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I Don't Shoot a Lot These Days...

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... so, I travel down memory lane. In the next few days, I will upload a few photos that I took in Ibiza in 1970 and 1971. Half a century ago! I suppose that most of them have become obsolete or irrelevant. Fifty years is a long time, and I never went back. When I was there, Barbet Shroeder's movie, More (1969), with its fantastic Pink Floyd musical score, were still fresh in the mind.(1) But the hippies who had contributed to the island's new mystique were already sailing to other shores... and the real estate developers were coming in, throwing away the island's old ways of life. I think that some of the photos—technically flawed as they are—reflect these old ways :)

(1) www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI8T_Rwi1hE

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21 comments

Boro said:

Superbe *************
2 months ago ( translate )

Nicolas Mertens replied to Boro:

Merci.
2 months ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

Tolles Foto! Da bin ich ja mal sehr gespannt auf Ibiza in den 70ern! Pink Floyd ist ohnenhin genial!
2 months ago ( translate )

Nicolas Mertens replied to Stephan Fey:

Thank you, Stephan.
2 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Magnifique et admirablement rendue avec ce magnifique Clair-Obscur.
Bon week-end.
2 months ago ( translate )

Nicolas Mertens replied to Malik Raoulda:

Merci Malik.
2 months ago ( translate )

aNNa schramm said:

sehr gut in schwarz-weiß
2 months ago ( translate )

Nicolas Mertens replied to aNNa schramm:

Thank you, Anna.
2 months ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

An impressive picture, Nicolas ! Great contrasts, great athmosphere !
2 months ago ( translate )

Nicolas Mertens replied to Ulrich John:

Thanks, Ulrich. Much appreciated.
2 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

Fantastic image in bw
2 months ago ( translate )

Nicolas Mertens replied to Annemarie:

Thank you, Annemarie.
2 months ago ( translate )

José Manuel Polo said:

La señora de negro riguroso hace buen contrapunto con el edificio encalado blanco.
Mallorca, agosto 70’ Estuve bailando cuando cantaba en directo Jimi Hendrix, que falleció un mes después. Poca gente sabe que tocó allí, pero estuvo en una sala de fiestas de Palma.
2 months ago ( translate )

Andy Rodker replied to José Manuel Polo:

I read that he was trying to escape the clutches of his manager, Mike Jeffery but I can't remember my source. At one time I was fanatical in my devotion to his music and I was probably as fact-perfect about his life and music as anyone. But that was a long time ago and I have forgotten most of what I once knew!
2 months ago

Andy Rodker said:

This is a magical and nostalgic shot for me. I first came to Spain in 1980 and this would then have still been a familiar sight. Gradually things became a little more modern but you still see the traditional mourning garb worn by old women certainly in the villages but - just occasionally - in the cities too. More was my favourite album at one time - more nostalgia!
2 months ago