viernes, 9 de noviembre de 2018

Rainbow and Monteagudo

Maybe, from other perspective I could have taken a better shot with the rainbow over Christ of Monteagudo.
About this monument, please visit Monteagudo Label.

domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2018

The Skater and the Cathedral

It was lucky that the skater cross the camera focus because I was only looking for the reflection of the tower of the Cathedral on the water.

sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2018

Building a Stage

I took this capture last October 19th 2018. They were building the stage for the concert on October 20th. Who did play there? The spanish rock band "Loquillo y los Trogloditas" during 40th anniversary tour. Here a video from that concert.
The stage it was located at former Artillery Barracks.

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018

Beer for Everybody

All details have to be prepare for a concert, including liquids to be hydrated.

viernes, 26 de octubre de 2018

Cathedral and Firemen

Firemen for everything. Years ago, anti-dove skewers or pins were installed on the facade and around the perimeter of the cathedral of Murcia. Apparently, some of these pins fell to the ground and some pedestrians warned of this risk. The firemen were called and they checked the facade.

domingo, 14 de octubre de 2018

Face in Facade

The tallest mural in Spain is located in Murcia. A portrait of a woman made by painter Carlos Callizo (professor of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Murcia, in 2008 he received the National Prize for Fine Arts). A mural 32 meters high and 12 meters wide. The mural was made between the end of September and the beginning of October.

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2018

Facade with Balcony

I took this picture from Royal Casino of Murcia (from first floor). I had not noticed about that building when I had been passing throw Traperia street at ground floor. Many things we can lose if we do not change the view perspective during our lives.

viernes, 5 de octubre de 2018

Arab Courtyard Balcony

Inside Royal Casino of Murcia, the first room is the Arab Courtyard. Here a picture (2016) from ground floor. Now a picture from first floor where you can see details of that interior balcony. Neo-Moorish decor style, work of Manuel Castaños, required more than 20,000 sheets of gold leaf.

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2018

From Main Entrance. Royal Casino of Murcia.

On 2014, I took a picture of main entrance of Royal Casino of Murcia from outside. Now, inside.
This the most visited civil building. It is a social and cultural centre private and public. The building was built at early of 20th century.

miércoles, 3 de octubre de 2018

Echoes from Fair of Murcia 2018

As previous years, from the first Friday to the second Tuesday of September, it is held the Fair of Murcia. Since few years ago, following an old tradition from the 20th century, a flower arch is placed over the Old Bridge.

martes, 2 de octubre de 2018

Bad Form

I do not understand why people are capable of throwing something on the ground, having a wastebasket next to it.
Background: Segura river

domingo, 16 de septiembre de 2018

Scenography: Moors and Christians 2018

Trial theatrical act of surrender of the city by the Moors to Christians.
The play is performed by night.

viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2018

Moors and Christians 2018

During Feria of Murcia (please, for more info visit label) it is also holding Moors and Christians Fest.
A little bit of History:
"During the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, in 713 they reached the lands of Tudmir (Visigoth territory ruled by King Theodomyr). Abd al-Azid signed a pact with Teodomiro: Tudmir was neither an independent principality, nor a land subject to the direct authority of the Arab governors, but was a land under the authority of the Visigothic king, but exercised in the name of the wali ( governor), appointed by Damascus to govern the destinies of Al-Andalus. This autonomy would continue with his successor Atanagildo. Then it would become an Islamic province dependent on Córdoba, losing its special status.
It is the first Muslim document of the current region of Murcia and is considered the act of constitution of the Kingdom of Murcia and the first recognition of its political unity.
On July 25, 825, Emir Abd al-Rahman II, in order to pacify the territory, enhance development and strengthen its authority, established a new capital in a small rise on the banks of the Segura River: the Medina was born Mursiya. (The origins would go back to a Roman villae called Murtia).
After the crisis and disappearance of the Caliphate of Cordoba in the year 1031, political and social instability is spread by Tudmir. In this context the Kingdom of Murcia is born, from a taifa around the Muslim city of Murcia. That kingdom included the current province of Albacete and part of the province of Almeria.
in 1243, the territory of Murcia was submitted to the protectorate of the Castilian King Ferdinand III". (Source: regmurcia.com)

Picture: near City Hall, swords.

lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2018

300 years

On September 10th 1718, it started the construction of this bridge: The Old Bridge or Peligros Bridge.

martes, 4 de septiembre de 2018

Hanging Pedestrian Bridge

That is Manterola's bridge. I comment about it sometimes ago. Another perspective views, here, and here.
But now, I like to comment that due to some raining days, there is a little bit water on Segura river, that it is the reason why the colour of tha water is brown.

martes, 28 de agosto de 2018

Kites are for Summer

At summertime, on vacations, it is a good momment to fly a kite.

domingo, 26 de agosto de 2018

Roman Quarry

At neighbouring town of Torre de la Horadada (Pilar de la Horadada - Alicante) you can find a Roman quarry, that you can visit, and walk over it.
Archaeological remains of a Roman quarry from the second century B.C. This opencast quarry runs parallel to the coastline along more than 60 meters (Source: pilardelahoradada.org)

viernes, 24 de agosto de 2018

Submarine Arc

Diving in Mediterranean Sea, you can find lots of treasures.

miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2018

Red Rock

Red flowers on a rock under the sea.

lunes, 20 de agosto de 2018

Canoeing on the Sea

Family canoeing.

sábado, 18 de agosto de 2018

Jellyfish

Diving on the sea I found this jellyfish. It is not enough dangerous this kind of jellyfish. The worst spiece is the white one at Mediterranean sea.

miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2018

Under the Sea

I love to dive. But this picture is doing snorkeling.

martes, 14 de agosto de 2018

On the Sea

A few pictures with a sport cam.
On the sea.

jueves, 9 de agosto de 2018

Calm Days

Calm sea (Mediterranean sea). Time for relaxing.

lunes, 6 de agosto de 2018

Dawning on the Sea

It is amazing, beautiful, awesome, to see (or to watch) dawning on the sea from the beach.

viernes, 3 de agosto de 2018

Cabezo Gordo Views

At Cabezo Gordo it is located Sima de las Palomas (see post). From this site you can see this landscape. Intensive agriculture (front, Torre-Pacheco fields) and Mar Menor (back).

jueves, 2 de agosto de 2018

Sima de las Palomas

Located in Torre Pacheco (Region of Murcia), in a hill named Cabezo Gordo there is a paleontological site whose name is Sima de Las Palomas (Chasm of Pigeons). This place shows the presence of individuals belonging to the species Homo heidelbergensis. These creatures inhabited this territory in the period from 150,000 BC to 125,000 BC. Neanderthals also lived in this area from 120,000 BC to 35,000 BC.
The Palomas Chasm (Torre Pacheco, Region of Murcia, Spain), located in the Cabezo Gordo, is a karstic chasm 20 meters deep in which numerous human remains of hominids dating back to the Middle and Upper Pleistocene have been found , between 150,000 years and 30,000 BP.
After the discovery in 1991 of a fossil in this chasm by a naturalist, its cleaning in the laboratory revealed that it was part of upper and lower human jaws, of Neanderthal type. After later scientific excavations, fossils and a skull belonging to the ancestors of the Neanderthals, that is, the pre-Neandertals of Homo heidelbergensis, with an antiquity of 150,000 years, as well as of Homo neanderthalensis, as well as their Mousterian Paleolithic industry and Upper Pleistocene fauna, 100,000 years old, more or less approaching the end of its presence in Europe, something that has been possible to date thanks to the collaboration of researchers from the University of Murcia with the University of Oxford.
The profusion of fossil remains of different animals as well as the Mousterian lithic industry associated with Neanderthals is abundant and in the excavation campaign carried out in 2009, evidence of what appear to be funerary burials has appeared.
Michael Walker, professor of Anthropology at the University of Murcia is the scientific coordinator of the excavation project of the Pigeons' chasm as well as that of the Black Cave (in Caravaca, Region of Murcia). Both sites are also co-managed by Dr. María Haber Uriarte and the archaeologist Mariano López Martínez.
The construction of the Paleontological Museum and the Human Evolution of the Region of Murcia is foreseen in the vicinity of the chasm in which the findings of this and other fossil deposits of the Region of Murcia will be exhibited.

miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018

Theme Day August'18. Music

This time, the selected theme day for August is: Music. Please visiti all the participants from the citydailyphoto bloggers community at the official portal.
About the picture: drummer group at las Burial of the Sardine 2018.

domingo, 29 de julio de 2018

Moon Eclipse

A pair of pictures of the last moon eclipse. The largest moon eclipse of this century (as experts said).
An awesome show in the dark sky.

sábado, 28 de julio de 2018

Blood Moon and Mars

Spectacular moment could be seen in the sky last night of July 27th.
The longest lunar eclipse of this century, which allowed us to clearly observe the presence of Mars in the sky (bottom right).
Awesome!