Putting it together / Juntándolo

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I had been hoping the broken and crumbling sculptures (click here) on the Paseo would finally be removed and replaced with something with a bit more class. But when I walked by yesterday I saw that the head had been saved and reattached. The pony tail is a bit turd-like. The neck is a lot thicker. But it goes with an earlier repair to the right arm, whose break wasn’t set correctly. Oh well. It’s a fun spot for people to take photos of their kids.

Along the lines of putting things together, several of our chiringuitos (beach bars) were renovated or rebuilt before summer season. Here’s one nearby that was taken down below the sand for a fresh start. Would you try their cuttlefish?


Tenía la esperanza de que las esculturas rotas y desmoronadas (haz clic aquí) en el Paseo finalmente fueran removidas y reemplazadas por algo con un poco más de clase. Pero cuando pasé ayer vi que la cabeza había sido salvada y reimplantada. La cola de caballo es un poco como mierda. El cuello es mucho más grueso. Pero va con una reparación anterior en el brazo derecho, cuyo descanso no se fijó correctamente. Oh bien. Es un lugar divertido para que la gente tome fotos de sus hijos.

En la línea de “juntándolo”, varios de nuestros chiringuitos (chiringuitos) fueron renovados o reconstruidos antes de la temporada de verano. Aquí hay uno cercano que fue derribado debajo de la arena para un nuevo comienzo. ¿Probarías sus sepias?

• From Google Maps, what it looked like before. The guy in the orange shirt is a local who pores over Quantum Physics and other light beach reading while he walks.
• De Google Maps, cómo se veía antes. El tipo de la camisa naranja es un lugareño que estudia física cuántica y otras lecturas ligeras de playa mientras camina.
• I noticed another crack.
• Noté otra grieta

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..

20 thoughts on “Putting it together / Juntándolo”

  1. Some of those Chiringuitos have been well overdue a makeover for years – the one you’ve highlighted looks very smart, and I like the stained-glass skylights. Can’t comment, of course, on the quality of the food. Jx

    1. Jon:
      I know of one Chiringuito (unrenovated) that’s always filled with locals. Must be good. I can’t speak for the others. Haven’t eaten at any of them this year. Some very beautifully done designs this time around. I’ll share more.

    1. Judy C:
      I think so, too. There’s another I’ll share that is my favorite. I don’t know about the food!

    1. Jim:
      When we moved here, the entire sculpture was painted green. Bizarre. Then they painted it gold and added the surprisingly good patina-look. I wish, though, they had stripped the paint off the “sand” and “sand castle.”

    1. Deedles:
      I love the album. Out pet parrot loved it, too, and he used to sing along to it. The wedgie? Go for it!

  2. I thought the chiringuitos were more temporary (or at least temporary looking). This one looks like a permanent installation, albeit tastefully done!

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      When they were first built, they were mostly just beach bars with thatch roofs and no floors. A few years later (50 or so years ago), they became permanent constructions. Many even have basements. The old ones are quite a hodge podge.

  3. I’ve never had cuttlefish, but I prefer the more modest beach bar to what looks like a downtown restaurant plunked down on a beach. Just doesn’t fit the surroundings and seems a bit off-putting to me.

    Barbra Streisand rocks.

    1. Steve:
      I thought the colored glass was clever. Some of the new places are truly charming. Fuengirola is not known for its public art. Uf!

    1. Urspo:
      I doubt there would be a protest if that “art” was removed. We’ve got some bad art around here, in my opinion.

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