Etiqueta: coves

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A Concrete Landscape

© Vicenç M. RossellóCala d'Or (Mallorca). The wave of tourism-driven urban development that hit the Balearic Islands from the mid-twentieth century on has greatly transformed the islands’ seashore. The nooks and crannies where Blai Bonet’s «coral and wheat1» used

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Coves and the Underworld

Joan J. Fornós Miocene carbonate cliffs in the Balearic Islands are the fundamental meeting point of karst and coves. Coves are complex littoral geoforms, worked upon by the convergence of numerous processes that interact in a variety of ways. Karst

Where Nature Says What Cannot be Said Elsewhere

Photograph: Joan Torres. Arxiu Gran Enciclopedia de la Pintura i l'Escultura a les Balears The Belgian painter William Degouve de Nuncques painted part of the Mallorcan coastline. Above, how he saw Cala Sant Vicenç. William Degouve de Nuncques. Cala de Sant Vicenç, ca. 1901. Oil on

Coves and «Calas»

In the strict sense, coves are defined by their calcareous component. In our country this requirement is met only by the coves in southern Menorca and Sa Marina in Mallorca.