Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is just plain to one, may be of utter beauty to someone else.
This old bicycle made its last journey a long time ago, but with the addition of a rock for a saddle, the bike has become an artist’s poetic symbol of, well, beauty.
The bicycle is permanently parked at Sa Bassa Blanca, in Mal Pas, Alcúdia, Mallorca. Sa Bassa Blanca is the home to the Fundación Jakober. I would urge you to mark your agenda for 2008 with a date for a trip there, best of all during the month of May when the finca’s rose garden should be in full bloom and blossom. You won’t regret a visit; there’s lots of indisputable beauty there. If you go on a Tuesday, entry fees are waived. From Wednesday to Saturday, admission is 9 € per person, in groups not smaller than four. Prior reservations have to be made, such as by telephone (971.546.915). Children are admitted free of charge.
The admission fee also includes a visit to the unique collection of Old Master portraits of children from the 16th to the 19th Century, as well as to the Sculpture Park with works by Yannick Vu and Ben Jakober. You can also catch a glimpse of some fine architecture by Egyptian architect, Hassan Fathy.
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken near the town of Alcúdia, Mallorca, Spain. The date: May 14th, 2005. The time was 15:30:09.