Sunday, 22 August 2010

Jewel of an Island

I've been to Mallorca a few times.....but always stayed in the north......just passing by Palma from the airport......this was a mistake.....because Palma is a beautiful little city........dominated by 2 things....the largest marina I've ever seen......with a few million £s worth of boats in it......no........ make that a few billions....there was some really serious kit there.......and the cathedral towering over the city.
The city was clean and pretty.........the old and the new co-existing beautifully together...... quiet,narrow streets and squares full of interesting of old buildings 
alongside streets bustling with people..........and shops from 'touristy' to designer  
 

And.......unlike Italy......the prices were very affordable......we stopped for delicious ice cream and coffee....though I think OH had had enough of walking by then!!

By the time we wandered back to the boat the clouds were rolling over.......it never actually rained.....but they did make it all look quite gothic....a bit Harry Potterish!!!!

I love looking at the names on boats......and there was a fair assortment in Palma's marina........from the mundane to the downright quirky........my 2 favourites were 'Die Broke' [and from the size of the boat, that was a distinct possibility].......and 'Yet Another Boy's Toy'.....wonder who named that one!!!!

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Don't think I'd like to drive through those narrow streets, but the city looks just beautiful. Your poor OH sure does look tired!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful pictures. Never been to Mallorca, but it's definitely on my list.
Rinda

humel said...

We didn't spend as long looking round Palma as we'd hoped (long story...) so it's great to get a flavour of it from your photos :-) Did you go into the cathedral? It's really beautiful, and there's an altar designed by Gaudi xx

scrappyjacky said...

Mel, we did go in the cathedral....and it was stunning.

clare said...

sound like you had a fab time. X

Kathyk said...

Looks like you've been to some lovely places lately - thanks for sharing your piccies with us all

Kathyk

Tracy said...

Once again you have wowed me with your photo's, gorgeous place.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Amy said...

Mallorca is always portryed over here as a crazy party island, and, more recently the home of Rafa Nadal the tennis player. It actually looks like a great place to visit - thanks for the tour Jacky :-)

Katiejane said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Jacky, they sure have blossomed these past couple of years :)
I just wanted to say too how beautiful your photos are. I love the angles and the pretty colours of the different buildings, I feel a few scrapbook pages coming on!
We've just come back from Mallorca and I have to say when booking I tried to avoid Palma but you've converted me now. We were in Alcudia, the beach was beautiful but there wasn't much else really. The weather wasn't great either, still it was a nice break.
Have a great week.
Katie x

pinky said...

More gorgeous photos, the place does look really clean! Love the final sky and totally understand needing the icecream break lol
Pinky

Sian said...

Once again, some wonderful pictures! Palma was much, much nicer than I thought it was going to be too. I'm glad you liked it.

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous photo's Jacky, looks a lovely place!
Clairex

Kathyk said...

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Kathyk

Lauren Hatwell said...
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Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful photographs Jackie. So glad to see you had such a lovely time and you really are selling it with those photos. Lauren x

Denise said...

Lovely photos Jacky. I've been to Palma Cathedral and yes it really is beautiful, there is so much more to Mallorca than discos and parties isn't there?

Rachel B said...

Great pictures Jacky, looks like a lovely place. You have lots to keep you busy scrapbooking for a while!

Stephanie said...

Amazing photos Jacky....makes me want to leave the kids with my mum & jet off with hubby *sigh* if only! LOVE the piccie of your OH - LOL bless him! xxx

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
What a jet set you are this holiday!
We have been to Palma twice and loved it! Your photos are lovely and I've really enjoyed being taken back to Majorca via your blog!
I can feel the heat from here....
Pop by my blog as I have an award for you.

Katiejane said...

There's a little award for you on my blog but I think you may have it already :)
Katie x

Karen said...

Such gorgeous photos! Makes me wish I had an unlimited travel budget.