From France, Patrouille REVA. I like those airplanes because there are different form others. I love their silhouettes.
I think that shot it is more difficult to take it than yesterday. I have to wait the instant and predicting their path.
Commemorating the centenary of hydroaviation in Spain yesterday and today was held: The Sky Festival. With the background of the Mar Menor. Pilots and aircraft (including floatplanes and helicopters) from different countries have demonstrated their abilities on the sky of Los Alcázares.
Image: Pioneer Team (Italy). A civil aerobatic team.
Today, another fire. This seems to have been caused, or was an oversight by burning stubble, even though at this time is forbidden to light fires. At this time, some 45 hectares have been burnt. Garruchal mountain range, is a protected area of trees and birds close to populations . The entire city of Murcia is filled with smoke and falling ash from the air.
There have been three outbreaks of fire. Two amphibious planes, four helicopters, fire crews, and even the army, have moved to control this fire. At this time, the fire is stabilized.
Hopefully it does not get worse.
Image: photo spread by social networks.
Convalescence building (La Convalescencia) from the other side of the Segura river.
The convelescence was an institution founded in 1779 with the purpose of the sick in the Hospital San Juan de Dios, once healed, could stay a few days with a restorative regime that allowed them to regain strength and leave restored, preventing relapses produced by weakness. Establishment of charitable welfare nature in its 200 year history. The current building was built in 1915. This is a property issue in its time would modify its aims the mid-twentieth century to welcome the priest's house and the Diocesan Library. Now serves as headquarters of the Rectory of the University of Murcia.
La Muralla is a bar where you can drink coffee, spirits, soft drinks, cocktails, listening to music, inside a wall remains from XI century. It is located under Rincon de Pepe Hotel and Casino (4 stars category).
Sometimes ago I write about the old wall that surrounding the city of Murcia. There are still some remains that you can find in the basement of an italian restaurant, in a underground parking lot (under Murcia City Hall), on the street (close to Veronicas traditional market), in that bar, and in the Interpretation Centre of Santa Eulalia.
Yes, that captain (I don't know his rank) is giving you a military salute, isn't he?
Today, the King of Spain (Felipe VI) has come to Cartagena for the centenary of the first Spanish Navy submarine warfare (1915). Although, some years before, in 1888, was built the first submarine including torpedo (all history in a previous post, here). Now, the 1888 submarine is exhibited at Naval Museum (click here for a previous post)
When I took this picture (admirals and sea captains), I remembered the film Armageddon, when Bruce Willis and his teammates were ready to go to the rocket that would take them to the asteroid to save the Earth. Well, these become from that heroism.
Today, June 9th, is the Region of Murcia Day. After Spanish Constitution of 1978, the autonomous communities were creating. In June 9th 1980 it was stablished the drafting committee of the statute, a group that took place in all the sensitivities to generate a plural text as possible. After the text was approved by the political parties at that time, and then pass by the Spanish Congress of Deputies, the King signed the text on June 9, 1982.
Image: Flags. From left to right: Cartagena, Spain, Region of Murcia, Royal Nautic Club.
Image: Patrullera Cazadora (patrol hunter)
This is one of the ship that it was possible to visit during last week (army week open access). It was built in 1978 and started to served to army in 1981.
The info from the official website: "The primary mission of the patrol is to maritime surveillance. Within this field, the tasks assigned may be different, such as environmental protection, monitoring fishing, combating illegal immigration and trafficking of drugs as well as maritime traffic control.
In recent times, given the increase in piracy that is occurring in parts of Africa, has also gone to conduct anti-piracy missions.
Among the operations in which it participated as corvette, it would highlight the rescue operation for victims of the floods in Alicante in October 1982 and the blockade against Iraq in the Red Sea decreed by the UN in 1991. It was in the latter where it earned the nickname "atomic ant", thanks to its incessant activity, its weapons and its peculiar silhouette. (...) In September 2004, and as patrol boat, it began to make its new primary mission maritime surveillance, continuing its participation in multinational operations in waters of Lebanon in 2008. In late 2011 it participated in the deployment in the Gulf of Guinea on anti-piracy missions."
Since last Friday, and until next Tuesday, it is being held in Murcia a route of tapas. They are participating 70 bars and restaurants. A good way to know the cuisine of Murcia eating tapas, and walking through the streets of Murcia. Beer + tapa: 2,50euros
Image: Apostles street and square (Cathedral on the right) after drink a beer (caña) and eating a tapa (from Barverde terrace)
Yes. 7 years before, this photo-blog started. The culprit: Mr. Tenin from PDP (it is a pity that the original citydailyphoto blog is now closed).
Anyway, this blog, and especially the visitors, comments, community, have made what was a hobby (photography), has become a passion. But over time, every time I have less time to take pictures, and every time I publish fewer photos. I hope to continue to show you a little bit of this fantastic Region of Murcia each day, or every week.
Thank you for reading these lines, and thanks for your support during these seven years. I look forward to seeing you around here.
7 Years Of MurciaDailyPhoto and so on.
Months go faster and faster. Without realizing June the 1st is here. For this month, the CityDailyPhoto community has selected as its theme day: Stylish.
This image is from the past carnivals at Cabezo de Torres. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.
A few days ago I went to see the International Airport of Region of Murcia. I found some great accesses, until the time when the way is cut.
Although the Region of Murcia has an airport, shared for military use, it was built which should be the only one in the region. It was completed in 2012. And, so far, remains closed. Let's see if after the parliamentary elections in the Region of Murcia next Sunday, they decide to do something with this infrastructure.
I do not intend to advertise this eye center (although I have a friend who works there).
But I liked the building, and I caught the contrast between glass (from frist building) and metal (from COC building).
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...