I Saw A Shimmering Light

By Fefe
Hello everyoneGrin Thankyou to you all for votes and comments on yesrerday's image "Grande Cerverza" Glad you all enjoyed your large beerGrinWink
Todays image was taken in the Hippy Market in Ibiza, and a little story behind it, the stall was selling really cheap stuff, T shirts abd linen trousers for two Euro's, and after purchasing a couple of shirts I spotted this great poster on the wall............. The guy in the image went on to tell us ( in broken English) he had created the poster himself, from photo's he had taken all over the world and was inspired by the song "Hotel California" by The Eagles, himself being in the centre of the image............... It really is a very clever piece of artwork and we could buy one for three Euro's. Bargain! Purchase made I asked him if I could take his picture and was very pleased to pose for me. I got the impression he was doing the stall for something to do rather than the money but we did notice the following week that as Ibiza was getting much busier the poster had increased to four Euro's............................... Still way under priced mind, cant wait to get it framed.
So this is the inspiration for the title of today's upload, I am sure you are all familiar with the song.

Tags: Ibiza Landscape and travel Portraits and people Hippy Market Hotel California

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ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 4:46PM
Much better than most holiday pics. Nice story too. And, yes, I do remember the song.

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
14 Jun 2012 4:50PM
Nice one Diane and one of my fav songs got a few eagles albums i believe this one was released 1977

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Jun 2012 4:53PM
Yes,one of my favourite songs Diane,
and the Eagles are still going strong today.
(But a little bit older of course !!)
Good shot.
(And I recall a holiday we had in Italy.Went to the Isle of Capri on a day trip and it BUCKETED down with rain.There were guys selling nothing more than sheets of polythene to put over our heads.They cost about 1000 lira (about 50p) to start with,and went up in price by another 1000 lira every five minutes !!
The guide took us into a cafe for some shelter(found out later it was his brother-in-laws place)and charged us a fortune for coffee and a stale Italian bun.He got his guitar out and started playing some music (very badly I may add.)When he finished and came round the tables with a biscuit tin to put our ''donations'' in,my wife caught my arm just in time before I cracked his jaw !!)
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Jun 2012 5:03PM
A wonderful portrait, Diane, and a great story. He looks a very kindly sort of guy. Carol
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 5:09PM

Quote:A wonderful portrait, Diane, and a great story. He looks a very kindly sort of guy. Carol

Yes he was, I got two shots of him, the second one he was smiling with a perfect set of white teeth, very calm pleasant man and he was so pleased I loved his posterSmile
14 Jun 2012 5:19PM
Very interesting and a good portrait. Jamie
14 Jun 2012 5:42PM
A wonderful portrait Dianne,my husbands brother played the guitar on hotel california for the eagles,..Lin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 5:45PM
brilliant comp wonderful colours and detail diane a cracker nice one Wink
14 Jun 2012 6:05PM
Great portrait!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 6:07PM

Quote:A wonderful portrait Dianne,my husbands brother played the guitar on hotel california for the eagles,..Lin

Wow............. ReallyGrinGrin
Leilani 13 29 3 England
14 Jun 2012 6:11PM
Great story and fab trousers behind him! Wink Lovely portrait shot Smile
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
14 Jun 2012 6:15PM
Fantastic and great portrait ,Diane,well done,
14 Jun 2012 6:23PM
A great holiday memory Fefe.

John Smile
tonyguitar 6 63 37 Canada
14 Jun 2012 6:33PM
Looks like one who understands freedom and how to maintain it. Very intelligent and self reliant with skillful looking hands.. Excellent portrait, rich in interest. TG
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Jun 2012 6:59PM
Cool dude, classic song, great story.... and a lovely momento, Diane.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
15 Jun 2012 12:01AM
Great story and portrait Diane.


morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 10:08AM
Wonderful portrait, and great storey.

15 Jun 2012 11:40AM
the hippy never dies in us mefinks good one

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 8:57AM
Nice image and a great write up

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