lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

Burning Bonfires

Behind this building that seems on fire, it is (or it was) the bonfire of the City of Alicante. Difficult to be there to see it because of the high temperatures that had there.
Image from last Bonfires of St John at Alicante.

domingo, 26 de junio de 2016

Elecciones Generales 26J. General Elections 26J.

Six months ago we have to elect our prime minister (well, our congress), but the result was a mixture of political parties that have generated a new general elections because they did not reach any agreement. At this time, the result has not been very clear, so politicians will have to agree to form a government. If not, we will have to vote again.
Image: time of my vote. The greatest right in a democracy. Long live to democracy!

sábado, 25 de junio de 2016

Bonfires of St John 2016.

While at Spain we celebrate the St John's night (Midsummer night) at 00:00h (GMT+2) of June 24th, at Alicante (80km from Murcia) they celebrate Bonfires of St. John at 00:00h (GMT+2) of June 25th.
I always showed photos from this amazing monuments before they are burned. This time, when they are burning: the magic fire.
Image: from last night when a monument from Bonfires of St John 2016 is burning (Hogueras de San Juan 2016, Fogueres de Sant Joan 2016)

viernes, 24 de junio de 2016

Midsummer. St John's Night.

Last night was a magic night. Lots of bonfires were lit around the Spanish coasts to celebrate the St John's night. A pagan fiesta in its origin.
Image: bonfire on a beach at Alicante coast (80 km from Murcia), by JAAM.

martes, 14 de junio de 2016

Star Ceiling

At Royal Casino of Murcia.
Detail of the starry dome that covers the Arab courtyard (Arab Patio). It is the highest part of the building.

lunes, 13 de junio de 2016

Arab Courtyard

At Royal Casino of Murcia.
Arab courtyard (Patio Árabe), whose spectacular neo-Moorish decor style, work of Manuel Castaños, required more than 20,000 sheets of gold leaf. An inscription in Arabic that reads "Nothing greater than Allah" is repeated along the entire perimeter.
Remember that the building was built at early of 20th century.
This civil building is the most visited in Murcia.

domingo, 12 de junio de 2016

Entrance to Royal Casino Of Murcia

I am going to show you a few photos of this place. About its history and a picture of the beautiful facade, here.
Website of this private club, here. (Spanish).
Image: a small neo-baroque style entrance hall.

sábado, 11 de junio de 2016

750 Anniversary Concejo Of Murcia

Since May 14th 2016 is held the 750 anniversary of Council of Murcia.
What happened 750 years ago? We must contextualize:

City of Murcia was a Muslim kingdom with agreements with the Kingdom of Castile since 1243 when it was conquered. But in 1266, Muslims in the kingdom, did not want to continue paying taxes to the Kingdom of Castile, so revolted. This revolt was appeased by the King of Aragon, Jaime I "The Conqueror" which came at the request of the Prince of Castile, his son in law, Alfonso who became Alfonso X "The Wise", King of Castile from 1252 till 1284.
On May 14, 1266, Alfonso X granted legal recognition to the council of the city of Murcia. The population was still overwhelmingly Muslim, with some Jews and other Christians who were added gradually. But it was a Christian city and as such would have a governing body to Castilian style, with its own emblem that identified on its seal (to validate documents and correspondence of the Council) and its banner (the banner guiding troops of the Council).

So, from May 14th, 2016 and until next May 14th, 2017, the city of Murcia will celebrate this event.
Official information about this event at 750aniversario.murcia.es. (Only in Spanish).
Image: 750 anniversary banner on the New Town Hall building by Moneo. Here a picture of this building, also a view from tower of the Cathedral.

viernes, 10 de junio de 2016

Contrast Colours

Image from last Region of Murcia Day.

jueves, 9 de junio de 2016

Region Of Murcia Day 2016

Today we celebrate the day of the Region of Murcia. 34 years of Autonomy of the Region of Murcia.
This year was held in the city of Murcia, with hundreds of activities, especially for children, marching bands down the street, paratrooper exhibition, activities in the Segura river (canoeing, rafting, ...).
During this year we celebrate 750 anniversary of Municipality of Murcia.

miércoles, 8 de junio de 2016

As Time Goes By. 8th.

I now realize that on June the 4th, this blog turned 8 years. I completely forgot. Time goes by. You can visit previous Anniversaries here.
Today I bring here a photo I found (see below) around the Internet from early of 20th century, from a similar perspective than the picture that I present. The Segura river passing through city of Murcia. The building on the right is the former Hotel Victoria, today is a residential building and commercial premises.


You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
About lirics from "Casablanca" movie, click here. If you want to watch on youtube, click here.

I wish you will here next year. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. And many thanks for leave a comment, I really appreciate all of them. This makes me to continue keeping this blog.

sábado, 4 de junio de 2016

Nature In Process

In August 2015 there was a lightning storm, which produced a large fire in the mountains of Cieza.
Now, the nature resurfaces and the first bushes are covering enough area of what was once the fire.
From this perspective it is not apparent, but there is a canyon (Almadenes canyon) separating the area from where I took the picture, and where was the seat of the fire in the background. Well, the fire crossed the canyon.

viernes, 3 de junio de 2016

Rio Segura

It is not a beautiful view.
I usually like to see graffitis, but this is not art, it is vandalism.
It can be read rio Segura (Segura river).

jueves, 2 de junio de 2016

Enchanted Paragliding

Practicing paragliding near the Enchanted City of Bolnuevo.

miércoles, 1 de junio de 2016

June'16 Theme Day: Shadow And Highlight.

First day on month. Time for Theme Day by citydailyphoto bloggers community. Shadow and Highlight.
While the sun is lighting surroundings, a big cloud casts a shadow on the sand.
Image: Bolnuevo beach at Mazarrón (Region of Murcia).

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016

River And Bridge

This is the end of the stretch of the Segura River as it passes through the city of Murcia. There's a kind of dike or small dam, to maintain a proper course passing through the city. After that, there is the actual river bed.
In the background, bridge of Miguel Indurain Avenue.

miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2016

Descent Over Palm Trees

Spanish paratrooper descent over palm trees. It is only the perspective of the capture. The paratrooper landed on the sand of a beach.
From last 30th anniversary of Patrulla Águila.

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2016

Child's Play

There is something we have done all when we were children: throw a stone into the water. In this case, a ball of sand.
At San Javier, Mar Menor. Region of Murcia.

sábado, 21 de mayo de 2016

Stabilisation Helix

Detail of the stern stabili(s/z)ation helix of Peral Submarine that was launched on September 8th 1888 (designed in 1885 by Lieutenant Isaac Peral). At Naval Museum of Cartagena, Region of Murcia.

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016

Helix Detail

Detail of one of two propulsion helix of Peral Submarine (launched on September 1888). At Naval Museum of Cartagena. Peral Submarine room. Region of Murcia.

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2016

Lots Of Space

All the people that are at the background are watching at Peral Submarine, the first electric battery-powered submarine, equipped with one torpedo tube. Previously, it was installed here. Located at Cartagena, Region of Murcia.
More about its history on wikipedia or the official website (Spanish).

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2016

Filigree Metallic Bench

I like the design of this bench but I don't think that it could be very comfortable.
Located near to Peral Submarine Museum (Cartagena - Region of Murcia).

martes, 17 de mayo de 2016

Bumping Cars

Today I have learnt that "coches de choque" (Spanish) means in English: Bumper cars. But this name is used in US English. And in British English is Dodgems, which origin come from the former major brand (20's to 50's) for this attraction of this small electric cars.
This year, at SOS 4.8, there was a free bumper car attraction. Very funny.

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2016

Music & Gas Petrol

One thing that I liked a lot at Gastro Truck 2016, it was the music live. Music from 50's to 70's. At least the time that I was there.

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2016

Food Trucks In The Bullring

The Food-Trucks are trendy. This weekend they have organized a gastro-truck meeting in the bullring of Murcia. 12 food-trucks offering a variety of meals.

viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016

Under The Rainbow

While a few drops of rain were falling , and the sun was not blocked by the clouds, we could see this beautiful rainbow.

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2016

Wall-ii

When I took this photo, the lone fire extinguisher, it reminded me to Wall-e.

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

Notonlymusic. Echoes From Last SOS 4.8 Festival

In addition to 48 hours of music, there was also to recharge the batteries. Beer, food (food-trucks availables) ...

domingo, 8 de mayo de 2016

Ending 9th SOS 48 Festival

Today has finished the SOS 4.8 Festival 2016. Next year: 10th edition. We are awaiting!
Image: dismounting the main stage: Estrella de Levante stage.

sábado, 7 de mayo de 2016

SOS 4.8 Festival On Stage. 2016.

The SOS 4.8 Festival lasts 48 hours (from Friday afternoon to early Sunday), plus called "snacks SOS" (Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00) which are free.
In 48 hours, more than 50 performances between bands and DJs.
Image from "snacks SOS" (aperitivos del SOS).