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Month: August 2008

Closing Down

The Summer Sales are in their final phase, and merchandise has been discounted down, and down some more. The furniture store shown here was not offering rebajas on the occasion of […]
Closing Down

The Perseids

The Perseids are meteoric showers or shooting stars that can best be observed at this time of year. In Medieval Europe, the Perseids were also known as the Tears of Saint Lawrence. […]
The Perseids

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures) is apparently turning into the fastest-grossing blockbuster movie in Hollywood history. It is out now in a cinema near you in most parts of […]
The Dark Knight

Cala S’Amarador

Cala S’Amarador in Mallorca’s South East has just been nominated as the best beach, anywhere in Europe. The Dutch (?) website Onbeach claims to have scrutinized a total of 2,946 beaches all […]
Cala S’Amarador

Etruscan Delights

The Etruscans do not really have a relationship with Mallorca, or Spain at all, to my knowledge. But there is a delightful and interesting exhibition about the Etruscan civilisation to be seen […]
Etruscan Delights

Air Plants

Air plants are a common sight in Mallorca. Air plants are of the genus Tillandsia, family Bromeliaceae. They don’t appear to grow in the open landscape here, as it is not an indigenous […]
Air Plants