martes, 30 de septiembre de 2008

R.E.M. in concert

REM play tonight in Murcia, in the Plaza de Toros.
"The first of the tour's final four stops is Murcia, Spain, where Tuesday night, the guys play a show at the Plaza de Toros de Murcia." (Source: The last three concerts are:
Madrid (Spain) on Wednesday, Istanbul (Turkey) on Saturday, and finally, Athens (Greece) on Sunday night.
In the photo you can see the poster of the concert in Murcia in the back of a city bus.

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2008

Rainy Day

At last it rains in Murcia. The much-desired rain arrives at the end to Murcia, after many months of drought. As always, rain creates traffic jams on the main avenues of Murcia.
In some areas of Spain were occurring floods.

viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2008

Eye of the bridge

This image is one of the arches supporting the so-called "Bridge of Hazard" (Puente de los Peligros) or "Old Bridge" (Puente Viejo) which is on the river Segura.
In this photo you can see what it is the calm river on its way through the city of Murcia. At other times, this river floods suffered a stunning producing flash floods due to heavy rains. Today, it is very controlled, and it is very rare that this does happen again (because it does not rain too much).

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2008

Dancing in the street

In the area of the FICA and Victor Villegas Auditorium, is this sculpture in tribute to the dance. It is a dancer sitting on a chair while she finishes putting the tights or dance shoes.

miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2008


Which is a long wait when they urgently need to go somewhere. What is expected when the bus is late. How many hours are lost waiting for either public transport or, at the tail of a building official. Anyway, you have to wait when there is no cure, and endure the bad mood it generates.

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2008

Trash parking

I dislike to show off what my city, but ...
If when we have to park in an area governed by time we have to pay ... Do these garbage containers will have to pay for the space they occupy?
As you can see, each container holds a parking lot which makes us to have a less chance of finding parking for each container of trash.
In Murcia there are very few rubbish bins underground. Only in the area of Romea and little more.

lunes, 22 de septiembre de 2008


This building was for many years a cinema reference in Murcia. In fact, in this movie theater, it was the first time films in "cinemascope." In this cinema, when I was a kid, it premiered in Murcia: "Flashdance." What memories.
But times change, and with the new policy of putting the cinemas in malls on the outskirts of cities, it has led to close numerous cinema rooms. Today only about 4 remaining cinemas in the city.
This image was the cover of a disc of a well-known Spanish group: M-Clan. It's a band of Murcia
This building today is a bingo. As I said, times change (the time goes by).

jueves, 18 de septiembre de 2008

I.A.A.F. Challenge

Next Sunday will be held in Murcia the "2008 IAAF Race Walking Final Challege." A competition equivalent to the Golden League. It will be held 20 to 50 km race walking male and 20km race walking female.
It is an event in Murcia who want to give a good image as a candidate city for the 2013 World University Championships which will be elected in 2009. (Source:

Risk prevention

That is to take precautions, and the rest is nonsense.
The image can be seen how the person who is cleaning the windows in this public building (Auditorium and Congress Center) uses all available means to prevent a possible fall: his left hand.
This is risk prevention, or not?

miércoles, 17 de septiembre de 2008

A piece of Russia in Murcia

In Murcia there are many Chinese shops, but I found this store products. They sell food, spirits and gifts from the East countries, but especially Russia.

martes, 16 de septiembre de 2008


I foud this graffiti and I had to shoot a photo because I like the composition.

viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

Don't abuse the fast food

In the old road of Alicante, between Monteagudo and El Esparragal in Murcia, I found this poster of a burger from a fast food company. The best thing was where it was placed opposite a cemetery. Is not it a little premonitory?
Everything must be said that I like my hamburgers, but I eat 2 or 3 per year.
But is that as soon as I saw the poster and next to the cemetery, I had to stop the car to take the picture. I could not pass up this instant. Not that the next day off is no longer.

jueves, 11 de septiembre de 2008

More about Fair of Murcia

During the Fair, is celebrated in Murcia an International Folk Festival of Mediterranean.
There is also an International Festival of Tunas, Moors and Christians, and of course, like all festivals in Spain: bullfights.
It was also mounted during these dates, an amusement park itinerant.

miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2008

Fair of Murcia

Feria de Murcia.
In September (this year from 4 to 16), under the privilege granted by King Alfonso X Wise, the Fair is held in Murcia, in which he has recovered Fair Livestock, characterized by the facilities of the compound FICA, as well as concerts and other cultural events. (Source:

martes, 9 de septiembre de 2008

The champion of Euro 2008 in Murcia

Last Saturday, played the Spanish national team football in Murcia. It was an event because it was the first official match of Spain in Murcia, and also was the first match after winning the championship of the Euro 2008.
In the first picture you can see fans waiting in front of the hotel where the Spanish team was staying.
In the second, the beginning of the match in the football stadium Nueva Condomina of Murcia.

lunes, 8 de septiembre de 2008

Town Hall

The Town Hall of Murcia.
This building is of the nineteenth century.
In the main facade can be read: "Agua para Todos" ( Water for All). Motto of the council and the Region of Murcia, which is claimed by the water basins through transfers from other rivers in this region where both lack water.

viernes, 5 de septiembre de 2008


This monument to peace lies in the garden of Floridablanca, in the neighborhood of El Carmen (Barrio del Carmen).
I think that the best thing about the photograph is the dove who is inn at the top of the monument. The dove, the symbol par excellence of peace.
For those times, and the conflicts that still exist in the world, is this photo.

jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2008

As in the Alhambra

This pond is located in an area of the former Artillery Barracks.
The military, used to have upgraded its facilities very well. This site in particular, was one of their rest and recreation areas.
With these Arabic style arches in the background, it seems that we were in the Alhambra in Granada or Cordoba.

miércoles, 3 de septiembre de 2008

Cross with caution

In Murcia there is a campaign to prevent knock over of pedestrians, promoted by the city of Murcia and the RACC (Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia)
The campaign slogan is:
"1 in 4 seriously injured in traffic accidents is pedestrian. Attention! We are all pedestrians"
So, be careful when crossing.

martes, 2 de septiembre de 2008

It is still summer

It is still summer, and if not what you think, here's the temperature at 19:00 yesterday.
Murcia city is usually quite hot in summer, even reaching 40 degrees centigrade pass. But that was invented for El Corte Ingles. Until not many years ago, before widespread use of air conditioners in homes Murcia, people used to go in summer, if it had no beach house, the only mall that had to take a fresh. I am talking about the 80's.

lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2008

Theme Day: Month theme: Sister City

Murcia is a city with a many sisters city:
Grasse (France)
Irapuato (Mexico)
Lecce (Italy)
Lodz (Poland)
Miami (USA)
I was unaware that Murcia had so many sister cities. So I had to draw on the official website of the municipality of Murcia, and then to find photos in Google.