It was a Full Moon last night. If a second Full Moon occurs in a single calendar month it is called a Blue Moon. On average, only 41 months will have two Full Moons in every century (now you know where the saying ‘once in a blue moon‘ comes from). The problem is, this month’s Blue Moon only occured in New Zealand. Mallorca had one a month ago, though, in June.
The photo was taken near Llucmajor, Mallorca. The date: July 29th, 2007. The time was 22:32:54.
Have you ever travelled without luggage? Freedom. For one, your luggage could not get lost. And also, you would not need these trolleys.
The photo was taken at Palma International Airport, Mallorca. The date: July 27th, 2007. The time was 13:10:02.
This is Palma International Airport. The view is of the terminal building from the car park, with a 5,500 vehicle capacity. PMI airport counts over 22,000,000 air passengers per year (2006), with approx. 11,000,000 arrivals and 11,000,000 departures.
The photo was taken at Palma International Airport, Mallorca. The date: July 27th, 2007. The time was 13:09:38.
Quite a large number of people in Mallorca would like to be independent from Spain. Often these people are the older ones, or they belong to the younger generation. Their reasons are mainly to do with the history of Mallorca, and the Spanish takeover of the Mallorcan crown.
That’s what this grafitti means: Espanya, go home!
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken near Porreres, Mallorca. The date: October 12th, 2006. The time was 16:35:18.
A total of 24 CCTV surveillance cameras have been installed in Felanitx by mayoress, Catalina Soler, over the last few weeks. Big Sister is watching you. As it turns out the costly exercise seems to lack the necessary legal prerequisites.
The photo was taken in the town of Felanitx, Mallorca. The date: July 25th, 2007. The time was 09:27:06.
If you ever want to get away from it all, I suggest that you spend a night or two in one of Mallorca’s many monasteries. Like this one, for instance, near Porreres.
The Santuario de Montesión has just been restored to some very good standard with 15 fully equipped guest rooms. Very comfortable indeed, peaceful, solitary and tranquil. Well, most times. Telephone for reservations: 971.647.185.
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken near Porreres, Mallorca. The date: October 12th, 2006. The time was 16:37:43.
Santanyí in the south east of Mallorca is celebrating its patron saint today, 25th July: Sant Jaume.
When we first came to live in Mallorca, 20 years ago, we settled in Santanyí. The village then had 12 bakers and 1 estate agent within the village boundaries. Now you will be lucky to find 5 panaderias, and it is increasingly difficult to ignore today’s 19 estate agents. Going with the times may not always be a good thing.
The photo was taken in the village of Santanyí. The date: July 23rd, 2007. The time was 11:36:45.
Most Spanish towns and cities have statues and memorials for their war dead. The battles won, or lost, most often refer to the victims of the Civil War, 1936-39. The monument pictured here can be found in Felanitx, Mallorca.
The photo was taken in the town of Felanitx. The date: July 23rd, 2007. The time was 09:43:35.
There are two race courses for horse trotting on the island of Mallorca, one in Manacor and one in Palma. The photo was taken during the warm-up; the actual race goes in the opposite direction. Number 5 did not win on that day.
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in Manacor, Mallorca. The date: May 26th, 2006. The time was 19:46:50.
This is where we live. The photo shows the view that we have from our master bedroom, in our house in Felanitx, Mallorca.
The photo was taken in the town of Felanitx. The date: July 19th, 2007. The time was 17:08:56.