sábado, 24 de octubre de 2009


These swans are in the garden of Salitre (saltpeter) or La Pólvora (gunpowder).
In the early eighteenth century set up a treatment plant for the production of saltpetre gunpowder on the express orders of Philip V: this factory remained in operation until production was moved slowly to the nearby town of Javalí. But it was not until the late twentieth century when the Ministry of Defense gave the lot to the city of Murcia for the construction of a public garden. (Source: Municipality of Murcia)

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