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Weekly Edition 091: Saturday 23th November 2002

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Commentary
by Gary Hardy

 
San Antonio Face-Lift
Part Six: Planting Palm Trees
 

The near completion of the Christopher Columbus Egg and the planting of the palm trees along side the new duel carriageway is the subject matter for our sixth weekly photographic series in the face-lift of San Antonio, which took place ten-years-ago.

The Egg was built in the middle of the new roundabout to the entrance of San Antonio - because itís believed in certain quarters that Christopher Columbus hails from Ibiza. The Egg comes into the tale when Columbus went along to ask the King of Spain for sponsorship to get a ship and put together a worthy crew to set sail for a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Apparently, the yarn goes that Christopher Columbus was sat around a dining table with the King of Spain and his aids when he was thrown a challenge across the table that they would grant him the funds to back his adventure if he could stand an egg on its end without any form of support.

The bright Columbus straight away very gently taps the bottom of the egg on the table until he made a base for the egg to stand upright - hence, Christopher got his dinero and also the credit for discovering America?

Beyond Compare

 

But Not Beyond Reach

 

Itís Only Symbolic

 

Get Fixed Up

 

Watch Them Go Up

 

Make Light Work

 

Easy to Install

 

Out of step, but not out of line

 

Crowd-Puller

 

Who Says Quality Only Comes At A Price?

All Pictures © Gary Hardy (12th April 1992)

 
Gary Hardy
garyhardy@liveibiza.com
 

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