'Palma on the island of Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands and is the economic and cultural hub of the island. Located on the south coast of Mallorca, it also forms an important holiday resort and commercial port. Despite having become a modern, vibrant city, Palma has managed to retain its old town and its ancient culture and charm.'

This set of photographs is the result of three trips to Palma in the past four years ... a place of great photo opportunities ...

... the last trip was extended due to the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland!

Another visit added in 2013 ...

bicicleta ...

bicicleta ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

view from the top ...

view from the top ...

View from Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca ... www.esbaluard.org/en/

pulling thread ...

pulling thread ...

'Ritual' by Ben Jakober & Yannick Vu at Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ... photography allowed ...

workout ...

workout ...

Yoga at Parque Sa Faixina in Palma de Mallorca ...

... and no carriages!

... and no carriages!

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

clowning around ...

clowning around ...

Seen on the Passeig des Born in Palma de Mallorca ...

invisible | floating | mining | acrobatic

invisible | floating | mining | acrobatic

Seen in Plaza Major in Palma de Mallorca ...

naranjas ...

naranjas ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

34410 | portixol

34410 | portixol

Beautiful sky and clouds looking out from the harbour at Portixol ... Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

blue | blue

blue | blue

Seen at Portixol in Palma de Mallorca ...

renovation | palma

renovation | palma

Part of the old city walls in Palma de Mallorca have been recently renovated in a 'contemporary' style ... In the background to the left is La Seu Cathedral and to the right Santa Eulalia ...

rainbow organ | palma

rainbow organ | palma

Although I've visited La Seu, (the Cathedral of Mallorca) four times before, today was spectacular due to the bright sunlight shinning through the Rose window and casting coloured light across the organ pipes and walls ... fabulous! Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

dude with the red hat ...

dude with the red hat ...

Seen in La Seu ... Palma de Mallorca ...

red figure | black figure

red figure | black figure

'Red Figure' by Tony Cragg at his exhibition at La Llotja ... Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

land of the giants ...

land of the giants ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

taped ...

taped ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

condiment ... 42/52

condiment ... 42/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

flowers | light

flowers | light

Flower shops on Las Ramblas in Palma de Mallorca ...

shortcut ...

shortcut ...

Cooling down on a very hot day in Parc de les Estacions in Palma de Mallorca ... These fountains 'dance' to classical music played throughout the day ...

stripes ...

stripes ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

love locked ...

love locked ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

locked in love ...

locked in love ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

symmetry | reflection

symmetry | reflection

'Alhambra' at Nuevo Pueblo Espanol in Palma de Mallorca ...

white light | white heat

white light | white heat

Jan and I at Nuevo Pueblo Espanol in Palma de Mallorca ...

san antonio | pueblo español

san antonio | pueblo español

Jan in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... Pueblo Español in Palma Mallorca is a complex with reproductions of the most famous buildings in Spain, it amuses me that on the information leaflet it commends itself on being the third best of its kind! The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

alhambra | palma

alhambra | palma

The 'Alhambra' Patio de Los Arrayanes at Nuevo Pueblo Espanol in Palma de Mallorca ...

above the palms ...

above the palms ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

la seu | october sun

la seu | october sun

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

sea view | la seu

sea view | la seu

The Cathedral La Seu seen from a boat in the harbour in Palma de Mallorca ...

contrast ...

contrast ...

Boats in the harbour in Palma de Mallorca ...

netted ...

netted ...

Seen by the harbour in Palma de Mallorca ...

pointed | reflected

pointed | reflected

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

one small step ...

one small step ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

cola | light

cola | light

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

arched ...

arched ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ... A copy of the Alhambra fountains ...

knock knock ...

knock knock ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

san miguel | seated

san miguel | seated

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

manipulation ...

manipulation ...

'Manipulation' by Tony Cragg at La Llotja in Palma de Mallorca ...

cragg | la llotja

cragg | la llotja

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ... Sculpture by Tony Cragg at La Llotja ... long exposure ...

self | distortion

self | distortion

Reflection in a Tony Cragg sculpture outside La Llotja in Palma de Mallorca ...

palma street II

palma street II

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

palma street III

palma street III

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

big moma | reflected

big moma | reflected

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ... Sculpture 'Big Moma' by Richard Hudson ...

windmill | palma

windmill | palma

Seen in Palma de Mallorca ...

outside in ...

outside in ...

Seen from the inner courtyard at the Hotel AC Ciutat in Palma de Mallorca ...

red and twisted ...

red and twisted ...

LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #167 'Twisted'... Seen in Palma - Mallorca

Mmmm ... cake

Mmmm ... cake

'Forn Fondo' in Palma - Mallorca

'let me outta here...!' 34 / 52

'let me outta here...!' 34 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits ... Hoping to be home from Palma eventually ...

looking back ...

looking back ...

Looking back towards Palma and Sa Seu (on the right) from the district of Portixol ...

dismount into the blue ...

dismount into the blue ...

Palma - Mallorca ... the cloud lifted this afternoon :-)

Font de les Tortugues ...

Font de les Tortugues ...

At the centre of the square of Plaça Joan Carles on the Passeig del Born is the Font de les Tortugues (Fountain of the Tortoises), which was constructed to commemorate the taking of the oath of the future queen Isabel II. It has a circular basin and an obelisk made of Santanyí stone, crowned with a bronze bat, which is the heraldic emblem of the city, and supported by four bronze tortoises. Palma - Mallorca

leading lines ...

leading lines ...

Palma - Mallorca

the bends ...

the bends ...

Palma - Mallorca

three paparazzi ...

three paparazzi ...

A wedding caused great excitement outside Sa Seu today in Palma Mallorca ... I just liked these silhouettes of the official photographers!

faux alhambra ...

faux alhambra ...

Pueblo Español in Palma Mallorca is a complex with reproductions of the most famous buildings in Spain, it amuses me that on the information leaflet it commends itself on being the third best of its kind!

division ...

division ...

Pueblo Español in Palma Mallorca is a complex with reproductions of the most famous buildings in Spain, it amuses me that on the information leaflet it commends itself on being the third best of its kind!

out of the blue ...

out of the blue ...

Pueblo Español in Palma Mallorca is a complex with reproductions of the most famous buildings in Spain, it amuses me that on the information leaflet it commends itself on being the third best of its kind!

brushwork ...

brushwork ...

Outside the Pueblo Español in Palma - Mallorca ... LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #166 'Job'...

birthday ...

birthday ...

Jan's birthday dinner at Restaurant Baisakhi in Palma Mallorca. Following this lovely meal we discovered a volcano had erupted in Iceland ... you know the rest! bit.ly/a3YQsI

Castell de Bellver ...

Castell de Bellver ...

Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver ) is a circular castle on a hill near Palma de Mallorca on the Island of Mallorca , Balearic Islands . It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Aragon . It was used as a military prison during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now it is one of the main tourist attractions of the island. Palma - Mallorca

circular ...

circular ...

Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver ) is a circular castle on a hill near Palma de Mallorca on the Island of Mallorca , Balearic Islands . It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Aragon . It was used as a military prison during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now it is one of the main tourist attractions of the island. Palma - Mallorca

sols ... bus ... taxi

sols ... bus ... taxi

Palma - Mallorca

the comfy chair ...

the comfy chair ...

Palma Station Café - Mallorca

pretty in pink ...

pretty in pink ...

Palma Station Café - Mallorca

Santa Maria La Major ...

Santa Maria La Major ...

This fine church is in Inca in the north of Mallorca ...

view from a carriage ...

view from a carriage ...

Somewhere between Palma and Inca - Mallorca

oranges ... arcs ... echoes

oranges ... arcs ... echoes

The 'Alhambra' style fountain in Palma - Mallorca

modernismo ...

modernismo ...

Although sometimes wrongly attributed to Antoni Gaudi this 'Modernismo' building in Palma de Mallorca in Calle Colom, between Plaza Mayor and the Ayuntamiento (town hall) was built by Lluís Forteza i Rey in 1906 and clearly shows Gaudí’s influence.

altar piece ...

altar piece ...

Interior of Sa Seu, the Gothic Cathedral in Palma - Mallorca ... 'In 1904–14, the great Modernista architect (Antoni Gaudi) set about improving Sa Seu’s interior, removing mediocre altars and changing the lighting effects. The controversial baldachin is actually only a mock-up – he never finished the final canopy.' DK Travel

last train to sóller ...

last train to sóller ...

'In 1912, a train line was opened between Palma and Sóller, making the northwestern coast of Mallorca accessible to the city. Prior to 1912, the journey across the mountains of Mallorca made passage difficult, and the Palma-Sóller road was a terror to navigate. The train ride today is much like in was almost 100 years ago. Vintage railcars with mahogany panels and brass fittings rattle along the track through numerous tunnels.' It was a bit cloudy this afternoon ... but has started to clear now!

walkin' the dog ...

walkin' the dog ...

Reflections in the Parc de Ses Estacions - Palma de Mallorca ...

Estació ...

Estació ...

The station in Palma - Mallorca ...

two in silhouette ...

two in silhouette ...

Sculptures by Jorge Oteiza and Santiago Calatrava at the Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma - Mallorca

FZ and some other dudes ...

FZ and some other dudes ...

Seen in Palma - Mallorca

Seu & shadow ...

Seu & shadow ...

The Seu, the Gothic Cathedral in Palma - Mallorca ... 'La Seu is a gothic cathedral located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, built on the site of an existing Arab mosque. It is 121 metres long, 55 metres wide and 44 meters of nave height. Designed in Spanish "levantino" Gothic style with influences of the North European gothic, it was founded by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but finished only in 1601.'

bathtime ...

bathtime ...

The 10th century Arab Baths in Palma is one of the few surviving relics of Moorish culture on the island. Palma - Mallorca

cat and roses ...

cat and roses ...

Palma - Mallorca

windmills ... 33 / 52

windmills ... 33 / 52

'52 Weeks' - self portraits ... Palma - Mallorca

apples and oranges ...

apples and oranges ...

Seen in Palma - Mallorca

dancing in the street ...

dancing in the street ...

Seen in Palma - Mallorca

Reflection: Park entrance

Reflection: Park entrance

The new metro line starts off at the main station located at the Plaça d'Espanya - the park is above the station...includes sculpture by Richard Long. Palma - Mallorca 2007

Reflections: La Seu and sailboats

Reflection: Sóller Railway Art Gallery

Reflection: Sóller Railway Art Gallery

Art gallery inside the old carriage sheds of the Sóller Railway at Palma - Mallorca 2007

Fountains and light control

Fountains and light control

Palma - Mallorca 2007

'Mediterranea' by Martin Chirino 1971

'Mediterranea' by Martin Chirino 1971

Palau March Museu - Palma - Mallorca

Windmill

Windmill

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Reflections: stepping stones

Reflections: stepping stones

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Ouch!

Ouch!

Plaça del Rei Joan Carles I - Palma - Mallorca 2007

A thin light...

A thin light...

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Capilla de Santa Ana

Capilla de Santa Ana

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Tied up...

Tied up...

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Palma Panorama

Palma Panorama

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Seven

Seven

Pueblo Espanol - Palma - Mallorca 2007

Alhambra - 'Patio de los Arrayanes'

Alhambra - 'Patio de los Arrayanes'

Pueblo Espanol - Palma - Mallorca 2007

Autumnal fishing nets

Autumnal fishing nets

Palma - Mallorca 2007

You lookin' at me?

You lookin' at me?

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Arab Baths - Banys Arabs

Arab Baths - Banys Arabs

Palma - Mallorca 2007

High chair...!

High chair...!

Sculpture in Palma - Mallorca 2007

Plaça Major

Plaça Major

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Taking a break from 'flickr-ing'

Gothic Cathedral 'La Seu'

Gothic Cathedral 'La Seu'

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Sunrise in Palma - 'La Seu'

Sunrise in Palma - 'La Seu'

Palma - Mallorca 2007

Water plant in Palma

Water plant in Palma

Pueblo Espanol - Palma - Mallorca

Dove in Palma

Dove in Palma

Pueblo Espanol - Palma - Mallorca

Palm in Palma

Palm in Palma

Palma - Mallorca

Palm in Palma - Mallorca

Palm in Palma - Mallorca

The garden at the Arab Baths - Banys Arabs

palm | palma

palm | palma

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

palma street IV

palma street IV

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

jardi del bisbe ...

jardi del bisbe ...

Small botanic garden seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

congregation (detail) ...

congregation (detail) ...

Sculpture by Tony Cragg ... Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

rainbow ...

rainbow ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

skull | la seu

skull | la seu

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

ubu | miró

ubu | miró

Seen at a Miró exhibition at Es Baluard. Museu d’ Art Contemporani de Palma. Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

chop | chop

chop | chop

I just love this! Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...

hairy & blue ...

hairy & blue ...

Seen in Palma de Mallorca from last years archive ... The first trip abroad for the Fuji X100S ...