The colours and textures really drew me to the architecture, and the earthiness reflected the character of the people, the Island, and the weather. It was a contrast to the comparatively monotone and understated architecture of London’s suburbia.
It may not be fair to compare the two as London does have its own character buildings, but I do fine them more reserved at times.
Because I was on retreat, I had brought my small point and shoot digital camera. While I would have preferred one of my better cameras, I appreciated the lightness of having a smaller camera. The images I took could be described as holiday photos, they do capture the essence of the places we stayed at and visited.
The warm May weather brought out the character and texture of the buildings in the sleepy village. I seemed drawn to the details of the place, and was spoiled for choice. While wondering around the village on lazy afternoon when I had a few hours to myself, an old stone building captured my eye.
The parking restrictions sign was contrasted against the building, both in terms of colour and its purpose. Its position beside the window made the image. The one without the other would make for a very different image, and one that may not be as interesting.
The warm, earthy tones of the building can be felt in the changes in texture of the walls, and the window seems to indicate that the house is in the middle of a siesta. The timelessness of the building is contrasted against the modern sign.
After spending a week in the warmth that Mallorca offered me, I found it difficult to come back to London where I was presented with a damp 7C. However, I knew I would be back to visit Spain.