"Un hiver à Majorque" Palma de Mallorca by Klod5

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J'ai fait le voyage "un hiver, à Majorque" sur les traces de deux amants célèbres : Frédéric Chopin et Georges Sand.
Majorque l'hiver est moins fréquenté, et il m'a semblé que les touristes étaient peu sollicités.
Hélas, il est impossible d'oublier, que l'industrie touristique est le premier employeur de l'île.
Majorque est défigurée par les tour operators et l'industrie touristique. Les touristes sont entassés dans les hôtels au goût architectural contestable, emmenés par les opérateurs dans des circuits qui montrent les seuls aspects politiquement correct de l'île.
J'ai réussi à découvrir des places sauvages, et, comme c'était l'hiver, il y avait peu de gens. La balade dans la ville de Palma vaut le détour.

I made a travel "one winter, in Majorca" on the traces of two famous lovers : Frederic Chopin and Georges Sand.
Majorca the winter is less frequented, and it seemed me that the tourists were there less solicited.
One is not able to, alas, not to forget, that the tourist industry is the first employer of the island.
Majorca is disfigured by the promoters and the tourist industry. The tourists, parked in hotels to the questionable architectural taste, are walked by towers operators, in circuits that show the only aspects politically correct of the island.
I succeeded in discovering wild places, and, as it was the winter, there were few people. The jaunt in the city of Palma is worth the detour.

On the traces of Frederic Chopin and Georges Sand.

Frédéric Chopin à écrit " Les préludes " alors qu'il était à Majorque, avec Georges Sand.

J'ai refait le chemin qu'ils ont suivi, dans cette île dont l'écrivain dessine un portrait si noir. Pour ma part, résonnaient dans la tête des notes : les notes d'un piano qui a laissé s'échapper la musique d'un homme amoureux de sa maîtresse. Les notes d'un des plus beaux serment d'amour qu'il soit possible d'écrire.

Frederic Chopin to writing "The Preludes" whereas he was at Majorca, with Georges Sand.

I redid the path that they browsed, in this island whose writer draws a black portrait. For my part, I had in the head of the notes that resounded: the notes of a piano that let escape the music of a man in love of his mistress. The notes of one of the most beautiful vows of love that one can write.

Mediterranean nature

Dans le nord de l'île il est possible de découvrir une nature plus authentique, dans les petits villages pittoresques au sein d'un environnement centennaire.

In the north of the island is even possible to discover its true nature, in the small picturesque villages within a centennial nature. ï

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  • inokashira's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2005 at 2:17 PM

    Merci pour toutes les infos. Dommage pour la traduction "informatisée" en anglais qui a dévasté vos belles idées— que des faux amis et des malentendus...

  • russian_yaz's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2005 at 7:42 AM

    Bon jour...nice pics, Chopin couldn't find a better place isn't? Nice way of doing yoyr narration trough famous lovers paths

  • Pangea's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 10:57 AM

    Really nice page. Not in the way as the others :) Thanks!!!

  • Feb 1, 2004 at 10:34 AM

    Hello and Bon jour, Enjoyed your pictures and commentary! I am planning to go to Soller some time in February or early April. Will also devote some time to tracing Chopin's steps (as well as seeing the Miro Foundation).

  • rachel_sun's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2004 at 10:20 AM

    I went here on my first ever trip abroad.As i was only 16 at the time i did not see all the wonderful things you did.I must be back and see the real side of the island.I t looks superb

  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 5:07 AM

    Nice pics. Mallorca is a wonderful place.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2003 at 4:59 AM

    another excellent page: very informative + great pics!

  • goga4444's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2003 at 8:53 AM

    Fantastic photo ... Spain is on my wish list . Someday I wll go myself :) Thanks for nice comment on my page :)))PEACE

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 10:32 PM

    this was the first Traveldestination abroad for me....never forgotten.beautiful page Claude, thank you

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