lunes, 2 de septiembre de 2019

Gone with the Floods

On July 1986, great floods devastated the entire Segura valley (Segura river). The bridge on the image commemorates that date, as the original bridge here was flooded by the floods.
Located at Ojós, Ricote Valley, Region of Murcia.

viernes, 30 de agosto de 2019

Segura River at Ricote Valley

With this image at the river level, you can see how Segura river runs between the mountains.

miércoles, 28 de agosto de 2019

Ricote Valley

A perfect image to show the Ricote Valley, where the Segura river crosses mountains, riverside forest and traditional orchards.
The Ricote Valley, also known as the Morisco Valley, is a historic region of the Region of Murcia, in Spain, located north of that Region and in the middle of the Segura River. It is made up of the municipalities of Archena, Ojós, Ricote, Ulea and Villanueva del Río Segura.
Its historical origin with the denomination Valle de Ricote is located at the beginning of the 8th century, with the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
If there is a place where you can still feel the sensitivity of the Moorish culture in the environment, that is the Ricote Valley. Winding orchards, river and a special charm are the ingredients that make this valley a true delight for explorers and seekers of genuine experiences. If you are devoted to good food, culture and outdoor sports such as hiking, rafting or climbing, you are in the right place.
If you want more tourist information about this area, please visit murciaturistica.es.

lunes, 26 de agosto de 2019

Jump of the Bride

History and legend.
Salto de la Novia (Jump of the bride) is located on the right bank of the Segura River, in the homonymous area, between Ulea and Ojos. It is located on a steep slope that flows into the riverbed and is crowned by a rocky pinnacle on which a late-Roman watchtower, known as Pileta de la Reina Mora, was erected.
Legend has it that many years ago the Ulea Bride Jump was the scene of the tragic end of a love story.
It was the time of the Reconquest and a very beautiful Christian noble fell in love with the Moorish king Abnt hud. One day, when he returned with his beloved horse, they were chased by the Moors, and when they were caught, he jumped from the cliff that formed a precipice along the river, disappearing with the bride and the horse under the flowing waters.
There are still those who believe that on the night of San Juan, coinciding with the summer solstice, as it is a spell and spell night, the enamored couple can be seen floating over the waters breathing the scented airs of orange and lemon trees.
Salto de la Novia is in the middle of the image. (click to enlarge).

sábado, 24 de agosto de 2019

Riverside Forest

It is a wonder to walk along the banks of the Segura river through the areas of the Ricote Valley, where the riverbank forest is maintained.

jueves, 22 de agosto de 2019

Ojós

Background, Ojós, a little municipality located at Ricote Valley, where the Segura river is part of their lives. Traditional orchards, rural tourism, gastronomy and people, are the most important reasons to vitit that small town.

martes, 20 de agosto de 2019

Green Lemons

It is a delight to walk through some areas of the Segura river bank, where traditional orchards are still maintained.
At Ojós, Ricote Valley.

domingo, 18 de agosto de 2019

Closing Beaches


Police have had to close unguarded beaches to avoid recklessness.

viernes, 16 de agosto de 2019

Red Flag

Despite having a red flag, bathers ignore the warnings.

miércoles, 14 de agosto de 2019

Mar Menor Savage

Between San Pedro and La Manga, you can still find the wild nature of the largest salt lagoon in Europe.

lunes, 12 de agosto de 2019

Behind the Stage


Moments before performing on stage, actors and actresses make up.

sábado, 10 de agosto de 2019

Dalí

On 2017, graffiti artist named Kobra painted that Dalí portrait over the "Puertas de Castilla" cultural centre facade (Ciity of Murcia).

jueves, 8 de agosto de 2019

Enjoying the Night

A cup of wine or a beer, it doesn' matter.

martes, 6 de agosto de 2019

Ulea's Waterwheel

At Ricote Valley (very recommended area to visit as for landscapes and as for gastronomy), you can visit the Segura river between orchards.
Image: waterwheel at Ulea (Noria Villar de Felices). 18th century. This type of waterwheels was used to raise water from the river (or ditches) to higher grounds.

domingo, 4 de agosto de 2019

Archeologist searching for Iberians

At Jumilla area, there is an Iberian settlement that it is possible to visit on summer.
5th to 2nd century B.C.

viernes, 2 de agosto de 2019

Surfing Beach

Mar Menor is the largest salt lagoon in Europe and it is the best place for sailing, surfing, etc.

miércoles, 31 de julio de 2019

Taking Off

Since January 15th 2019, the new International Airport of Region of Murcia expectations are to increase the number of passengers of the former airport.
The former Murcia-San Javier airport, finished 2018 with more than 1200000 users.
Internally, there are three Spanish routes during summer: to Asturias, Ibiza and Canary Islands. But there are European connections: Ireland, England, Belgium and Norway.

lunes, 29 de julio de 2019

The hyena and the giraffe

Foreground, hyena area. On the right, giraffe area. At Terra Natura Murcia.
There is a pair of hyenas although there is only one on the picture.
I have found a scene between a pair of hyenas and a giraffe mom and its young.

sábado, 27 de julio de 2019

Brown Bears

22 years ago, the first brown bears arrived to Murcia.
"The first brown bears born in the city turn 21 years old. These are the descendants of the first animals of this species that arrived in the city on March 27, 1997. It was the City Council of Murcia who managed their transfer to prevent them from being slaughtered in Sobrón (Álava, North of Spain). Since then, they were part of the municipal zoo and were, subsequently, the first tenants of Terra Natura coinciding with its opening.
A year later, two babies were born from that couple, a male and a female, who are now celebrating their 21th anniversary. Their birth generated great expectation at the time and their names, Yaqui and Nuca, were chosen by the neighbors themselves through the media. In addition, there were many Murcia who visited them to meet them in the first person." Source: Terra Natura Murcia.

jueves, 25 de julio de 2019

Working Class

At Spain, we learn a lot about the story of "The ant and the cicada". I just read that story on English languaje was translate to "The ant an the grasshoper". But the original Aesop's fable talks about a cicada. Anyway, if you want to know about this fable: "The ant and the cicada" or "The ant an the grasshoper".

martes, 23 de julio de 2019

Passiflora Violet Passion

The violet passion flower that comes to South America is growing in some gardens at Spain.
More about this beautiful flower, wikipedia.

domingo, 21 de julio de 2019

Rosemary

This evergreen aromatic shrub of the mint family, native to Mediterranean area, it is commonly to find at fields at Region of Murcia. The narrow leaves are used as a culinary herb, in many Spanish dishes.
More about Rosemary, here.

viernes, 19 de julio de 2019

Catching the Wind

A way to capture the wind in a picture is taking a photo of nature.

miércoles, 17 de julio de 2019

B&W Textures

Although it is the same frame than yesterday, I think that nature offer a different texture on black and white pictures.

martes, 16 de julio de 2019

Textures

Textures from a palm tree.

domingo, 14 de julio de 2019

Seagull and waves

At Bolnuevo Beach, Mazarron, Region of Murcia.

viernes, 12 de julio de 2019

Bolnuevo Erosions

That is a picture taken from Bolnuevo beach. So there is a beautiful surrounding close to the beach.
About those erosions I had published a post on 2016 that you can read it here.

miércoles, 10 de julio de 2019

Bolnuevo Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches at Region of Murcia is located at Mazarron: Bolnuevo beach. Due to its surroundings that increase the value of that beach.

lunes, 8 de julio de 2019

Cups Above

At El Cubano tapas-restaurant. Portman Bay.

sábado, 6 de julio de 2019

Vertical Lines Landscape

Vertical forms in that picture paid my attention.
At Portman Village surroundings (La Unión - Region of Murcia)