keskiviikko 23. toukokuuta 2018

Gesamtkunstwerk Sa Bassa Blanca


Excursion day with loads of boring garden pics.
But also art.

Sa Bassa Blanca Museum (msbb) 

contributes to the appreciation of creativity by providing 

each person who lives in, or visits Majorca 
a holistic experience about Art, Nature and Architecture.

The Foundation was established in 1993 by the couple formed by artists and collectors, 
Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu and philanthropist Georges Coulon Karlweis. 
In that year a former underground cistern of the Sa Bassa Blanca property 
was transformed to accommodate a unique collection of children's portraits 
from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Foto: Sebastián Terrassa

Ben Jakober wurde als Sohn ungarischer Eltern in Wien geboren. 
Er wuchs in England auf und erhielt die britische Staatsbürgerschaft. 
Er lebte in Paris und Tahiti und zog letztlich mit seiner Frau Yannick Vu
auf die spanische Mittelmeerinsel Mallorca, wo er im Anwesen Sa Bassa Blanca 
in der Gemeinde Alcúdia auf der Halbinsel Aucanada lebt. 
Das Ehepaar betreibt dort zur Erinnerung an die bei einem Motorradunfall 
auf Moorea in Polynesien verstorbene Tochter Maima ein unterirdisches Museum, 
in dem Kinderbilder aus der Zeit des 16. bis 19. Jahrhunderts gezeigt werden.

This is so ... Sa Bassa.

Makes you feel good.

May is definitely the best month to visit the rose garden.

Sokrates - actually a collection of modern art.
I won't reveal more.

The sculpture park.

The art is special. 

In the garden you also can admire real beauties.
Like this upupa pops.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

HARJALINTU = Wiedehopf / Eurasian hoopoe

In the sculpture park you also have this catalogue of the local birds.

In the white house you are allowed to make pics,
in the gallery with the children portraits not.

The house is just amazing.

Designed by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy.

With magnificent views.

And the quizz of the day is:
how do you call this ring around the sun?

Wikipedia knows:

Halo (from Greek ἅλως, halōs) 
is the name for a family of optical phenomena produced by 
light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

And the second question of the day is:
How are these pretty little devils called?
They love to eat leaves of roses.

tiistai 22. toukokuuta 2018

Shots in May in Malle

Time for Mallorca.
May, the spring month, not yet summer, can be challenging.

The the view over the island is always awesome.

Things growing in our garden.


Strong colours.

Big birds.

Rose mix. Of course, from our garden.

Oh, those colours.

Ode heitti talviturkin!
My first swim this year.

Aidan toisella puolen ruoho on vihreämpää.
Tai muratti makoisampaa.

Our sweet neighbours.


In Capdepera middle age happening over the weekend.

Not only Germans love sausages!
Check this BBQ heaven.

Sky over Mallorca.

Thanks girls, the jam became really nice.

Little fish in Cala Gat.

Cala Gat.

Friday's biking tour starts at the "station" of Artá.

People, did you draw these circles when you were kids?
I did.


View in Valdemossa.

But honestly, if the main attraction in a park
does not function, can you get your money back ...?

No money back, there are other objects to be seen!

And the atmosphere is charming.

This Saturday the Royal Wedding charmed us all.
Watching the streaming with cucumber sandwiches Finnish way.

In El Molnar you have cosy corners.


Every Sunday you can find treasures in the huge Consell flea market.

Or check the birds in Santa Maria del Cami at the Sunday market.

The month of May can be tricky weatherwise.

There is always enough stuff to be cleaned in the garden.

After gardening a G & T tastes really good.

Another boring garden pic.

Birdies. Daily visitors.

Kust a random green pic.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

UNIKKO = Mohn / poppy

My favourite pic this week.

Zucchiniblüte after the rain.