Wednesday, October 19

Hippy Heaven On Ibiza Lives On

Sign for the Hippy Market Es Cana
As I mentioned in yesterday's post Ibiza was 'invaded' by the hippies in the 1960s but actually this wasn't the start of the modern 'invasions'. These began in the 1950s with the Beatniks - if anyone remembers them, that is.

Hippy Market Ibiza
The island became known for it's free-thinking, liberal lifestyles and attracted artists, writers, musicians and those with a more relaxed way of life.

Music at Hippy Market, Ibiza
Following tourism being made available for the masses in the 1960s the hippies, or peluts (hairies) as the locals called them, flooded to Ibiza. The likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell joined in the fun along with New Agers.

Tibetan Singing Bowls
Whereas the Hippy lifestyle gradually lost it's appeal in most parts of the world it still lives on in Ibiza. Some of the original 1960s Hippies remain.

Music Hippy Market Es Cana
While we were on the island we went to one of the Hippy Markets at Es Cana. It's an all day event from 10am to 7pm. There's music and street performers but mainly it's the stalls that attract the crowds selling interesting styles of jewellery, clothes and New Age bits and pieces.

Hippy Market Ibiza
I snapped the photos included on this post at the Hippy Market.

Hippy Market Ibiza
And there's always the street performers who like to show off ... he's for real but somehow stays in the same uncomfortable position ... and if you put a coin in his pot he smiles.

Street performer at the Hippy Market, Ibiza

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A Run Of Ibiza Coincidences

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  1. Love your posts about your hols. I've a feeling you have hippy leanings! Where to next?

  2. Great photos, Mike. And that last one: is he holding himself like that with just one foot?

    The hippie market sounds like fun!

  3. It's funny because I was thinking only this week about getting some prayer flags through the post,to give to my mother-in-law to hang in her BBQ area.She is having a BBQ on the 30th of this month to mark the 1 year passing of my father-in-law,and I thought these would be a perfect spiritual gift for some reason.

    It's been a few months since I've shopped there,but I noticed as soon as I put my order in,that he is opening a new store today and they are holding a Buddhist Monk Blessing Ceremony !?!

    Also I was watching the movie "Kundun" yesterday,because Martin has a new George Harrison movie out at the cinema,and was I wondering where I could get a Tibetan flag like the one in the movie.And when I went to the prayer flag page there was one for sale for $25.