Posts Tagged "Mallorca"

Thu, 23 June 2011 take a seat

This is another image from my February trip to Mallorca. I snapped this in a tiny pebble beach in Santa Ponsa at dusk.
Someone had set a plastic chair on the beach and left it there. Probably one of the locals or off-season residents, who would climb down the short set of wooden steps to [...]

Wed, 01 June 2011 off with her head

My trip to Mallorca earlier in the year provided me with opportunities to capture a number of cool or odd images. Some of you might remember my blog post called Gothic Sacraments, which had photographs from the astounding Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the Catedral de Mallorca. One of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals [...]

Wed, 09 March 2011 old horror

Today I was selecting photographs to post to my Flickr stream from those I took at the Church of Saint Bartholomew in Sóller, Mallorca.
One of them was the above photograph of the eponymous saint himself, Saint Bartholomew. As I was examining the photograph I realised there was another face hanging from the Saint’s waist. It [...]

Tue, 08 March 2011 thanks Mom

Today is the 100th anniversary of the first International Women’s Day. The idea for it was proposed by German feminist and socialist Clara Zetkin in 1910 at the second International Conference of Working Women held in Copenhagen, and it was implemented the following year.
Here’s what the IDW web site says about Zetkin’s aims:
She [...]

Wed, 02 March 2011 sunset over mallorca

This was yesterday’s sunset in Santa Ponsa, where the local fisherman cast their lines.
Alas, my short break has run its course. Today I head back to Ireland.
The next time I hope to come away to a place like this with more free time. I spent most of yesterday in front of my keyboard, rattling [...]

Tue, 01 March 2011 gallery cats

Mallorcans love cats and dogs. They are well-treated and indulged, and are everywhere on the island, usually not far from their doting owners.
I snapped this mother and daughter duo in a Gallery in the incredibly picturesque village of Sóller.
I caught the rickety train, with its old-fashioned wooden carriages, into the mountains to explore [...]

Mon, 28 February 2011 mallorcan tree

I’m only a couple of days on Mallorca and I’ve already had blazing sun and blue skies, an afternoon of torrential rain and a nocturnal lightning storm. It’s mercurial and eventual staying on a Mediterranean island in February.
I love it.
The vegetation is amazing to my eyes – a variety of palm trees (tall, stubby, gnarled) [...]

Thu, 24 February 2011 turn to the sun

In mid-January I bought a flower pot that came with four Narcissus bulbs and compost.
It took about five minutes to sow them, and after that I stuck them on the windowsill and watered them every now and again.
There is something quite magical about putting a seed in the ground and watching it sprout [...]

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