As I mentioned at other times, Region of Murcia has a climate in which the lack of rain makes the Segura River basin in deficit. The benefit is the number of hours of sun a year that there are, which has generated a lot of solar stations.
Despite the lack of water, this shortage has made in Region of Murcia, will save more water than anywhere else in Spain. This form of efficiency in water savings, has made other countries (eg, Israel) are set in our Region.
But all is not save on water, also we need input from other watersheds for human supply and to maintain high production of fruit and vegetables. That was built the Tajo-Segura Transfer.
The Tajo-Segura is one of hydraulic engineering largest made in Spain. The first projects date from 1933 but finally works did not begin until 1966, within the framework of economic development projects that characterize economic planning Franco in the early '60s, gave the work completed in 1979. By this transfer, is derived from the Tajo (Tagus) River water reservoirs of Entrepeñas (Guadalajara province) and Buendia (Cuenca Province) to Segura river through the dam of The Talave.
In the photo, above right: ground controller flow and pressure in the Vega Baja (low riverbed) of Segura River.
During the Christmas season, in addition to parties, to see family, eating and drinking, it is also time to remember those who are gone.
In the neighboring province of Alicante, in the border town of Orihuela, is this cemetery facade.
On the morning of Christmas Eve, takes place the Christmas parade, in which children are very looking forward to see a parade full of colour, characters, children's songs and dances. The last float is occupied by the most expected: Santa Claus.
A good gift for Christmas, both to give to a person, as a gift for yourself.
In the image, three bottles of red wine from the three Designations of Origin from the Region of Murcia: Jumilla, Yecla and Bullas.
Jumilla, perhaps the best known Designation of Origin worldwide, followed by Yecla. Although, personally, I prefer the Bullas one, with a mixture of grapes Syrah & Petit Verdot, or Syrah + Monastrell + Petit Verdot, or Syrah + Tempranillo + Monastrell, or ... .
The grape variety typical of the Region of Murcia is the Monastrell.
I encourage you to taste the wines of the region of Murcia.
The Region of Murcia is one of the Spanish Autonomous Communities that has grown in number of immigrants during the building boom.
In the photo, you can see a time of a football match between Latin American immigrants. They have created a football league, and serves to reunite both sportily as culinary, because after every game they can eat in the picnic area that there is in this area of El Valle Perdido.
Last spring a couple of birds nesting in a tree in my garden. They had several offspring, but only one survived. Now, after pruning the tree (deciduous), I've gone and I could see the nest. A great work of center engineering, assuming that only use the beak.
With the economic crisis, the soup kitchens have been without resources to meet demand.
In the image of Jesus Abandonado soup kitchen, near Post Street (calle Correos).
It has capacity for 144 people, and distribute food at noon and at night.
This building, built in the early twentieth century, has been hospital, school, and store-seekers.
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, I was honored to attend the awards ceremony that COEC (Confederation of Organizations of the comarca of Cartagena) held in the auditorium of El Batel in Cartagena. Some 700 attendees (including part of the government of the Region of Murcia) could see how they gave awards for Business Excellence, to entrepreneurs of eight companies.
I could go because the company where I work, received the Innovation Award. A well-deserved award for the work of the owner and employees of the company, after almost 10 years of work in medicinal chemistry research.
More images from a regional newspaper, here.
After a week very, very busy, so I can go back to post on MuDP.
About the image. Sometimes it's worth waiting for a frame.
The passerby, before the crisis, came to Spain to escape from the calamities of his country. He came to Spain and found work. Now, wanders around town waiting for the end of the crisis.
The Week of Science and Technology is a way of bringing children and encourage interest in science.
In the image, applications of complex physical theories, but put into practice are so simple that even a child would understand.
During the weekend takes place the week of science and technology 2012 (SECyT 2012).
In the picture, one of the tents where they tried to bring science to the general public. This is the tent of universities. In the Region of Murcia, there are 3 universities: University of Murcia (public), Polytechnic University of Cartagena (public) and Catholic University of Murcia (private).
The Week of Science and Technology is the event of science communication, scientific research and technological advances larger than the Regional Ministry of Universities and Research Company, through the Seneca Foundation provides within its Science, culture and society, and which is organized annually since 2001, joining the European Commission initiative that encourages all sorts of individuals and organizations to celebrate the month of science, in November, with the organization of a "science festival ".
Well, It's not just my street but it is my neighborhood. I love the garden of that house, I would like to have enough time to care my garden and to obtain the (almost) same result (pure envy).
If you want to take a look (highly recommended) to the rest of the community of citydailyphoto bloggers, click here.
This photo is from last Saturday at the sky of Murcia city. Although in the picture only shows two paragliders, I could count up to ten in the sky at the same time. I do not know if it was a competition. Here, Icarus, a paraglider photo at the beach last year.
Detail of decoration on banquet halls in the Bulevar Restaurant and Tapas-Bar.
It features a terrace with panoramic viewpoint overlooking the city of Murcia. Banquet hall available.
More details: the specialty: meats from Extremadura and fungi and mushrooms from Castilla La Mancha.
Altorreal Urbanization. Comercial Centre Bulevar.
Some details of walls at banqueting rooms in Bulevar Tapas-Bar Restaurant. More, yesterday.
A careful selection of raw materials in origin, will be one of the keys to success in the kitchen of this new restaurant.
The night of Friday November 23rd, 2012 opened the new Restaurant-Tapas Bar Bulevar, at Altorreal urbanization in the outskirts of Murcia, in Molina de Segura.
Lots of tapas and drink enlivened the opening evening. Numerous guests and some other Murcian famous people gathered at this new restaurant with banqueting rooms.
And finally, strawberries, chocolatefall, and cava, the Spanish champagne.
This is one of the cafes / bars with more tradition in the city of Murcia. It is located on the underside of the Nine Floors building (Edificio de los Nueve Pisos).
Inside you can see some arches of a former Jesuit collegiate, eighteenth century.
It is open from 7 am until the early hours, to breakfast, lunch, eat, drink coffee, dinner and have a drink at night.
Yesterday was a day of general strike in Spain ..
In the photo, riot police protecting the Government Office of Spain at the Region of Murcia. It was not necessary that police deployment. The manifestation took place peacefully.
I am not making advocacy of gambling, but it turns out that one of the main leaders of the gaming and leisure sector in Spain, from Murcia. For more than 40 years.
This company has casinos, bingo, slot machines, sports betting and online gaming.
Its website: here.
While I publish this photo, in the U.S. decide who will govern the next four years.
In the picture, Kennedy Bar, a good place to have drinks, coffee, ... while watching a football match, listening to music or viewing a comic monologue.
The fritters (buñuelos, Spanish: [bu'nwelo]) are a typical dessert of the All Saints' Day. They are dumplings made with flour, butter and eggs which happens to be fried in hot oil. The mass typically has a ball shape.
The fritters can be stuffed sweet cream, chocolate, whipped cream, and so on. They are a dessert pastries displayed in early November, and is traditionally served at celebrations of All Saints.
The origin of this sweet: Sephardi Jews drawn from the tenth century to celebrate Hanukkah fried buns with wheat flour called bimuelos. The introduction of these buns in the celebration of All Saints is a Christian amendment, by the closeness to the Jewish Hanukkah.
- Ingredients: 200 grams of flour, 50 grams of butter, 5 eggs, ½ liter of milk, 1 small glass of water, 1 lemon or orange rind, sugar, a little cinnamon, oil and salt.
- Preparation: Deposited in a saucepan the milk and water, also add lemon/orange peel or lemmon/orange zest and a pinch of salt. Place the saucepan on the fire and when in boil, add the flour all at once and with low heat, stir well around the compound.
Increase heat and continued firing until you see that the mixture is separated from the walls of the bucket. Remove the pan waiting for the dough to warm. Add eggs previously beaten now, little by little, stirring constantly.
Once you obtain a homogeneous mass, with the help of a spoon to form making as fritters and fry them in a pan with plenty of hot oil until they are golden see. Remove the donuts and Toss them on a plate with paper towels to absorb that excess oil.
Now you just have to sprinkle the fritters with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
First of month. The Theme Day of the CDPB community has arrived, and this month is the first Theme Day at the new launched portal of the CityDalyPhoto community. Here you can visit all the cities that are participating.
The image: a sunset at the Segura River.
This is the dome of the Basilica of the Charity (Basílica de la Caridad), nineteenth century.
The Basilica of Charity is located in the historical district of Cartagena, in particular in the street of the same name where stood the old Charity Hospital.
This hospital had a chapel that in 1723 became chapel (with additions in 1744 and 1746). The present church was begun in 1890 under the direction of Thomas E. Tallarie being consecrated in 1983.
Pope Benedict XVI gives the Church of Charity appointing Basilica since March 30th 2012.
If you want to know more about this Basilica, here (Spanish).
This white rhino about 25 years old, arrived from another zoo (Safari Park Vergel) which was closed by the crisis (and competence of other parks), and where she lived 15 years. Never has been related to another animal of the same species (shame). Now, after about two years of stay in Terra Natura Murcia, will try that relates to a male. We'll see what happens.
It seems to me a bit small habitat for an animal so big .
Yesterday I returned to the University of Murcia (Espinardo Campus) to go to a seminar on chromatography, and I was amazed how much the campus has grown. It's a small town. Many new buildings for faculties, bus stops, tram stops, roundabouts, traffic lights.Well, some of these things already existed, as the athletics stadium, football fields, tennis courts, ... . Each faculty is assigned a number (in a red square in the photo) to make it easier to find.
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 ...