Tarifa is a fabulous little town on the southernmost point of Spain, part of the sublime Costa de la Luz, boasting breathtaking views across to Morocco. The Mediterranean and Atlantic meet here and the breeze is phenomenal - refreshing, cooling , relaxing.....There is a unique mix of an ancient, timeless Moorish town and a youthful, bohemian, 'festival' lifestyle here; kite surfing, chiringuitos and colourful street art juxtaposed with whitewashed Moorish buildings, cool, secret patios and contemplative azure views.
Tarifa is, quite simply, one of my favourite places to visit!
You enter the old town through the ancient Jerez gate and meander slowly around the maze of streets. There is not an overt abundance of tiles on the outside of buildings here, however, there are plenty to be found in stunning places such as 'Cafe Azul'. The tiled fountain and benches are exceptions to this (the fountain is included on the blog photos page).
My Tarifa artwork (photos on the 'Tarifa page) is inspired partly by the striking Moorish design and partly by the ubiquitous street art, both enhanced by the colours with which I associate this glorious town; blues and greens from the luminescent sea, gold from the spectacular sunsets and purples and oranges for the exuberant energy emanating from youthful people of all ages..... as Picasso once said, "Youth has no age", and this is most certainly evident here in this stunning town in the fresh and revitalizing Andalucian Cadiz region.