The Harbour, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain
For many centuries, and before the island became famous for its decadent and expensive parties, the people of Ibiza made their money from the sea. And the sea provided well for them, both with fish and salt, which was especially precious in the times before food could be chilled or frozen. But earning your living from the sea is a hard way to earn your living. Sometimes, the seafarers and sailors of Ibiza would cast off in the fishing boats they called llaüts never to return. Their boats, and their lives, dashed against the island’s rocky coast. Those are the sailors that are remembered here, by this figure looking out across the Mediterranean Sea.
Over the centuries, sailors have left loved-ones behind all over the world, waiting on the shore…