deedles, your mind. I really had to think about that. I had no idea WHAT you were talking about.

  2. I love his work. Definitely a step above all the rest that I’ve seen there (or anywhere for that matter) Do you have sand building contests there? I love to go see the ones in Cannon Beach (OR).

  3. Awesome work! Such detail! The piano is perfect with the missing keys. I can only make snowmen and mutant elephants using Play-Doh. The stuff in my head doesn’t translate to my hands.

    1. Deedles:
      I used to make sand sea lions when I was a kid. I thought I was so clever. I have a feeling he’s added the missing keys by now.

    1. anne marie:
      I don’t know what immediately caught my eye. I get lost in the details.

    1. Kirk:
      Well, Paul is extremely intelligent. So, if he says they had piano-playing apes, I believe him.

    1. Debra:
      I’ll check again today and see if he laid the tile floor. It would make it much better for dancing.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I told a really bad pirate joke earlier but my reply disappeared. I won’t bother repeating it. I think it was “disappeared” to protect you.

  4. I think this is my favorite one of his sculptures – but do they have 2 for 1 happy hour?

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