The city of Tarnów is situated in the south of Poland. Before WWI this part of the country belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire, so the town shares many architectural features with other places in the region like a large square and pretty baroque houses.
There is a special quality to the early green of spring. The leafs seem brighter under the morning light and the colours more fresh than in later months. Everything just seems alive and thriving after the long hardships of winter.
Mallorca is well known as a tourist hotspot in the Mediterranean. But coming to the island in the middle of April right before the tourist season it turns out to be a surprisingly calm place with a lot to discover and to see at fairly nice temperatures. Some impressions from 2019.
When travelling to the island of Mallorca you certainly will have some kind of a meet and greet with its capital city – Palma de Mallorca. In the center of its old town the Gothic style cathedral is situated, which can be seen from afar and is even more stunning close up and from inside. Similar as Barcelona on the mainland there is a lot of modernismo (Spanish Jugendstil / art nouveau) style buildings to be discovered. After your sightseeing tour you can take a nap at the beach or at one of the beautiful parks of the city.
The town of Sóller is situated on the Spanish island of Mallorca. It is just a trip with the heritage train away from the main town of the island called Palma. Sunny Sóller is known for rich plantations of oranges and lemons. The trees and fruits can be seen from everywhere. It is also a nice place to relax and look around. The port area is especially nice and peaceful. There is also some interesting art nouveau architecture (modernismo in Spanish) to be found, a prime example being the front facade of the cathedral (picture 4). All in all a pleasant place to spend a few hours in.