miércoles, 12 de junio de 2019

Painting Artist

During some days, the artist Pedro Cano is painting a fresco at Veronicas exhibition room being part of the exhibition art: Seven (Siete).

lunes, 10 de junio de 2019

Stairway to Art

The painting is asking for a ladder. It seems that a figure from the fresco is holding out its hand for taking it.

sábado, 8 de junio de 2019

Seven - Siete

This new project by the artist Pedro Cano was originated in August 1991, when ten thousand desperate Albanian refugees arrived at the Italian port of Bari aboard on the Vlora ship. Pedro Cano, overwhelmed by the conditions in which they arrived, then he painted some scenes on some papers that now, almost thirty years later, have become the works of Seven.
The exhibition can be visited at Veronicas exhibiton room, a former catholic church. Very beutiful.

jueves, 6 de junio de 2019

Learning with the Artist

It is fortunate to see an exhibition of an artist that I follow his work, and that the artist is there to be able to hear his point of view on his work.
The artist, Murcian artist: Pedro Cano. The name of the exhibition: Seven. At Veronicas exhibition room.
The exhibition consists of seven black and white triptychs (21 works of 120 by 180 centimeters), in addition to drawings and material from the artist's studio.

martes, 4 de junio de 2019

MurciaDailyPhoto Turns 11

Since 11 years ago, I'm trying to publish a photo each day, although last years I have not enough time to publish with so much regularity. Since the beginning, more than 2500 pictures have been published. And all that started visiting ParisDailyPhoto (I miss it).
Anyway, I like a lot to take photos since I was a child when my parents and a uncle of mine bought their first reflex camera (I think a Nikon).

Hope you are enjoying the stories and the pictures that it has been published at MurciaDailyPhoto. I invite you to visit old pictures on that blog. I also invite you to visit those blogs that are part of CityDailyPhoto bloggers community.

lunes, 3 de junio de 2019

Caravaca de La Cruz

"Caravaca de la Cruz is a town located on northwest of Region of Murcia, border to Granada. The Iberians, Romans and Muslims all passed through this town, which has developed around its Castle, built in the 15th century and commissioned by the Knights Templar. However, Caravaca is essentially the holy town, the town of the cross that carries its name. According to legend, in 1232 the Moorish King Abu Zeid was converted to Christianity when he saw how two angels brought a cross down from heaven to a priest held prisoner in the castle in order for him to give mass. This legend led to the construction, as from 1617 and on the site of the fortress itself, of the main monument of this town in the north-east of Murcia, the Chapel of La Vera Cruz. The most important feature of this building is its luxurious façade, made from red marble excavated in Cehegín and which offers a complete exaltation to the Holy Cross.
Caravaca de la Cruz, Holy Town. In 1998 the Pope awarded Caravaca de la Cruz the Jubilee Year, making this town the fifth in the world, together with four other cities (Santiago de Compostela, Santo Toribio de Liébana, Roma and Jerusalem), to be allowed to celebrate the Perpetual Jubilee. This means that the Holy See allows the town to celebrate the Holy Year every seven years in perpetuum at the Chapel of La Vera Cruz, the next Jubilee Year at Caravaca de la Cruz being the year 2024. However this Chapel, which also has an interesting Holy Art and History Museum, is not the only religious monument in Caravaca. There are interesting 16th century churches, such as: La Soledad, today converted into an Archaeological Museum; El Salvador, considered to be the most representative work of the Murcian Renaissance; La Purísima; and the Convent of the Carmelites. In terms of civil government, it is worth highlighting the Town Hall building, which dates from the 18th century." (Source: murciaturistica.es)
Image: Caravaca old town view.

domingo, 2 de junio de 2019

Running of Wine Horses

Wine horses. Caravaca de la Cruz.
"The origins of that fiesta are lost between history and legend. According to tradition, when the Templar fortress of Caravaca was besieged by the Granada Moors, around 1250, and the inhabitants needed water to supply themselves, since the reservoirs were exhausted, a group of Templar Knights crossed the Muslim site, with the consequent risk that it entailed
Unable to get water in the Campillo de los Caballeros, they loaded wine in skins on the back of their horses. They returned quickly and with a spectacular career they mocked the enemy siege to take the liquid to the defenders of the Castle, where the Relic of the Holy Cross was already kept, since 1231." (From Wikipedia)
To see what happen in that fiesta, I invite you to watch the following video: https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/03/watch-running-of-the-wine-fiesta-pays-homage-to-local-legend
Picture: at Wine Horses Fiesta Museum. Harnessed horse statue.

jueves, 30 de mayo de 2019

Look at Me!

For a few days I will comment on a fiesta of Caravaca de la Cruz, at northwest of Region of Murcia: The horses of wine (Los caballos del vino). A fiesta that has been requested to be Unesco's Intangible Heritage.
That fiesta is helding every May 1st and 2nd.

martes, 28 de mayo de 2019

Dandelion

"Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, which consists of species commonly known as dandelions. The genus is native to Eurasia and North America, but the two commonplace species worldwide, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, were introduced from Europe and now propagate as wildflowers." (From Wikipedia)
Image: Seedhead of a Dandelion flower.

domingo, 26 de mayo de 2019

Acts Murcia

Logo from Actúa Murcia 2019 (May 17th and 18th 2019).
Two stages open to the participation of interpreters: dance, theatre, humor, painting, urban art, music.

viernes, 24 de mayo de 2019

Actua Murcia 2019

Last May 17th & 18th 2019, it was held Actua Murcia 2019 (Acts Murcia 2019). A music party during those evening days. Dance groups, music bands (pop, rock), music soloits. At Glorieta de España (near to Town Hall).

miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2019

Pianos on Streets 2019

Last May 11th 2019, it was held "Pianos en la calle 2019" (Pianos on streets 2019). It is a project of Klavier (private company of musical instruments), organized together with the City Council of Murcia, in collaboration with Clamo Music, organizer of the V International Piano Competition "Región of Murcia" 2019.
This year, 11 pianos placed in different locations in the city of Murcia, where anyone could touch them (registration required). From 11: 00h to 20: 30h (uninterrupted).
Image: at former artillery barrack square.

lunes, 20 de mayo de 2019

Revival

A few years ago (2 or 3 years), this hundred-year-old ficus had to be completely pruned after a few days of strong wind that caused the fall of one of its great branches that, fortunately, did not produce any personal accident.
Now, during spring, it has "revival" again, and it looks really beautiful.
At Saint Domingo square.

sábado, 18 de mayo de 2019

From Old Bridge

A b&w view from the Old Bridge.
River: Segura.
Background, on the left: Manterola bridge.

jueves, 16 de mayo de 2019

Flower Umbrella

At Romea square, spring is surrounding the city.
Background: Romea Theatre.

martes, 14 de mayo de 2019

Enjoying Terraces

Socializing.
Time to time (more often with good temperatures),it is necessary to go out to to have a drink (soft drinks, beers, ...) with friends (study by the University of MurciaDailyPhoto ;))

domingo, 12 de mayo de 2019

Cathedral Tower Perspective

Another perspective for the bellring tower of Cathedral of Murcia.
Please, visit labels to know more about that Baroque symbol.

viernes, 10 de mayo de 2019

Butterfly

I have no knowledge about butterflies, so I cannot say something about it.
I had not used any zoom to capture it, it just waited for the picture.

miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2019

Red Roses

Red roses at artillery barrack gardens.

domingo, 5 de mayo de 2019

Mondo Sonoro Stage. Warm Up 2019.

Last day for Warm Up 2019.
In that time, picture captured at Apostles Square (behind Cathedral of Murcia).
Very good weather to enjoy live music.

sábado, 4 de mayo de 2019

Warm Up 2019 Somos Murcia

As I commented in a previous post, WARM UP is the most popular music festival at Region of Murcia.  A note: Warm Up is the acronyms of: we are Region of Murcia
In addition to going through the box office in the enclosure, during the week there are free concerts, and on Saturday and Sunday, 3 stages, and the most important stages,  at  Apostoles Square and Romea Square (in the image). 3 bands on those scenarios.
In the image: Fernando Rubio & The Inner Demons, a very recommended band if you like good rock & roll, american r'n'r (from Cartagena, Region of Murcia).

viernes, 3 de mayo de 2019

Warm Up 2019

This is not my best picture but is a way to show the Warm Up 2019 enclosure (behind the fence).
Warm Up is a more than a music festival (a week for music, art, documentary films), although there are 2 main days with live music in that enclosure (May 3rd ant 4th).
6 stages, where there will be dance music, indie music, pop music, pop-rock music. 66 performances during 2 days. This year the main bands and musicians are:
 - International:
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Two Door Cinema Club
Noell Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

- National:
Second.
Vetusta Morla
La M.O.D.A

jueves, 2 de mayo de 2019

Flowering Arch

This Spring season, Murcia is flowering anywhere.
Image: St. Domingo arch.

miércoles, 1 de mayo de 2019

May 1st. Labor Day 2019.

As every May the 1st, in Spain and almost the rest of the world, we have celebrated the International Worker's Day. Also at Region of Murcia.
Image: Gran Via of Murcia.

lunes, 29 de abril de 2019

Warm Up 2019. Secret Shows.

Now starts a week plenty of music, films and fashion: Warm Up 2019. Although the biggest days will be on Friday and Saturday (May 3rd and 4th) with the Warm Up Music Festival.
For starting, and under invitation (door prize), some secret shows without knowing who are going to play.

domingo, 28 de abril de 2019

Spring Festival 2019 Ending

The Spring Festival week is one of the most recommended periods of the year to visit Murcia. Guaranteed fun.
Also, today is the voting day for electing the prime minister of Spain.

sábado, 27 de abril de 2019

Burial of Sardine 2019

As every year, the culmination of the Spring Festival is set by the Burial of the Sardine parade. A parade full of color, music, gifts, fun...
Image: morning parade. The night parade gathers close to 1000000 spectators.
1st picture: Traperia street full of people viewing the parade.
2nd picture: as every year, the organization of the parade brings groups and bands from different countries, in the image, Thailand.

viernes, 26 de abril de 2019

Murcian Tomatoe Salad

Although you can taste and eat murcian food every days of the year on many places, the Spring Festival Week, when traditions full the city of Murcia, is the better week to taste all flavours from Murcia.
Image: Murcian tomatoes salad (just cut the tomato into pieces (not sliced), add olives (split olives), add a pinch of salt and olive oil.

jueves, 25 de abril de 2019

Flowery Murcia

Murcia is surrounding by flowers since Spring Festivities.

miércoles, 24 de abril de 2019

Traditional Costumes on Streets

On Bando de la Huerta Day, Murcian people use to wear traditional costumes.
Image: located at Belluga Square, Cathedral (left), Bishop Palace (front), Town Hall (right).

martes, 23 de abril de 2019

Traditions. Bando de la Huerta 2019.

As every first Tuesday after Easter, the traditions take to the streets: Bando de la Huerta.
Image: Bando de la Huerta parade. Folk dances. Traditional dances.

lunes, 22 de abril de 2019

Murcia in Colours

#Murciaencolores. Murcia is decorated with flowers throughout the city.
Image: Plaza de la Cruz (Cruise Square). Next, bell-tower of Cathedral of Murcia.

domingo, 21 de abril de 2019

Made in Murcia

One of the most awaited weeks for Murcia throughout the year: Spring Festival.
This year's motto: Spring is reborn in Murcia.
Picture: at Belluga Square. Behind, Moneo building.

sábado, 20 de abril de 2019

Ducks Enjoying River Flood

It is not really flood, but there are more water than usually, and ducks are ejoying it.

viernes, 19 de abril de 2019

Rain for Easter Week

Copious rains have suspended the different processions of Holy Week.
In the Region of Murcia, it has rained abundantly but in a beneficial way.
Image: Segura river as it passes through the city, with an abundant water flow.
Background: Old Bridge and Cathedral's bell-tower

martes, 16 de abril de 2019

The Birds

As Hitchcock's movie, The Birds.
Dozens of pigeons on steel wires.

lunes, 15 de abril de 2019

Easter Week 2019

The balconies of the city of Murcia are filled with banners of the different brotherhoods of Easter Week.
This pictures was taken at Belluga Square.

domingo, 14 de abril de 2019

Black Clouds on the Horizon

Due to the necessity of water, when black clouds appear, it is a good signal for Region of Murcia.
Although Easter is threatened by rain and therefore, it would be suspended.

viernes, 12 de abril de 2019

Yellow Rose

I love spring and I love roses.

miércoles, 10 de abril de 2019

Caution: Rainbow

Fortunate to capture this photo.

lunes, 8 de abril de 2019

Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education was created in 1992. It was the result of the integration of the Teaching School and the Pedagogy Section that belonged to the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences. Teacher studies have a long tradition in Murcia. The first Teachers' School (for men) was inaugurated in 1844 and years later, in 1860, the School of Teachers for woman was started.
Image: auditorium of Faculty of Education of University of Murcia.

sábado, 6 de abril de 2019

Faculty of Economic and Business Studies

The Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Murcia) has its origins in the old Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, founded in 1981. It was located at city of Murcia until 1999 when it was moved to the Campus of Espinardo (image).

jueves, 4 de abril de 2019

150th Anniversary of Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Faculty of Chemistry. University of Murcia.

This year we are conmemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (1869 is considered as the year of discovery of the Periodic System by the Russian scientist, Dmitri Mendeleev).
At Faculty of Chemistry of University of Murcia, they have built the biggest Periodic Table of Europe?.
Picture: main facade of that Faculty. The Faculty of Chemistry of University of Murcia was founded on 1940. You can watch how it was built that Periodic Table of Chemical Elements clicking here.
Here the oficial website of that Faculty: https://www.um.es/web/quimica/

martes, 2 de abril de 2019

Old Muslim Wall

Ten yers ago I showed you that wall by day (click here to visit that post).
A big wall surrounded the old Murcia, but now, just a few pieces of this wall you can visit around the city. Free. This piece is located between Veronicas Church and Almudi Palace.
That wall was built on XII century.

miércoles, 20 de marzo de 2019

The Moon and the Cathedral

The Moon stops to look at the bell-tower (1793) of Cathedral of Murcia (1394-1465), while the Old Bridge (completed on 1742) is the union between them.

jueves, 14 de marzo de 2019

Nature Touching the Moon

Sometimes you try to find a good frame for a picture but sometimes it is just above you.
Nature is awesome.

domingo, 10 de marzo de 2019

Carlos III

This photo is taken from the exhibition "Floridablanca, the shadow of the king". The king to whom the exhibition refers is Carlos III (in the image, equestrian statue of Carlos III).
Carlos III (Charles III) of Spain, called "the Politician" or "the Better Mayor of Madrid" (Madrid, 20 of January of 1716, Madrid, 14 of December of 1788), was Duke of Parma and Plasencia between 1731 and 1735, king of Naples and King of Sicily from 1734 to 1759 and from Spain from 1759 until his death in 1788.
At Almudí Palace, Murcia (Region of Murcia). Till April 28th 2019.

viernes, 8 de marzo de 2019

Floridablanca: The Shadow of the King.

At Almudi Palace and Hall of Veronicas, you have a great opportunity to know more about Count of Floridablanca (great Murcia politician) who was Ambassador and Minister of King Charles III (Carlos III). An enriching exhibition for the knowledge where to know the influence of this politician on the court of Carlos III.
Since January 29th to April 28th 2019.
"José Moñino y Redondo (Murcia, 1728 - Seville, 1808), first Count of Floridablanca, lived in a convulsive period that was debated between the staunch conservatives of the institutions and the revolutionaries. For half a century, Moñino, a faithful interpreter of Carlos III's ideas, took an active part in politics and was Secretary of State between 1777 and 1792. After his dismissal and a period in prison, he presided over the Central Supreme Junta in 1808.
From Goya to Tiepolo and Mengs: Works from the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the National Archaeological Museum or the National Library, as well as others belonging to some of the most important private collections in Spain, will be exhibited in almost 1,800 square meters of this exhibition "will occupy two of the cultural spaces of reference in our Region: the Almudí Palace, created in the 15th century, and the Sala Verónicas, an old baroque church converted into a unique exhibition space"" (Source: Murciaturistica.es)