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Monday, 27 April 2009

Almeria, Spain: autumn, 1966.










On a (laboured) theme of places John stayed 1964-1968, we come to Almeria, and the apartment called El Delfin Verde (The Green Dolphin) overlooking the beach El Zapillo. It was here that John began composing Strawberry Fields Forever, and these photos (taken in El Delfin Verde) may well show him doing just that. John later moved to a house, known variously as Santa Isabel and la Casa Romero. Formerly a convent, Cynthia believed it to be haunted. The YouTube film here shows recent footage from inside the house, which was derelict for over 30 years. (It is currently being renovated for use as a cultural centre). The film is in Spanish, but you´ll get the gist. Particularly if you speak Spanish.

1 comment:

  1. These are awesome photos of John in Spain ! The natural lighting adds a nice touch:)

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