|Airing the dirty laundry on the streets of Palma|
|Doors of Palma|
|The seafront cathedral at Palma de Mallorca|
Tuesday morning we dragged ourselves to the Barcelona airport for the short duration flight to the beautiful island of Mallorca. I think Ringo Starr alluded to people carrying around large bags of cocaine, but we just had clothing! Also, in the air, I didn't see alot of coca plants, and although the island is well known as a European beach hangout, clothing optional, it appeared to me to be predominantly orchards: olives, lemons, oranges, figs....if it grows on a tree, they are into it!
|Paul checks out the bed.|
|The separate sitting area of the room which can be conveniently closed off from the bedroom.|
|City view from the balcony.|
|Local Mallorcan beer. We drank it during"orientation".|
|Narrow streets of the old city|
|The Cathedral of Perpetual Clothing Optional Beaches|
|Overview of the interior|
|Beautiful stained glass|
|Angels in the grotto|
|An unusual depiction of Jesus being pierced in the side...apparently once you get one arrow, it is hard to stop drawing them.|
|A gaudy grotto.|
|A Gaudi grotto.|
|As you can see, room beyond room beyond room...|
|The turkish baths|
|Go forth, Paul Parris and admire me!|
|A bit more perspective on the object of Paul's admiration.|
|Some other things Paul likes.|
|An interesting door in an alley on the way back to the hotel.|
Overall, we really love the island of Mallorca and could even imagine living here. It never hurts to dream....although sometimes I think I am living in one every day.
Paul's Ponderings: The first day of a lovely return visit to Palma. We had a great time out and about in the center city which is fairly small with many lanes. Reminiscent of Genoa to me....
The dinner at Simply Fosh was outstanding, in an enclosed open air courtyard with lamps and tables that you would normally see inside. You can tell they don't see much rain here!
Tomorrow we will take the train up to Soller and its port component as well.
Very warm here, but low humidity, as you might expect!