another country…

We live in a world where in a few short hours we can be whisked effortlessly, from one place to another. Leaving sullen skies and cool air, to be immersed in another culture, another language. Feeling slightly embarrassed, as I had hardly had time to prepare, asking myself, “Is this Italy or Spain?” Soller is in Mallorca  and Catalan in character.

Leaving the plane we were met by a wall of heat and bright sunshine. The taxi from Palma to Soller took us through wineries, citrus groves, olive groves under bright blue skies. The heat had taken its toll on the trees. Terracotta earth, burnt sienna and ochre with muted greens. Livestock sheltering in the welcome shaded orchards. Passing through tunnels excavated from the mountains; suddenly we were in a town filled with people, market stalls noise and music. Informed that it was a Fiesta but had no idea the reason or that it would last three days!

A sensory over-load,  initially just wandering around drinking in the surroundings. Overwhelmed by the heat, succumbing to a migraine…

So, just a little glimpse of Soller through my camera lens, will write more later but for now; warm memories of sun-filled days and good food…. Adios amigos!

 

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