The Redes program launches different activities on the occasion of the start of the quarter of 2017.
At University square.
Image: Street Dance exhibition.
There were more activities as magic, graffities, martial arts, chess, ...
For many visitors to this blog, seeing snow is not unusual. For those who live in the Region of Murcia is something extraordinary, due to the latitude, and the influence of the Mediterranean.
Image: Northwest fields, totally snowy.
The Northwest of Region of Murcia has been covered with snow (also Northeast). Several villages were isolated by snow. Bullas, Caravaca de la Cruz, ...
Snow machines had a lot of work.
Image: Snowy Cehegín.
Panoramic view of Medina Siyasa site.
The white cubicle is a protection of one of the houses to avoid its erosion and to be able to visit it. This house is rebuilt in the Museum of Medina Siyasa that can be visited in Cieza.
As I mentioned in the previous post, about 20 houses have been excavated, but more than 700 have been recorded. Some 4,000 people lived here from the first presences in the 11th century to their maximum of explendor in the 12th and 13th centuries
In the excavated part you can walk through its streets and see how they could live there.
These houses were constructed with a great extension but they had to be restructured by reason of the population growth, showing most of the excavated a structure of four habitacles that surrounded a central patio. With the increase of the population, the space to build was decreasing and thus the size of the dwellings.
This arrangement helped in the way of life of the Muslim family during the Middle Ages in which their rich daily life was conceived in the interior of their dwellings, in the intimacy of their members, without showing anything to the outside. Due to this, there are hardly any signs of windows open to the busy streets of the town.
In the picture you can see, from the interior of the house, how it was distributed, with the rooms around the central courtyard, which in this case also had a small pond.
And the views, spectacular.
The city of Medina Siyâsa (at Cieza, Region of Murcia) is the most important archaeological site in Islamic decoration of Europe, and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Iberian Peninsula
It is an uninhabited 11th century, which had its greatest splendor in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
As it was abandoned, what can be seen, on this side of the mountain, is that the inclement weather and time, buried this rural city that is at the foot of the Alcazaba.
Some 20 houses have been discovered and unearthed so far, out of the 700 houses that were built according to different texts of the time.
From Traperia street (at Murcia old town), I have framed the Casino facade and the Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Murcia, last Xmas time.
More about Casino of Murcia and Cathedral of Murcia, please, visit labels about it.
Show of water, light and effects on the river Segura. Riverbank. The Light of the Segura. Every hour there will be a show of water, light and effects on the river, in the area of Los Molinos. Free access. From January 2nd to 4th.
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First of all: Happy New Year. I wish you a healthy 2017.
As usually, the first Theme Day of the year starts with the Best Photo from last year.
I took this picture last june 2016. I have selected because of its brightness and because it is the first time that I have ever taken in that way.
Anyway, it is so difficult to choice only one picture of 260 that I took last year. Therefore, I have selected a phot of each month so that you can choose, if you think it appropiate, or if you want to revisit them.
- January: 3D Over Moneo, a composition of a projection over a building.
- February: Against Terrorism, a shocking monument at Cartagena.
- March: Father's Day 2016, a view of three generations.
- April: Sunbathing Platform and Sunbathing, two views from the "same" place (very difficult to choice).
- May: Child's Play, a beautiful moment of a boy playing at the shore of the beach.
- June: Star Ceiling, at Royal Casino of Murcia. But I would like also that you visit: Fireworks At Bonfires Of St John 2016.
- July: Old Bridge in a Summer Night, no comments to add.
- August: An Owl is Coming, taking a picture just in the right moment.
- September: Awesome Wakeboarding, this could be selected for the Best Photo.
- October: Tea Time, I have to select one of the B/W picture that I have posted last year.
- November: Four Seasons Garden, a beautiful perspective of a beautiful place.
- December: Portman Bay. Starts a new future? A hopeful landscape.
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 ...