A lot of people out and about in town enjoying a glorious Sunday. Quite a few people sunbathing on Calahonda beach and lots milling around on the Balcon de Europa.
The flower beds on both sides of the central the paseo Balcón de Europa have been replanted with new blooms of varying colours. The palm trees have also recently been pruned and trimmed.
A couple of holes on the Balcón de Europa today as repairs are carried out to the drains. Puddles of muddy water in the holes. Meanwhile, in calle El Barrio, someone was collecting drinking water samples from the new pipes, presumably for testing.
Strange weather at the moment. Warm in the sun, cool to cold in the shade and freezing indoors. Lots of people wandering about today with several large guided tour groups in the centre of town.
A good crowd on the Balcón de Europa for the New Year celebrations which this year did not include the traditional pyrotechnic display due to austerity measures.
The roadworks in calle El Barrio are already up to the cafeteria El Barrio but I suspect they are just doing the central drainage bit first, and fairly quickly, and will then go back and start again to do the pedestrianisation bit. Could be wrong but get that impression.
The newly renovated Kronox on the Balcón de Europa is open again and doing a good trade, as usual. The terrace is a good size and is always very popular all year round as it gets a bit of shelter in times of less good weather.
Came across an old menu card the other day from an establishment called Don Zoilo which apparently used to be on the Balcón de Europa. The menu dates back to 1986 and has San Miguel beer at 110 pesetas. I have no idea where on the Balcón the cafeteria was or what is now in its place but I’m sure someone …
The feral moggies on the Balcón de Europa have the right idea in the warm weather, chill.