Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Orson Welles Welles enters into history with his made up story of mars invaders, broadcasted on national radio. The radio medium still  in his early years, the story provoked  a feeling of panic all over the United States. Welles concluded: If I would have done this in South America ,they would have put me in jail, here in stead  I got a Hollywood contract. So, Welles criticizing the press magnate William Randolph Hearts in  “Citizen Kane” , receives in 1942(at the age of 24) nine nominations for The Oscars ,something the establishment of the film industry wasn’t able to accept. At each announcement of the nine nominations, the public started […]

Antonio Ordoñez

Antonio Ordoñez

Antonio Ordoñez Gaytano Antonio Ordóñez was born in Ronda on January 4th 1904.His family runs shoe-shop“La Palma”, the main reason why people start calling him “El Niño de la Palma”. Soon he will spend all his free time around bull farms near Ronda, grabbing every occasion to rehearse with young bulls. At the age of 18 ,he gets a first opportunity to show his skills in a novillada (corrida with young bulls) in Algeciras. Curiously, this first official act was together with an Irish bullfighter, called “Trimbi”, who refused to kill the bulls. Only two years later ,El Niño de la Palma will triumph in Seville. Public and press go […]

Lifestyle in Ronda; Bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels in Ronda

Lifestyle in Ronda; Bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels in Ronda

Lifestyle in Ronda, where to sleep, eat, and drink Where to sleep… Hotel Enfrente Arte Calle Real 40, Ronda,    tel. +34 952 879088    www.enfrentearte.com Founded in 1997, our guesthouse opened its doors with the idea to set up a place where people could relax and forget about their daily routines. All this in an atmosphere without any form of restrictions. That’s why you’ll find our self-service bar open 24 hours a day, our breakfast/lunch buffet available all day. everything included in the price of the room. Enjoy our astonishing views, lovely terraces, tropical hall with its exotic birds and fishes, pool, sauna, billiards, and more. Over the years, we have […]

Andalucia Personal – the book in a box

Andalucia Personal – the book in a box

Andalucia Personal We released a travel box, Andalucia Personal, a different travel guide with CD’, containing a book and a CD, presenting : – music by Tindersticks, dEUS, Buscemi, Vive La Fête, Mardi Gras BB, and many others. – Special ‘off the beaten track’ travel tips. – Personal, alternative views on Andalucia. (Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Cordoba, Tarifa and Marbella) – Local guides presenting accommodation, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightlife, flamenco, … – Stories, facts and anecdotes on important artists and their link with Andalucia. (Pablo Picasso, Orson Welles, Ernest Hemingway, Antonio Ordoñez, …)  

DJ Buscemi comes down to tour Andalucía

DJ Buscemi comes down to tour Andalucía

DJ Buscemi in Andalucia It should be around ten times from now that we (DJ Buscemi) have come down to tour Andalucia . Each time the sunny Enfrente Arte hotel was our base from which we explored the southern nightlife. I must say a lot of the lived impressions are shaken all over my head, the always present alcohol probably in it for something. A magazine that once travelled with us on one of these nocturne trips entitled its article about us the following: ”Appealing band that sometimes play in between the drinking.” They forgot to write that, after the great Granada gig in Planta Baja , their photographer almost […]

Wawadadakwa e Viva España!

Wawadadakwa e Viva España!

Wawadadakwa Wawadadakwa; “The night has already fallen  when we enter Cordoba in our touring van.” At the other side of the river ,in the far distance, we spot an enormous light bundle,…coming closer, we see a huge fair, bathing in light and sound. A spontaneous  party vibe overflows the van in less than a minute. In between the typical fair attractions, hundreds of different tents are crammed with people drinking, eating and dancing. We are told this is the annual Cordoba fair and the whole town doesn’t have to work for five days .We enter one of these tents while a classic of Boney M. is boosting through the speakers. […]

Make

Make

Tiled Vespa Flower Pot Our neighbour had this old 1955 Vespa stocked on his outside waste spot. We asked him one day if we could have it to turn it into a vintage flower pot and he agreed. The vibe from Audry’s Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s movie ” Roman holiday ” is now very present on our outdoor terrace. The Vespa is completely covered by rests of glass tiles that were left over from our bath rooms making this an all weather resistant garden feature full of nostalgic glamour. I like the originality in this project, but can’t help but think of how cool it would be if the scooter […]

The Basketball Room

The Basketball Room

The Basketball Room We placed loudspeakers on the insides of a series of basketballs and created an amazing basketball room. In the entertainment room we hung them from the ceiling, in 2 rows, walls of sound. As the speakers are facing top down the sound waves are very local, like cones of sound between the speakers and the floor. The lighting of the room is done with bulbs in basket balls, and we iterate between speakers and lights. These objects are to be found in various public spaces of the hotel

Marble Madness

Marble Madness

Marble Madness Apart from aquariums on various levels, plants, birds, small islands, hidden treasures and sitting corners, our tropical garden now features a 6 meters high marble waterfall with light effects. We used a mesh of chain-link wire, the small square kind used to fence poultry livestock or small mammals, to jam a huge amount of white stones and transparent glass marbles in a casing of PVC draining pipes, and then placed the construction against the high wall of the patio. Between the marbles and the wall, in the backsides of the pvc tubes, we positioned perforated optical fibre wires with iterating colours in a symmetrical pattern to light up […]

Our pool Fountain

Our pool Fountain

The funkiest pool Fountain in Ronda We looked for quite a while in all sorts of outdoor decoration shops for a innovative, pop culture pool fountain to give our swimming pool a certain twist. The only thing we could find were some marble, zen inspired fountains at extremely expensive rates. Years ago we bought some pvc hand stools that we used to decorate in some of our rooms. These chairs are very nice looking but honestly not comfortable at all to sit on.     We decided to perforate each finger top and split up 5 little garden tubes in the back of the hand leading these tubes into each […]