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.
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 ...