Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Exploring Mallorca: Swiss Cheese Plant


Swiss Cheese Plant (pigment liner, A5 sketchbook)
[mis-dated: should read 4 Nov. 2008]

Escaping from a thunderstorm, we found shelter in the Banys Arabs (the Arab Baths) in Palma. When it had passed, and before it returned, we had a chance to wander round the lovely garden outside the bath house. This was one of several flowering monsteras there - another wonderfully architectural plant!. It would have been really great to have been able to sit and draw in the garden but the weather, and time, was against me.

7 comments:

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

neat!

harrybell said...

Thanks, C.L.,and welcome to Boogie Street.

virtual voyage said...

Like this - did you visit Alfabia (Moorish water garden)near Soller?

DeeJay said...

Thank you for providing the location details for Banys Arabs - somewhere I had heard of but never visited.

My glw and I are annual visitors to Mallorca (PP actually) but we've never found anyone who could tell us just where these Baths were to be found.

harrybell said...

V.V. -- No, we didn't get to Alfabia. We only had the car for one day and had to drive around making the most of it in deteriorating weather.

deejay -- Glad to be of help. I recommend either The Rough Guide or Lonely Planet Guide for places less advertised.

ian gordon said...

Reminds me of my teaching days. When stuck for a still life one could always count on the trusty cheese plant to come to the rescue.

harrybell said...

The Swiss army knife and the Swiss cheese plant: two great boons to mankind. Not forgetting the cuckoo clock.