From this famous bench you're afforded views over the skyline of London. It's appeared in countless movies. Often the lover's meet here or the spies or the villains or whichever protagonists are performing that day.
We were married in Arta. The following day we travelled to Colonia Sant Pere. It was a gloriously sunny November day. We sat and enjoyed this view across the Bay of Alcudia to the Sierra Tramuntana mountains in the distance and marvelled at the idea of being together here in Mallorca. The mountains are hidden in the haze, but the memory is crystal clear.
There's miles and miles of pedestrian walkway along here in the Portitxol district of Palma Mallorca, with expansive sea views all the way. We found the area altogether charming, imagined winning the lottery and buying one of these original fisherman's houses. That was then. These days the barrio is almost chic. Lots of people have had the same idea, but we would still buy here if we could.
The Grand Hotel is Lluis Domenech i Montaner's Modernista masterpiece in Palma Mallorca. Since its construction in 1903 the building has had a chequered history. These days it houses the Fundacio la Caixa cultural centre. Some of the very best touring art exhibitions are displayed here.
Before I finally left England to live in Mallorca I regularly listened to Manuel de Falla's composition " Nights in the gardens of Spain." I longed be away from North London, which always seemed to be dark, cold, wet and dreary. I sit here and remember the music. It's not night time but it is how I envisaged those gardens to look.
I sat here after taking you to the airport. I imagined I saw your plane overhead leaving Mallorca.The timing would have been about right and the orange coloured tail convinced me that it was the Easy Jet flight you were on. My heart was heavy with sadness.
Can Alluny " the far away house" of Robert Graves, his family home in paradise. The house in the Mallorcan hillside village of Deia welcomed many celebrity guests over the years among them Sir Alec Guiness, Gabriel Garcia Marquez,. the young Stephen Hawking and glamorously Ava Gardner and Gina Lollobrigida. Imagine!
A new Miro ceramic installation in the train station in Soller, Mallorca to celebrate 100 years of the Soller-Palma train. The work is called The Black Maja. Using his own pictorial language Miro pays homage to The Naked Maja by Goya.
From here we can see Isla Dragonera on the right and on the left Isla Pantaleu, we row our dingy across to Isla Pantaleu in the summer to swim and picnic on the tiny shingle beach. Its our treasure Island.