Fifty Years Ago: Aqaba in Almeria

On Nov 28, 2012 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Fifty Years Ago: Aqaba in Almeria

Fifty years ago, in April of 1962, the Algarrobico beach on the southeastern coast of spain was bustling with activity as two hundred local workers constructed a replica of the Red Sea port of Aqaba circa 1916 for the filming of Lawrence of Arabia. They took three months to construct 300 false-front buildings and a […]

The Neighborhood Network

On Nov 15, 2010 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
The Neighborhood Network

Along with a dozen Mid City Artists, I’ll be participating in the Social Network in the Neighborhood exhibit at the new DC Loft Gallery. I have three prints in the show from the Icon in Miami and Algarrobico in Almeria, Spain. Both are newly-constructed luxury real estate developments that have been left uninhabited (or uninhabitable) […]

Algarrobico

On Sep 29, 2010 in Almeria, Blog | One Comment
Algarrobico

Over a year ago I blogged about the background to the controversial hotel at Algarrobico on the coast of Almeria in southern Spain. It has been over four years since a court ruling delared the construction to be in violation of laws protecting the Cabo de Gata natural park and coastline and work on the […]

Lawrence of Arabia and an Illegal Hotel

On Apr 22, 2009 in Almeria, Blog | 2 Comments
Lawrence of Arabia and an Illegal Hotel

Almost half a century ago ago this barren section of the Almeria coastline in southern Spain was bustling with the activity of a small metropolis. Workers were constructing a replica of the city of Aqaba for the filming of the famous battle scene in Lawrence of Arabia. After the shoot, the entire set was dismantled, […]