jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

More than a Picture. Take a Moment.

Sometimes one takes a picture to have pictures in the breech to go filling the spaces of this blog.
This is one of those pictures, which once made, and in the time I'll post it, I realize flukes. Yes, because in this framework, unintentionally, I find that casually two pigeons have been framed between the grid network is seen in the photograph, in flight. A pigeon chasing each other. Or not. Simply, every pigeon is on its side.
But also I noticing even more in this photo, I find that the other side from where I've taken the photo, students of this school of dramatic art of Murcia, have nowhere else to leave their empty water bottles, the window.
Perhaps, they have been left there for a moment before entering a test of speech, or interpretation, and those water bottles have served these students to clarify their voice and be able to pass their exam. Or simply they lack all citizenship and have not had enough education of tthrowing them in the trash.
In this process of photography observation, I realized that, in this historic building (XVIII century, being the Major Seminary of San Fulgencio) not be anything to put an air conditioner in the window has occurred, spoiling the surroundings. I'm not saying that they don't have to refrigerate the classes, given that in Murcia, in May and June, reaching 35 and 40 Celsius degrees, but the technique has greatly increased and there are other ways to bring that cold air generated elsewhere to this place.
Well, I hope that you, as a visitor, you had enough time to see these details, and I wish you had found other details that have caught your attention. Thank you for devoting time to this blog.
I enjoyed stopping me a moment to see, to observe, this photograph. Sometimes I do not have enough time to take pictures, let alone to find a text accompanying the photograph that every day that I can be published. But this time, I stopped to look.
If you've read this far, you should know that this photograph was made from the School of Dramatic Art of Murcia, looking for another perspective of the Cathedral of Murcia. A building that I love.

martes, 18 de octubre de 2016

Reenactment 2016. Border Crossing.

This year was the ninth edition of this exhibition.
According to the organization (Codex Belix): "The Association Codex Belix retakes the city for a historical-military, cultural and educational recreation of multi-time character and reconstruct 2,500 years of World Military History: from Classical Greece to the American troops at Desert Storm operation, through the legionaries of the Roman Empire, almogavers, the Military Orders of the Middle ages, the War of Spanish Succession and the great conflicts that hit the world last century, from the First and Second World War to Russian involvement in Afghanistan"
This year there have been conferences like: 'Two air forces face to face; the air war in the Spanish Civil War '; about the 750th Anniversary of the Council of Murcia.
Exhibitions: exhibition '1920-1963, Poland will not surrender' in the Regional Library of Murcia, organized by the Polish Embassy.
This year they recreated: the Warsaw Uprising, 1944; as theatrical and historical, the 750th Anniversary of the Council of Murcia; Great film recreation of the Battle of World War II, the Battle of Normandy-1944 a remake of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" by Steven Spielberg; the Battle of Moscow-1941.

Image: german soldiers from WWII at a border crossing (El Malecon gardens).

jueves, 13 de octubre de 2016

Rain Clouds

At Region of Murcia we were looking forward to the rain. Too many months without seeing the rain. And it has rained well.

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016

Bridges Series

Although this photo was to be named "Bridges and clouds".
Certainly there is a serie, from front to background: bridge for vehicles, pedestrian bridge, bridge for vehicles, pedestrian bridge...
But it is a good news that it is going to rain in Region of Murcia.
Besides, today, October the 12th, is the Spain's National Day.

martes, 11 de octubre de 2016

Shiro Helmets

At Region of Murcia we produce the better helmets providing for professionals and non professionals. Shiro is one of the most known helmets producers, besides NZI that is also a Murcian helmets producer.
The factory is located in Torre Pacheco.

lunes, 10 de octubre de 2016

Red Ballons

Big red ballons from last wakeboarding on Segura river. On the background, the Old Bridge.

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2016

White Horse

A white horse posing to my camera.

martes, 4 de octubre de 2016

Cervantes Building

The first work of Víctor Beltrí architect at Cartagena, the introducer of Modernist style here. Located in Main Street (Calle Mayor).
The most know of this architect's work is Gran Hotel.
Cervantes building work began in 1897 and ended in 1900. The building consists of four floors, of which the ground floor was commercial and three residential. Marble, artificial stone and brick was used.
More on wikipedia (Spanish).

lunes, 3 de octubre de 2016

Tea Time

Tea time is a very British custom that began in 19th century. More at wikipedia.
About the picture. I took at old Main Street (Calle Mayor) at Cartagena. The surroundings of this street is full of modernist style. Very beautiful.
You can see more modernist style photos at "Modernism" label (see below).

domingo, 2 de octubre de 2016

Abandoned (two)

This was an alternative to the Abandoned Theme Day from yesterday.
This abandoned building is located in the old town (Real street) at Cartagena near to Cartagena university (Faculty of Entreprise Science - UPCT) and Arsenal of Cartagena (military arsenal locations).
Military Arsenal of Cartagena is a shipyard and naval base of great importance in the Spanish Levant, built with the intention of developing the naval policy of Philip V and his secretary, the Marquis de la Ensenada.
Click here to view thumbnails of al participants in "Abandoned" Theme Day.

sábado, 1 de octubre de 2016

October'16 Theme Day. Abandoned.

The first of October starts with the Theme Day: Abandoned.
This monastery is abandoned.
It was built by the Franciscan Order in the sixteenth century under the patronage of the Marquis of Velez. From this period dates the main facade in which the shields are those referred Franciscans and Velez.
As a green oasis in the arid fields of Cartagena around the monastery lay a fertile and luxuriant orchards and gardens.
In the nineteenth century the monastery was disentailed and began the ruin of the monastery. Some chapels with frescoes of the XVII century were demolished. It was purchased by individuals who made several reforms to make private house.
Today, despite having been declared of Cultural Interest by decree of February 28th 1992, the monastery is in a lamentable state of ruin due to neglect.
It is located next to the Mar Menor, before arriving at La Manga.
All about that monastery, here (Spanish).

Click here to see thumbnails of all participants.

viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2016

Sitting with Audrey

Beautiful composition made for last SOS 4.8, by a well-known Murcia disco hall.
Audrey Hepburn was a really fashion icon and a recognised actress legend, and she did a great humanitarian work.

miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Colossus and Clouds

At least, it seems that is going to rain. Hallelujah! They are too months without rain.
A better picture of this colossus, on 2010.

lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

Pigeons on the River

B/W picture. Pigeons on the Segura River.

viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2016


Image of a grasshopper at the time of its metamorphosis. It is the first time I see this. Really shocking. It's like an alien.
If you want to know more about grasshopper metamorphosis, here I have found some information.

jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2016

Preparing Sails

Sails for boats optimist.
From last Optimist exhibition at Segura River.

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2016

Burning Sun

From a distance, it looked like a great fire but, when I approached, I could see that it was a controlled burning of stubble.

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2016

Welcome Arch

From last Fair of Murcia (Feria de Murcia 2016).
This year, the city of Murcia has recovered an ancient tradition that was to place a floral arch on Old Bridge, and welcome all those who came to visit the Feria de Murcia. For those who do not know, until 1900, there were only a bridge that crossed the River Segura in Murcia city: the Old Bridge, so all those visitors from the right side bank of the river had to go through this bridge.

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2016

Los Huertos 2016.

Photos are accumulating unpublished. And sometimes, therefore getting late to publish.
This image is from last Fair of Murcia (September 1st to 12th). At El Malecon gardens, there were held "Los Huertos": a place to eat typical food of Murcia, drink awesome wines of Region of Murcia (with great success of public).
There were craft demonstrations that were made by the Regional Guild of Handicraft.
It is also the place where the "Moors and Christians" camp is mounted, another of the festivals celebrated during those days.

viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2016

Carthaginians and Romans 2016

During the second half of September in Cartagena is the feast of Carthaginians and Romans.
Cartagena - Cartago Nova (Roman) - Qart Hadasht (Carthaginian) was founded about the year 227 B. C. by Carthaginian general Hasdrubal. The Carthaginian presence in it would be fleeting because in 209 B.C., during the Second Punic War was conquered by the Roman Scipio.
This latter is what is commemorated during the festival of Carthaginians and Romans. This year, from September 16th to 25th.
"A disembarkment commemorates the taking of the city, in the year 209 a.c. by the Roman troops of Escipio. This is the reason of a festive week in which days dedicated to one side or the other alternate. The marriage between Hannibal and Himilce or the day of the Roman Circus, with its gladiators and wild beasts, are the pillars of a huge parade which takes place on Saturday (Saturday, 24th). This Saturday, 24th, will be the most important day of the festivity, when the troops and legions march through the city." (Source: murciaturistica.es)

jueves, 15 de septiembre de 2016

Sailing and Wakeboarding

Last saturday, on Segura River waters.
From this perspective, both activities were very close.
It was an amazing day to have the opportunity to see this show in the mid-town of Murcia.

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2016

Sailing on the River

Exhibition sailing race on the Segura river last Saturday (and Sunday). Optimist class.
Things that can be done on a river.
There were also a fishing competition a few meters downstream. XXVII fishing championship.

martes, 13 de septiembre de 2016


In addition to wakeboard, there was a race exhibition of Optimist class on the Segura River.

lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2016

Awesome Wakeboarding

Awesome wakeboarding on Segura River.
It was really amazing to see those wakeboard riders last Saturday.

domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2016

Murcia Urban Wakeboarding

Yesterday was held the 1st Murcia Urban Wakeboarding. It was held at Segura River.
It was amazing to see how those "riders" could jump in many differents ways. Really awesome!
About wakeboarding: wikipedia.

sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2016

Murcia Urban SUP and Wake 2016

2nd Murcia Urban SUP and 1st Murcia Urban Wake on the Segura River.
Competitions day and night.

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2016

Las Vegas from Murcia?

All depends on perspective.
Image: at Feria de Murcia. Fairground rides enclosure.

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2016

Crowned by the Ferris Wheel.

This year, the Fair of Murcia started on September the 1st (till September 13th). Many activities for festivity days for all people. The right for having a Fair at Murcia was given by the King Alfonso X, The Wise.
This year is helding the 750 anniversary of Council of Murcia, given by King Alfonso X in 1266.
Image: great ferris wheel and children fairground ride. Here a picture of this ferris wheel two years ago.

sábado, 3 de septiembre de 2016

San Pedro del Pinatar

A roundabout giving you a welcome to San Pedro del Pinatar.
San Pedro del Pinatar is a coastal town in the Region of Murcia, with access to the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a traditional fishing village and salt production (here is the Regional Park of Salinas / Salt Flats and Arenales / Sandy Terrains of San Pedro del Pinatar).
Another perspective of this place that I took in 2011.

viernes, 2 de septiembre de 2016

Molino de la Hortichuela

This widmill was dedicated to the extraction of water for agricultural and livestock use. It has a circular sole with a diameter of about 7 meters, while height reaches about 8 meters, in addition to the wooden conical roof that crowns. The length of the blades of the windmill is 14 meters. It is built with stones and mortar, and whitewashed. Attached to it there are a pond and a waterwheel, in which the bucket were placed, small containers of mud, with which the water was drawn. Its facade is the number of the year in which it was built, 1870.
One thing that I did not mention in the previous post was that the roof can be rotated, so the miller could turn it from the stick /mast  that rests on the ground (right windmill in the image), so he could place it against wind and take advantage of wind power.
It is located in La Hortichuela, at Torre-Pacheco municipallity.