For this month, the citydailyphoto bloggers community has elected for Theme Day:. Rust and ruins.Image: main entrance to Floridablanca's Garden of Floridablanca. It was the first public garden opened in Spain (XVIII and XIX century). Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.
Pedestrian bridge (by Calatrava) that connects neighborhoods of Infante Juan Manuel and Vistabella over Segura river.
This bridge has been controversial. One of the biggest complaints is that the floor was glass and when it rained, it was very slippery, and several elderly people had accidents. That was solved by placing a "carpet", which takes a lot of beauty to the bridge. Another perspective from 2012.
During summer, the town is deserted. Although a few years ago, it was not very common to find people on the street during the month of August (people go to the beach, about 30-40 minutes away), especially, in the last 15 years I have observed that is not happened. I guess the economic changes, changes in lifestyle (both spouses have to work), have influenced.
Pair of Iberian Brown Bears. This is the largest carnivore on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain), where it is in danger of extinction (about 120 specimens are distributed by the Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees).
The photo was taken on Terra Natura Murcia, where several specimens were born.
Much more information on wikipedia.
This is what can happen when you are part of the audience that is watching "The Birds of Prey show" at Terra Natura Murcia.
The title of this post could be The Beastmaster, Hawkman (there are two entries at wikipedia: 1 and 2) or Falconman, although I think that is an eagle.
At Region of Murcia coast you have the Mediterranean sea, with a calm sea or with a waves sea. Also, Mar Menor coast with no waves because is just the bigger salt lagoon at Europe.
Image at Mediterranean sea: sufers: wind-surf, kite-surf.
You can go early in the morning at the Mediterranean Region of Murcia coast or going to a cove of difficult access. Also, you will find some beautiful beaches at Mar Menor coast, but if you want to keep calm, early in the morning.
For a year it will be performing the dredging section of the river basin, passing through the city of Murcia. It aims to lower the channel one meter, and remove accumulated sediments. This is intended to prevent flooding, and adapt this section to water activities.
Currently, sediment generated islets that have been colonized by wild fauna and flora. Environmentalists disagree with this work by the effect it will have on the ecosystem.
We'll see what will happen.
More photos of Segura River: islets; fishing;
This is the main entrance of the Casino of Murcia, a cultural club centre. About this building, here.
More amazing photos, here.
This monument (at Traperia street) can be visited. Indeed, is the civil building more visited.
Jimi Hendrix, an American who conquered the UK. He was a musician, who experimented with the music, among other things, finding new sounds.
This picture was taken a few nights ago inside a highly recommended pub: Atomic Café (Simon Garcia street, corner of Joaquin Costa street). Drinks and music live, DJ's sessions, ...
They lurk us, as in the Hitchcock film, to stain our clothes or our hair.
Another image of the St. Domingo square with the facade of the church of St. Domingo. The place where the pigeons are perched, is a pergola that serves as protection for possible fallen branches of a centenary ficus.
And now the belfry. The set of bronze bells are special for its loudness. And, not long ago, the bells governing the life of Murcia. They were heard throughout the orchard because not only warned of the time, even in the case of fire or flood, and of course ruled the irrigation batches. The bell tower has twenty bells, five on each side. The heaviest, Santa Ágata (St. Agatha), with 6,420 kilos (the sixth largest in the Spanish cathedrals); the most famous, San Victoriano (St. Victorian) (1,158 kilos) known as Nona, to mark the ninth hour (3 pm), other bells (in the bellfry there is a replica, while the original is in the museum of the Cathedral ): La Mora. It is one of the oldest in Spain, dating from 1383. It is also known as "spells", named after the enigmatic inscriptions containing. Here, a picture few meters below.
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.
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 ...