domingo, 31 de enero de 2010

Palaeolithic In Region Of Murcia

Although in recent years has been recovered some evidence to show the human presence in the Region of Murcia, at least 300,000 years ago, the remains are most abundant in the Middle Palaeolithic or Mousterian (100.000-32.000 BC) when the type was the predominant human Neanderthals, found in Cabezo Gordo (Torre Pacheco) or La Encarnación (Caravaca). In recent years there have been important remains of Upper Paleolithic cave art in Cieza three cavities called George Cave, Cave of the Goats and the Body Ar. I and II.
Also, the Region of Murcia is one of the most privileged areas of the Peninsula in post-Paleolithic rock art manifestations. (Source: Region de Murcia Digital)
The photo I made in the Archaeological Museum of Murcia, and they are tools (made of stone) found in the Region.

viernes, 29 de enero de 2010

High Voltage

There are days that I have no time to find the best photo, and I think, what do I photograph today? A foot, a hand, a stone, a blade of grass, a power line tower...?

miércoles, 27 de enero de 2010


This is the main facade of the former artillery barracks. What you see in the foreground is a sunshade that is missing some pieces. Here you can see how it was in the summer of 2008. (Here another picture of that summer).

martes, 26 de enero de 2010

Inside The Exhibition

Within the exhibition, photography is not allowed, so I made this picture as a hidden camera. In the small picture, the brochure of this exhibition. Here in pdf.
About Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284): He was king of Castile and Leon between 1252-1284.Between 1243 to 1246, Alfonso consummated the conquest of Murcia. In the cathedral of Murcia is the heart of the king
by his express desire.

lunes, 25 de enero de 2010

Exhibition Of Alfonso X "El Sabio" And Church Of St. Stephen. Exposición E Iglesia De San Esteban.

Yesterday I commented about the exposure of Alfonso X "El Sabio". The exhibition, you can see in the old church of St. Stephen (San Esteban), built by the Company of Jesus. The Company's church was built in the sixteenth century. One of their front side is the work of Jerónimo Quijano. It has a single nave with Gothic vaults. Canned baroque altarpieces and images among which a San Francisco de Borja de Bussy. In the sacristy hangs wooden custody by Salzillo

domingo, 24 de enero de 2010

Alfonso X "El Sabio" In Murcia.

Today I have had the opportunity to go to the exhibition on the King Alfonso X "El Sabio" is in the city of Murcia. Since last October 2009 and until January 31, 2010 you can visit this exhibition, which it is first assembled all its famous Cantigas.
Here, you can visit the official website of the exhibition (in Spanish)

viernes, 22 de enero de 2010

Garden Of Silk. Jardín De La Seda.

As I said yesterday, this garden of silk is named after a former silk factory that was in this place. The current design dates from 1990, but subsequently it had several changes.
It is one of the finest gardens in the city of Murcia, and as you can see in the image, it is located in the city, specifically in the neighborhood of San Anton.

jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

Smokestack. Chimenea Del Jardín De La Seda.

In this place (neighborhood of San Anton), the Franciscans of San Diego was established (XVIII c.), who founded a monastery, which was left to the community until the nineteenth century disentailed process. It was then when the site was established at the convent a silk factory which made his name and fame to the neighborhood. This factory remained in production until mid-twentieth century it was demolished and its site turned into a public garden, which, incidentally, has retained some remnants of the industry as the stack. (Source: Región de Murcia digital).
The garden, as can be found now, is a 1990 design.

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2010

Red Under Gray. Vista Del Puente De Hierro.

I saw the possibility of this framework, highlighting the red of the geraniums against the gray sky. Likewise, I could get the bridge, which is at the bottom (Iron Bridge), most were sustained over the railing of the first bridge.
Iron Bridge (Puente de Hierro) is also called New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) because when it was built in 1903 was the second bridge, over the Segura river, built after the Old Bridge (Puente Viejo).
In 2001 it was closed to traffic because it was not designed to support the current traffic. In 2003 it reopened, and since then it is a pedestrian bridge.

martes, 19 de enero de 2010

Entre ColyCol. Between Cabbage&Cabbage.

When I saw the facade of this restaurant (very close to Av. Alfonso X El Sabio), I could not avoid to snap a picture.
I have not had the opportunity to enter, but I am informed, this is a cuisine restaurant (tapas author), where it has also very good wines.

lunes, 18 de enero de 2010


Last week, I visited the temporary exhibition: Perspective. This exhibition (at the Archaeological Museum of Murcia) "aims to show the procedures under which we studied from the Renaissance perspective, integrating mathematics, optics and physiology of vision. A number of devices have been built by the University Granada following the models of that era to reproduce the process under which the perspective was used, sometimes confusing reality and representation. Part of the exhibition is intended to pictorial illusionism, known as trompe l'oeil, or trompe l'oeil and anamorphosis, part especially attractive for visitors of all ages" (Source MAM).
The first photo, I did it through a lens installed in the exhibition. The second, without a magnifier. The third overview of this picture.
Here, a view of the building.

viernes, 15 de enero de 2010

Blog Day: Best Photo Of 2009

This year, the theme "the best photo of the year" has been postponed to today.
Like last year, I don't know which to choose, so I leave these three photos. The first is the one I liked (I love the sunsets) and it published last day of last year. The following is that of El Malecon with the Cathedral of Murcia at the background (perhaps the best postcard I have done in 2009). The last (Culo, Culo, Made in Brazil) is the photo that it has been seen by most people during 2009 in my blog (and most found by search engines). Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

jueves, 14 de enero de 2010

José Selgas Y Carrasco

Although born in Murcia, José Selgas was one of many writers from our region who developed most of his literary work in Madrid.
Along with journalism, the other major activity was the policy Selgas. Moderate Party member, became one of the chief ideologues of conservatism, becoming Member of Parliament.
His literary work is wide and varied, addressing virtually every genre. Perhaps it is poetry, some inspiration Becquerian, the genre that reached more popularity. He also wrote four plays, and a score of novels. (Source:
This statue is in the garden of Floridablanca, one of the most visited gardens of Murcia. This garden is located in the neighborhood of El Carmen.

miércoles, 13 de enero de 2010

The University Of Murcia.

The University of Murcia, has two campuses. The oldest is located within the city of Murcia.
The image is of the facade of the campus of Murcia (the other is called Espinardo campus). This building is purchased in 1935 at Marist Brothers, and houses the faculty of letters.

martes, 12 de enero de 2010

Gray Day In The Old Artillery Barracks

In this part of the old barracks, I had not done so photos. This former artillery barracks is still undergoing reform, and there are still unused pavilions.
The truth is that every time I pass through this area, I can not avoid making any photo.

lunes, 11 de enero de 2010

Solar Garden

This is what I wanted to get (not the photo of yesterday).
In the Northwestern motorway you can find this solar farm (that's what we call these sets of solar panels). What is an environmentally friendly way to get energy, it has become another way to get rich. In Spain, it supports almost all of the installation of these solar panels. In addition, power companies are obliged to buy the energy that it produces at a price higher than the energy obtained from fossil compounds.
In the northwestern of Region of Murcia you can see vineyards, almond and other fruit trees.

domingo, 10 de enero de 2010

Through The Window

Today I publish a photo that I got without searching. I tried to photograph what's on the other side of the glass, and what I did was photograph the rear window of my car.

sábado, 9 de enero de 2010


In Spain, Christmas ended on January 6. This will be the last picture I will post these past events (or so I think).
The photo was made on 24 December along with the Santa Claus House. This house is situated between the Church of Santo Domingo and the school Cierva Peñafiel. (Here you can see this location)

viernes, 8 de enero de 2010


Here I show these bubbles. This image is also the parade of the Magi 2010. In the small picture you can see the widget that generated these bubbles.

In next image, photo vertically and touch up shine.

jueves, 7 de enero de 2010

Parade Of The Magi 2010

On the night of the fifth day of January, as in other Spanish cities, it held a parade of the Magi, where children (and adults) enjoy a colorful parade where the end of the parade culminates with the Three Kings Magi. During this parade, the floats distributed sweets.
In the image one step of the parade this year (maybe one of the best parades I've seen in Murcia)

miércoles, 6 de enero de 2010

Barbie 50th Anniversary

As I said yesterday, last night came the Three Kings to leave gifts. Today is the day to enjoy them.
So I take the opportunity to put this photo of a statement (in the same place as the post yesterday) Barbie on its 50th anniversary. The truth is that I did not know that Barbie had 50 years old. Every decade she's younger.

martes, 5 de enero de 2010


According to Christian tradition, and in Spanish speaking countries, tonight the Magi arrive.
Building on comments made yesterday by Irish Molly (thanks for all your comments), today I published this (bad) picture of an exhibition about the Transformers in the mall of El Tiro (the shot).
In Wikipedia I found the following: In the 1970s, the Japanese company Takara began producing a series of toys with these characteristics. The toys, known as Diaclone and Microman, were sold in the markets of Japan and North America mainly. In 1982, the Hasbro company, acquired the rights to the designs of the figures by opening an online business that remains. While Takara retained the rights for the production of figures in Japan. The successful toy line paved the way for the use of other media such as Transformers in comics, animation, film and video games. In 1984 he made his debut the animated series Transformers.

lunes, 4 de enero de 2010

“Frouida” By Cristobal Gabarron

This is one of the roundabouts in Murcia which has one of the greatest sculptures. His name is Frouida, and it was made by Murcian artist Cristobal Gabarrón.
The first time I saw it, I liked it. I liked it for its colorful, and its so weird. Until now I thought it was a crab, but I've been reading, others thought it was a spaceship. Then I leave the interpretation of the artist.
“With size and name of divinity, which emerges from the waters, the sculpture is the link between past and future, "says Gabarrón-between the legend and the rapid progress that results in the shape of a spaceship that lands on the source of life, to absorb their energy and light, the flash setting, the puzzle that makes the human being to resume its origin and tour tirelessly, again and again, the distance between yesterday and tomorrow.”
Cristóbal Gabarrón
November 23, 2006
Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced resin. Dimensions: height (9m), size (30m).

viernes, 1 de enero de 2010

Theme Day: Changes. --- Happy New Year! ---

Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for the year 2010.
Today the topic of the day should have been the best photo of the year (as so voted CityDailyPhoto portal), as has been in recent years. But ultimately, a change in the last minute decided that the theme of the month would be CHANGES.
The truth is I do not know what to publish so that I chose this photo that is the oldest bridge in Murcia, from this other more modern bridge.

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