Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Old Chipiona Home

Friends recently made available pictures that brought back wonderful memories from our time in southern Spain in the mid-1970s.
Here is the front of our beautiful mansion/community house in Chipiona, Andalucia.
Unfortunately, the house was torn down in favor of apartment buildings in the 1980s.


From the balcony overlooking the celebration below. The Spanish tile in this house is the same as that found in the renowned Plaza de España in Seville, Spain.


"Our" beautiful stretch of beach on the Costa de la Luz in Chipiona.

Another view of the beach with the cathedral in the background.
A typical get-together at the Chipiona house, sharing food and fellowship with family and friends around the dinner table.
They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Here we are in Colorado over 30 years later, sharing with family and friends around a fine feast!



10 comments:

Bonnie said...

These photos are wonderful ! I loved looking at them ! Can't say that I have any memories from that time ... except the visit to the hospital where they put the black sterile thing over my face that has scarred me for life ! Who gave you these photos ?

Pammy said...

NOW I've seen it...still haven't seen your facebook status about it though. Oh well. LOVE the pictures :-)

Vickie Atencio said...

What beautiful pictures and beautiful memories you have of a life well lived! I am overcome with wanderlust and must have at least one adventure abroad before I die! Or even in the other 40 states we haven't been to!

Tessa said...

What wonderful memories. It is great to look back but even greater to repeat the essence of a good thing from the past. I love the continuation of the family feast, central to our history really. The photos are so evocative of excitement and travel.

Bonnie said...

I loved looking at this again !

I also love that I have sat at both of these tables !!!

Sabba and Nanny said...

Me, too, Bon.

Anonymous said...

Hola, soy un historiador de Chipiona, sobre los años 1977 a 1979 estuve en contacto con los moradores de esta casa, se denominaban DILARAM o JUCUM conocí a varios de sus miembros, entre ellos un pastor que se llamaba Bob, una sueca que se llamaba Bibeka y una brasileña que se llamaba Cleunice, una norteamericana que se llamaba Ana Dacther. No he vuelto a saber nada de ellos. Me gustaría si pudiese ser me enviase las fotografias de la casa y de su interior con un poco más de resolución. Muchas gracias. Espero sus noticias. Mi correo es jluisnmolero@hotmail.com

Gayle (Ana) said...

¡Hola!

Yo soy Ana Thacker y tengo buenos recuerdos de la casa y de mis amigos de Chipiona. Un abrazo a todos los que me conocen.

Lucas said...

Hola Ana, soy Lucas de Chipiona, del grupo que visitabamos la casa..Juan Luis, Toni, Pepe,Manolo etc..
Estoy en facebook..Lucas Pastorino..
O mi correo...lucaspaster@gmail.com.
Saludos.

Lucas said...

Hola Ana, soy Lucas de Chipiona, del grupo que visitabamos la casa..Juan Luis, Toni, Pepe,Manolo etc..
Estoy en facebook..Lucas Pastorino..
O mi correo...lucaspaster@gmail.com.
Saludos.