jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

A Different view of Cieza

A view of town of Cieza from a strange pergola. During flowering.
You can see peach blooms on purple-pink colours.

miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Bloom Colour

A beautiful perspective of peach and apricot trees fields at Cieza, Region of Murcia.
Click on image to view more details.

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

Flowering at Cieza. Spring Starts.

At Cieza, Region of Murcia, where one of the best peaches in Spain is produced, from the end of February until the end of March, you can see a palette of colours generated by the flowering of these and other fruit trees.
Image: in pink, peach blossoms, on white, apricot blossoms. In green, not blooming
First, peach blossoms of type button peach or Paraguayan.
There are guide visits, very recommendable.

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Meteorological Spring

According to the meteorologists, today the meteorological spring begins. I do not know why, now, there are two beginnings of the seasons. One meteorological, and one seasonal.
Image: peach blossoms

domingo, 19 de marzo de 2017

Father's Day 2017

One of the best days in the world (at least for me).
Handycrafts made by my children.
All about Father's Day in Spain, here.

jueves, 9 de marzo de 2017

Murcian Paprika. Pimentón de Murcia.

The pepper was introduced in Spain from America, at the end of the XV century or at the beginning of the XVI. The first pepper mill in the Region that is known dates back to the 18th century. Throughout the nineteenth century and up to the mid-twentieth, the cultivation of peppers for paprika was extended to occupy 80% of the farmers of the time in the Vega River Segura.
The pepper industry as such has its origin in hydraulic mills, mainly dedicated to grinding cereals.
In 1950, a young inventor, Jesús Alcantud, created an innovative machine that modernized the old installations, applying pneumatic translation, cleaning and mechanical seed extraction systems.
He made grinders series with his own patent, of which can be found in the world about a thousand units.
Since April 2001 there is the Denomination of Origin of Pimentón de Murcia.
The Denomination of Origin Pimentón de Murcia applies to the product that results from grinding totally red peppers of the genus Capsicum Annum L, variety "Bola", grown in the Region of Murcia.
(Source: regmurcia.com)
Image: old tinned / canned paprika at City of Murcia Museum.

miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

The Cradle of Canned

The Region of Murcia is considered the cradle of tinned foods /canned foods at Spain.
In 1897, the first company that manufactured canned goods in the Region of Murcia was stablished at Alcantarilla (currently, the multinational company Hero, has a processing plant in this town, since 1922). The greatest moment of splendor would come in the 80s.
Image: old tinned labels at City of Murcia Museum.

martes, 7 de marzo de 2017

Relaxing with a Coffee

Is it an antagonism? It said that coffee is a stimulant drink, because of caffeine. But, with the early morning sun, in an incomparable setting like the Cathedral Square (Cardinal Belluga Square), then, it relaxes me.
The coffee brand in the image is a Murcian coffee brand. Highly recommended.
Background: Episcopal palace

lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

Horses on the River

Theoretically, according to the City Council of Murcia, these horse sculptures are to direct the eyes of the citizens towards the Segura river, and to make it more protagonist.
On the other hand, it is said that it is a reminder of when, decades ago (or a century ago), the horses went down to drink in the river. Well, who knows.

domingo, 5 de marzo de 2017

Panoramic Bridge View

A panoramic viev of this pedestrian bridge: Manterola's bridge. (click on image to view more details)
The river: Segura river, at Murcia.
Below, links to another views of this bridge. On those pictures, there are no horses. I tell you about this horses in a next post.

Manterola Bridge at Night

sábado, 4 de marzo de 2017

Dragon Heads

Dragon boats details: dragon heads and drums. From last II City of Murcia Regatta.

viernes, 3 de marzo de 2017

Ducks vs Dragons

From last Sunday Feb 26th. II City of Murcia Regatta.
Ducks, a dragon boat and the Monster of the river (monument to the sardine, mascot of Burial of sardine festivities, first Saturday after Easter week).
Background, former watermills.

jueves, 2 de marzo de 2017

Dragon Boats

From last "II City of Murcia Regatta".
There were Dragon boats exhibition races. 20 paddlers in each boat, a helsman and a drummer (to be the heart of the dragon) are crewing this kind of boat. About Dragon boats, on wikipedia you can find some information.
Below, tthe original picture.

miércoles, 1 de marzo de 2017

March'17 Theme Day. Black and White in Colour.

This month, the Theme Day is very funny. A picture in colour that it seems in B/W.
This picture is from Carnival 2017 at Cabezo de Torres, a parish from Murcia. Some girls dressing up as Michael Jackson. I thinks that is like a black and white photo.
The second one, the same picture as B/W. Enjoy it.

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.