Statue tribute to the founder of the present Murcia (in 825 AD). Not to extend much history, Abderraman II succeeded his father Hakam I. He became the fourth Umayyad emir of Al-Andalus (at Cordoba). To avoid conflicts in Tudmir Cora (southeast Spain) decided to build the city of Murcia (Mursiya). Abderrahman II encouraged the sciences, arts, agriculture and industry. Mursiya, eventually became the best walled city at the west, said the Arab travelers.
These days we have Murcia Three Cultures Festival. It is the thirteen edition. It is an international festival for tolerance. The name of the festival is given by the three religions that lived and live in Murcia: Jewish, Muslim, Christian.("A call for tolerance, peace and respect among peoples that recalls the harmony with which Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together, for over 800 years in the Mediterranean.")
In this incomparable setting such as Belluga Square, in front of the main facade of the Cathedral of Murcia, a Portuguese group played yesterday: Aduf & José Salgueiro and José Peixoto.
This festival is a festival of music, dance, exhibitions, conferences.
In addition to Iron Bridge, this bridge is known as New Bridge. The plaque reads: "Society For Railway and Construction Material. Barcelona. 1900" (not very new, but what was once, when there was only one bridge over the Segura River.
A story that happened about 20 years. It was early morning when I saw two soldiers challenging each other. The challenge was to cross the bridge, side to side, but uploaded to the top of the bridge, from the same plate. In the end they crossed.
This is the City Hall of Cartagena. It was built between 1900 and 1907. It Modernist style. Between 1995 and 2006, underwent a thorough restoration, since it threatened ruin.
Triangular shaped building with different facades. Eclectic building, somewhat Frenchified, to highlight the official character of the building. The modernist style is manifested in the paintings and decorative details of the noble vestibule area and the first floor.
Navantia is a public company specializing in building ships and submarines.
Design and construction of hi-tech military vessels and civil vessels.
Design and manufacturing of control and combat systems.
Overhauls and alterations of military and civil vessels.
Support to the Service Life of its vessels and systems.
Diesel engine manufacturing.
Turbine manufacturing. Navantia Cartagena is specialized in the construction of special vessels, such as submarines and minehunters. Besides steel, Cartagena specializes in fiberglass. Also, Navantia Motors Factory, located in this area, markets and produces four-stroke diesel engines, for which it also offers a Life Cycle Support service.
The staircase of the Wall of Carlos III was reopened to the public after more than seven months of work due to bad condition of the structure, which forced to demolish the steps to re-build following the original model of Victor Beltrí on 1914.
This was, for many years the headquarters of recruitment for obligatory military service. Here was where they was passed the first medical examination. Here they are weighed you, measured you.
I went through here in 199* to avoid military service. In the end I got several extensions for studies until December 2001, when this conscription system was abolished by another professional.
This place is still a recruitment site (now voluntary), and is also the administrative department of the armies that are in the Region of Murcia. It is located at: General San Martín, st.
Yesterday, despite being in the month of May, was a very hot day in Spain. In Murcia we exceed 30 degrees Celsius (and we're still in spring). Good day for sailing. The photo: leisure boats at the port of Cartagena. Yesterday was a happy day for MurciaDailyPhoto. It was the day that has had more followers. They may not be many visits to the vast majority of blogs, but for MuDP is a success: almost 1000 visits according to statistics from Google, the vast majority, 887, visited Happy Mother's Day 2012. Thank you very much to all who have visited for the first time MurciaDailyPhoto (I hope you come back to visit this blog), and for that you visit regularly: a thousand thanks.
Today I do not publish any photos. Only the logo for solidarity: WeareLorca (SomosLorca). After a year (a year ago from today, the fatal earthquake that occurred in Lorca, Region of Murcia), all it has done is to remove the debris. 1200 homes have been demolished, nearly 8000 people are still unable to return to their homes. Now, only 5 houses have begun to rebuild, but have recently been approved 180 licenses for reconstruction. A year and Lorca's neighbors have seen that both the Government of Spain as the Government of the Region of Murcia, have delayed the money. It will be the crisis.
I hope now the formalities are faster. Here you can visit the SomosLorca website, where you can find different ways to cooperate with Lorca and its inhabitants.
Here, what I published last year: 1 and 2
This is the building of Courthouse of Murcia. Well, the old building, because here you can see the new one. However, in this building is centralized most of the justice of Murcia: Superior Court, the Civil and Criminal Court, Minors' Prosecuting Office, and so much more. It is located on Paseo de Garay.
Today, we celebrate Mother's Day. In Spain, this day takes place the first Sunday of May. Here you can see a list of the days in which the world celebrates this day, and why.
Congratulations to all mothers.
The photo: mother helping her child to climb that steep summit.
V Edition of the SOS 4.8 Festival (from 4 to 5 of May). It's been 5 years of this festival of art, discussions, and above all, music. This year 64 bands will perform in 48-hour festival. Highlight two groups: Pulp (the only concert in Spain), and Gossip.
Everything about this festival: here.
The photo. Control inputs to the site of the FICA, which are the majority of the concerts.
It is not really transhumance what these sheep are doing, because they don't change of territory from one seasoncold to another warm. These sheep, and many others herd, do ecological work, because shepherds carry to fields (near where its stable) where weeds have grown and sheeps eat them, leaving the bare ground to cultivate.
Yesterday was held on International Workers' Day. One day that was born on May 1st 1886 in Chicago, when 200,000 workers went on strike for eight hours of work (at that time, the limit was 18 hours). While almost everyone is still celebrating the May 1 in the USA becomes the first Monday in September, since when was institutionalized May 1st, the U.S. rulers thought it best not to remember the riots.
Yesterday, protesting the new labor reform of the current government of Spain, also the cuts in health and education, and the changes that affect to retirees.
Today is the sweetest Theme Day (I think) of all those that have been done so far.
A couple of weeks played yet another game of the century: Barça-Madrid. And the bakeries, take advantage to make sweets about that football match.
The Theme Day today will certainly be full of color and sugar: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Beware of your diet!
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 ...