viernes, 9 de noviembre de 2018

Rainbow and Monteagudo

Maybe, from other perspective I could have taken a better shot with the rainbow over Christ of Monteagudo.
About this monument, please visit Monteagudo Label.

domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2018

The Skater and the Cathedral

It was lucky that the skater cross the camera focus because I was only looking for the reflection of the tower of the Cathedral on the water.

sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2018

Building a Stage

I took this capture last October 19th 2018. They were building the stage for the concert on October 20th. Who did play there? The spanish rock band "Loquillo y los Trogloditas" during 40th anniversary tour. Here a video from that concert.
The stage it was located at former Artillery Barracks.

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018

Beer for Everybody

All details have to be prepare for a concert, including liquids to be hydrated.

viernes, 26 de octubre de 2018

Cathedral and Firemen

Firemen for everything. Years ago, anti-dove skewers or pins were installed on the facade and around the perimeter of the cathedral of Murcia. Apparently, some of these pins fell to the ground and some pedestrians warned of this risk. The firemen were called and they checked the facade.

domingo, 14 de octubre de 2018

Face in Facade

The tallest mural in Spain is located in Murcia. A portrait of a woman made by painter Carlos Callizo (professor of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Murcia, in 2008 he received the National Prize for Fine Arts). A mural 32 meters high and 12 meters wide. The mural was made between the end of September and the beginning of October.

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2018

Facade with Balcony

I took this picture from Royal Casino of Murcia (from first floor). I had not noticed about that building when I had been passing throw Traperia street at ground floor. Many things we can lose if we do not change the view perspective during our lives.

viernes, 5 de octubre de 2018

Arab Courtyard Balcony

Inside Royal Casino of Murcia, the first room is the Arab Courtyard. Here a picture (2016) from ground floor. Now a picture from first floor where you can see details of that interior balcony. Neo-Moorish decor style, work of Manuel Castaños, required more than 20,000 sheets of gold leaf.

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2018

From Main Entrance. Royal Casino of Murcia.

On 2014, I took a picture of main entrance of Royal Casino of Murcia from outside. Now, inside.
This the most visited civil building. It is a social and cultural centre private and public. The building was built at early of 20th century.

miércoles, 3 de octubre de 2018

Echoes from Fair of Murcia 2018

As previous years, from the first Friday to the second Tuesday of September, it is held the Fair of Murcia. Since few years ago, following an old tradition from the 20th century, a flower arch is placed over the Old Bridge.

martes, 2 de octubre de 2018

Bad Form

I do not understand why people are capable of throwing something on the ground, having a wastebasket next to it.
Background: Segura river

domingo, 16 de septiembre de 2018

Scenography: Moors and Christians 2018

Trial theatrical act of surrender of the city by the Moors to Christians.
The play is performed by night.

viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2018

Moors and Christians 2018

During Feria of Murcia (please, for more info visit label) it is also holding Moors and Christians Fest.
A little bit of History:
"During the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, in 713 they reached the lands of Tudmir (Visigoth territory ruled by King Theodomyr). Abd al-Azid signed a pact with Teodomiro: Tudmir was neither an independent principality, nor a land subject to the direct authority of the Arab governors, but was a land under the authority of the Visigothic king, but exercised in the name of the wali ( governor), appointed by Damascus to govern the destinies of Al-Andalus. This autonomy would continue with his successor Atanagildo. Then it would become an Islamic province dependent on Córdoba, losing its special status.
It is the first Muslim document of the current region of Murcia and is considered the act of constitution of the Kingdom of Murcia and the first recognition of its political unity.
On July 25, 825, Emir Abd al-Rahman II, in order to pacify the territory, enhance development and strengthen its authority, established a new capital in a small rise on the banks of the Segura River: the Medina was born Mursiya. (The origins would go back to a Roman villae called Murtia).
After the crisis and disappearance of the Caliphate of Cordoba in the year 1031, political and social instability is spread by Tudmir. In this context the Kingdom of Murcia is born, from a taifa around the Muslim city of Murcia. That kingdom included the current province of Albacete and part of the province of Almeria.
in 1243, the territory of Murcia was submitted to the protectorate of the Castilian King Ferdinand III". (Source: regmurcia.com)

Picture: near City Hall, swords.

lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2018

300 years

On September 10th 1718, it started the construction of this bridge: The Old Bridge or Peligros Bridge.

martes, 4 de septiembre de 2018

Hanging Pedestrian Bridge

That is Manterola's bridge. I comment about it sometimes ago. Another perspective views, here, and here.
But now, I like to comment that due to some raining days, there is a little bit water on Segura river, that it is the reason why the colour of tha water is brown.

martes, 28 de agosto de 2018

Kites are for Summer

At summertime, on vacations, it is a good momment to fly a kite.

domingo, 26 de agosto de 2018

Roman Quarry

At neighbouring town of Torre de la Horadada (Pilar de la Horadada - Alicante) you can find a Roman quarry, that you can visit, and walk over it.
Archaeological remains of a Roman quarry from the second century B.C. This opencast quarry runs parallel to the coastline along more than 60 meters (Source: pilardelahoradada.org)

viernes, 24 de agosto de 2018

Submarine Arc

Diving in Mediterranean Sea, you can find lots of treasures.

miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2018

Red Rock

Red flowers on a rock under the sea.

lunes, 20 de agosto de 2018

Canoeing on the Sea

Family canoeing.

sábado, 18 de agosto de 2018

Jellyfish

Diving on the sea I found this jellyfish. It is not enough dangerous this kind of jellyfish. The worst spiece is the white one at Mediterranean sea.

miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2018

Under the Sea

I love to dive. But this picture is doing snorkeling.

martes, 14 de agosto de 2018

On the Sea

A few pictures with a sport cam.
On the sea.

jueves, 9 de agosto de 2018

Calm Days

Calm sea (Mediterranean sea). Time for relaxing.

lunes, 6 de agosto de 2018

Dawning on the Sea

It is amazing, beautiful, awesome, to see (or to watch) dawning on the sea from the beach.

viernes, 3 de agosto de 2018

Cabezo Gordo Views

At Cabezo Gordo it is located Sima de las Palomas (see post). From this site you can see this landscape. Intensive agriculture (front, Torre-Pacheco fields) and Mar Menor (back).

jueves, 2 de agosto de 2018

Sima de las Palomas

Located in Torre Pacheco (Region of Murcia), in a hill named Cabezo Gordo there is a paleontological site whose name is Sima de Las Palomas (Chasm of Pigeons). This place shows the presence of individuals belonging to the species Homo heidelbergensis. These creatures inhabited this territory in the period from 150,000 BC to 125,000 BC. Neanderthals also lived in this area from 120,000 BC to 35,000 BC.
The Palomas Chasm (Torre Pacheco, Region of Murcia, Spain), located in the Cabezo Gordo, is a karstic chasm 20 meters deep in which numerous human remains of hominids dating back to the Middle and Upper Pleistocene have been found , between 150,000 years and 30,000 BP.
After the discovery in 1991 of a fossil in this chasm by a naturalist, its cleaning in the laboratory revealed that it was part of upper and lower human jaws, of Neanderthal type. After later scientific excavations, fossils and a skull belonging to the ancestors of the Neanderthals, that is, the pre-Neandertals of Homo heidelbergensis, with an antiquity of 150,000 years, as well as of Homo neanderthalensis, as well as their Mousterian Paleolithic industry and Upper Pleistocene fauna, 100,000 years old, more or less approaching the end of its presence in Europe, something that has been possible to date thanks to the collaboration of researchers from the University of Murcia with the University of Oxford.
The profusion of fossil remains of different animals as well as the Mousterian lithic industry associated with Neanderthals is abundant and in the excavation campaign carried out in 2009, evidence of what appear to be funerary burials has appeared.
Michael Walker, professor of Anthropology at the University of Murcia is the scientific coordinator of the excavation project of the Pigeons' chasm as well as that of the Black Cave (in Caravaca, Region of Murcia). Both sites are also co-managed by Dr. María Haber Uriarte and the archaeologist Mariano López Martínez.
The construction of the Paleontological Museum and the Human Evolution of the Region of Murcia is foreseen in the vicinity of the chasm in which the findings of this and other fossil deposits of the Region of Murcia will be exhibited.

miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018

Theme Day August'18. Music

This time, the selected theme day for August is: Music. Please visiti all the participants from the citydailyphoto bloggers community at the official portal.
About the picture: drummer group at las Burial of the Sardine 2018.

domingo, 29 de julio de 2018

Moon Eclipse

A pair of pictures of the last moon eclipse. The largest moon eclipse of this century (as experts said).
An awesome show in the dark sky.

sábado, 28 de julio de 2018

Blood Moon and Mars

Spectacular moment could be seen in the sky last night of July 27th.
The longest lunar eclipse of this century, which allowed us to clearly observe the presence of Mars in the sky (bottom right).
Awesome!

jueves, 26 de julio de 2018

martes, 24 de julio de 2018

City Lake

If there is a little breeze, and if your near water, a hot day could be passed easily.
Picture: at Atalayas neighbourhood. Skyline: blue twin towers.

domingo, 22 de julio de 2018

Sunset Landscape

A warm week starts. Although it is being a mild summer (remember that Murcia use to be many days at 40ºC on summer) this week is going to be very hot. It is going to reach 40ºC.
So, we only can go out at sunset to walk safely.

viernes, 20 de julio de 2018

Renfe

The name that appears in front of that train is the Spanish acronym of National Network of the Spanish Railways. This public company was founded in 1941, after Spanish Civil War (remember that end on 1939).
This picture was taken at Murcia Railway Station.

miércoles, 18 de julio de 2018

Lorca's Castle. Fortress of the Sun.

Castle of Lorca is a fortress of medieval origin constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries. It was declared listed building by decree of the Spanish Ministry of Public Instructions and Fine Arts of June 3, 1931, rises crowning the city on a hill with optimal conditions of security and control over the Guadalentin Valley, encouraging the population establishment since prehistoric times.
It is located at Lorca (region of Murcia), at 70km from city of Murcia.
For more information, here, tourist information. Or, wikipedia.

lunes, 16 de julio de 2018

Pedro Cano Foundation

At Blanca, to the north, 20 minutes from Murcia city, it is located the museum of Pedro Cano Foundation (inside of Museum and Art Center of Blanca, MUCAB), near to Segura river.
Pedro Cano is the most international living painter from Murcia.
"The Pedro Cano Foundation houses some of the best works of the artist from Blanca and a collection of all kinds of paintings that form the two thousand drawings on display, besides being responsible for a big number of cultural activities in arts.
Ground floor. It houses the series “Clausuras”, the reception and a shop.
1st Floor. “Vivir pintando”. A chronological tour. The first oil painting that Pedro created at eleven years old and significant works in the artistic career of the painter as “Retrato de mi madre”, “Equipaje” and “Pompeyano” can be seen.
They also exhibit other works from some of his most important series as “59 East 7th Street”, “Hortus” and “IlFiume”.
2nd Floor. “Obra en papel” that combines, amongst other masterpieces, his travel notebooks and his aquarelles of “Las ciudades invisibles” by Italo Calvino; and some masterpieces from “Clausuras”." (Source: murciaturistica.es)

sábado, 14 de julio de 2018

Segura River at Blanca

I have shown photos of the Segura river from several locations in the Region of Murcia. This is the first time I do it from Blanca. This town, about 20 minutes from the city of Murcia, organizes river descents by canoe or raft. It is also a very recommendable place to go hiking and to eat, especially during the hunting season (for eating).
Here the official tourist web of  Blanca.

jueves, 12 de julio de 2018

Marimba

In first term, marimba. It is very similar than a xylophone but marimba has resonators or pipes suspended underneath the bars that amplify their sound.
At Professional Music Conservatory of Murcia.

domingo, 8 de julio de 2018

Porké

Puerto Lumbreras is a town located at southwest of Region of Murcia. It is a frontier town with Andalusia.
Image: Porké Bar. A good place to eat (fast food), listening to music, and so on. Also, table footbal (foosball) as image. There are two terraces: one outdoor and one indoor (backyard). Porké means "why" or "because". I was not asking about that.

viernes, 6 de julio de 2018

Arriving to Murcia by Train

In 2015, this railway line turned 150 years old. The station from which this image has been made is the Murcia Del Carmen station.
From this station there are trains of short distance, medium distance and long distance (towards Madrid and towards the south of France, passing through the Valencian Community and Catalonia).
In principle, this railway had a provisional character, and the arrival of high speed train is expected. This railway line divides the city of Murcia. And, with the arrival of high speed, the undergrounding of the railway is planned (something that the neighbours have been claiming for decades)

martes, 3 de julio de 2018

Walking as a Military

Until the mid-1990s, these spaces of the former artillery barracks (image: courtyard of knowledge) were occupied by the artillery regiment.
This complex of military buildings dates from 1926. First it was an infantry regiment from Seville. Then, in 1954, it was the first headquarters of the ground army paratrooper brigade.
Nowadays, as I have commented in other post before (please visit the labels artillery and barracks), it is composed by 6 cultural, social, playful buildings: library, museums, exhibition halls, music conservatory, and the bailey (inner ward). It is usually used for music concerts, in addition to other uses.
These spaces were donated to Council of Murcia on 1997.

domingo, 1 de julio de 2018

July'18 Theme Day. Spirit.

The selected Theme Day for July 2018 by citydailyphoto community is: Spirit.
My contribution. on the left, former catholic seminary that was used on summers (until 70's). I think that seminarians looked for spiritual moment at that site. Now it is abandoned.
It is located at Monastery of La Fuensanta surroundings.

That building remainds me that hotel from "The Shining". And it could be a good place for a hotel with a beautiful views of Segura valley and Murcia valley.

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

miércoles, 20 de junio de 2018

MUBAM - Doors

Opposite doors.
A view from Mubam main entrance door. The front door is for Andrés Baquero public school (infant and primary education). Last year (2017) that school turned 100 years old.
It is located at neighborhood of Santa Eulalia - Universidad (Murcia).

domingo, 10 de junio de 2018

Life Stairs

Emergency stairs at Centro Párraga.

miércoles, 6 de junio de 2018

The Importance of a Frame

The same graffiti than yestarday but different frame.

martes, 5 de junio de 2018

Curious Graffiti

At former Artillery battery of La Chapa, you can find some graffiti. Here, a very curious one.

lunes, 4 de junio de 2018

10th Anniversary of MurciaDailyPhoto

Yes!!!! MurciaDailyPhoto has arrived to 10.
I am pretty happy to have the opportunity to thank your visits and comments (you are the great support of this blog) during these 10 years.
2400 photos, more than 300000 visitors. These are figures that I would never have imagined when this blog started.
Although the first post was on May 29, 2008, that day I published no photo, so, the first post with photography was on June 4, 2008.
Thank you, thank you and thank you.
I think we will continue with this at least one more year, a madness community of citydailyphoto bloggers who are the best in the world. A special thanks to the creator of all this: Eric Tenin, who started about 13 years ago with ParisDailyPhoto.

So, if you want to continue visiting MurciaDailyPhoto, I will be happy to continue showing photos of this fantastic Region of Murcia, in the southeast of Spain.

About the picture: it was taken inside Sanctuary of La Fuensanta (take a look at the picture from yesterday), and it is showing a hope to continue posting.
See you!

Here, previous blogniversaries.

domingo, 3 de junio de 2018

Sanctuary of La Fuensanta 2018

Fom this place you can see all the Murcia's valley. Indeed, you can see the Cathedral of Murcia.
This is a baroque building, from XVII century. Inside, La Fuensanta Virgin, patron of Murcia.
Here a picture on 2008.

sábado, 2 de junio de 2018

Views from the Dam

Looking for depth in the image.
At Cenajo's dam.

On June 4th, MurciaDailyPhoto will turn 10. This is the momment to take a decision about this project. Now I'm very busy to maintain MuDP. Many projects surrouding me that makes me impossible to publish day by day. So, during next days I'm going to think about that. I love MuDP and the citydailyphoto community.

viernes, 1 de junio de 2018

June '18 Theme Day. Me.

This month, the heme Day on citydailyphoto community is: Me.
Well, I love to go to the beach on winter or at the beginning of spring, also in autumn, to have the opportunity to walk alone, leaving my footprints.
Click here to view thumbnails of all of participants.