jueves, 16 de abril de 2015

Crazy Weather

Spring has these things. A day can be sunny, and the next day cloudy, or rainy / stormy.

lunes, 13 de abril de 2015

Ending Spring Festivities

Yesterday (April 12th) Spring Festivities ended. A ful week to have fun. Now, preparatives for next year have started. I hope some of you can come next year to enjoy that awesome festivities.

sábado, 11 de abril de 2015

Mrs Sardine Parade

This noon was held the Mrs Sardine parade (desfile de Doña Sardina). Sardineros go to the streets to give gifts to the people. This time, there was a marching band from Moscow and a majorette group from Czech Republic.
Lots of music, sounds, colours, ... and the big parade will be this evening with the Burial of the Sardine Parade.
Oficial website: here (in Spanish).

viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Testament Of Burial Of The Sardine Parade

This evening was held the Testament of the Burial of the Sardine parade. Lots of music, dances, colours...
Spring Festivities week is full of parades.
Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina) is declared as festivity of International Interest.

jueves, 9 de abril de 2015

Caldo Con Pelotas. Murcian Meatballs Soup.

Although at its origin was to eat on Xmas time, during this Spring Festivities, you can eat at barracas (street bars that only are installed during this week, also on September). It is a meatball in a soup as a tapa or as first dish (delicious). A quick way to hot and to food your body. You can taste it the rest of the year in some traditional restaurants and tapas bar.
Today, was held the Flowers parade.

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015

Echoes From Bando De La Huerta 2015

A picture from yesterday. Streets taken by Murcians and foreigners. A whole day of fiesta.
Today was held the 7th Murcian Meat Pie Day (7º Dia del Pastel de Carne Murciano). 10000 meat pies and beer for all people (free). How to made this meat pie: here.

martes, 7 de abril de 2015

Bando De La Huerta 2015

Murcian traditions have taken the streets this afternoon (always on first Tuesday after Easter week). A big parade full of colour, showing the old traditions of Murcia. Specifically, old ways for working of huertanos (market gardeners), but not only the work at vegetable gardens, also all works around huerta (vegetable gardens) like milkman, blacksmith, carrier, ...
I would like to remember that during this week there will be many activities around Spring Festivities. Tomorrow: Murcian meat pie day (Dia del Pastel de Carne murciano).

lunes, 6 de abril de 2015

Bando De La Huerta Infantil. Children's Bando. Spring Festival 2015.

This afternoon, previous to tomorrow it's held the children parade of Bando de la Huerta. First Monday after Easter Week. Childrens wearing traditional costumes. Tomorrow, the rest of the city, we are going to wear those traditional costumes. A full day of colorful, meals, drinks, ... living on the streets. Also for foreigners (many foreigners, if they have a friend here, or some who live a few months here, at the end will wear our traditional costumes). All of you are invited to come to live and enjoy our Spring festivities (Fiestas de Primavera).

domingo, 5 de abril de 2015

Sympathy For The Devil

Today, Easter Week has finished with the procession of the Raisen. Also, today has started the Spring Festival.
Image: Lucifer. Here a live video (2013) from Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the devil.

sábado, 4 de abril de 2015

Thinking About

An image for thought: church decorated for Easter and the god Mercury, god of commerce.

viernes, 3 de abril de 2015

Good Friday 2015

This morning, like every Good Friday procession came out of Salzillos, the great sculptor of international fame Murcia. This year, the procession has been declared of Bien de Interés Cultural inmaterial (Asset of immaterial Cultural Interest).
In the picture, one of his sculptural ensembles of the eighteenth century, where he immortalized passages from the Bible: the kiss of Judas
The declaration of 'Morning Salzillo' "asset of immaterial cultural interest" is justified by the artistic quality of the sculpture, with significance both in the Region of Murcia, where resulted in a whole school of imagery- as in the history of international art, according to Regional Ministry of Culture.

jueves, 2 de abril de 2015

Easter Week 2015

Both this week (Easter) and next (Spring Festival) are great tourist affluence weeks. Also, they are weeks when Murcian people take to the streets.
The week of Easter, for believers and nonbelievers, is a way to see some works of religious art, taking to the streets. Murcia processions are considered of International Tourist Interest.
I invite you to come to Murcia these days. I also invite you to visit the "Easter Week label", and see photos of past years so that you have an overview of Murcian processions.
A very recommended article about: Aesthetic configuration of the Murcian processions. A peculiarity I want to highlight (besides the dress) is the distribution to the audience of candies and other foods from Murcian Nazarenes. There is evidence in the eighteenth century that this was taking place.

miércoles, 1 de abril de 2015

April's 2015 Theme Day: My Camera-shy Self Portrait.

First of month has arrived and also the Theme Day for the citydailyphoto bloggers. Perhaps the most narcissistic theme of the group's history. ;-)
Me on reflection.
Click here to see thumbnails of all participants.

martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Dark Clouds On A Sunset

I like the darkness of that sunset.

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015

Framed Tower

The tower of the Cathedral of Murcia, viewed from the right bank of the Segura river.

domingo, 29 de marzo de 2015

Busy Sky

With the beginning of Holy Week, on the sky increase the number of planes that bring and carry tourists to Region of Murcia.

viernes, 27 de marzo de 2015

No Clouds

No clouds on the horizon. Easter week are going to start with no clouds and very good temperatura here, at Region of Murcia (around 25 to 29 Celsius degrees).

miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2015

Big For Nothing

There it is from 5 or 6 years ago. As this building, there are several more unfinished been built at the beginning of the economic crisis.

martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

Clouds For Raining

Although it is not appearing in the picture, there are lots of clouds to rain.

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Auditorium Of Murcia. Inside.

Taking advantage of no one in those stairs, I took this photo.

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

Fin - The End

Ending this week I have found this picture of a play at Auditorium of Murcia (Auditorium Victor Villegas).
The photo was taken at the end of the play.
The play: La cabeza del dragón. (The dragon's head) by Valle-Inclán
Child Farce of the dragon's head is a child's play in two acts, divided into six pictures, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, released in 1910 and published in 1914.
Plot: Prince Verdemar, with the help of a Fairy, paddling and defeat the dragon, having captured the Infanta of King Micomicón. Custody monster tongue to give proof of his prowess and finally get the desired prize: The hand of the girl.
Theatre company for this time: students of Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia, ESAD (High School of Dramatic Art of Murcia).

sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015

Peter And The Wolf

Peter and the wolf is a composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 in the USSR. It is a children's story (with both music and text by Prokofiev), spoken by a narrator accompanied by the orchestra.
In this case the scenery was done using the Black Theatre technique, originally from the Czech Republic.
Very good production. The play loved children and adults. Maybe a little short.
The theatre company: Titeres Etcetera . About this play: here.
Music: part of the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra
The theatre: Teatro Circo of Murcia

viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

Taraxacum

This a family flower of dandelion. Spring has come.
About taraxacum: wikipedia has more information.

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

Handicrafts For A Father

Today is Father's Day in Spain (March 19, St. Joseph). A feast since it began in our country in 1948 (here, part of its history).
It is also Father's Day in: Andorra, Antwerp (Belgium), Bolivia, Honduras, Canton Ticino (Switzerland), Liechtenstein and Portugal.
Most of the countries around the world to celebrate it the third Sunday of June. More information in Wikipedia.

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

Pruning For Next Festivities

The Garden of El Malecón is preparing for the upcoming spring festivals, within three weeks.

martes, 17 de marzo de 2015

St Patrick's Day 2015

Today, March 17th is St Patrick's Day for Irish, but also is the patron of City of Murcia.

lunes, 16 de marzo de 2015

Lorry To Crash

At first glance, it appears that two trucks were to collide. But it is only optical illusion, because the truck in the background is being transported by another truck.

domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

Episcopal Palace At Night

Nice lighting to illuminate the Episcopal Palace facade.

sábado, 14 de marzo de 2015

Spirits

Spirits decoration at a night club.

viernes, 13 de marzo de 2015

The Army Takes The Streets

Well, it's just moving heavy vehicles from barracks to another, I think.