National Geographic : 1976 May
"I found everything I wanted... sun, sea, mountains, spring-water, shady trees, no politics... ," wrote British writer Robert Graves (above), a 37-year resident of Mal lorca's Deya. He is one of many notables to follow in the footsteps of famed lovers Frederic Chopin and George Sand, who wintered in Mallorca in 1838-9. Spanish painter Joan Mir6 (right) makes his home at Palma, where Spain's new king, Juan Carlos, also has a residence. British comedian Terry-Thomas (below) prefers the island of Ibiza, where, zany as ever, he dan gles his wine bottle from a string.