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.

domingo, 20 de mayo de 2018

Invisible

They are almost invisible.
From last Burial of the Sardine 2018 parade.

martes, 15 de mayo de 2018

Flowering

Flowers at garden of El Malecón.

jueves, 10 de mayo de 2018

The White Whale

Although I have named this post using words from the "Moby-Dick" novel (1851 y.), this is a Sardine monument that is in the Segura River. I took this photo from a boat.
Here a picture almost 10 years ago.

miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2018

Boat Rides

From Segura River view. boat rides. Since few years ago, a little company offers the opportunity to sail in the river at the city of Murcia.

jueves, 12 de abril de 2018

Oruro at Burial of Sardine Parade 2018

The almost centennial Oruro Carnival from Bolivia have come to Burial of Sardine parade during Murcia Spring festivites.

miércoles, 11 de abril de 2018

Grandioso.

Echoes from Spring Festivities. Burial of the Sardine Parade 2018. Saturdy morning.
Image: from Poland come this marching band: Grandioso. A funny music band.

lunes, 9 de abril de 2018

Echoes from Burial of Sardine 2018. Ireland.

A piece of Ireland at Burial of the Sardine Parade 2018 (Saturday morning, the big parade was at night, every saturday after Easter week).
Image: St. Joseph Pipe Band.

domingo, 8 de abril de 2018

Echoes from Spring Festivities 2018. Music, Music, Music

Bolivian musicians accompanying the carnival group of Oruro (Bolivia), at Burialof he Sardine day.

sábado, 7 de abril de 2018

Central la mejor del Mundo

From Oruro Carnival (Bolivia) come to Burial of the Sardine 2018. This carnival group has represented Bolivia at the big parade of Burial of the Sardine 2018 among other groups form Ireland, Poland, .... Spain.
It is estimated that 1 million people have witnessed the parade.

viernes, 6 de abril de 2018

Time for Sardine

Now it is the turn for Burial of the Sardine 2018.
Image: catafalque of the sardine, that are going to be burned next saturday.

jueves, 5 de abril de 2018

Tasting Healthy Food

Although you can eat traditional tapas during the whole year, at this time, on Spring Festivities time, it is the perfect time to taste typical murcian tapas.
Imge: from left to right. Murcian beer (Ale type); Murcian salad (fresh salad with onion, boiled egg, tuna, black olives and tinned plum tomatoe); Zarangollo (a scrambled egg with zucchini and onion); baked roast potatoes (seasoned with olive oil and pepper).
Delicious!
Here other Murcian tapas from and old post.

miércoles, 4 de abril de 2018

Sculpting with Flowers

During Srping Festivities, as I commented in a previous post, lost of flowers are surrounding the city.
Image: big sculture made with flowers based in Antonio Campillo's sculpture: tribute to the Murcian woman. (Clicking here you can watch the original sculpture. The fith.)

martes, 3 de abril de 2018

Bando de la Huerta Parade 2018

During Spring Fetivities, on Bando de la Huerta day, the streets are plenty on traditions.
Image: Bando de la Huerta parade. Traditional customs, traditional dances, traditional jobs, products from the orchard, ...
Each Tuesday after Easter Week.

lunes, 2 de abril de 2018

Spring Gardens

During Spring Festivities at Murcia, many gardens and other places have been decorated with thousand of flowers.
Image: at Glorieta de España (near to Town Hall).

domingo, 1 de abril de 2018

Spring Festivities 2018

An entire week for colourful gardens, parades, murcian food, and so on.
Image: a temporary waterwheel at Circular Square.

sábado, 31 de marzo de 2018

Easter Week 2018

An entire week of passion (religious).
Image from Good Friday.

viernes, 30 de marzo de 2018

Good Friday 2018

A bit of Easter Week at Murcia. The morning procession at Good Friday is named: Procession of Salzillos (here many explanations of previous years, or in Eater Week label).

jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018

Monteagudo views

Visiting Monteagudo labels, you can see more pictures about this place.
This time I want to write about a new promotional way for this place: Monteagudo, Frontera de Reinos (Kingdoms Border). I have not the opportunity to visit those promotional activities but you can visit its website to view this interesting initiative. A millennial place.

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018

Sunset at Twin Towers Urban Center.

A sunset with blue twin towers on background from Isaac Peral garden (Three Cups garden).
I had posted some pictures about this offices building (here the best), but since 2016 was bought by Fuertes business group. A Murcian group. Since this time, the building has changed the name: now is Urban Center.

sábado, 17 de marzo de 2018

The Bar and the Playground

For those who has children, this is the best invent in decades: a bar (tapas bar) next to a playground. At El Malecon gardens.

viernes, 16 de marzo de 2018

Pavillion 2

This building is part of the former artillery barracks (Cuartel de Artillería. Pabellón 2). This space has a cultural target. A contemporany cultural objetive and it is opened for every contemporany artist who wants to create or to exhibit. Very interesting.

jueves, 15 de marzo de 2018

Crossroad

One of the entrances to the city of Murcia, next to El Malecón. Coming from the left is accessed from a highway. Following to the right we will arrive Town Hall of Murcia, Cathedral, Segura river, ... In front, it is acceded to the districts of San Antolín, San Andrés, among others.

martes, 13 de marzo de 2018

San Antolín Church.

Although this building was built between 1945 and 1961, it is the third building that is built in the same place. The previous one (18th century) was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. And the first data of a church in this place comes from 16th century.
Very close to this church is the Wall of Veronicas (Arab wall).