domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2016

Behind the Musician

A privileged place to see the musician (a cellist in te image). Behind the stage.
I took this photo at the inauguration of the lightning of the Xmas lights.

sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2016

The Lighting of Xmas.

Today was the official lighting of the Christmas lights of the city of Murcia.
I have to repeat this photo a little further and with the lights on. 80 meters high of a sustainable "Christmas tree".

viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2016

Framed Bridge

I know, I take too pictures of this bridge (Manterola's bridge), but I had never taken a photo from this perspective. In a sunny day, at Segura river. Murcia city.
Here, a night view.

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2016

December'16 Theme Day. Transitions.

The Theme Day  for this time is "Transitions and this time makes me a few of nostalgia.
This is (or was) the facade of a well-known music store in Murcia: Ritmo (Rithm). I say "was" because, today, it has been closed, forever, after more than 74 years. Here my parents bought me my first music books for study the music career (that I have never finished). Here I bought the first music books to my eldest son. It has been a place to know many of music and to buy instruments on a recommended way.
It was oppened in February 7th, 1942 . At this time, they offered to people, pianos, stringed instruments, button accordions, music scores, suitcase phonographs (gramophone), photo lab, portraits cameras ...
It is really a pity to see that a past of Murcian people has been closed, due to the death of the present owner Ignacio Massotti Manzanares (50 years old), son of the founding father of this place who is 95 years old.

Anyway, click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2016

Pink Swan

The light reflected by the bridge stand, in this case, is pink (or a type of red). The light of this place is changing continuously.
Here, another perspective of this bridge, over the Segura river.

martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016

Growing Crystals

Although it could be a flowerpot of kryptonite. Supeman can tremble.
From SeCyT 2016. Using metals, water, ans some saline compound, you can achieve this.

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

Where I Put my Diskettes?

I don't know if this artwork comes from the same artist than yesterday. I like too.
Did you remember when you use a floppy disk last time? Me not.

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2016

Art in Destruction

This work belongs to a student of the School of Arts and Crafts of Murcia.
I like this type of art in which the artist use something that is no longer useful, to create a work of art. Or to make society thinking.

sábado, 26 de noviembre de 2016

Family Boat

When I was thinking on a title for this post, it has come to my mind the television series: "The Love Boat".
Image: Boating of a family at Segura's River. Midtown of Murcia City.

viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016

Pollination

I think it is a little strange, at this time of November, that there are butterflies pollinating, in the northern hemisphere.

jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

Black Clouds: Storm is Coming.

These were the clouds that warned of the coming storm. At the end, hail storm (see yesterday picture).
This amazing photo was taken by a friend: J.V.

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

Hailstorm Nov'16

Spectacular hailstorm in some places at Region of Murcia.
Storm clouds, and steady fall of temperatures, has generated this spectacle of nature, quite harmful to agriculture. Although very beautiful to see.

miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2016

More Chladni Figures

Echoes from last SeCyT 2016.
About Chladni figures, more information on a previous post.

martes, 15 de noviembre de 2016

Icefish

At SeCyT 2016 we had the opportunity to see animals from Antarctic ocean bottoms. Like this icefish (in formalin). About this amazing fish, I have found it in Wikipedia.

lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2016

Echoes from SeCyt 2016.

3D printers attract a lot of attention.
In several booths from SeCyT 2016 we could see homemade printers, printers developed by universities, printers developed by private companies.
In the image: printer making a small red dinosaur. In the background, making a green pot.
It is amazing how many things can be done with these types of printers.

domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2016

SeCyT 2016. 15 Anniversary.

Great public attendance during the 15th anniversary of SeCyT 2016.

sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2016

Chladni Figures

Let's learn a little of physics.
What you see in the image above is named "Chladni figures": "patterns formed by a granular substance on a flat surface vibrating in an own way.
As mechanical waves propagate through an extended object, they do so in all directions. Depending on the characteristic lengths of the body, the boundary conditions that it imposes on the waves can induce the resonance of some of the frequency components of the incident disturbance.
Depending on the vibrational frequency used, you will get one type of drawing or another." (Source: Wikipedia)
Image: at SeCyT 2016. Using differents colour sands, and a type of vibrational frequency, we get the image above.

viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016

SECyT 2016. Future.

After 15 years celebrating the Week of Science and Technology (Semana de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, SECyT, in Spanish), every time is having more acceptance among the Murcian public.
The Seneca Foundation (organizer of this event) gets year after year, bringing science and technology to the general public. A great effort. From here I would like to congratulate them.
We also thank to the public and private institutions (universities, colleges, enterprises) that offer their knowledge to understand the science and technology that surrounds us, offering the opportunity to play technologically advanced equipment, as well as the possibility of experimenting, So that children and adolescents, have an interest in these issues and see a future employment in these cases.
➕ 350 activities
🔬 46 participating entities
It is located at El Malecon gardens. From November 11 to 13, 2016.
Previous weeks of SECyT, here.

martes, 8 de noviembre de 2016

Government Building

Between Lieutenant General Gutierrez Mellado Av. and Alfonso X "The Wise", there is a building (a little bit ugly) of the Spanish Government. It is named: Multi-Service Building (Edificio de Servicios Múltiples).
In this building there are:
- DELEGATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN IN THE REGION OF MURCIA
- PRESS OFFICE
- Office of Information and Attention to the citizen. Office 060
- GENERAL REGISTRY OF THE DELEGATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN IN MURCIA
- Citizens' Rights and Citizen Security (Legal Service)
- Industry and Energy
- Inspectorate of Education
- Agriculture and Fisheries

sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2016

Four Seasons Garden

Another perspective of this beautiful place: Monastery of Las Claras.
The garden was designed to have fruits during all year. It is divided in four places where there are fruit trees in each site that offer fruits each season of the year.
I mean, there is a piece of ground for those fruit trees that could be recollected in autumn, a piece of ground for those fruit trees that could be recollected in winter, and so on.
The entrance is free and they offer a free guide tour.

Pictures previously posted: facade, gothic church roof, Arab pool.

viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2016

Patio del Alcázar

This is the Patio del Alcázar (Courtyard of Fortress) at Monastery of Las Claras. An Alcázar is a Spanish palace or fortress of Moorish origin.
During XI century, in this place was the Palace of Ibn Mardanis (here in English)or King Wolf by christians (a Moorish king), but this alcázar, called Al Dar al Sugra, which are currently remains, was partially destroyed after the capture of the city by the Almohads in 1172.
Later, with the creation of the Third Taifa of Murcia, Murcian king Ibn Hud built between 1228 and 1238, on the same site as the old palace, conceived likewise as a pleasure palace.
On Islamic-Moorish palace of the murcian emir Ibn Hud  the monastery of Santa Clara was founded, which since 1365 houses the Poor Clares. In this building confluence of several centuries of history and different cultures like the Islamic, Gothic and Baroque. The museum space and nuns live in harmony.
Andalusí archeology section is located in the halls of the former Islamic palace of the XIII century, where also representative collections of Islamic art and archeology throughout the Region of Murcia are exposed.
Preserves one of the oldest Arab pools of Spain.
Source: Wikipedia, murciaturistica.es and museosdemurcia.com

Previous pictures: facade and detail of gothic church.

jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2016

Dragons

Next to Santo Domingo Square and Alfonso X the Wise avenue, is the Monastery of Santa Clara la Real. It is unmistakable for its famous facade with its 2 towers lattices. Here a photo of its facade that I took in 2009.
The present church belongs to the eighteenth century, but sits on a primitive temple of gothic origin of the XVI century. This in turn is built on the site of what was once an Islamic palace of the XII century.
Gothic church has just reached us the high choir. It is a very typical square starry vault Gothic room . The paintings that decorate the vault represent the classic struggle between good and evil. Incredible are the representatives of the Army of Darkness: spectacular dragons.

miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2016

Unfocusing the Landscape

Well, this is my second option for Nov'16 Theme Day, Out of focus.
In this case I did defocus premeditatedly.
Hope you enjoy it.

Image: I took this picture at Fofo's park.

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2016

November'16 Theme Day. Out of Focus.

..
The Theme Day for the first of month this time is: Out of focus.
This is perfect to recover those pìctures that for any reason the photo was unfocused ;)
About this picture: a duck and a turtle at Fofo's park.

Click here to view tumbnails of all participants.

lunes, 31 de octubre de 2016

Days for Remembering.

These days are for remembering those lovely people that they left us some years ago. All Saints' Day.

domingo, 30 de octubre de 2016

The Watcher Pigeon

Maybe, a pigeon watchimg to find food.
B/W pictures.

sábado, 29 de octubre de 2016

Canoeists

Canoeists on Segura River.
The pillar belongs to Old Bridge.

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016

Passers

Passers over Manterola's bridge.
Here, night and day view of this bridge. The river: Segura.

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2016

On the side of Auditorium

A b/w picture of a side of Auditorium of Region of Murcia.
If you want to watch a picture of main entrance, here a photo from 2008.

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

The Flock

A flock of sheeps.