Category Archives: Photography

Festes Sant Bartomeu

Since late August, I’ve been promising to post my photographs of the closing of the Festes Sant Bartomeu. My apologies for the delay, but the photographs are finally here! I sincerely hope you enjoy them.

Just a little bit of background, the festival took place in Soller, Mallorca between August 22nd and 24th. I was told by my relatives that the festivities close every year with an enactment that somehow involves fire. I wasn’t sure what to expect, to be honest, whether it would be actual fire or fireworks. It turned out to be the latter, and it was unlike any fireworks display I’ve ever seen. I’m so glad I was able to see it. If you ever find yourself visiting Soller, Mallorca in late August, I recommend seeing the closing of this festival (make sure to pack an old pair of jeans, a long sleeved shirt and something to cover your hair, if you intend to join in the fun!).

A quick note before you dive into the gallery, please stay tuned in the following weeks for more indie reviews, writing updates, an ebook giveaway (October), and a Butterfly Crest Blog Tour (November).

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A day in Palma

Arabian Baths, Palma de Mallorca. Image by Eva Vanrell.
Arabian Baths, Palma de Mallorca. Image by Eva Vanrell.

Spent all day walking around Palma de Mallorca. I saw a few things I hadn’t seen before, including the Arabian Baths. I went expecting something involving water, but they were actually steam baths. They used burners beneath the floor to create the steam, and the rooms were scented by burning rosemary.

Sunday’s closing of the Saint Bartholomew festival was really great. I got some pretty good shots, but I’ll need some time go through them and a steady internet connection to post – so please stay tuned.

 

 

Days Unknown

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Soller, Mallorca. Image by Oskar M. Pérez.

Days in paradise? I think it’s my fifth. I’ve lost track of time!! I can’t remember the last time that happened (although I have a sneaking suspicion it was probably the last time I was here). I haven’t gotten much writing done since the first day, but who’s keeping track? Time spent with family, an evening art festival (there is amazing art here in Mallorca), incredible food, a day at the beach… and so much more to come. This weekend is the Saint Bartholomew festival. I’ve heard about it for years, but never been. I’m told the festivities close on Sunday with an enactment that usually involves fire and participants dressed as demons, so let’s hope I can get a good shot of it to share with y’all!