Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wild flowers in Ibiza (2)

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June 29, 2013 · 9:00 am

Wild flowers in Ibiza (1)

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June 27, 2013 · 9:00 am

Abstract 160 ‘Inspiration’

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June 25, 2013 · 9:00 am

More from the flower garden in June

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Sketches of churches in Ibiza

The white churches of Ibiza seem best suited to black and white photography and, indeed, invite varied interpretations even within the monochrome medium.   (See also Church Entrances. Ibiza)

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Wildflower field

There was a wonderful ‘impressionist’ feel about this meadow of wild poppies and daisies.

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Church entrances: Ibiza

A feature of every town and village in Ibiza is the white iglesia, the church.  The church is typically a stoutly built, simply designed structure with small windows and arched entrances.  The outer walls are coated with lime-washed plaster  (hence the white appearance) and each building is capped by a simple  –  sometimes elegant  –  bell tower.  Despite the absence of decorative details the iglesias have individuality and are often very attractive.

Several of the churches retain features indicative of their dual use in the past.  Because of its geographical location, the Island was regularly invaded by pirates and marauders and, in times of invasion, the church became a fortress as well as a place of worship.

Santa Eulalia

San Carlos

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