Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados

Vivir es Fácil

Vivir es Fácil

This charming film which won six Goyas last year has just been released on DVD. Vivir es Fácil was filmed in Almeria, mostly around the old fishermen’s and salt worker’s cottages close to La Iglesia de las Salinas near the Faro de Cabo de Gata.

La Iglesia de Las Salinas

La Iglesia de Las Salinas

The story, set in 1966, is about a Spanish schoolteacher who uses the lyrics of Beatles songs to teach his students English. When he hears that John Lennon is filming in Almeria he sets off on a mission to meet him and on his way picks up two companions. A boy of 16 and a young woman of 21. We will not divulge more but the filming and recreation of the period is excellent.

Cottages by the salt flats

Cottages by the salt flats

The cottages above were the hotel rooms where they stayed.

The bar in the film

The bar in the film

This old building was used as the local bar. I took these photos this morning.


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 Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados

  1. dominicallan says:

    Reblogged this on dominicallan and commented:
    I’ve been visiting the Cabo de Gata natural park for the last 25 years. Digby Merry first introduced us in Las Negras….👍😃

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