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Camera painting: ‘Es Vesra.

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Es Vedra is a small rocky island situated 1.5 miles off the south west coast of Ibiza. Its steep cliffs rise out of the sea and skirt the central peak (height 413 metres) It is a visually attractive and has been much used by film directors. In South Pacific it provided the location for the island of Bali Hai.

The Island is uninhabited – although a Carmellite friar took up residence for a short time in the late nineteenth century. Its inhospitable character has provided source material for an abundance of myths and legends, mostly involving magical or mysterious happenings

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Camera painting: ‘Es Vesra.

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Es Vedra is a small rocky island situated 1.5 miles off the south west coast of Ibiza. Its steep cliffs rise out of the sea and skirt the central peak (height 413 metres) It is a visually attractive and has been much used by film directors. In South Pacific it provided the location for the island of Bali Hai.

The Island is uninhabited – although a Carmellite friar took up residence for a short time in the late nineteenth century. Its inhospitable character has provided source material for an abundance of myths and legends, mostly involving magical or mysterious happenings

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Es Vedra – a mysterious isle

Just 1.5 miles off the  south west coast of Ibiza lies the mysterious island of Es Vedra.  The island ha no human inhabitants –  although a Carmelite monk spent a brief period there in retreat in 1855.  Its steep slopes and caves are populated only by wild goats.  But it is also home to a sub-species Ibizan lizard and to a colony of an endangered bird of prey, the Eleonora’s falcon.

Es Vedra also seems to attract its own micro climate, its peak frequently being cloaked in low cloud or swirling mist.

Not surprisingly, the island has been the source of many myths and legends: it was said to the the home of sirens and sea-nymohs who tried to lure Odysseus; it was the holy island of Tanit, the Phoenician lunar goddess; more recently there have been numerous sightings of UFO’s.  There is also a fable about the Giant of Es Vadra.

For me, Es Vedra has always had a strange fascination.

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