lunes, 1 de febrero de 2016

Feb'16 Theme Day. Scene From A Coffe House.

This Theme Day was selected by Merisi. She is at Viena.
This cafe is located between Romea Theater square, and Santo Domingo square, near the Arc of Santo Domingo, is there since the 80s. In 2011, it was an impressive reform.
It's a good place for coffee, tapas. I recommend visiting it, at least for its architecture (designed by an acquaintance of mine). Here you can see photos inside.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

domingo, 31 de enero de 2016

Turret.

Today I have learnt that a fortified tower is a "turret".
Turret at Castle of Jumilla.
I have much to learn each day.

sábado, 30 de enero de 2016

Homage Tower

Homage Tower at Castle of Jumilla.

viernes, 29 de enero de 2016

Foresighted.

At Castle of Jumilla.
This place, that is now an exhibition room that shows the evolution of the restoration of the Castle of Jumilla, it was a cistern or tank (concretely, two cisterns). On the celing there is a hole to collect the water inside.

jueves, 28 de enero de 2016

Narrow Stairs

At Castle of Jumilla. Homage Tower.
I wonder how former soldiers could go upstairs or downstairs for this kind of stairs. Without electric lights, without railing, and carrying swords, metallic clothes, or something more complicated to wear.

miércoles, 27 de enero de 2016

From The Battlements

Great views from the roof terrace of the Homage Tower, at Castle of Jumilla.

martes, 26 de enero de 2016

Dungeon

Dungeon under restoration work at Castle of Jumilla.

lunes, 25 de enero de 2016

Coat Of Arms

Detail at Room of the Warden at Castle of Jumilla.
Coat of arms of the Marquis of Villena.

domingo, 24 de enero de 2016

Room Of The Warden.

 At Tower of Homage. Main hall of the castle, main hall and residence of the governor/warden/alcaide of the castle, originally divided into four rooms. This room has the fireplace of the castle and the best lit room with large windows facing north, south and west, with stone seats.
In this room, it was the door of the castle, with liftgate, and communications hub for the upper and lower chambers.

sábado, 23 de enero de 2016

Room Troops

On the third floor of the Homage Tower, is the living of the troops, the castle area where the soldiers rested. Here, too, they kept their weapons. On the ceiling opening, they could raise arms to the roof of the tower.
This room also had its own wood stove or bread oven.

viernes, 22 de enero de 2016

Gladius Foris

Replica of the sword of Prince Alfonso (before being King Alfonso X the Wise). It reads: Gladius Foris (my Latin is a little rusty, and so I sought could mean: "Outside the sword" or "Sword abroad").
In the Castle of Jumilla.

jueves, 21 de enero de 2016

Views From Inside Tower Of Homage.

Stone seats. I do not think they were very comfortable in its time.

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2016

Castle Of Jumilla

In the fifteenth century, the Marquis of Villena, built (in the same place where a Muslim fortress was) a fortress of new plant adapted to new times and new weapons of war, like the artillery.
The current castle consists of Patio de Armas (parade ground), and Tower of Homage.
The last two historical episodes that lived this fortress, was: the War of the Spanish Succession and the War of Independence (or Peninsular War).

martes, 19 de enero de 2016

On The Way To The Castle

Castle of Jumilla. XV Century.
The situation of the hill, has allowed the occupation of more or less stable since the Bronze Age (two well-tanks are dug into the rock) until the reign of the Catholic Monarchs. There is a part of the wall made by Romans.
The first documented fortification dating from the Iberian period (fourth century BC).

lunes, 18 de enero de 2016

Village

Panoramic view of Jumilla.

domingo, 17 de enero de 2016

The Garden Of King Don Pedro

A trip to Jumilla. Located in the north-east of Region of Murcia. It is well known for its wines.

The garden of King Don Pedro was designed in the late nineteenth century as an esplanade to host the fair. It is decorated since late 1940 with Seville tiles by Ramos Rejano, with motifs of Don Quixote and Disney characters.

In addition, this space houses a bronze statue of Don Roque Martinez, a native of Jumilla. It is the oldest garden in the city and among its vegetation can find lilac, cedar, fir and celindros.

sábado, 16 de enero de 2016

Hermitage Of Consolation.

At Cieza, located at north-west of Region of Murcia, is this hermitage.

"According to tradition, by the year 1612, an oxcart carried an image of Christ Crucified. Passing the chapel where today is located, oxes refused to walk. In 1800, during a drought, they went down the image of Christ to pray to him; when they cried because they did not getting the rain, they saw grow their spikes with a size never achieved.

In 1895, in a second day of supplication, without the slightest sign of storm, it began to rain so that the harvest was amazing. The following year he was imposed on the image the name of the Holy Christ of Consolation.

Today it remains throughout the year in the chapel, rebuilt in 1870, and only leaves a few days before Easter to participate in the processions." (Source: murciaturistica.es)

viernes, 15 de enero de 2016

After Rain

Today it has been a rainy day at Region of Murcia (at last!). At the end of the afternoon, the sun has come back.
Image: Big puddle.

jueves, 14 de enero de 2016

Autumn or Winter?

Till today, at Region of Murcia, we have a high temperatures for those days. We have reached to 25ºC last week. Today, 18ºC. Maybe, winter is nearing to come.

miércoles, 13 de enero de 2016

A(r)t Exhibition

Two works by Molina Sánchez from the exhibiton at Almudí Palace.

martes, 12 de enero de 2016

Molina Sanchez Exhibition

There is a beautiful painting art exhibition at Almudí Palace. Works by Molina Sanchez.
Here a brief biography. The artist died on 2009. Here, some works with ink and watercolour.
This exhibition will be open till next January 17th.

lunes, 11 de enero de 2016

Waiting For Donors

All days are good for donate blood.
Image: Regional blood donation centre (Centro Regional de Hemodonación). They offer parking. And, after blood donation, a soda and/or a juice and a sandwich.
A picture outside, here.

domingo, 10 de enero de 2016

Santo Domingo Church Perspective

A perspective of the church of Santo Domingo. From this side it is possible to see all the shapes of this building. More images, in Santo Domigo label.
In the foreground, Cierva Peñafiel school.

sábado, 9 de enero de 2016

Venus Riding A Bike

This is "Venus in bicycle" by Antonio Campillo Párraga (a famous Murcian sculptor artist that died on 2009). This Venus is located at Cultural Centre of Las Claras, but I don't know if it is a copy of the original that it is located in front of Almudí Palace or it is an original series of sculptures by the author. I like a lot the serenity in the sculptures by Antonio Campillo. I really recommended and I invite to know more about this great artist. It was also an art painter. Info at wikipedia (Spanish) here. There is a Museum House of Antonio Campillo at Ceutí (Region of Murcia)
- Here, a photo of the sculpture in front of Almudí Palace.
- Here, a mural sculpture in the facade of a bank.
- Here, god Mercury.
- Here more photos from Google images.

viernes, 8 de enero de 2016

Murcia24siete

Today was the presentation of the third chapter of the web series: Murcia24siete (Murcia24seven)
I have the oportunity to meet the director, actors and actress of this Murcian web series.
The premier of this third chapter (better than previous, in my view) was hedl at Centro Puertas de Castilla, with large audience.
This web series is a comedy of people with phobias. Phobia to rain, fear to failure, fear to beautiful women, fear to cross the street, fear to ...

jueves, 7 de enero de 2016

Ornaments For Trees

Echoes from last Xmas time.
Close to Ramon Gaya museum I have seen those trees with ornaments. Really laborious ornaments.

miércoles, 6 de enero de 2016

The Magi Parade 2016

A very nice illuminated parade for the enjoyment of adults and, especially, children. The longest The Magi parade till now at Murcia.
Today is the last day for Xmas time at Spain.
Images from yesterday evening.

martes, 5 de enero de 2016

Awaiting For Three Wise Men

Tonight, The Magi will come to homes to give gifts for children. This tradition is celebrated in Spain and latin-america. In Italy, they are awaitng for the Befana.
This afternoon-evening there will be parades at many cities at Spain.

lunes, 4 de enero de 2016

SPQR

SPQR: Latin acronim of Senatus Populus Que Romanus (all the info: Wikipedia)
A fantastic Roman scene with Playmobil figures.

domingo, 3 de enero de 2016

Playmobil Everywhere

At Las Claras exhibition hall (Murcia) during Christmas festivities (till next January 6th) there are Nativity scenes made by Playmobil figures. A very laborious work. And very pretty to see all details.
25 meters of figures made by Aesclick, (Spanish association of collectors of Playmobil).