The first thing you see in the picture, is the structure of the old bullring in Cartagena. Built between 1853 and 1854, and inaugurated in August 1854. The last bullfight was in March 1986.
The bullring was built on the ruins of Ancient Roman Amphitheatre (bottom left of image). It is thought to be built in the first century B.C. It is also thought that in addition to other spectacles, naval recreations were made because channels were found which would serve to drain the ring of the amphitheater.
The existence of the amphitheater, it seems, that has always been aware of its existence: "The Roman amphitheater is the monument of old Cartagena better known among scholars and students between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, and their structures were visible until the construction of the Plaza de Toros on its ruins. already Francisco Cascales, in his "Discourse of the city of Cartagena" (1598), we reported that Juan Bautista Antonelli, in 1577, and for building the city wall, planned its demolition. "
Currently (although the economic crisis may have stopped their excavation) the idea is to keep the structure of the bullring and dig around the amphitheater.
More information about this historic amphitheatre, here (in Spanish).
On Monday April 23rd, Spain was held the day of the book. A date in 1616 that Cervantes and Shakespeare died.
In the picture, mural-monument in the third centenary of the Quixote.
The plaque above reads: To Miguel de Cervantes: The schoolchildren of Cartagena in the third centenary of the Quixote (3 May 1905)
Below, left, a plaque of "millenarian Cartagena", showing different events of Cartagena, since its founding in 227 BC by Asdrubal the Carthaginian.
In the center, a plaque with the image of Cervantes, with a text of Cervantes about Cartagena : "With this, I gradually came to the port. For the Carthage gave its name ..."
This is the Footbridge of Vistabella or Footbridge of Jorge Manrique. It's a very beautiful bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava. At night, it is even more beautiful, thanks to the lights of the same bridge. The floor is made of glass. Despite its beauty, it seems that presents a problem when it rains (luckily, dry weather in Murcia): becomes in a skating rink.
This pedestrian bridge cross the Segura River.
This is one of the most emblematic hotels in the city of Murcia and the Region of Murcia. The Hotel 7 Coronas (7 Crowns Hotel). The hotel is currently managed by Silken and before it was by Meliá. A 4-star hotel.
National Radio of Spain (rne, Radio Nacional de España) has completed 75 years since its first broadcast (during the Spanish Civil War, at the National side). Today is Public Radio for all.
It is formed by: Radio Clasica (classical music and programs about classical music), Radio 3 (the latest music, especially within the indy music circuit), Radio 5 (only news), Radio Nacional or Radio 1 (generalist radio programs of various kinds) , Radio 4 (in Catalonia), Radio Exterior (an international channel that broadcasts in Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Sephardic.). In addition to broadcast by radio, RNE is now on all new media (internet, social networking, mobile, DTT, satellite ...).
To celebrate the 75th anniversary are doing a road show throughout Spain. Yesterday they were in the city of Murcia. Tomorrow in Cartagena.
Original idea to promote a restaurant in Murcia: Pacoche. 15 euros, 2 guests. Eat all the tapas you can. Includes a drink. Friday and Saturday. Until April 30th.
I include this promotion at MurciaDailyPhoto, because I found very original the way to advertise the restaurant. It is a well known restaurant in Murcia, although I have not gone to taste their dishes.
Yesterday ended the Spring Festival in Murcia. A great week to enjoy.
The picture is from Saturday morning. During that morning, the "Sardineros" (the makers of the Burial of the Sardine) parade through Alfonso X "The Wise" Avenue and the Santo Domingo Square, music to fill this place and to give to children, gifts.
In the city of Murcia, continue with the Spring Festival 2012. As always, the week after Easter. This year's Spring Festival is from 9 to 15 April. It's a good week to taste different Murcian tapas.
I have numbered the plates of some of Murcian tapas:
1. - Pisto (Ratatouille): a fried with vegetables and tomato. It takes eggplant/aubergine, zucchini/courgette, peppers, and tomatoes.
2. - Zarangollo: a scrambled egg with zucchini and onion.
3. - Murcian salad: very fresh salad with onion, boiled egg, tuna, black olives and tinned plum tomato
4. - Salchicha y Longaniza: is a type of sausage, from pork, formerly pig intestines are used to make its elongated shape. It takes some spices like pepper, and in the case of the Longaniza, also clove.
5. - Morcillas (Black pudding): based on blood and onions cooked and pine nuts.
And everything with a Murcian beer (Estrella de Levante)
Last Saturday I met by chance at a well known brico centre (Leroy Merlin) that were promoting the Bando de la Huerta, wearing traditional costumes, with dances and traditional music. It must promote the Bando de la Huerta because is International Tourist Interest since 2012.
Yesterday was the great day of celebration of the customs of the vegetable gardens and orchards: the Bando de la Huerta. Since this year has achieved the status of International Tourist Interest.
I recommend you visit the following links of the photos I took in 2009 from the parade: 1, 2, 3.
On this day, it used to appear quite curious vehicles decked with boughs of lemon or lemon leaves and lemons, with pork meat products, ... . In the picture wheeler Trimak of 1971. The motorized tricycle wheeler or light transport is a tricycle whose front is derived from the mechanical part of a motorcycle and the rear is a futile charge for the delivery vehicle.
Yesterday ended Holy Week with Procession of the Risen. A colorful procession.
For those who first see the processions of Murcia, need to know that the Nazarenes carry in their bellies sweets, candies, Easter buns, boiled eggs, ..., to give to children and adults.
And after Easter, comes a week of colours, traditions, parades, food and drink: the Spring Festivals.
Photos of the resurrection Sunday procession from previous years:
The Torrijas is a typical dessert of Lent and Easter, not just in Murcia, but also in Spain, and parts of Latin America . This dessert is very similar to French Toast. I guess this dessert arose in famine time to take the bread was left over from one day to another. There are recipes in the fifteenth century that it appears this dessert.
Use sliced bread. The slices should be of a thickness of about 2 cm. Homemade bread is preferred field or a day or two before preparing the toast as it absorbs better milk. Boil milk (half a liter, for a loaf of bread of 250 g) sugar (125 g), a cinnamon stick, and lemon peel. Pour the hot milk (although I think it is better cold, so the bread does not break) on slices of bread to soak up enough. Then the slices are coated in egg batter and then fry in oil (preferably olive oil) in a very hot pan. Frying the slices are to be browned on both sides. It has prepared a hot syrup made with a pint of water, 125 g of sugar, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of sweet white wine (muscat type, Malaga, some use instead anise liquor type, etc.). This syrup is prepared by cooking these ingredients previously. As the pan is removed from the container will pass to the syrup and then passed to another tray. If you want you can sprinkle powdered sugar or honey and cinnamon on top.
On the morning of Good Friday, you can see the Procession of the Salzillos, and see one of the processions with priceless carvings, which for the rest of the year can be seen in the building on the right: Salzillo Museum.
In the picture, "The Last Supper" coming home.
Yesterday, Holy Wednesday, left the largest procession of the Murcian Easter Week (declared of international touristic interest): about 3000 people marching. It is also the oldest, last year turned 600 years old. It's named "Coloraos" by the red dress that distinguishes these Nazarenes Video images.
In the facade of the headquarters of CAM in Murcia, you can see these murals, these reliefs by Antonio Campillo (1926-2009) made in the 60's. They are white marble slabs, representing allegories to agriculture and culture because this savings developed these activities, primarily (in that decade was called: Savings Bank of Alicante and Murcia)
In 2008 these reliefs were restored. Here you can see the restoration process.
This is the closest thing to cobblestones I have found. The ground in front of the Auditorium and Congress Center of Murcia.
The portal of the City Daily Photo Community was hacked and if you want to see the participants of this month, has temporarily created a blog that you can visit here.
Finally recovered citydailyphoto portal Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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 ...