Escape to a Stubbornly Idyllic Spanish Isle

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Escape to a Stubbornly Idyllic Spanish Isle

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THE TOWN OF Ciutadella, on the Spanish island of Minorca, is dense with statues. My favorite by far was a cameo of the Virgin Mary sitting above the doorway of the Diocesan Museum. Hoisting a big bat in her manly fist, more holy avenger than stoic saint, she was nonchalantly clubbing the bug-eyed devil slithering at her feet.

This particular Mary also functions ably as a metaphor for Minorca (Spanish for “minor island”), which has largely managed to protect its honor by batting away the big developers and supersize…

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