lunes, 8 de marzo de 2021

Working Day Dawn


 Monday, first day of the week. For some people they have Monday morning blues, but a dawn like that give us a great energy for staeting the week.

sábado, 6 de marzo de 2021

Balance Rope


 At a playground located here, for children from 6 to 12 years old, is that rope. 

jueves, 4 de marzo de 2021

Time for Walking


 Since started pandemic situation, people began to gor out for a walk. I think that people fled from their houses to full the streets, the ways, to do exercise.

About image. Although City of Murcia is a modern city (with many remains from muslim past, or from baroque, etc), if you follow the Segura river riverbank up or down, you will find the rural Murcia.

martes, 2 de marzo de 2021

Bench for Relaxing


 This bench invite to seat and relaxing.

It is in a playground that is located at south of the city of Murcia, between right bank of Segura River, Almeria Avenue and El Carmen neighborhood.

domingo, 28 de febrero de 2021

Former La Molinera Chimney


 Another prespective for that industrial building. That kind of chimneys are protected heritage of cultural interest..

The information about that chimney, in a previous post.

viernes, 26 de febrero de 2021

La Molinera Chimney


 Built at the end of the 19th century, this fireplace was part of the La Molinera canning factory, which was in operation until the end of the 20th century.

A fireplace that easily exceeds 20 meters in height, rests on a quadrangular base and topped in its mouth by ornaments that were in fashion at the time.

This fireplace belonged to the canning factory that still bears the name "La Molinera" on the structure. Factory of great relevance for the economy of Murcia that, in 1897, Juan Esteve Canet brought the first canning factory to Murcia (Alcantarilla), with a revolutionary idea, then, for the preservation of food. And later, it was expanding at a regional level, such as that of the High Era, also dedicated to canning. 

It is located between Segura River, Ciudad de Almeria Avenue and Cartagena-Murcia dual-carriageway.

miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2021

The Viewpoint


 On the left bank on the Segura River, at city of Murcia, it has been built that viewpoint

Behind, former Murcian Tourism School, now, The Open Faculty.

lunes, 22 de febrero de 2021

Industrial


 I had the opportunity to visit an air conditioned industrial installation. I loved that metal view.

sábado, 20 de febrero de 2021

Banco Vitalicio Building or Hispania Building


 That building was built between 1965 and 1969, so in 2019 turned 50 years.

It is one of the first projects carried out in the architects collaboration of Antonio Escario Martínez, José Antonio Vidal Beneyto and José Luis Vives Ferrero.

Its facade is organized in an overlap of horizontal bands of exposed reinforced concrete, combined with wooden carpentry. 

It is located at the crossroads of the Constitución Avenue, La Libertad Avenue and Gran Vía Avenue, this seventeen-storey tower is occupied by homes and offices 

jueves, 18 de febrero de 2021

Colourful Park


 From the last year, many parks have been renewal giving a looking like plenty of colours. 

martes, 16 de febrero de 2021

Alone in the Country


 That lonely dry tree on the landscape paid my attention and I could not avoid to take that capture.

It could be the next frontpage from a book about inspiration, yoga, mistery, ... Which title do you put for that book, novel, etc?

domingo, 14 de febrero de 2021

The Hidden Lady


 If you pay attention you could find the lady.

I took the same image from other perspective on 2018, where you can read the complete story.

viernes, 12 de febrero de 2021

Palm Grove of Santiago & Zaraiche


 "The Palm Grove of Santiago y Zaraiche is located in the north of the City of Murcia, in the district of the same name. It is a natural space protected by the General Plan of Urban Planning of Murcia.

The historic 9,000 m2 orchard, was restored between 2015 and 2017, and thus put in value by the Murcia City Council in the face of high social demands since the fires, destruction, and mistreatment suffered by the emblematic Huerta palm grove were constant.

It is one of the most important elements of the natural heritage of the Murcia garden, as it houses specimens that are 150 years old, and represents a unique landscape landmark in the Region of Murcia." (Source: agendamenuda.es) I invite you to follow that link (Spanish) to know everything about that awesome place.

miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2021

Almond blossom tree among lemon trees


 Almond blossom tree in a lemon tree grove.

lunes, 8 de febrero de 2021

Church of Corvera


Corvera was founded around 1636 (although remains of Iberian and Romans have appeared on surroundings).

With a population of just over eight hundred inhabitants dedicated to the production of cereal, oil and cattle, in the different hamlets scattered throughout its vast territory, also dedicated to hunting.

The church stands out for its square bell tower, and the white color with which it is painted. It has an emotional plaque to Don Antonio Pujante Alcaraz, parish priest of Corvera martyred by militiamen in 1936 

The Church on image is dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario, an advocation which is linked to the Dominican order and has become widespread since the 16th century, serving the community in the village itself and surrounding areas.

sábado, 6 de febrero de 2021

Moon at Corvera


 Hope that low light pollution could be maintained for ever to have the opportunity to see that sky.

Astronomical experts say that the better moment to watch the sky (the universe) is without Moon.

jueves, 4 de febrero de 2021

Sky from La Murta


 With no light pollution from La Murta (Corvera, Murcia). From astronomical observatory of La Murta esplanade, just ten minutes from midtown of Murcia

martes, 2 de febrero de 2021

Astronomical Observatory of La Murta


 At Region of Murcia, there are two astronomical observatories. One of them is located in La Murta (Corvera), south-west of Municipality of Murcia (37°50′24″N 1°12′10″O). But it is closed since 2017.

It is located in the town of Corvera (very intersting place for rural tourism and for eating), and the surroundings are quite quiet and there is no light pollution on observatory surroundings.

The owner is the Murcia City Council and it was managing by Astonomical GroupAssociation of Region of Murcia, but in 2017 the contract expired and there is no information on when City Council are going to renew it.

"The one in La Murta was not only intended for astronomy fans and the general public to learn about this science from the Murcian sky, but it was also a research and scientific dissemination center in which the different comets were monitored. and asteroids and objects in the Solar System.

As a concrete example, the researchers discovered from their facilities twelve years ago a new asteroid that had a diameter of five kilometers and that was located between the planets Jupiter and Saturn. In addition, from La Murta they collaborated with NASA in the missions 'Deep Impact' and 'Darwin' and with the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) and the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands for the study and analysis of minor planets," (Source: La Opinión de Murcia)

sábado, 30 de enero de 2021

The Horse. Route Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron or Route of the Faces (8)


 Here, also the artist had used a stone in the middle of the riverbed. Behind, the indian face.

I am going to finish that route with that post (more pictures were taken 😎). Previous post here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

jueves, 28 de enero de 2021

The Indian. Route Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron or Rouye of the Faces (7)


 Another sculpted face on the stone by an anonymous artist.

If you don't pay attetion you can miss some of those sculptures.

"It is also an area of anthropological importance, since the entire South Coast has been inhabited since prehistoric times and the cave houses that are lavished on that dry riverbed (the place is known as Cuevas del Cigarrón - Caves of El Cigarron) were occupied in the last century. Both the Rambla del Puerto and the Rambla del Cigarrón have numerous evidences of ancient settlers. These water courses made the Cordillera Sur an ideal place for cattle. In fact, the route runs close to the Cordel de los Valencianos, one of the most important livestock routes in the municipality of Murcia." (Source: agendamenuda.es)

Previous post here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

martes, 26 de enero de 2021

Snake Face. Route Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron or Route of the Faces (6)

The anonymous artist used the stones that he/she found on the route to sculpt the faces. Below detail.



The previous post here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 

domingo, 24 de enero de 2021

The King. Route Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron or Route of the Faces (5)


 Also,amoung of painting artist there is also sculpture artist(s).

"In one section of the riverbed there are at least four faces sculpted on the slopes and rocks of the dry riverbed, by a great anonymous artist. This is one of the main attractions of the route if you go with children." (Source: agendamenuda.es)  

On following posts I will show you more stone sculptures.

You can follow the route reading previous posts: 1, 2, 3, 4.

viernes, 22 de enero de 2021

The Dog. Route Through the Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron (4)


 To see those rock painting figure (as the aztec eagle) you have to pay attention during the route surroundings. 

If you have not visited previous post on that subject I would like to invite you to do it: 1, 2 & 3.

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2021

Aztec Eagle. Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron (3)


 The Rambla del Cigarrón route is highly recommended to be done with children since during the route you can find contemporary rock art made by anonymous artists. 

Previous post on that route: 1 & 2.

lunes, 18 de enero de 2021

Dry riverbed of El Cigarron (2).

During the route that we started in previous post, "You can see the erosions (cavities) produced by both the water and the wind when the small particles dragged by the wind hit the walls. Calcarenites (in the upper part) are carbonate detrital sedimentary rocks, formed by the consolidation of calcareous sands. Marl (in the lower part) is a type of sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcite and clays, with a predominance, in general, of calcite, which gives it a whitish color with tones that can vary considerably according to the different proportions and compositions of the main minerals." (source: agendamenuda.es
I have to say that Region of Murcia it was one of the Spanish areas that later emerged from the sea at Iberian peninsula.

sábado, 16 de enero de 2021

Dry Riverbed of El Cigarron. Rambla del Cigarrón.


 I would like to invite you to a hiking route through the dry riverbed of El Cigarrón during the following posts. It has been located at south of Murcia town.

"The 'Rambla del Cigarrón' is located between the 'Puerto de la Cadena' and the 'Sierra de Carrascoy'. The route runs along the north face of the 'Sierra del Puerto', the steepest slope of these mountains that separate the valley of Segura river from the plains of Cartagena field. The dry riverbed is considered Place of Geological Importance due to the presence of fossils and other formations of interest. In addition, we will be able to observe the vegetation associated with the boulevards and the most relevant examples of the vegetation typical of semi-arid landscapes." "The reliefs are formed by rock formations of marine origin. They are sands that show the marine nature of the area in which remains of turtles that inhabited the area seven million years ago have been found, when this area was an island bathed by the sea (two complete specimens and one incomplete of the shell of a Giant land turtle, from the site of Puerto de la Cadena from the Miocene period, are exhibited in the Paleontological Museum of the Garres). There are also remains of shells belonging to other marine beings that populated this region millions of years ago."(source: agendamenuda.es)

This route is one of those hidden beautiful places at Region of Murcia (see label). In that case I made that route during pandemic time, because there was no so much things to do ;) And I was lucky to do it.

jueves, 14 de enero de 2021

Puerta del Sol


Following the #MurciaMedieval route, you can imagine where the main entrances to cross the wall were.

This Puerta del Sol (Gate of Sun) was located at south, near Segura river, next to Town hall. Indeed you can find some wall remains in the underground parking lot in the vecinity of that ground signal (image).

This door was built on XIII century and become to gate on XV century. It was demolished on 1737.

I recommend to visit the following link to read the complete history of that door (Spanish).

martes, 12 de enero de 2021

Murcia Medieval


 Now there is a project #MurciaMedieval where you can imagine (following the QR barcodes) the past of Murcia. There is a route on the ancient Medieval wall to imagine the main entrance doors and you could find those wall remains during the trip tha still exists on bars, on the street, in a parking lot, under a restaurant, ...

domingo, 10 de enero de 2021

Narrow Streets: Medieval Legacy.


 The Cathedarl of Murcia surroundings maintains the Medieval scheme of narrow streets.

viernes, 8 de enero de 2021

Spanish Flag


 "The flag of Spain (Spanish: Bandera de España), as it is defined in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, consists of three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red, the yellow stripe being twice the size of each red stripe. 

The origin of the current flag of Spain is the naval ensign of 1785, Pabellón de la Marina de Guerra under King Charles the Third of Spain. It was chosen by King Charles III himself among 12 different flags designed by Antonio Valdés y Bazán (all proposed flags were presented in a drawing which is in the Naval Museum of Madrid)." (source: Wikipedia)

Picture taken at Glorieta gardens behind Town Hall of Murcia.