Building Paradise – 6 June 2015

This is Cala D’Or, Mallorca.

150502 Don Jose Costa FerrerThe place is the creation of Don Jose Costa Ferrer, Don Pep, who bought the beautiful but unproductive¬†land in 1933 for the equivalent of 80 euros.¬†He made a masterplan, sold the plots, and designed the houses using a simple palette and sold them to his creative friends. 150504 Why I like thisA stone’s throw from the tourists enjoying the natural beauty of the beaches you can find the place Don Pep created. As the houses have been upgraded or replaced people have stuck to the rules he set, to their credit.

Palm TreeCombine the architecture with the trees, both the familiar pine and the exotic palm, and you can see the Don Pep vision.

Whilst there I enjoyed cycling up to San Salvador at a bit less than half the pace of a pro, on a bashed up Pinarello.

Bike

Mostly we were swimming off the beach and…

150603 Relaxing at the villa

Casa Binimelis

… at Casa Binimelis.

150606 Palma Airport Going Home

We are sad to go home but Palma de Majorca is our new favourite airport. 150530 Off to majorcaGrumpy reading Private Eye on the plane.

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