Duende meets Soul

Duende – Ana Alonso

Last night we visited La Loma, an old cortijo which is now a restaurant on the hillside overlooking the fishing village of La Isleta del Moro and the Mediterranean.

Diners on the terrace

A very romantic setting where you can dine on the terraces in the moonlight of balmy summer evenings.

La Loma overlooks La Isleta

The menu, unusual for Spain, offers a number of vegeterian dishes and Indian, Thai, Lebanese as well as Mediterranean cuisine. The food is imaginative and delicious.

Duende meets Soul

There was a show here last night called ‘Duende meets Soul’ performed by a group of singers, musicians and a dancer from Almeria. The music was a fusion of flamenco and jazz.

Ana Alonso

The star of the show was a young dancer, Ana Alonso.

Ana again

She performed the flamenco with passion and duende.

Cristo Heredía – flamenco singer

If you would like to dine at La Loma you will need to book a table in summer – Tel: 950389831. You will enjoy it.


No flash was used in the photos so they are not very sharp but I hope they capture the atmosphere.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to Duende meets Soul

  1. Angela says:

    That looks so fabulous and Margaret looks charming with a nostalgic,dreamy look about her.Las Dos hermanas in the background ,what a magic area this is.I always felt that it was full of duende and was wonderful at night.There is no bullshit about the landscape,it is raw and beautiful.

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