This photo is very similar than yesterday, but there are several differences.
Although the spiral staircase is continuing, the following stairs and floor can not be visited.
In the end, we have reached the belfry.
Ramps above finally leads to the outside of the tower through the balcony of Conjuratorios (Spells). Opened to the four cardinal points, four little temples, crowned by images of Cartagena saints adorn each corner. It is a unique space that is not exist in other Spanish cathedrals, and full of history. Here, two canons climbed every time that threatened storm or flood risk existed. With Relic 'Lignum Crucis' in their hands, uttered a few psalms response as spell to rid Murcia, of foreseeable disaster. If, despite the prayers, the situation did not improve, then it was the bishop who climbed to deliver the emergency spell from a balcony located on a ledge on the side facing the river.
Inside the tower, a square floor plan, it is possible to contemplate the succession of artistic styles. The structure has several rooms. On the ramp seven is the file room, in process of cataloging, which holds hundreds of files and documents, including handwritten letters of Alfonso X "The Wise". Slightly above locates the room known as refugees, as it was the place where it was kept the treasure of the Cathedral to avoid floods. And over the clock room, which still retains the machinery of 1940. Now it is no longer necesary that the watchmaker climb every three days to wind because the clock is connected via satellite to the atomic clock of Berlin, which keeps it promptly on time. This room, where the ringer lived, is also known as the secret room. Because the vaulted ceiling gives it a special sound that is almost impossible to whisper a few words without being heard at the other corner of the room.
On the door to the clock room, following a tradition of the Middle Ages, a stonemason left, using the latest restoration, a message written on the wall 'inside this stone is my name in a bottle'.
Climbing to the bell tower of the Cathedral of Murcia, there are up to 4 stops at 4 rooms, each with its own history: the file room, clock room, ... In the clock room, the ringer had his bedroom. This room also has a secret due to the design of it (which I will not reveal: you have to make the visit).
Photo: from the first stop. Facade of entry the cross square.
Eighteen ramps, and 44 steps, take us to climb 95 meters high, the third highest tower of a cathedral in Spain. A walk that allows travel 400 years of the history of Murcia.
The tour lasts about an hour, with the help of a guide. Though the climb is no major complication, four stops are made before reaching the belfry.
It is a lesson in history of art from the Italian Renaissance to Neoclassicism, going through Baroque. The monument began to rise in 1519 and not finished until 1893 with wind vane. Nearly four centuries.
This photo is an excuse to invite you to take a trip through the interior of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Murcia, symbol of the city of Murcia.
We will visit the interior of the tower reaching to the top, where we can see stunning views of the city.
You are invited next days to see some photos from this trip.
Meanwhile, here differing perspectives of the tower. Here, its history.
This boat (see previous photos: 1 and 2) is a restaurant boat that can be visited in the port of Alicante.
Previously was in Málaga, and finally end up in Ibiza.
Photo: detail of the main mast.
This ship, the replica was originally a merchant ship, which has been remodeled for the replica of the Holy Trinity ship. The ship does not sail, and to remove from port to port, it has to be towed.
Detail of the bow of the replica of this great ship. All its history, here.
Sign of the end of Spanish power in the seas, the greatest weapon of war of his time now remains in the seabed. Their artillery pieces were removed and installed at the entrance of the Pantheon of Illustrious Marine located at the NCO School of the Navy in San Fernando (Cádiz).
Detail of the stern of the ship: Holy Trinity (Santísima Trinidad 1769-1805). Here, a general perspective.
The Holy Trinity, officially Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, was a Spanish ship of 120 cannons, later expanded to 140, the largest of its time, was nicknamed "El Escorial of the seas" and was one of the few ships of the line of four bridges that existed. It had an initial endowment of 960 sailors.
In 1780, it participated in the capture of an English convoy of 55 ships. In 1782 it was incorporated into the fleet at the Mediterranean and participated in the Battle of Cape Spartel.
He is remembered especially for his tragic end at the Battle of Trafalgar (October, 21st 1805). After a hard fight was captured by the English in very poor condition, with more than 200 killed and 100 wounded. The English put every effort to save it and take it to the English port of Gibraltar, being towed by the frigates HMS Naiad and HMS Phoebe. But finally sink on October 24th about 25 or 28 miles south of Cadiz.
A great Theme Day for the northern hemisphere (although Southern can also show us their winter in July or their past summer).
Celebrating Summer is the title for this day, and drinking something refreshing at the beach, is a very good idea. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.
Tonight, these monuments of cardboard and wood will be burned. St. John's Night in Alicante.
Pictured: Hoguera /Foguera (Bonfire) Hernán Cortes, entitled: Kaos.
According to the official website:
"In the XXI century planet earth comes into conflict with humans, who drains resources, pollute the planet to satiety, its water, land and air, do not resist the harassment of men, so that explodes in anger at sowing Kaos turn against himself.
The center of the fire emerge two figures representing the element water and land, most representative symbols of our planet ... femininity and masculinity, light and dark, two such opposing elements and each other as necessary for the survival of our beloved blue planet."
Throughout the city of Alicante can see sculptural ensembles of varying size, with different themes. All are assessed by a jury, and the most valued, is pardoned to avoid the fire and is not burned. Becomes part of Hogueras Museum.
The image, Bonfire of the City Hall (not participating in the contest).
These cardboard and wood sculptures are part of a "Hoguera" ("Fogueres", "Bonfire"), which shows a review about events that have occurred in the last year (then it will burn on St. John's night). The image says it all (from "Hoguera Hernán Cortés").
The place, Alicante (about 80km from Murcia), one of the most traditional places where celebrating the Night of St. John (St. John's Day or Midsummer). In 2009, already spoke of Obama, as a chess player.
Getting to the natural landscape Salto del Usero (Usero's Waterfall) is not easy, not for its accessibility, but the lack of indications. From the village of Bullas to the Camping La Rafa, 2 Km.
A place you have to continue to protect, and still not massify.
This is one of those hidden beautiful places at Region of Murcia, as the Strait of La Arboleja.
This is called Salto del Usero (Usero's Waterfall). The Mula river, passing by Bullas, in a karst landscape, has pierced rock, creating this beautiful grotto. Water: cold.
The Day of the Region of Murcia (Día de la Región de Murcia) is an annual public holiday in the autonomous community of Murcia, Spain, on June 9. It marks the anniversary of the approval of the autonomy statute of Murcia on June 9, 1982.
It is a public holiday in the Region of Murcia.
Photo source: Wikipedia: The Regional Assembly of Murcia (Spanish: Asamblea Regional de Murcia) (building photo) is the autonomous parliament of the Region of Murcia, one of the autonomous communities of Spain. The unicameral assembly, which contained 45 elected legislative seats, is located in the Murcian city of Cartagena, Spain.
On Wednesday, back home from work, I saw a column of smoke in the distance. Arriving to smoke, I found a truck was on fire. In the image, on the left, you see the silhouette of two people, the truck driver and passenger unharmed.
That created a traffic jam of more than two kilometers on the highway Murcia - Cartagena.
It's been six years since I started this project. And every day I find it harder to stick with it due to lack of time it require, but thanks to your visits and your comments, MurciaDailyPhoto continue showing pictures of the Region of Murcia.
Thank you all. Here you have a link to the 5th anniversary (to see if I could get to the tenth as Eric Tenin (from Paris Daily Photo).
The Segura River is a very calm river in the middle course, and it takes many sediments wich is deposited. Although last weekend has rained a few, many months ago has not rained a drop.
But the formation of this island has nothing to do with what happened in Japan, where it has emerged a new island because of a volcano. Here, great photos.
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 ...