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by Gary Hardy

San Antonio Face-Lift
Part Nine: Reclaiming Land From the Sea



This week we resume with our ninth photographic series on the face-lift of San Antonio, when the 1992 summer tourism season had ended, by showing a selection of pictures that were taken as the work began to reclaim the twenty-five metres of land from the sea to make a way for a new promenade.

There are also pictures of the two new fountains operational in the Paseo de las Fuentes and one of Christopher Columbus’s ship, Santa Maria, that the King of Spain provided for Columbus to make his maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to discover America, which was installed in the centre of the Egg in the middle of the roundabout at the entrance to San Antonio.

The wooden replica model of Christopher Columbus’s ship the, Santa Maria, was made and then installed in the middle of the Egg by the renowned artist, Julio Bauzá, who we featured in our Artists on Ibiza (Four) series, which was published in Weekly Edition 041 on Saturday 8th December 2001.

It’s Where The Nightlife Adventure Begins

Will Rise Again
Growing Enterprise
Smooth Operation
Another Walkover?
Growth Potential
Stage Something Special
Round Fountain Working in Paseo De Las Fuentes
Oblong Fountain Working in Paseo De Las Fuentes

Santa Maria in the Middle of the Egg

All Pictures © Gary Hardy (Friday 20th November 1992)

Gary Hardy