Palma de Mallorca is a playground for photographers with many interesting locations for a relatively small city. When you begin to spend time in Palma you cannot fail to stumble across many interesting locations in this relatively small city of 500,000 inhabitants.
Last week we saw the impressive bull ring which is no longer used for bull fighting. It was built in the 1920’s but has the appearance of the Roman colosiums. This week we found Son Valentin which is a quite magnificent graveyard in the north of the city. We put together a personal shoot here and you can see a more extensive body of work from here at www.johnbrittonphotography.com. You can gain access to the catacombs below the level of the main cemetery. An intensely atmospheric environment which is well worth a visit. It can still be considered taboo to photograph environments like this in England, but here on the island of Mallorca, the cemetery has been and continues to be photographed. A visit here is highly recommended as part of a cultural tour of the island.
There are guided tours of this cemetary on specific evenings but they are delivered in Catalan and Castellano so a brush up on Spanish would be in order.