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.
Today is the Spain's National Day, which commemorates, among other things, the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492. It's a bank holiday.
But today I want to comment on the Spanish flag. It emerged that the origin of a contest organized by the Spanish King Carlos III in 1785. That king wanted a flag that could see perfectly in naval battles. 12 flags were presented, and ultimately won our actual flag (although with another shield).
Image: Spanish flag in the port of Cartagena.
Padel has become in a few years in a fashionable sport. In Murcia, have proliferated these padel courts, and everywhere you can find one of these courts for that sport. Here, the history for that sport.
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 ...