Views from the Naval Museum of Cartagena at the port.
It is a military museum located in Cartagena (Region of Murcia) Spain and having related to shipbuilding exhibitions. It is a historic building in the mid-eighteenth century, the former headquarters of Prisoners and Slaves. Since its construction in 1786 it has had different uses State Penitentiary (1824), Prison (1910) or after the Civil War as Headquarters Seamanship Instruction.
SOLAR RACE Region of Murcia is a competition of efficiency and resistance to powered alternative energy sources to conventional fuel vehicles. The purpose of participating vehicles is to travel using the least amount of energy possible.
SOLAR RACE IV Edition was held last weekend (actually from 17 to 19 October 2014), and was performed in an urban circuit of the city of Murcia. Until now it had been held in Cartagena racetrack.
The competition was divided into two groups:
• Experimental Vehicles and
• City vehicles
Within each group, the vehicle had to compete in one of the following categories, depending on the energy source that used:
• Solar Photovoltaic
• Plug electrical
The car had to be designed and built by student groups from schools, primarily high schools and vocational schools, and universities.
Last weekend, the city of Murcia was taken by military troops ... of differents wars. The Codex Belix association organized again this event which shows rigorously, historical battles, as well as war camps of several periods. One way to bring the history to the street, and to show that war should never be to resolve a situation between countries or citizens.
In the picture: American troops tank (I think from World War II).
Here are some links to the pictures I took in 2010: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Between Islas Hormigas (Ants Islands) and Cabo de Palos (Cape Palos), is the marine reserve that bears their name. An ideal place for scuba diving. In this space, underwater, different mountains that have been the cause of many shipwrecks. One of the wrecks caused most casualties was the ship SS Sirio, in 1906, carrying passengers from Italy to the United States of America. The Cabo de Palos lighthouse was built in 1864, so it is not understood why the ship went between Islas Hormigas and Cabo de Palos. It is believed that picking up passengers illegally from the coast.
First of all, click on image to enlarge and enjoying this panoramic.
Cape Palos and Hormigas (Ants) Islands is a marine reserve, and this is one of the best places for diving in Europe (if not, the best). And for beginners divers, or divers who want to make a quiet diving, or on windy days, is this cove: Cala Fria (Cold Cove), near the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos (Cape Palos). To this place, comes many diving schools to teach.
Revisiting after two years, this wonderful lighthouse at Cape Palos.
Off the coast of this lighthouse, have been numerous shipwrecks that are the cause for which this lighthouse was built.
And there is no mystery (that I know), but that perspective give me some mistery.
A soap bubble show, highly recommended: Made in Jabón (made in soap). If this goes through your town, I recommend watching this show. Ephemeral and very beautiful. A little over an hour, where you can not stop looking. A show very carefully, both in execution and a good script.
Image: A few moments of the show that I saw last Sunday at the Teatro Circo (Circus theatre).
The installation of a public aquarium sponsored by the University of Murcia involves bringing maximum teaching and research institution in the Region of Murcia to the general public, showing certain facets of the research developed by the team of biologists from the Aquarium.
In other countries, there is the concept of public aquarium directly related to the University, but in Spain the Aquarium of the University of Murcia is the first example of this relationship, and is an outstanding complement to the cultural and entertainment in the Region of Murcia.
Yesterday, September 26th, was the European Researchers' Night 2014 is a great event held simultaneously in more than 300 European cities.
In Murcia, is organized by the University of Murcia.
The University of Murcia, through the Unit for Scientific Research Promotion and Culture, joined this initiative for the seventh time with a day full of experiments, games, workshops and meetings with scientists, which showed the closest face of the science and researchers, in a fun environment where we could enjoy with family, friends or "self."
The European Researchers' Night is a science project sponsored by the European Commission under the Marie Sktodowska-Curie with the Horizon 2020 program, which takes place simultaneously in over 350 European cities since 2005 In Spain there are five projects funded by the Commission with activities in 11 autonomous communities: Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura, Madrid and Murcia.
Image: opening ceremony in the former artillery barracks.
Last Sunday, during the Festival of Carthaginians and Romans being held in Cartagena, the Nasciturus party. It's like a baptism, but the way it was done in ancient Rome: a presentation to the people of Rome of those born in the last year, and was in the main square.
From September 19th to 28th 2014, at Cartagena, are held the Festival of Carthaginians and Romans to relive a part of the glorious past of this city of Region of Murcia.
Cartagena has a history of three thousand years.
To relive the history of Cartagena, the Festival of Carthaginians and Romans (Carthagineses y Romanos) evoke various official events that happened in the Second Punic War: the causes of conflict between the Carthaginian and Roman powers, the beginning of the conflict and its outcome. Thanks to this dramatic device, the public, relives the destruction of Sagunto, due to the Carthaginian general Hannibal, the session of the Senate of Rome to Carthage where war is declared, landings and parades of Carthaginians troops and Roman legions, the struggles of gladiators and chariot races in the Roman Circus, the output of Hannibal's army to Rome and the great battle that ended with the conquest of Qart Hadasht (former Carthage - Cartagena) at the hands of the general Scipio, who later would be called by the nickname "Africanus". Thousands of members of the festivities belonging to the Carthaginians troops and the Roman legions, are prepared throughout the year, like a true filmmaking is involved, making the audience to make an authentic trip through the tunnel of time to participate in the events that occurred in the third century BC.
Traditionally today should be the last day of summer, but the astronomical autumn season for 2014 will start on Tuesday 23rd September at 4h 29m Spanish official time (GMT+2). This season will take 89 days and 20 hours, and end on December 22nd with the beginning of winter.
The beaches begin to be deserted. Perhaps the best time to be on vacation.
The Feria de Murcia (Fair of Murcia) has become like every September. Many things to do and enjoy for 15 days (from 4th to 18th). Fairground, Huertos (in the grounds of El Malecon, to taste Murcian food), bullfights, theatre, concerts, ...
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 ...