Yesterday, I took several photos that I am going to show you in following days.
Image: a big Marching Band from Poland arrived on the day of the Burial of the Sardine. Awesome. They played music from Thriller (Michael Jackson), main theme from Pirates of the Caribbean, a many famous songs.
Background: Cathedral of Murcia at Belluga's square.
From Bullas (each year from a Region of Murcia town), the Sardine has arrived to the Spring Festival. Til Saturday this fish is going to be the centre of a big party with lots of parades. On Saturday will be the Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina), International Touristic Interest.
After several break days, it's time to go to work, but thinking on the Spring Festival week. Seven days (this year, from 22nd to 27th of April) with Murcian food, parades (Bando de la Huerta, Spring parade, Entierro de la Sardina - Burial of the Sardine). Food, drinks, lights to enjoy.
Murcian tradition takes to the streets for a whole day: the first Tuesday after Easter week. Many Murcians dress in traditional costumes on a day to enjoy eating and living habits of yesteryear.
Throughout this week, in different parks and gardens are installed what are called barracas, to eat typical Murcian food.
I recommend coming to Murcia this week, and if not, check out the links of previous years (see Bando de la Huerta label). Also this links to see the parade: 1, 2, 3 (this one about the history of that fiesta).
Yesterday was Good Friday in the religious Holy Week. The most famous Holy Week procession in Murcia is this procession: commonly known as the Salzillo's procession. It is really a movement museum of sculptures from the XVIII century when the great artist Francisco Salzillo developed that sculptures (that you can visit during all year round at Salzillo Museum). He showed movement, sorrow, suffering, with great realism.
I don't know if I had commented that Murcia Holy Week was declared of International Touristic Interest.
Images: two from The Last Supper. Last one, detail from The Flagellation.
Images from last year, here, with a panoramic from The Flagellation.
This week (also next one), Easter, there are many foreign visits to our Region of Murcia, and it is commonly to see them (your) looking for a good place to eat. I also recommend to visit Region of Murcia for its gastronomy.
Image: restaurant at La Santa Hotel (Totana).
A few days ago, some employees of the company where I work, we had a course of firefighting. Quite fun and very educational. Above all, they teach you to lose the fear of fire, without losing respect. Here, The Doors' song.
The tradition within the community citydailyphotobloggers says that every first of the month gets a common theme on which there will be a photo and everyone will interpret the theme how each understands. Well this is my version: Triangles. 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 ...