All the people that are at the background are watching at Peral Submarine, the first electric battery-powered submarine, equipped with one torpedo tube. Previously, it was installed here. Located at Cartagena, Region of Murcia.
More about its history on wikipedia or the official website (Spanish).
Today I have learnt that "coches de choque" (Spanish) means in English: Bumper cars. But this name is used in US English. And in British English is Dodgems, which origin come from the former major brand (20's to 50's) for this attraction of this small electric cars.
This year, at SOS 4.8, there was a free bumper car attraction. Very funny.
The SOS 4.8 Festival lasts 48 hours (from Friday afternoon to early Sunday), plus called "snacks SOS" (Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00) which are free.
In 48 hours, more than 50 performances between bands and DJs.
Image from "snacks SOS" (aperitivos del SOS).
Today come together on the same day: The International Workers' Day, the Mother's Day (in Spain, the first Sunday in May), and the citydailyphoto bloggers community Theme Day. This month: Smell.
In the picture, Paparajotes, a typical Murcian dessert (made in at home). They smell like lemon and cinnamon. Lemon, which gives the leaf lemon tree that is inside, and cinnamon, that is sprinkled with sugar (a mixture of both).
How to make Paparajotes: ingredients and preparation of paparajote. I hope you enjoy it.
-1 / 2 liters of milk,
-8 grams of yeast,
-500 grams wheat flour
-100 grams Sugar,
-Olive oil ,
-A pinch of salt,
-A mixture of sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle,
-Lemon tree leaves
Beat the eggs, and milk and add the yeast and the salt. Add all the flour necessary till form a creamy mass.
Put the olive oil to heat, when it is hot, soaking lemon tree leaves (both sides) in the dough and then fry them.
You can eat as they leave the pan (placed the leaves on absorbent paper to remove excess oil), sprinkling with sugar and cinnamon. It may be accompanied by an ice cream ball.
Note: Do not eat the lemon tree leaf. It's just for flavoring.
Here, a photo, making paparajotes at the fair of Murcia
At south of city of Murcia it is the Lost Valley (el Valle Perdido), a recreative place for families, friends, to make sports as cross-country cycling, football, tennis, hiking. Also for trekking.
Image: Select your way. If you're brave, cross over the tube. Otherwise, on the path. An aerial view here.
Around that area, you can find trenches from the time of the Spanish Civil War.
The entire route here. (Spanish).
When we think that we can keep our coats, clouds have come and have done lower temperatures.
Image: Pedestrian Bridge Iron.
Iron Bridge (Puente de Hierro) is also called New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) because when it was opened to traffic in 1903 was the second bridge, over the Segura river, built after the Old Bridge (Puente Viejo).
In 2001 it was closed to traffic because it was not designed to support the current traffic. In 2003 it was reopened, and since then it is a pedestrian bridge.
It was built in 1900 by Society For Railway and Construction Material in Barcelona.
Sunbathing platform (woman sunbathing). Also for diving into the water. At Mar Menor.
Background: Mar Menor is an awesome place for aquatic sports as for sailing, with 170 sqkm. With an annual temperature average of 18ºC, This invites to go throughout the year.
Tribute sculpture to the Eagle Patrol (Patrulla Águila), on the 25th anniversary (2010) of its creation. At AGA (General Air Academy, in Spanish: Academia General del Aire), San Javier. It is very close to the beach of Mar Menor.
Detail of the tower of the Gran Hotel, made of zinc. Al the info about the time of this building, in a previous post.
"The building (owned by the wealthy miner and trader, Celestino Martinez Vidal) was commissioned to the architect Tomás Rico Valarino. Work began in 1907 under the direction of Tomás Rico, but up to the mezzanine Victor Beltrí assumed leadership and project work on the rest of the building, which is attributed to Victor Beltrí responsibility for the design of the building.
The building was already up, at least outwardly, in 1910, as indicated by the date of the vane. While working inside, in January 1911, D. Celestino Martinez Vidal died , so that the works had a considerable delay while the children clarified the complicated legacy of D. Celestino. On February 29, 1916 the grand hotel, considered at that time as the best in Spain was inaugurated." (Source: Wikipedia).
Grand Hotel: 100 years ago (February 29, 1916) this beautiful Modernist building was inaugurated.
The hotel advertising (at that time) could read: "It has a hundred spacious rooms, all exterior, fitted with all the advances of hygiene and comfort so far known in the best hotels in Europe and America."
Cartagena, besides by Carthaginians and Romans remains, is known for its Art Nouveau or Modernist buildings. This year, taking advantage of the centenary of the Grand Hotel, it is celebrating the "Year of Modernism".
Why are there so many Modernists buildings in Cartagena? "The historic center of Cartagena was seriously destroyed by the bombing of centralist troops during the cantonal revolution of 1873. It begins after this date the task of rebuilding the city. Match the end of the nineteenth century with an extraordinary boom in the exploitation of the Sierra mining Cartagena-La Union and origining, as a result of this activity, a powerful wealthy and willing bourgeoisie to show its strength and economic power through the architecture.
The city will be the subject of a profound change under the new urban and architectural ideas in vogue. The current configuration of the old town of Cartagena owes its appearance at this time: palaces, houses of the bourgeoisie, a new city hall, a railway station, factories and schools were erected in the new modernist style, with models that fundamentally inspired in the Catalan modernism.
In parallel, it was born the city of La Union, linked to the exploitation of mines, and keeping some important works of modernism in the Region of Murcia." (Source: Wikipedia)
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 ...