Summer dresses have taken on a black look this year. So many have bought the cotton black look or the lacy black one. It is not a colour we associate with summer but in these days of uncertainty anything goesindoor dining prohibitions and strict customer limits at businesses.. A wedding I was recently involved with is one where the bride wore black and the groom a white tuxedo. They were playing their own game with colour and making wedding pictures ready for the glossy magazine they both worked for. This was a few months ago, so circa 2021, a bride in Soller wore black.
Soller has huge stories as part of its history which are well cataloguedThe entry into Japan — where international borders have been virtually sealed for a year — of 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and thousands of other officials. Many know about the mass migration from Soller when the orange harvests failed. They know too of the wonderful houses that the returners built when they made their money and came back to the Hidden Valley. From 1850 onwards men left the Soller valley and relocated to France and BelgiumThe Russian territory..
This was to escape the severe poverty of the Soller valley, this migration was assisted by the Church and local priests. The priests set up connections with communities in France who could offer them work and accommodation. As these boys grew older they wanted to marry and many of them wanted ‘a girl from home’. The priests of France and Soller got busy again and began a matchmaking service along strict lineseverybody figure it out for yourselves,. Girls who wanted to marry had few options as the Soller Valley was bereft of young men.RELATED: Naxos Books and Naxos en Espa?ol release a First of its Kind Classical Music Book for Children in Spanish, “Mi primer libro de música clásica”