domingo, 10 de marzo de 2019

Carlos III

This photo is taken from the exhibition "Floridablanca, the shadow of the king". The king to whom the exhibition refers is Carlos III (in the image, equestrian statue of Carlos III).
Carlos III (Charles III) of Spain, called "the Politician" or "the Better Mayor of Madrid" (Madrid, 20 of January of 1716, Madrid, 14 of December of 1788), was Duke of Parma and Plasencia between 1731 and 1735, king of Naples and King of Sicily from 1734 to 1759 and from Spain from 1759 until his death in 1788.
At Almudí Palace, Murcia (Region of Murcia). Till April 28th 2019.

viernes, 8 de marzo de 2019

Floridablanca: The Shadow of the King.

At Almudi Palace and Hall of Veronicas, you have a great opportunity to know more about Count of Floridablanca (great Murcia politician) who was Ambassador and Minister of King Charles III (Carlos III). An enriching exhibition for the knowledge where to know the influence of this politician on the court of Carlos III.
Since January 29th to April 28th 2019.
"José Moñino y Redondo (Murcia, 1728 - Seville, 1808), first Count of Floridablanca, lived in a convulsive period that was debated between the staunch conservatives of the institutions and the revolutionaries. For half a century, Moñino, a faithful interpreter of Carlos III's ideas, took an active part in politics and was Secretary of State between 1777 and 1792. After his dismissal and a period in prison, he presided over the Central Supreme Junta in 1808.
From Goya to Tiepolo and Mengs: Works from the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the National Archaeological Museum or the National Library, as well as others belonging to some of the most important private collections in Spain, will be exhibited in almost 1,800 square meters of this exhibition "will occupy two of the cultural spaces of reference in our Region: the Almudí Palace, created in the 15th century, and the Sala Verónicas, an old baroque church converted into a unique exhibition space"" (Source: Murciaturistica.es)

miércoles, 6 de marzo de 2019

Los Cuadros

The Los Cuadros reserve is a space of the network of Regional Parks of the Region of Murcia. A recreational forest environment, where to go hiking, MTB, ...
It is located outskirts of Murcia City (North).

lunes, 4 de marzo de 2019

Live Rock Concerts

More and more concerts at Region of Murcia. Only on March, they are programmed 111 live concerts on private concert halls. Great!
But nowadays, new music bands have no impact. Only old bands or tribute bands (image, Metallica tribute band at Garage Beat Club) manage to fill concert halls. :(

sábado, 2 de marzo de 2019

Ducks under the Bridge

Ducks, swans,... under Manterola Bridge, illuminated by blue lights.

sábado, 16 de febrero de 2019

IV Kaya-Canoeing Race City of Murcia

Early in the morning, it has started a weekend to put our senses to the Segura river. It has started with a dragon boats race.
During the hole weekend, 700 participants (including world champions and Olympic champions) have been registered in the different races of the various boats, which each year attracts more participants and more audience.
Picture: first dragon boat race of the day. 9:30h a.m.

jueves, 14 de febrero de 2019

Patrulla Águila. Pledge of Allegiance.

On February 10, an oath of allegiance to the Spanish flag was performed by citizens, with a military parade included. During this event, the Patrulla Águila (Eagle Patrol) waited outside of Murcia to make a large entry into the city of Murcia by drawing the Spanish flag on the air.
Picture: Patrulla Águila waiting for their moment.

martes, 12 de febrero de 2019

Pollination

Due to reach 20ºC and 23ºC also (at Region of Murcia), bees are working a lot.

domingo, 10 de febrero de 2019

Torre-Pacheco

A village to visit windmills, and to visit the land of the neanderthals.
"37 km from the regional capital, Torre Pacheco offers good infrastructures and services, including the IFEPA trade fair and exhibition centre, as well as a golf course. Once again, the pleasant climate and scenery and climate of the area make it an ideal destination to take a few days' relaxation in one of the district's rural residences."
"In the mountainous area of Cabezo Gordo lies one of the most important palaeoanthropological sites of the Spanish Mediterranean Sea, known as "La Sima de las Palomas". More than 50,000 years ago the Neanderthal man walked these hillsides. The amazing site and the breathtaking views of the Mar Menor from the top are waiting you!" (Source: murciaturistica.es)

viernes, 8 de febrero de 2019

Rice Fields of Calasparra. Sustainable Cultivation.

"The rice fields of the municipality of Calasparra are an example of sustainable cultivation in an ecological environment. The rice reserve is formed by the basin of the Mundo and Segura rivers passing through the municipalities of Calasparra, Moratalla and Hellín (Albacete). This rice meadow also has a high importance for the conservation of biological diversity, so it is among the protected natural areas of the Region of Murcia.
The rice fields of Calasparra are a traditional and deeply rooted activity and it is the first rice in the world that has been guaranteed by the Denomination of Origin since 1986.
This rice, is one of the food of the Region of Murcia unique in the world, by factors such as the weather, the irrigation system, the alternation with other types of crops and the maintenance of seeds, traditions that are only used in this location." (Source: La Opinión de Murcia)

miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2019

Road to Sunset

A beautiful sunset. Feb 2019.

lunes, 4 de febrero de 2019

Go to the Light

That image reminds me to "Poltergeist" (1982 film), when they said: "go to the light Carol Anne".

I took this photo at "Cabezo Gordo" (Torre Pacheco - Region of Murcia) during a visit of the oldest rests of neanderthal in Europe.

sábado, 2 de febrero de 2019

Pine Slush

Delicious?
Enjoying a sunny-windy-snowing day at Inazares (Moratalla - Region of Murcia).

viernes, 1 de febrero de 2019

Feb'19 Theme Day. White.

First day of the month, and the Theme Day comes to citydailyphoto community. This time: White.
At the end, first snow day at Region of Murcia, at Inazares. I know that north of Spain have a bad weather, or, indeed, at USA and Canada, they are suffering polar weather days, but at Region of Murcia, we are still reaching 20ºC :\
Anyway, please visit the thumbnails of all participants.

jueves, 31 de enero de 2019

Modern Art

Modern art from the other side,
I took that picture some months ago at Pabillion 2 at former Artillery Barracks.

sábado, 26 de enero de 2019

From Outside.

The perspective of a view helps to visualize a moment from other point of view. Sometimes we need to see anything (a problem; a love; a friend; ...) from outside.

viernes, 25 de enero de 2019

Cantabella. Tizones.

I love the work art of that artist. Cantabella. I invite you to visit her official website to delight with her paints.

domingo, 20 de enero de 2019

DKB

This was the former Via Apostolo Restaurant (italian restaurant), where you could eat the better pizzas at midtown. At basement you could eat viewing a part of the old arab wall.
Now, its name is: DKB (DeKeBabs). It is a modern greek-turkish restaurant. I have not still came into to taste its meals.
It is located at Apostles Square (behind Cathedral of Murcia)

lunes, 14 de enero de 2019

Levitation

The sculpture in white, was as suspended in the air.
I took this photo in the column room of the Almudí Palace.

domingo, 13 de enero de 2019

Mercado de Correos

The old National Post and Telegraph Service building, abandoned in the late 1980s, was built in 1930 (designed by architect Pedro Muguruza). This building has been renovated between 2017 and 2018, and, since November 2018, it has become a gourmet market, where you can go for tapas, although it is not cheap. (I have to go to get something and take some pictures).

viernes, 11 de enero de 2019

Portico

At the colloquially called Mailing Street (Calle Correos although this part is Ceballos Street), next to the Hotel Arco de San Juan, and in the same arch of San Juan is this cafe: Pórtico. In a restored Neoclassical Palace.

jueves, 10 de enero de 2019

Echoes from Xmas. Music & Fire.

Last January 1st and 2nd 2019, over Segura river, a music and fire show was performed.

miércoles, 9 de enero de 2019

Eches from Xmas 2018. Mapping on Town Hall Facade.

During last Xmas time, on Town Hall facade and, accompanied by music, a light show was performed every day.

martes, 8 de enero de 2019

Urban Vegetable Garden

Well, this is from my last visit to Altea (please, visit labels). That town is amazing what you can find just around the corner.

lunes, 7 de enero de 2019

Walking in the Fog

This is really a picture as transition from Christmas time to the rest of the year. It is a fog made with liquid nitrogen.

domingo, 6 de enero de 2019

Tramway to Christmas Tree

Today is the last day of Christmas at Spain, with the Day of the Magi or Three Wise Men. That Three Wise Men (riding their camels) leave the gifts that the children have asked for in the houses at night (at night January 5th to 6th).

viernes, 4 de enero de 2019

Traperia at Christmas

This is one of he most commercial streets at Murcia. The name of the street came from Middle Ages when at this street there were the fabric merchants, and everything related to the manufacture of fabrics.

jueves, 3 de enero de 2019

Feliz 2019

Town Hall facade on January 1st 2019, wishing you Happy 2019.
On the right, Cathedral Tower (the second tallest tower at Spain).

miércoles, 2 de enero de 2019

Xmas Site for Children

Like previous years, at neighborhood of El Carmen, at former artillery barracks, a number of amusement park for children were installed: merry-go-round, ice rink for skating, tobogganing, music, ...

martes, 1 de enero de 2019

January'19 Theme Day. Best Photo of the Year.

First of all, Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for 2019!
The first day of the year, as tradition at citydailyphoto community, the selected Theme Day is: Best Photo of the Year (for each blog of the community).
Although last year I hav published only a few pictures (118), it was not easy to select only one photo so, below there is a second one.
The first one was published on June 2018. It could be a way to show what it is happening with this blog: is it oppening a new door? Some problems, plus a very busy year did not let me to publish as I liked.
About picture below. This photo, maybe, I could not take it again, because they are burying the train tracks passing through the city. About this picture, click on the following link. (Posted on July 2018).
I was not publishing on Theme Day since August 2018. I missed.