viernes, 30 de agosto de 2019

Segura River at Ricote Valley

With this image at the river level, you can see how Segura river runs between the mountains.

miércoles, 28 de agosto de 2019

Ricote Valley

A perfect image to show the Ricote Valley, where the Segura river crosses mountains, riverside forest and traditional orchards.
The Ricote Valley, also known as the Morisco Valley, is a historic region of the Region of Murcia, in Spain, located north of that Region and in the middle of the Segura River. It is made up of the municipalities of Archena, Ojós, Ricote, Ulea and Villanueva del Río Segura.
Its historical origin with the denomination Valle de Ricote is located at the beginning of the 8th century, with the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
If there is a place where you can still feel the sensitivity of the Moorish culture in the environment, that is the Ricote Valley. Winding orchards, river and a special charm are the ingredients that make this valley a true delight for explorers and seekers of genuine experiences. If you are devoted to good food, culture and outdoor sports such as hiking, rafting or climbing, you are in the right place.
If you want more tourist information about this area, please visit murciaturistica.es.

lunes, 26 de agosto de 2019

Jump of the Bride

History and legend.
Salto de la Novia (Jump of the bride) is located on the right bank of the Segura River, in the homonymous area, between Ulea and Ojos. It is located on a steep slope that flows into the riverbed and is crowned by a rocky pinnacle on which a late-Roman watchtower, known as Pileta de la Reina Mora, was erected.
Legend has it that many years ago the Ulea Bride Jump was the scene of the tragic end of a love story.
It was the time of the Reconquest and a very beautiful Christian noble fell in love with the Moorish king Abnt hud. One day, when he returned with his beloved horse, they were chased by the Moors, and when they were caught, he jumped from the cliff that formed a precipice along the river, disappearing with the bride and the horse under the flowing waters.
There are still those who believe that on the night of San Juan, coinciding with the summer solstice, as it is a spell and spell night, the enamored couple can be seen floating over the waters breathing the scented airs of orange and lemon trees.
Salto de la Novia is in the middle of the image. (click to enlarge).

sábado, 24 de agosto de 2019

Riverside Forest

It is a wonder to walk along the banks of the Segura river through the areas of the Ricote Valley, where the riverbank forest is maintained.

jueves, 22 de agosto de 2019

Ojós

Background, Ojós, a little municipality located at Ricote Valley, where the Segura river is part of their lives. Traditional orchards, rural tourism, gastronomy and people, are the most important reasons to vitit that small town.

martes, 20 de agosto de 2019

Green Lemons

It is a delight to walk through some areas of the Segura river bank, where traditional orchards are still maintained.
At Ojós, Ricote Valley.

domingo, 18 de agosto de 2019

Closing Beaches


Police have had to close unguarded beaches to avoid recklessness.

viernes, 16 de agosto de 2019

Red Flag

Despite having a red flag, bathers ignore the warnings.

miércoles, 14 de agosto de 2019

Mar Menor Savage

Between San Pedro and La Manga, you can still find the wild nature of the largest salt lagoon in Europe.

lunes, 12 de agosto de 2019

Behind the Stage


Moments before performing on stage, actors and actresses make up.

sábado, 10 de agosto de 2019

Dalí

On 2017, graffiti artist named Kobra painted that Dalí portrait over the "Puertas de Castilla" cultural centre facade (Ciity of Murcia).

jueves, 8 de agosto de 2019

Enjoying the Night

A cup of wine or a beer, it doesn' matter.

martes, 6 de agosto de 2019

Ulea's Waterwheel

At Ricote Valley (very recommended area to visit as for landscapes and as for gastronomy), you can visit the Segura river between orchards.
Image: waterwheel at Ulea (Noria Villar de Felices). 18th century. This type of waterwheels was used to raise water from the river (or ditches) to higher grounds.

domingo, 4 de agosto de 2019

Archeologist searching for Iberians

At Jumilla area, there is an Iberian settlement that it is possible to visit on summer.
5th to 2nd century B.C.

viernes, 2 de agosto de 2019

Surfing Beach

Mar Menor is the largest salt lagoon in Europe and it is the best place for sailing, surfing, etc.

miércoles, 31 de julio de 2019

Taking Off

Since January 15th 2019, the new International Airport of Region of Murcia expectations are to increase the number of passengers of the former airport.
The former Murcia-San Javier airport, finished 2018 with more than 1200000 users.
Internally, there are three Spanish routes during summer: to Asturias, Ibiza and Canary Islands. But there are European connections: Ireland, England, Belgium and Norway.

lunes, 29 de julio de 2019

The hyena and the giraffe

Foreground, hyena area. On the right, giraffe area. At Terra Natura Murcia.
There is a pair of hyenas although there is only one on the picture.
I have found a scene between a pair of hyenas and a giraffe mom and its young.

sábado, 27 de julio de 2019

Brown Bears

22 years ago, the first brown bears arrived to Murcia.
"The first brown bears born in the city turn 21 years old. These are the descendants of the first animals of this species that arrived in the city on March 27, 1997. It was the City Council of Murcia who managed their transfer to prevent them from being slaughtered in Sobrón (Álava, North of Spain). Since then, they were part of the municipal zoo and were, subsequently, the first tenants of Terra Natura coinciding with its opening.
A year later, two babies were born from that couple, a male and a female, who are now celebrating their 21th anniversary. Their birth generated great expectation at the time and their names, Yaqui and Nuca, were chosen by the neighbors themselves through the media. In addition, there were many Murcia who visited them to meet them in the first person." Source: Terra Natura Murcia.

jueves, 25 de julio de 2019

Working Class

At Spain, we learn a lot about the story of "The ant and the cicada". I just read that story on English languaje was translate to "The ant an the grasshoper". But the original Aesop's fable talks about a cicada. Anyway, if you want to know about this fable: "The ant and the cicada" or "The ant an the grasshoper".

martes, 23 de julio de 2019

Passiflora Violet Passion

The violet passion flower that comes to South America is growing in some gardens at Spain.
More about this beautiful flower, wikipedia.

domingo, 21 de julio de 2019

Rosemary

This evergreen aromatic shrub of the mint family, native to Mediterranean area, it is commonly to find at fields at Region of Murcia. The narrow leaves are used as a culinary herb, in many Spanish dishes.
More about Rosemary, here.

viernes, 19 de julio de 2019

Catching the Wind

A way to capture the wind in a picture is taking a photo of nature.

miércoles, 17 de julio de 2019

B&W Textures

Although it is the same frame than yesterday, I think that nature offer a different texture on black and white pictures.

martes, 16 de julio de 2019

Textures

Textures from a palm tree.

domingo, 14 de julio de 2019

Seagull and waves

At Bolnuevo Beach, Mazarron, Region of Murcia.

viernes, 12 de julio de 2019

Bolnuevo Erosions

That is a picture taken from Bolnuevo beach. So there is a beautiful surrounding close to the beach.
About those erosions I had published a post on 2016 that you can read it here.

miércoles, 10 de julio de 2019

Bolnuevo Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches at Region of Murcia is located at Mazarron: Bolnuevo beach. Due to its surroundings that increase the value of that beach.

lunes, 8 de julio de 2019

Cups Above

At El Cubano tapas-restaurant. Portman Bay.

sábado, 6 de julio de 2019

Vertical Lines Landscape

Vertical forms in that picture paid my attention.
At Portman Village surroundings (La Unión - Region of Murcia)

jueves, 4 de julio de 2019

Flamingos on Flying

Flamingos over the Natural Regional Park of Salt Flats. From Mar Menor.

martes, 2 de julio de 2019

Sludge Bath

Located at San Pedro del Pinatar beaches, you can pay for sludges applied for specialist in some hotels at this location, or you can do it yourself, at beaches on the right of the image.
Those sludges were deposited during centuries on the north of the big salt lagoon on Europe, Mar Menor, very suitable for therapeutic treatments as osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, ...
"The latest analyzes carried out by the University of Murcia in 1995 reveal that these sediments contain a high percentage of cations, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fluoride, as well as anions, chloride and sulfate at much higher levels than expected, even in waters of this salinity." (Source: murciaturistica.es)

domingo, 30 de junio de 2019

Giraffe

Although the perspective places us in the Serengeti park, this photo was taken in the Terra Natura Murcia Park.

viernes, 28 de junio de 2019

Summer Scene


It is doesn't matter the place, just the moment is important.

miércoles, 26 de junio de 2019

The Sound of Water

I am passionate about water. And, above all, from the sea. My most relaxing moment of the year comes in summertime. Listening to the sounds of water. I love it.

lunes, 24 de junio de 2019

Inner Courtyard

Inner courtyard of the House Museum of the Wine Horses (Casa Museo de los Caballos del Vino, Caravaca de la Cruz, Regio of Murcia). This space dedicated to the Caballos del Vino (Wine Horses) is located in the old house of the family Muso Muñoz Melgarejo, from the 18th century, which has been totally restored. It is a journey through its origins until the present, where all aspects of the festivity are represented: the bareback horses, the design, embroidery and piece of harnessing, the Race...
The aim is to proudly transmit and spread, through several rooms and audiovisuals, the roots and the present situation of a celebration that is currently a candidate to be listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage. (Source: murciaturistica.es)

sábado, 22 de junio de 2019

Flowery Butterflies

One of the areas that were decorated (for Spring Festivities) with flowers is this roundabout located in Ronda Norte (City of Murcia).

jueves, 20 de junio de 2019

The Art of Recycling

More and more we have to be aware that recycling is the future of the Earth.
Picture: from an exhibition art at a mall, where the artist has used many parts of leftover trash found at sea or in ditches and elsewhere.

martes, 18 de junio de 2019

The Observer

I like to take picture from people that don't know that they are being observed.
Picture: at "Siete" exhibition when the artist was painting a fresco, but people didn't leave artist working.

domingo, 16 de junio de 2019

Painting in the Sky

I love how nature can paint in the sky.

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).