Night shots, Palma
Palma’s Plaça Major
The city takes on a magical glow whenever the sky fades and the lights flash on. However, Palma at night is not a side of the city I know very well. Since I’m staying well outside the city center, my comings and goings are very much tied to the limited metro schedule. During my first week here, I decided I would see the town at night. I planned to catch the last metro, which left the center (at that time) at 10 p.m., and happily wandered around shooting the following night shots.
Palma’s Caixa Forum is housed in the grand ‘ole Gran Hotel de Palma
The light in this alleyway beckons wanderers to….
…Palma’s small Plaça Major
In Plaça d’Espanya, a gathering point for any night out
The other side of the same plaza (or, should I say, plaça)
A statue to Jaime I in Plaça d’Espanya
Two weeks into our stay, the metro scaled back their hours and now it’s not possible to stay in town ’til 10 p.m. This is manageable; I come back at a reasonable 9 p.m. during the week. However, the worst part is that there isn’t any metro (or bus, or boat…) at all on Sundays. With a round-trip taxi fare between 30-40 Euros, I have the rockin’ metro on my list of ever-growing things I love about Madrid. At least, I can console myself with the reminder that I snuck in my Palma night paseo before the schedule switcheroo.
If you ever find yourself in Palma de Mallorca, you better take a stroll at night. Bonus points for sitting terrace-side.