perjantai 15. tammikuuta 2021

Inca indeed


For many Inca equal Camper (shoes).

The outlet store RECAMPER is always worth a visit.

But hello, there is much more than shopping!

There is this cool museum telling the story of shoemaking in Inca.

Your museum guide.

The languages in the museum are Catalan, Castellan (Spanish)
and Englisch. 

Aber für die Deutschen gibt es natürlich Prospekte auf Deutsch.

We were totally surprised of the set up of this museum.
Already from outside pretty cool, and the exhibition is
also done very well, modern, there is space enough,
light and ... during corona times, the air condition 
worked very efficiently, we did not take off our coats!

Here some details.

OMG Leningrad Cowboys shoes were made here as well???

Oriental and even Nordic shoes, I'd say.

Of course, Camper shoes as well.

Founded in Mallorca in 1975, Lorenzo Fluxa created Camper to 
respond to the demand for a new and fresh style of footwear. 
Camper's shoes are still designed and developed in Inca, in the rural heart 
of Mallorca. Here a young creative team work alongside artisans to create 
approximately 500 models each season.

Read more in here:

Finnisch für Anfänger:

SUUTARI = Schuster / shoemaker

Exchibitionn in the entrance hall: mascAReTes.

Artistic masks.

Another special show.

Reskate Studio presents the installation “Community”, made specifically 
by the Museum of the Footwear and the Industry from the construction 
of a dark room that allows to recreate the darkness and luminosity 
necessary to show, with photoluminescent paint, two versions of a same 
image that symbolize the two faces of the same reality.

I tell you, get your bones moving, visit the local museums!
At least in Mallorca we can do it, and it is pretty safe,
anno other visitors were in the shoe museum today
when we visited it.

Find further information here:

Well, otherwise Inca is a typical Majorcan town.
It is the third biggest town inn the island and famous
for the leather craftsmanship.

Many monuments and sculptures get lost if you visit the town
during the weekly market, on Wednesdays.

So, let's open the history books again.
Or let google do the work.
During boring corona times.

Yes also one a holiday paradise island there are problems.
Here women can search for help if the situation at
home gets too violent.

Earlier days there was a jewish colony also in Inca.

A Jewish population is known to have existed on Inca since Jaume I 
conquered Majorca in 1229, although their presence had already been 
reported by Severus, bishop of Menorca, in the 5th century.

The Jewish call can be found between Sant Francesc, Virtut, 
Can Valella, Pare Cerdà, El Call, and La Rosa streets. 

Am a bit cofused, when I check this location in my google map
it shows also a mosque in the area.

You can read more in Wikipedia:

After a cultural walk there is always some time to check the 
closest beaches, here we are:

Schelling at Muro beach.

Once the corona is gone please feel free to visit Mallorca 
in winter, there is so much to see and do.

Yummy jams



We only have two orange trees, but there is always enough of 
oranges to make some jam.

Of course, we also enjoy orange juice in the mornings.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

APPELSIINI = Orange / orange

Six glasse orange jam, and hopefully not too much ginger this time.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

HILLO = Konfitüre / jam

The problems with a Finnish jam maker:
you have jam, jam, jam as you do not often eat it,
you do not bake, you do not eat much dessert,
you do not give these as give aways as you have
no guarantee how they taste.

Modesty and shame are our national attributes.
Ambition and fearlessness do not belong to our vocabulary.
Never ever we praise our own doings.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

HÄPEÄ =  Scham / shame
MYÖTÄHÄPEÄ = Fremdscham / shared sense of shame
KEHUMINEN = Lob / praise

Finnish proverb:

Bescheidenheit verschönert
modesty beautifies 

keskiviikko 13. tammikuuta 2021

Sunny Sineu


Today we did a little excursion to Sineu.
Sineu you find really in the middle of the island.

The town’s biggest treasure is its history. For forty years – from 1309 
until 1349 – Sineu was the capital of Majorca. At the time king Jaume II ordered 
that the royal residence should be within easy reach of all citizens and Sineu 
in the centre of Majorca was just the right place. When the king also granted 
the village market rights, Sineu became the centre for business and trade. 
Today the Wednesday market is still the biggest farmers’ market on the island.

Parroquia Nuestra Señora De Los Angeles
Let's go in.

Surprisingly bright and light, for a church in Spain. 

And pretty interesting figures.

Hear, hear, cool equipment.


Light through the pretty windows.

Yes, holy lamb. Sacrificial?

Cool windows.

Sineu is known for its lively market on Wednesdays.
Well, mid-January, even though a sunny day, there
were not that many people around. And the market
was also limited. All bars and restaurants were closed,
some offered takeaways. Corona winter.

We'll be back when there is more action around.

Yes, it is winter, see the snow covered mountains!

Die höchsten Berge auf Mallorca:

Puig Major (1445 Meter)
Puig de Massanella (1365 Meter)
Tossals Verds (1115 Meter)
Puig Tomir (1103 Meter)
Puig de l’Ofre (1098 Meter)
Serra d’Alfàbia (1068 Meter)
Puig des Teix (1062 Meter)
Puig de n’Ali (1035 Meter)
Puig de Galatzó (1027 Meter)
Puig Roig (1002 Meter)

This is how we like it.
Winter in Mallorca.

Today I also received a few messages from Finland.
My Christmas cards, which I sent from Mallorca on 4.12.20
finally reached their addressees in Finland today, 13.1.21.
The cards sent to Germany arrived in 5 days.
Digital greetings is the future.