In the picture, the reproduction unit is advertised : artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, sperm microinjection, oocyte donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, sperm bank, oocyte freezing, genetic unit.
Murcia has become fashionable to build roundabouts and the placement of monumental sculptures. At the roundabout which connects with Miguel Indurain Avenue and the national road of Alicante, have placed this sculpture. The title of the act is "Tribute to the Poets", by the sculptor José Lucas. The sculpture is made of steel. It measures 20 meters and weighs 35,000 kilogrames.
To put together a lottery ONCE (Organization of the Blind of Spain, here its foundation), this was a wheelchair. The coincidence is that it was next to an ad that encourages you to travel to Egypt. And I wonder: Is the system ready for everyone to travel?
To attract customers, the restaurant Universal Pacoche (more), uses the figure of Don Quixote. The photo was made outside opening hours, and keep this figure. When open to the public, draw the figure to the street, especially to attract tourists. This restaurant is Murcian cuisine. Opened in 1945.
Don Quixote is undoubtedly the most famous Spanish literary character in the world. It is a mockery to the stories of knights who has written much of the sixteenth century and early seventeenth century. Don Quixote was written by Miguel de Cervantes. The author, known as "faulty of Lepanto", fought in the battle of Lepanto, where he lost his arm. All this was before writing his masterpiece.
I pulled another photo from this site to see how they evolve have produced works that cut across a road. In this central avenue (Liberty Avenue) is being constructed a future car park. To see how the works were seen here in November.
Last weekend started in different parts of Murcia carnival. Were chosen to Mr Carnal (I don't know the meaning in english of this spanish word) and Mrs Lent. While parades are important 21 to February 24.
In the Region of Murcia, the carnivals are the best known of Cabezo de Torres (here you can see photos of a carnival group) and Águilas (more photos about somethig carnivals in Murcia, here). This one are of national tourist interest.
I like to display Cierva Peñafiel School. The building is in the early twentieth century and is located between Santo Domingo Square and the theater Romea.
It is a public school for primary and secondary education.
About Cierva y Peñafiel: (Murcia, 1864 - Madrid, 1938) Spanish politics. Father of the inventor Juan de la Cierva, occupied important positions in the administrations of presidents Marcelo Azcarraga, and Raimundo Fernández Villaverde Antonio Maura, during the Second Spanish Republic. More about this Murcian politic, here (in spanish)
The circus returns to Murcia. And I'm not talking about the political class. I mean the circus , with animals, acrobats and, of course, clowns. For 10 days, the circus Quirós and circus Alaska make their representations. In the poster reads: "Circus Quirós presents bears giant Siberian runway circus."
At the back, you can see the poster for a bullfight the day February 22. The collection will be for the Spanish Association Against Cancer.
Following the monumental sculptures by Manolo Valdés (more on his work here). La Dama de Elche (Lady of Elche) is a tribute to the original. The original is a bust Iberian IV or V century b. C. These bronze sculptures have become a tourist attraction. It is on display at the Avenue Alfonso X. It's a pity that the exposure is fleeting.
Google Spain honors in his homepage to Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 / 19 April 1882). More on the proponent of modern biology, here.
I have written repeatedly of buildings, churches, streets that are in or adjacent to the Santo Domingo Square. So drawing on the series of monumental sculptures I can show this Murcian central square.
Market Square in the Middle Ages, a beautiful fountain in the middle and solid porches complement the square at that time. A double door communicated with the city and on this door, the council met occasionally during the Middle Ages until the seventeenth century was the prison of the Knights. At present two elements dominate the square: the impressive ficus planted in 1893 (on the left of the image) and the front of the church of Santo Domingo, whose membership dominates the image of San Vicente Ferrer, who remembers a sermon given on this square in 1409. (Source: Council of Murcia)
Still on the subject of monumental sculptures, today: the Three Ladies. The perspective with which I took the 1st photo I got also the church of Santo Domingo. Here you can see a similar photo without the sculptures I took a few months ago.
Throughout this week I will publish several photos of an exhibition of monumental sculptures, by the artist Manolo Valdés. (wiki in spanish) The exhibition, which is on the streets, organized by La Caixa Foundation. It is exposed on the Avenue Alfonso X "El Sabio" (The Sage) and the Santo Domingo's square. In the photo you can see the play called Meninas. Tribute to the painting "Las Meninas" by Velázquez. These Meninas are at the beginning of the street Trapería. "The artist uses solder as an expressive, while stressing the cracks of the book, to emphasize its aristocratic side. The exhibition presents Fundación "la Caixa" consists of 15 monumental sculptures, most created for this project, through which the artist exhibited a large group of spectacular huge head, with the idea of converting the genre of portraiture corporizar. The spaces in each city emblematic of Spanish territory is carried out where the sample will be occupied by such figures without an accurate characterization, but they possess an extraordinary expressive force. "(Fundación la Caixa in spanish)
In Murcia, in Spain, the economic crisis is hitting very hard on the construction industry. This has resulted in many buildings and houses are under construction to stop because there are no buyers. Banks do not give credit, and buyers can have it even harder for asquirir housing.
Furthermore, the construction drags many trades: bricklayers, form workers, plumbers, painters, glaziers, blacksmiths, brick, flooring manufacturers, furniture companies, carpenters, locksmiths, electricians ,.... And so much more.
But despite the massive layoffs, the unions do not organize mass strikes or general strikes.
Hopefully soon we emerge from this economic crisis.
This garden is located in the Camachos' Square. This square connects the bridge of Peligros (Old Bridge) with the neighborhood of El Carmen.
In the picture you can see a moving fountain. When the vessel is filled up of water, falls under its own weight and fill the bottom.
History: This was the first bullring in Murcia. Built between 1742, when he gave Jaime Bort and 1769 when the project was completed. The name comes from the governor of Murcia marques in 1854 faced a cholera epidemic with remarkable success and recognition of their fellow citizens. (Source: Municipality of Murcia)
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...