Duringthisholiday season,childrenareonvacation.I guesstheleadersof the municipality ofMurciahave childrenand/ orgrandchildren,andthat is whyin many places,from 14Decemberuntil6January,there areactivitiesfor children:theater, puppetry, puppets,parades, magicians,... It should beentertainingto children. In the picture,animatedpuppet show,whichmove, tell astory,and sing.15 minutesofentertainmentinseveralsessionsthroughoutthe day.Locatedon theAvenida de la Libertad,inthe facadeof El Corte Inglés(a department store,likeGaleriesLafayette).
On thedayyesterday, it took placeon the Christmas Eveparade.The floats(allrelativetoknowncartoon) share,above all,treats.The lastcarriage,whereSantaClauswas,gaveteddies toallchildren that waitingwith great anticipation.
The nextnight,SantaClauswill arriveatmany homes.Both children and adultsexpect to receivethegiftsthey requested.Surelyadultsreceive(inthe caseof men),socks, orpants,orties.Butwhere is theipod,theplaystation,ordiscsof music thatwe love?
Yesterdaywasafoggyday. Whatyou seeatthe background ofthe image, isa craneholdingalarge traffic panel,whichwasdemolishedaftercrashingavaninto the polethatheld it.It isright at the entranceofthe tunnelthat connectsthe Avenida 1º de Mayo,and Ronda de Levante. The timeof the accident:four inthemorning.
Another4-starhotelsin the cityofMurcia.Ihave nothad theopportunity toenterinto thishotel, butislocated near thebluetwin towers, nearthepalaceof sports,and asthe cityofMurciais not verylarge,it can say thatisnear theauditorium,andthe old town, but, if you want togo totheold town Irecommend,orwearing sport shoes(you have to walka while)or public transport.
A few days ago I said that it was a good gift to give away art. Another great gift, the gift of jewelry. Both gifts are expensive, and in times of crisis, it is more difficult to acquire any of those gifts. What I have seen, is that in both sectors, the crisis has not been noticed so much, especially in the acquisition of gold because the precious metal is getting more value.
For these dates, florists, and shopping centers abound poinsettias. The rest of the year there poinsettias? Incidentally, in the garden of my house, I have a poinsettia planted, and is not put leaves in red. Does anyone know why?
From Dürer To Morandi (De Durero a Morandi), this is what can be read on the back of the bus. it is a journey through the history of engraving, from the first plates of the biblical theme of the sixteen. Etchings from the William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex foundatio ', which features 110 prints from the sixteenth to the twentieth centurycentury, to the creations of contemporary artists who have explored the possibilities of the etching press. Dürer, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Claude Lorrain, Francisco de Goya, Henri Fantin-Latour, Honoré Daumier, Edgar Degas, Eugène Carrière, Giorgio Morandi and Picasso are present in this selection, which can be seen in Murcia to the next 16 January 2011.
In some areas of the city you can find these windows in which there is a "piggy bank", which contribute, anonymously, in Fundación Jesús Abandonado (Jesus Forsaken Foundation). (This is next to the Palacio de San Esteban, the seat of government of the Region of Murcia). The movement J.A. originated in Andalusia. Its founder, Don Isidoro Carrasco, a secular priest, encrypts its home at Christmas 1972. Arises with the idea of giving shelter to the homeless. The initiative aims: a) Create and provide homes in which to host any kind of abandoned. b) Provide a community-type experience, temporarily, when you want. Murcia's work opens on Christmas Day 1978. Since 1992, it becomes in the Jesus Forsaken Foundation of Murcia. A hostel for Murcian born who were homeless, has become a place for foreigners, without leaving behind those people. In the 80's, the Spanish were attended by 94%, today, 27%. In those pre-Christmas dates, start awareness campaigns and aims to raise money for a myriad of NGOs. More about Jesus Dropped Foundation, here (in Spanish)
Today marks 32 years of the current Spanish constitution. In the history of Spain, we had 8 constitutions, since the first was in 1812. The current constitution, which came after the dictatorship of General Franco, was an agreement between the various political parties at that time, endorsed by referendum. In the picture, a monument to the constitution, which reads: "In the Spanish Constitution, guarantee of coexistence in peace, democracy, and freedom. 12.06.1978, 12.06.1986" The garden where the monument is located, is called: Garden of the Constitution (Jardín de la Constitución). Located next to the Faculty of Letters at the University of Murcia.
Since last Friday afternoon to Saturday noon, the Spanish airspace has been closed. The cause, a covert strike by air traffic controllers. I say hidden, because 70% of air traffic controllers have been sick. The Spanish government has ruled the state of emergency. Thus, the military has taken the airport control tower, forcing air traffic controllers to return to work, because if they disobey, it became a crime, with jail sentences. The cause of the alleged strike, on the one hand, privatization of the airports in Madrid and Barcelona (also, 49% of privatizing state-owned airport control: AENA). On the other hand, the change in the valuation of the hours worked by air traffic controllers. Chaos, is what has brought this crisis airport.
The latest Theme Day 2010 has arrived. This month, by democratic vote, has chosen the theme: Time. I have chosen this clock in the Murcia's train station. One way of looking to pass the Time while waiting for the train is coming.
16th century. It is a Mudejar church, witch could be the oldest temple in all the Region of Murcia. It only has one nave with transversal arches and wooden ceiling. The church was part, along with other chapels, of the way of the Cross, but currently just a shrine located on the corner of Acisclo Diaz street and Pasos de Santiago still remains. The way of the Cross ceremony started from San Miguel church, and the Cofradía del Rosario (the Rosario Brotherhood) and the group Los Caballeros de Santiago (the Gentlemen of santiago) participated here. (Source: Municipallity of Murcia)
That bridge was opened to traffic in 1902, but since 2003, is a pedestrian bridge (in 2001 it was closed to the public, and in 2002 began the work). It is known as the Puente de Hierro (Iron Bridge) or Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), because in the city of Murcia, until then, there was only one bridge, the Old Bridge. Pedestrian it was decided, because the bridge could not withstand the current traffic since the early twentieth century, the number of vehicles had substantially lower. The river, Segura.
Another 4-star hotels in the city of Murcia, the Hotel 7 Coronas (Crowns) (the name comes from the flag of Region of Murcia, in which there are 7 crowns plus 4 towers, but this will tell another time) Currently, this hotel is managed by Hoteles Silken. This hotel has always been to Murcians, one of the most prestigious hotel. In its restaurant you can taste a good gastronomic menu. It has large rooms for celebrations. I remember one New Year's Eve at that hotel, where I really had a great time.
Sundial can be found in the garden of saltpeter (jardin del Salitre) (gunpowder old garden, antiguo jardín de ls Pólvora). I am a big supporter of graffiti, but what can not be, is to use this art as a form of vandalism.
In Spain, the state postal service (Correos), is going to be completely privatized. As I think, for some years, part of the postal service is private, or semi-private. But now comes the liberalization of the postal service.
Universal Children's Day takes place on November 20 annually. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood. More, in wikipedia, here.
Along the Avenida Juan Carlos I (JC1), the new business area, is this building, or rather, this architectural complex, since, in addition to an office tower, which are: a 4-star hotel managed by Sercotel, an urban spa, fitness center, a cultural center and a kindergarten. Here you can visit their website (in Spanish).
In the city of Murcia there are several public air-conditioned swimming pools. This swimming pool (MarMenor) is located in the Santa Maria de Gracia neighborhood, next to Avenida Juan Carlos I, at the José Barnés sports complex.
Mutual of occupational accidents and occupational diseases in the national Social Security. Ibermutuamur began operations in 1926 and is the result of the mutual integration of provincial and regional level, constituting today one of the first mutual in Spain. In the photo, this mutual hospital, located in the business of the Avenida Juan Carlos I
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 ...