Café Crem

Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table

Postcards from the edge

Plaza de la Constitucion, Turre

One of our Cafe Cremers, a certain Madame Monet, suggested that we post photos of where we all live, to give an idea of our surroundings to the rest of us, a little like sending postcards to a friend, I suppose. So, from the far edge of cyberspace, I’m hurling a few photos across to you all of where Miki and I are establishing our Studio and Art Gallery. They are taken in and around the Plaza de la Constitucion (every Spanish village has one!) in Turre, where we live. The benches beneath the trees provide a meeting place for the elders of the village, where they can swap the gossip or criticise the Mayor!

View towards fountain

I’ve also included a little of the surrounding area, including a view of wonderful Mojacar village, birthplace of Walt Disney (no, really)
The wild landscapes of Almeria have played host to numerous films, including Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti western trilogy. all his Hollywood mates thought it was a bad mistake to make these budget movies in Spain, so following his success, he named his production company Malpaso!
I have several acquaintances who played extras in Raiders of the lost Ark, one key scene was shot in the ravine at the far end of our village!

Fountain in Turre square

Turre itself was founded over 400 years ago in 1596 by Philip ll, as part of his repopulation order. At the time of its 400th anniversary, the population numbered just 2000, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find that it now exceeds 10,000.

View of Mojacar village

We’re just 10 minutes drive from the beach and have stunning views of the Sierra Cabrera mountains. This is where we live, and we love it!

The Parque Commercial – Home of Cafe Masko, where Miki’s sketches take shape!

Words and photos by  Kev Moore

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April 29, 2008 - Posted by | Art, friends, life, personal, photography, random, travel, writing | , ,

12 Comments »

  1. Mojacar looks so enticing, serene and beautiful. Who would not be inspired by such views…And the history… I would spend many hours researching the history and finding old stories.

    I did id know where the Malpaso (bad step) name could come from, that is a nice detail of present history. Clint is/was- –don’t know if he still is—the major of Carmel by the Sea, a small extremely beautiful seaside city on the northern part of California. It must bring him some good memories to live there. This is a great entry!

    Comment by anangeli | April 29, 2008

  2. What a beautiful place! Enchanting 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | April 29, 2008

  3. @ Yolanda, Shelley, yes, it is beautiful here, and I may put a post detailing a little of the history of Mojacar itself, as it’s had a quite a few surprising twists and turns.

    Comment by kevmoore | April 29, 2008

  4. Muy bonita! Is your gallery on the plaza?

    Comment by Susan Cornelis | April 30, 2008

  5. wowowow! this place is gorgeous! I love the mediterranean region (did I spell that right?)

    Comment by supersizeme | April 30, 2008

  6. yep Supe, you can handle the big words okay! 😉 I think i’ll be posting more pics from our area from time to time.
    @ Susan, no, the gallery is at the end of the village – from our roof terrace you can see Mojacar village clinging to the end of the Sierra Cabrera mountain range.

    Comment by kevmoore | April 30, 2008

  7. Wow, Kevin, it’s so great to see these photos. Now that we all know each other a bit, the photos mean a lot more than they would have a before we did know each other….

    You’ve inspired me to post some more, soon!

    Madame Monet

    Comment by wpm1955 | April 30, 2008

  8. I agree, MM, places take on a new meaning when we know something of each other.

    Comment by kevmoore | May 1, 2008

  9. Wow! kev and miki! that’s a cool place to live (especially if people are relaxed and not nosy…)

    Miki, tell us about your art gallery, please! and kev, “show” us your studio (if it’s not a secret, of course)…

    Comment by iondanu | May 2, 2008

  10. Hi Danu!
    No no secrets at all, and surely not for our dear friends from cafe Crem! We have decided to definitively move here, where we are now, in Turre, Provincia de Almeria.
    I will have to make a new gallery here, and Kevin a new sound studio. This all will happen in the next months, but after our big trip to Portugal. By the end of the year we hope to be ready with all that.
    This means a BIG change for me, above all because I leave many things behind, especially my art gallery there, and of course some friends and family… Contessine lives there, and my parents a big part of the year…
    We will tell you, and show you, how we live here, the new gallery, the new sound studio, as soon as there is something to show!

    Comment by Miki | May 2, 2008

  11. Hi Danu! I think I’ll try and keep a photo diary of my studio construction as it proceeds!

    Comment by kevmoore | May 2, 2008

  12. Good luck my good friends! and keep us posted…

    Comment by iondanu | May 3, 2008


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