jueves, 22 de abril de 2021

Very Best Friends


 Image of the mining area from Cala Reona to Calblanque. In the foreground, a mining pit (protected by a curb of blocks) where someone has written a graffiti where you can read "I love you, hyper, mega, ultra friend."

martes, 20 de abril de 2021

Playing on the Sea


 That is to be on the right moment to take the picture.

That picture was taken at Mar Menor from La Manga. Mar Menor is the largest salt lagoon in Europe and it is the right perfect placefor sailing. And, from MurciaDailyPhoto we recommend you to do it on a sailing boat or canoe or to widsurfing.

domingo, 18 de abril de 2021

Grosa Island


Grosa Island (Isla Grosa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to the municipality of San Javier in the Region of Murcia, at a distance of 2.5 kilometers from the north of La Manga del Mar Menor. It has an area of ​​17.5 hectares and exceeds an altitude of 90 meters.

Grosa Island (Isla Grosa) and the islet of Farallón (at the east of Grosa island), like the islands of the Mar Menor, are remains of the quaternary volcanism that took place in the entire Country of Cartagena area between 7.2 and 6.6 million years ago, during the Miocene .

The island forms a perfect volcanic cone, but quite eroded like most Murcian volcanoes. (Source: Wikipedia)

Although Isla Grosa is called part of the group of islands of the Mar Menor, that island is outside the Mar Menor.

Until 2000, it belonged to the Spanish army (training of special combat diver and explosives disposal units ). Since then it belongs to the Region of Murcia and is a center for the protection of flora and fauna (especially birds). Its waters are protected and they are a very interesting diving destination

The island was a refuge for pirates until the 18th century.

viernes, 16 de abril de 2021

Baron's Island


 Major Island (Isla Mayor), also called Baron's Island (Isla del Barón), is a Spanish island located almost in the center of the Mar Menor in the municipality of San Javier in the Region of Murcia and, as its name suggests, it is the largest island in that sea, as well as the entire Region of Murcia (93.8 hectares). It is an extinct volcanic cone that gives the island its characteristic conical shape (104 meters high) and round perimeter. The island is privately owned. The name of Isla del Barón comes from the Barón de Benifayó, who built a neo-Mudejar style palace on this island, known as the Baron's house. (Source: Wikipedia)

Every island at Mar Menor were volcanos. Mar Menor is the largest salt lagoon in Europe.

A very interesting story about that place and its owners you can find here (it was also visited by Ava Gadner). In the following link you can find the text in English.

miércoles, 14 de abril de 2021

Castillejo de Monteagudo


 The Castillejo of Monteagudo (Castillejo = Little castle) is an old Andalusí palace complex that is located about 5 kilometers northeast of the city of Murcia, in the district of Monteagudo.

The current ruins of this fortified palace correspond to the old Qasr Ibn Sad, a residence that the Murcian Taifa (Kingdom of Murcia) king Ibn Mardanis ordered to be built on the outskirts of the city of Murcia in the 12th century.

The building was built on a small hill near the mountain where the Monteagudo castle is located. (Source: Wikipedia)

lunes, 12 de abril de 2021

In a Cloudy Day


 Abandoned tower of a house an gas release valve.

sábado, 10 de abril de 2021

Wild Flowers


 When you go to the country on April, wildflowers are surroundings. Three red poppys and more.

jueves, 8 de abril de 2021

Sunrise at the Sea


 A few minutes since the sun goes fron dawn to sunrise, over the Mediterranean sea.

martes, 6 de abril de 2021

Percussion Instruments


 Previous to  a music concert. Drums, flamenco box drum, marimba, ...

At Conservatory of Music of Murcia.

domingo, 4 de abril de 2021

With Another Look


 Looking through the window there was a former temporary exhibition of modern art using recycled parts. At former artillery barracks in Murcia.

viernes, 2 de abril de 2021

High


 First hours of a day, certainly, it is dawning.

martes, 30 de marzo de 2021

En la Huerta del Segura


 Dozens of centuries have shaped the garden/orchard of Murcia, although, today, few areas remain like the ones in the image, when 100 years ago it was the usual landscape of that municipality: The garden of Europe.

"En la huerta del Segura" is part of the lyrics of  famous Zarzuela "La Parranda" that is the unoficial hymn of Municipallity of Murcia. (huerta=orchard)

domingo, 28 de marzo de 2021

Beware of Dog


 A picture taken behind Castle of Monteagudo.

viernes, 26 de marzo de 2021

Flowers and Monteagudo


 A close-up of some flowers (I don't know their name) that generate a depth in the landscape that I love it. In the background, the Monteagudo mountain with its castle on top and, above it, the Christ of Monteagudo.

miércoles, 24 de marzo de 2021

Arab Wall of Murcia


 As I commented on a previous post, This section of wall was inside the Convent of Verónicas (18th century). The Convent was partially demolished in 1985 as it threatened ruin, leaving one of the highest, longest and best preserved sections of the Wall in the air. Due the wall was "protected" in the monastery, it has survived to this day in such good condition. In this section you can see the Wall and the rampart. In the wall two towers are conserved, one of them practically complete that is embedded in the Church of Verónicas. This indicates the reuse that was made of the wall to build the convent.

Between the rampart and the wall there was a corridor called ravelin. Down this corridor the sentries made their rounds.

Located near Almudi Palace and Market of Verónicas at City of Murcia.

lunes, 22 de marzo de 2021

Ancient Watchtower


 This section of wall was inside the Convent of Verónicas (18th century). It is the only tower on the wall that remains today. The Arab wall of Murcia (Region of Murcia, Spain), is the old defensive structure of the city, built during the Andalusi period.

The wall remained in use until the end of the border character of the Kingdom of Murcia in 1488. It was built between 9th and 12th centuries.

This part of the ancient wall is located near Market of Veronicas and Almudi Palace at city of Murcia.

In the following post, a panoramic of that place.

sábado, 20 de marzo de 2021

The Raven and The Vulture


 That could be a fable tale but not, it is a photo taken at Terra Natura Murcia.

jueves, 18 de marzo de 2021

School Tunnel


 Located at Caravaca de la Cruz (Nortwest on Region of Murcia).

This street passes under the presbytery of the church of Santa Clara. The Society of Jesus established a college here in the late 16th century.

martes, 16 de marzo de 2021

Urban Flowering


 Urban flowering at former artillery barracks. Murcia.

domingo, 14 de marzo de 2021

Murcia Skyline


 Skyline at city of Murcia at dawn.

viernes, 12 de marzo de 2021

Castle of Larache


 Castle of Larache is not a castle but it was an almunia (palace).It was built on 12th or 13th century.

It has a plant of 2,160 square meters integrated into a residential building surrounded by a walled perimeter (80 centimeters wide and 7 meters high).

The almunias were country houses for the medieval Islamic elites for their enjoyment, which also had farms.

It is located between Monteagudo and Cabezo de Torres villages (municipallity of Murcia)

miércoles, 10 de marzo de 2021

The Orchard and The Castle of Monteagudo


 Image between lemmon trees with Castle of Monteagudo and Christ sculpture on the top of the hill at background.

Please, you can visit Monteagudo label to read more abot that place.

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.