At the palace Almudí can also see an exhibition of the murcian painter José Antonio Molina Sánchez.
An exhibition of paintings of angels.
Can be seen on the upper floor of this building. To access is via a ladder. This staircase has a beautiful dome (see small photo).
This exhibition will be open until May 24.
He was born in 1918 and has sold paintings for this exhibition of his own house.
I have had the fortune to know him, and I think that he is a great person with a great quality as a painter, and a great human quality.
Molina Sanchez's career is full of success and recognition: participated in the XXVIII Venice Biennale, and a few years later at the Biennale of Alexandria, where he earned a bronze medal. In 1963 he received the first medal for drawing in the National Fine Arts. In 1972 he received the Laurel Award for Fine Arts and, last year the Autonomous Community of the Region awarded the Prix des Arts et des Lettres. His last retrospective exhibitions were held in 1995 Almudí in 2002 in the Hall of St. Stephen and in 2004 in the CAM.
The murcian painter account since last year with his own foundation, which has sold many works and has become the principal witness of his work.
I write about this site before, when I show you some photos of the facade of this palace (see labels). I also write about this hall of columns and now I can show photos of this place. (although it is not allowed to take pictures). This palace stained the city archives and it is a place of major exhibitions. Now the Palace Almudí hosts for the first time an exhibition of 'Pop Art' works by Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns untill May 24.
After crossing the Old Bridge, located in the Camachos' Square, you can see this monument to Sardinero. This is a achonero (see labels Entierro de la Sardina) carrying a flare during the spring festival is on.
"Old Bridge" or "Bridge of Hazard." "Puente Viejo" o "Puente de los Peligros".
Some time ago I spoke of this bridge and that one day I would show you a picture of the Virgin of the dangers.
It is the oldest bridge in Murcia: erected in 1741 is on the edge of the neighborhood of El Carmen a niche that holds a picture of Sanchez Araciel a great devotion to Our Lady among Murcian called Madonna of the Dangers. (Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia)
Therefore, the name of the Old Bridge is of the same age, and the name of the Dangers or Hazards of the bridge gives the image of the Madonna.
Well, here I show you photos of the parade's Burial of the Sardine. They are not very good pictures, because I took it from the television because I could not attend the parade, because I have a child aged 17 months and hours that leaves the parade (9:00 pm or 10:00 pm), my son have to sleep. Next year, if nothing happens, I will be attending the parade and publish better pictures.
About 1 million people attended the parade.
In the pictures you can see:
1 .- Coach Mars, referring to the god Mars. You can also view the sardine (background of image) at the end of the parade is burned.
2 .- Coach of the goddess Selene. Along with the coach, the "achoneros". These people are those that protect and prevent the float that the public is below target and can be hit.
3 .- The sardine in his carriage. This is not the one that burned.
4 .- Brazilian dance group. During the post parade different animations.
5 .- Detail of another carriage where you can see the gifts Sardinero releasing to the public.
Although It has spent a few days, today I show you some pictures of the saturday morning of the Entierro de la Sardina. (These photos are taken in the Santo Domingo Square and you can see how people come to the streets to enjoy this day).
The festival is organised by the "Grupos Sardineros", who. stir the city into excitement with their parades in the days leading up to the event. This is particularly true of Saturday morning in the boulevard Alfonso X el Sabio, where a widely attended and informal parade takes place.
About this festival: This is a unique and original fiesta which takes place on the Saturday after Easter Sunday. Together with the Bando de la Huerta, it is the big Murcian fiesta. The Entierro is the victory of Don Carnal over Doña Lent. A pagan festival, with its origins in mythology and fire, it is a magical, unmissable night for any visitor to the city.The origin of the Entierro de la Sardina goes back to the mid 19th century, when a group of students from Madrid ... (more clicking here)
Tomorrow I will show you some pictures of the parade of the Burial of the Sardine, which took place last Saturday night.
Yesterday, following the festival of spring, was the parade of "Murcia in the spring" or "war of the flowers". I could not take pictures of the parade, so I leave some pictures of the parade of the Bando de la Huerta.
This parade shows different habits and customs that had earlier in the orchards of Murcia and now very few people still maintain the tradition.
In the first picture you can see spinners making bobbin lace. In the second photo, making bread. It is very common in the orchards of Murcia, finding firewood kilns to make bread.
Yesterday it was the Bando de la Huerta Day. It is a festival around the town of Murcia which attracts tourists from Spain and the world. This festival is held the first Tuesday after Easter.
The parade began in the 19th century when a group of huertanos, led by their Mayor, went to the city to protest about shortages. They paraded in a large group made up of carts and horses ridden by young men offering home-grown products. The passing of time has turned it into the coming together of the huertanos and the city dwellers, in order to pay homage to the Huerta.
The day of the Bando is an explosion of colour and joy in which the whole of the city and the Huerta takes part, either in the parades or as a member of the public. No visitor can fail to be moved by the fun and merry making and feel happy to be taking part in such a great event.
In the first picture you can see the public waiting for the parade on the Bando de la Huerta. In the second and third photo, you can see the regional folk dances, as well as the detail of the costumes. (Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia)
The Murcian attending this event (50%) are dressed in typical costume huertano throughout the day. In the pictures you can see the traditional dress of Murcian huertanos.
Today is, according to Christian tradition, holy Wednesday.
In Murcia, the procession is very popular today. This will leave the night of the Royal Procession, very enlightening, and Venerable old Arch of Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, best known for the Murcia as the "Coloraos," the red dress that distinguishes these Nazarenes.
This procession is over 5 centuries and more than 3,000 parades Nazarenes.
In the photo, details of scepters Nazarene prepared for a procession.
Yesterday was, according to Christian tradition, the Palm Sunday. I took the photo in front of the Church of San Pedro. This church was built between the XVII and XVIII. The church is near to the Flowers Square. As is tradition, the Catholic families send their children to church after buying a palm branch or with an olive branch.
Very close to the mansion yesterday, this is another big house. Both are from the late nineteenth century or early twentieth century. Both have views of the Malecon promenade and overlooking the River Segura.
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 ...