The anchor monument called “Asentamiento” is a much loved and photographed symbol of Alfas del Pi and its beach resort of Albir. This monument was made in 1995, 25 years ago this year, by our calculation, and installed as the centrepiece of the “Paseo de las Estrellas” promenade.

Made out of bronze, and measuring 5.5 metres in length, the artist Jose Castro Florez always intended it to symbolise the draw that many international visitors feel to return to Albir and stay; to put down their roots. The anchor also represents the relationship between the village resident and the traveller; the desire to settle and the craving to know what awaits them.

Unfortunately, the artist is not around for us to interview him (we tried) as he passed away in 2011 and his ashes were scattered somewhere in Alicante from a private plane.