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News from various sources say that twenty-six caves containing prehistoric paintings have been damaged over the past year either by the weather or by people. The list includes the Laja Alta paintings in Jimena (photo).> Read the rest of this entry »
(Press release) Lucía Álvarez ‘La Piñona’ is to direct this year’s course at the Municipal Flamenco School, which re-opens after a year’s absence. Councillor Juan José Rondón also annouced that registration for the school will be open from October 1 to 8 at> Read the rest of this entry »
The mosaic set into the floor of Jimena’s Plaza de la Constitución, a.k.a. El Paseo, is showing serious signs of deterioration. This could be due to a distinct lack of policing at peak usage time, in the evening when the children are playing, or to lack of protective measures. The work of art was installed as part of the renovation of the square, and carried out by British mosaic artist Stephen Windsor-Clive, who lives in Gaucín and specializes in creating mosaics as the Romans did. See detailed pictures below.> Read the rest of this entry »
An excellent video prepared by Jimena’s local TV station, La Novena, which was shown during the re-opening of the ‘Convento’, or more properly Santuario de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles and which we saw on TioJimeno this morning.
(Children, cover your eyes. Photo by JimenaPulse) In October last year we published an item about the Red Palm Weevil, which elicited no response from the Council or anyone else, except an alarmed reader who tried to report the matter without success. Now it turns out Castellar has had to contract a specialist to eradicate the picudo rojo from its palm trees. We wonder if Jimena will have to do the same before it’s too late to save all the (expensive) new palms being planted.> Read the rest of this entry »