It's not exactly Breakfast in San Antonio,
but the giant effigy that greets visitors on the roundabout
coming from Ibiza Town is coming up for its first decade as
a monument to Christopher Columbus discovering America.
Some holidaymakers are still puzzled by
its purpose, but it simply signifies how he persuaded his
Royal backers that even the impossible was possible.
He was challenged to make an egg to stand
upright and in the end it was a remarkably simple feat: he
just gently tapped the egg on the table, cracking it slightly
and giving it sufficient stability to stand up proudly.
The job of creating the monument was, if
anything, somewhat trickier, as our exclusive pictures taken
around Easter leading up to the 500th anniversary of his epic
Claims that he was born here have
been the subject of debate and several books because his ship
was called the Santa Maria, the Patron Saint of Ibiza and
subsequently Ibicencan villages were named after American
Frontier: To banish the blues pass through
the yoke of the egg leading to a well-trodden trail with lashings
of atmosphere where everything becomes a treat or a nightmare
in the must-see lifestyle of crazy summer festivals and star
tantrums in San Antonio.