martes, 30 de julio de 2013


Columns on the facade of the University of Murcia (La Merced Campus). University Square.

domingo, 28 de julio de 2013


Picture of a seahorse on the floor of a playground.

viernes, 26 de julio de 2013

Church Of Santa Maria La Real. Aledo.

Another building-monument that it is noteworthy at Aledo, is the Church of Santa Maria La Real.
"Style: Baroque and neoclassical influence.

In the short period besieged Muslim Aledo, the present church of Santa María la Real, was initially a mosque with a single nave and a bell tower.

It became a Christian church after the transfer of Aledo to the Order of Santiago (1257). The construction of the second temple Current Catholic church began in 1761, the lack of resources that the work did not culminate until 1803. The completion of the church was thanks to the contributions of the King of Etruria D. Carlos Luis de Bourbon." (Source:

jueves, 25 de julio de 2013

Castle of Aledo. Torre del Homenaje. Castle Keep.

Declared as BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest).
The Torre del Homenaje from Aledo, being nowadays the symbol of the little medieval town of Aledo, was centuries ago an example of power and defenses of this territory. Onto the former Moorish fortress, Christians erected this singular tower aimed at border watching as well as providing shelter for its population. In the aftermath of the Reconquest of Granada in 1492, the tower lost its strategic importance but after passing through a wide range of usages it is today one of the county's main attractions.

Its square base lies in the middle of the former military site. It has a simple layout including a ground floor, two levels and a terrace. Its current dimensions are: 19.30m high (with its 23 stones of 80 cm each) and 12.90m wide. The tower also includes a mortar platform (or berm) that was meant to level the surface. (Source (More about the castle keep, here.)

miércoles, 24 de julio de 2013

Aledo. Donjon.

The building that stands across the skyline is the Torre del Homenaje (Keep). 13th century.
Tomorrow another perspective, and some history.

martes, 23 de julio de 2013

Aledo. Vestiges Of Walls

In Aledo, you will find vestiges of the wall that surrounded the medieval castle. Even some areas are part of some current housing walls.

lunes, 22 de julio de 2013


In the next days, I would like to invite you to know a small town in the Region of Murcia, very charming: Aledo. It is a medieval village.
A little bit of history: "Strategically placed and controlling the valley of the Guadalentín we find Aledo, rich in ceramic and pottery-making tradition, and still maintaining the old arts and use of local natural resources. During the Islamic period (10th century) it was converted into a fortress and held out against Christian forces until the 12th century, when it was taken by troops led by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, better-known nowadays under the name of 'El Cid'. Aledo is also famous for giving hospitality to King Alphonse X, and it was from here that many of his famous Partidas (Law proclamations) were dispatched." (Source:
Aledo is a town of about 1000 inhabitants.

jueves, 18 de julio de 2013


A small convertible vehicle very suitable for summer.

miércoles, 17 de julio de 2013

Seafront Location

The motorhome, image (background), has achieved what others wanted: first line of sea.

martes, 16 de julio de 2013

Backs To The Sea.

With a fairly high temperatures (over 30 Celsius degrees), I want to go back to the sea for a swim or just to be getting the sea breeze, but this bench makes us turn our backs to the sea.

lunes, 15 de julio de 2013

Octopus's Garden

This picture I took in a playground, as a tribute to one of The Beatles songs: Octopus's Garden.

jueves, 11 de julio de 2013

Time For A Coffee

Auditorium of Murcia cafeteria.

miércoles, 10 de julio de 2013

Give Me A Break.

A moment of rest for breath.

martes, 9 de julio de 2013

National School

During the dictatorship of General Franco, the new schools were built, were named National School.
In the picture, facade of National School: Andrés Baquero.

lunes, 8 de julio de 2013

Verticality At Mubam.

Outrside of Mubam building.

domingo, 7 de julio de 2013

Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT)

UPCT is a Spanish academic and public institution, also involved in Research and Development processes.
Their main focus is in Technical, Engineering and Economics degrees.
In the image: Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering

sábado, 6 de julio de 2013

Each Person On Their Way

jueves, 4 de julio de 2013

Wader Bird.

Stork in the aviary at Terra Natura Murcia.

miércoles, 3 de julio de 2013

3 Cups And 1 Tower.

I love this fountain. It is located in the garden of Isaac Peral, but is best known as the garden of the three cups. For some reason.

lunes, 1 de julio de 2013

July'13 Theme day. Facade.

First of July, and the Theme Day has arrived. This month the theme is Facade.
A facade, somewhat distant, the other Monteagudo Castle. At about 300 meters from the castle of Monteagudo lies the Monteagudo Little Castle, possibly pleasure palace of the emir Muhammad ibn Mardanis and almunia centre of a vast land comprising rainfed and irrigated areas with significant hydraulic structures.
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