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The Empty Patio

Spain
$135.00

Purchase The Empty Patio, a detailed scene set in the Centro Málaga written by Andrew Schiestel. The perfect purchase for those that have been to Spain or for those planning to go.

This piece is 11" x 14" float-mounted and is perfectly hung on narrow walls in bathrooms, bedrooms, dens, home and corporate offices and foyers. It may also bring delight as a gift for a friend or loved one who enjoys Spanish culture.

Specifications include:

  • 11" x 14" photo printed; float mounted
  • UV protected
  • Non-glare PVC dead matte finish; eliminates reflection while maintaining colour contrast and detail

The Empty Patio is part of Andrew Schiestel's Short Story 2019 Collection.

The Empty Patio

By Andrew Schiestel

Tom walked around a cobblestoned corner in Centro en Málaga, not far the Museo Picasso Málaga, and halted at the patio of a café, six tables, all empty. The Centro was rambunctious in much whereabouts, but this evening, this café was not—disadvantaged with a dead-end, making the street more of an alleyway than a street. Tom sat down, ordered a Cherveza Victoria that was accompanied with a glass that was more of a shot glass than a beer glass if it wasn’t for its girth, sipped the beer and smoked a Montecristo. Tom’s arrival was most fortunate for the restaurant operator and the operator knew it. Soon four tables were full, alive with chatter. Like many businesses—especially one in a Centro—a customer leads to another. The café operator returned the favour by telling Tom, in Spanish, where the best paella in all of Málaga lay. 

The hero image is of the Alcazaba in Málaga, a fortification built in the 11th century by the Hammudid dynasty, a former Islamic empire that ruled several parts of southern Spain.

About The Author 

Andrew Schiestel is a writer and entrepreneur living in Yorkville (Toronto) and London, Canada. He practices asceticism with certain behaviours, can be pedantic, and is more often peripatetic. 

He studies people, places, products and food of the Mediterranean Basin. And he writes stories: some fiction, some nonfiction, and others, a blend of both.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to receive my order?

2-5 business days.

What are the specs?

  • 15 1/2" x 33 1/2" photo printed; float mounted
  • Professionally printed image mounted on 1/8" Fibrex board to give an extremely smooth finish.
  • ¾" frame built on back to give the piece a floating feel.
  • A keyhole hanger is included on the back for ease of hanging.
  • Photo is coated with Interlam Matte UV 4.0 mil film. This non-glare PVC dead matte finish, eliminates reflection while maintaining colour contrast and detail.
  • UV protection for indoor graphics applications

Is there a refund policy?

If you're not completely satisfied with the cultured dynamic that The Empty Patio brings to your home or office you may return it within 30 days for a full refund on the purchase price. As per our standard Returns Policy, we pay 100% of your purchase price back and you cover the fee for the return label.

What countries do you ship to?

If you can accept parcels from Canada, we'll ship it to you. Free shipping applies to Canada and the United States. If your destination is outside Canada you'll pay for any associated duties.