Yesterday, it was raining almost all day, and today, more rain is expected.
In the picture, street Bartolomé Pérez Casas, one of the trendiest streets of Murcia. About 200 meters full of bars, restaurants and shops at this pedestrian street. Located between Alfonso X "El Sabio" avenue and Constitution Avenue.
About the name of the street, Bartolomé Pérez Casas, (born in Lorca - Murcia in 1873) comment that constitutes one of the most important figures in the Spanish music scene in the first half of the twentieth century, where excelled as a brilliant orchestra director and a splendid composer.
He was Professor of Harmony at the Conservatory of Madrid, member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and first director of the National Orchestra.
Bartolomé Pérez Casas noted for its work to promote, disseminate and symphonic music education with his famous Philharmonic Orchestra of Madrid, and the creation of his acclaimed suite to my land.
He was the author, in 1908, on the harmonization of the Marcha Real, the official anthem of Spain.
A beautiful flower of a plant of South African origin. This plant is listed as invasive, and can be seen in much of the world's temperate coasts.
In Spain, since 2011, because of its potential colonizer and pose a serious threat to native species, habitats or ecosystems, this species has been listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Invasive Exotic Species, Spain being prohibited its introduction into the nature, possession, transportation, trade and commerce.
Source: English Wikipedia and Spanish Wikipedia
Today, besides being the day of St. George, is the International Book Day, the date on matching the deaths of two of the greatest writers of history: Cervantes and Shakespeare.
At CityDailyPhoto community is also a special day like the England National Day. Click here to view all participants.
Image of Torre Guill's ravine, where you can see some houses on the edge of it. The fact is that area has great beautiful landscapes.
In this area is the CEMA.
Torre Guill belongs to the village of Sangonera La Verde (Murcia).
CEMA (formerly known as CEMACAM) is an environmental education center. Located in Torre Guil (Sangonera La Verde - Murcia), in the area Majal Blanco, a great place to hike, where to find flora and fauna.
CEMA is composed by several camouflaged buildings with the landscape, and are sustainable buildings, because using renewable energy to supply themselves.
The attack during the Boston Marathon has generated me many feelings. But the story of the child of two years, after embracing his father at the finish line, and return to his seat in the stands, left me knackered.
We must keep running in the marathon of life.
In last days, and the week started, temperatures have risen in southeastern Spain . Specifically, in the Region of Murcia have reached 29 Celsius degrees. Although the water of the Mediterranean, is still cold, but there is always some brave who dare to swim.
Image of a "Silybum marianum, colloquially identified as Carduus marianus, known as milk thistle, is an annual or biannual plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins. Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world. The medicinal parts of the plant are the ripe seeds." (Source Wikipedia). At Murcia is known as Cardo Borriquero.
This plant can be found in fields, roadsides.
It seems that this plant has healing properties of the liver, but also has side effects such as nausea.
More info: Wikipedia.
That water bird (not sure if it's a duck or heron) seems as if searching its nest. It is perched above the statue (which is a fountain) of a sardine, in tribute to the Burial of the Sardine.
As I said on Friday, the Segura river is carrying more water than usual, because of controlled flooding.
"The Burial of the Sardine, the climax of the Spring Festival, is Murcia's wackiest night of the year. On this April Saturday, a crazy cavalcade of "giants" and "big-heads" (gigantes and cabezudos), torch-bearers and entertainers, demons and Brazilian samba groups will escort a fleet of some twenty floats, one for each Sardinero association, which, in honour of the most diverse Gods of Olympus, will throw hundreds of thousands of euros worth of toys to the crowd in the space of just a few hours. Over the days previously, these same associations march through the streets with their brass bands. On the night of the eve of the Burial, the Testament of Doña Sardina (Ms Sardine) is read from the balcony of the Town Hall. The fiesta ends in the early hours of the morning, when, once the last float has finished its round, a papier-mâché effigy of the Lenten sardine is burnt in Plano de San Francisco amid public rejoicing." (Source: murciaturistica.es)
The month of March has been one of the wettest in history, in Spain. One of the Mundo river dams (tributary of the Segura river) is at 97% capacity and had to drain, making Cenajo Dam (river Segura) is at 87% capacity. At the same time, this dam is draining and makes the river Segura is at levels long ago unseen.
Photos of the usual level of the river Segura: 1 and 2.
During this week, Spring Festival, one of the free activities that can be enjoyed is to canoe or rafting (photos from last year).
La mona (Easter sponge cake) is a great dessert throughout the Mediterranean tradition.
Each region claims the invention of mona of Easter. This cute sweet dough, decorated with an egg (or without it), is left wanting by all and refuses to disappear swallowed by the tide of industrial bakery.
The tradition of the Mona is usually associated with Easter and, in some towns, their celebrations.
How to make it: here (Spanish)
A video about how to make: here (Spanish).
Image of a Murcian girl wearing traditional clothes.
The Bando de la Huerta is celebrated on the first Tuesday after Easter. The whole history of this day, here.
This day, thousands of people take to the streets of the city of Murcia, dressed in traditional clothes. A great day that I recommend to see, enjoy, and be a Murcian, as you will be very well received, to make you feel like one.
More on Bando de la Huerta label.
The day before to the big day of Murcia (the Bando de la Huerta), is celebrated the children's Bando. Yesterday, the parade filled Post Street (colloquially known as Calle Correos) of children dressed in traditional clothing.
The selected Theme Day for April has been Pedestrians Crossing. First I thought that the theme was pedestrian crossings. But I was wrong, and the election was pedestrians crossing, people who were crossing.
Well, the rest of the community CityDailyPhoto Blog has interpreted as follows: Here.
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 ...