Mallorca, Spain

Parc de la Mar, Palma
Cathedral of Santa Maria, Palma
Palacio Real de La Almudaina, Palma
Parróquia Immaculada Concepció i Sant Magí, Palma
Castell de Bellver, Palma
Penyal Roig, Port de Pollença
Port de Pollença
Peninsula de Formentor as seen from Port de Pollença
Penya del Migdia, Port de Pollença
El Munt de Blat, Port de Pollença
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Puig de na Maria, Biniaraix
Looking towards Cap Gros, Port de Sóller
Penya de Migdia, Biniaraix
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Puig de Galazó, Sant Elm
Sa Dragonera, Sant Elm

Normally, I am not one for visits to places with strong associations with mass tourism. The combination of reliable hot sunshine, sandy beaches by the sea and a hedonistic entertainment is not one that really appeals to me. After all, my own ideas of what I would call heavenly spots involve hills and islands with a sense of isolation together with peace and quiet. However, it may surprise some, but that is there to find on Mallorca too, so I sought a mid-winter sunny break there to dull any sense of Yuletide sadness following the passing of my parents.

Here then, you find some of the photos I made while on Mallorca between Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017. The trip certainly became a break from the hurly-burly of a stressful 2016, so much so that a flu overtook me and knocked me over for the start of 2017. That was a strong hint that major life alterations were in order, and they have been part of my story since then.