Wednesday 20 March 2024

Back in Palma

Our last morning in Andratx, and a nice early morning run along the seafront. It was very quiet, and I have just discovered that the mansions on the hillsides are full of celebrities, but there was no sign of Claudia Schieffer or Brad Pitt out running today.

I like this photo as it's the only one that Darren has taken of me where I manage to look both cheerful and speedyish.

Then we caught the bus back to normality in Palma and a long overdue visit to the Cathedral. Not for confession although there was lots of the little booths in the cathedral, but to be wowed by the interior.

It is a beautiful with the sun shining through the stained glass, and I was interested to see lots of flagstones with skull and crossbones on them.

Of course I thought that they must belong to a pirate's grave, but no, it is the ancient symbol to show the entrance to a cemetery.

Another very interesting feature was an enormous modern art installation. We could see the top of a wave, and then possibly fish and unknown squiggles.

I looked this up on Google too and it is by the artist Miquel Barcelo. It shows the miracle of Jesus multiplying the five loaves and two fishes.

Following on with the modern theme, we then went to the plaza outside the Museum of Modern Art. We didn't go in, which was probably wise, and instead looked at the art outside. 

This one caught my eye - not in a good way - by Richard Long, made in 2004 and called Five Paths.

It needs to be viewed from a distance and is just five rows of stones.

Just around the corner was an upside down church, it had no label so I don't know anything about it, but I think that I like it.

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