2015 is endind. Tonight we will enjoy New Year's Eve with friends and/or families.
At 00:00H we will eat 12 lucky grapes to ask wishes to 2016 as usual (a tradition in Spain).
From MurciaDailyPhoto, many thanks for being here the last 12 month and I wish you be here next 12 months with lots of health.
This is a fantastic murcian new orleans jazz quintet. They have come together to play (for now) only for these days. Since last Monday, until tomorrow morning, this quintet are playing music (well played) through several streets of the city of Murcia (morning and evening). They travel in a small train.
Really fantastic. Its provisional name: Tren Disi. (Disi Train)
This is one of those times when I do not know what picture to choose, so here I publish another one.
There are many free activities during Christmas time (at Spain, until January 6th).
Image: Aurora Redondo theatre company.
The play: Gaya Empress and Mr Dirty the Cruel (La Emperatriz Gaya y Don Mugre el Cruel). A fantastic "green" story for children and adults too. A story about avoiding consumerism, squandering, and to maintain forests, gardens, clean.
With 18ºC, it is very complicated to have any snow at Murcia city. In that case, we have to bring artificial mountains to simulate a tobbogan run. Very funny!
Picture: artificial 'snow' mountain at former artillery barracks (Cuartel de Artillería de Murcia)
Santa Claus, Papá Noël, Pere Noël, Father Christmas, Pai Natal, ... (more differents names for this man, here) has visited Región of Murcia, and, tonight, is going to leave gifts to everybody (children and adults) if it is possible.
Tomorrow we will elect our new leaders to Spain. Deputies, senators, which will come the Prime Minister. In Spain, prior to voting day, we have a day of reflection, where candidates can not campaign.
Image: xmas flowers and candidate (on street lamp).
At El Palmar, a village of Murcia, it is the Arrixaca Hospital complex (two big buildings on the center-right). In the middle: maternal and child hospital. On the right: general hospital.
But on this picture I want to highlight the big building on the left. 7 flats to research on biomedical projects. 144 labs. It is the "Biomedical Research Laboratories of Health Science University Campus" of the University of Murcia (Laboratorios de Investigación Biomédica del Campus Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud). It has housed the IMIB: Instituto Murciano de Investigación Biosanitaria (Murcian Institute for Biomedical Research)
Last Saturday there were some street concerts around the city to celebrate the official lighting of the Xmas lights at Murcia city. Differents styles in each concert.
Image: concert at Romea square. Classic rock songs by Michelle Mccain and Pablo Perea (La Trampa). Awesome.
Playing with electrons on the surface of that sphere.
A 10-year study has revealed that the electron is very spherical indeed.
There is too much to learn about.
Image. I was took this picture at last Science and Technology Week.
Another of the peculiarities of La Serreta cave, is that the cave was occupied from the Neolithic by many settlements. This cave is the only one of the Iberian peninsula where there are remains of a Roman settlement. A Roman settlement from the end of the Roman empire.
This image is a summary of more than 50 images-figures that can be found on the walls of La Serreta cave. Paintings from Neolithic (17000 to 15000 bC)
The highlight is the image you can see on top-right. Could it be the first bullfighter in history? Archaeologists think that it could be a god, a divinity, because it is the only human form that it has like a hat, and the lines around it, it is like a radiance. In the place that it is this "toreador", bottom of it, there are 3 figures as worshiping, foming a triangle.
On bottom-right, it is a similar divinity, although more schematic.
These cave paintings are World Heritage by UNESCO since 1998.
In the coming days I invite you to take a timetravel through the cave-chasm of La Serreta.
I will show you, from cave paintings of 7000 years old (declared World Heritage by UNESCO), to the unique Roman cave habitat in Spain. In addition to spectacular views of the Almadenes canyon, through which the rough waters of the Segura river pass.
For reservations and guided tours: Tourist Office of Cieza.
Each time I have less time to post in MuDP.
This picture is from last weekend. SeCyT 2015. A weekend to see new advances on robotic and science. For example it was possible to see how to make a corneal transplant, or how new polymers could be used to create new bone mass. Amazing.
Continuing from yesterday.
"Historically, it was known by the Romans as Palus and later by the Moors as Al Buhayrat Al Qsarand. In the 17th century its name changed to Mar Chico, meaning "small sea" and later as El Mar Menor. Originally, it was a bay opening into the Mediterranean; at either end, volcanic reefs gradually held back the sand and sediment that was dragged along by the sea currents to form a sandy column of dunes and rock vegetation and long beaches in contact with two seas. La Manga sandbar is cut off by natural channels that keep the two seas in contact with each other; the so-called golas allow water from the Mediterranean into the lake. As such, the space was untouched until the 1960s, when La Manga was discovered as a tourist resort and underwent a transformation which included the urbanisation of the area and the construction of tourist infrastructures." (Source: wikipedia) More info: here, official tourist website.
From this side, La Manga and Mar Menor looks like a beach at the Caribbean Sea. I commented at some previous posts that Mar Menor is the perfect place to practice sea sports.
3 weeks ago I took this photo. Yes, in October. There was still good days to have a sunbath and a bath at Mar Menor.
This photo was taken from the end of La Manga to the start of the same place. La Manga of Mar Menor (Sandbar of Mar Menor) is a sea side spit limiting Mar Menor. Therefore, it has two seas: Mar Menor and Mediterranean.
The strip is 22Km long and 200 meters to 1,5Km wide, separating Mediterranean Sea from Mar Menor (Minor Sea) salt lagoon, from Cape Palos to Punta del Mojón. (Tomorrow more about this place).
Yes! A new Theme Day for the CityDailyPhoto community has arrived. This time: Ephemeral.
Heart crossed by an arrow made by Patrulla Águila (Eagle Patrol) Spanish airplane aerobatic team, over Mar Menor. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.
Image: building of Royal Yacht Club of Santiago de la Ribera (San Javier - Region of Murcia) at Mar Menor.
This club was founded at 1918. More info, its website (Spanish). You will find info about this club and for winds.
A very nice maritime building.
Since 1985, Eagle Patrol has flied over thousands skies. Yesterday and today we have the opportunity to see lots of planes. Yesterday, on the airstrip, we could touch, photographing, and "driving" planes from some eras.
I took many photos and I have a problem to select some of those pictures. Following days I am going to publish some of them.
I hope you will enjoy them.
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 ...