sábado, 4 de junio de 2022

3x3 Basketball Series Murcia 2022

 The Former Artillery Barracks square dressed in basketball over the weekend (June 3rd and 4th) with the best 3x3 teams fighting for the second title of the 2022 edition of the Herbalife 3x3 Series. The tournament could be followed on TV at Teledeporte and the FEB's Twitch channel.

jueves, 2 de junio de 2022

Water Tank Restored

 At 2020, those responsible for monuments detected that water tank had troubles on pillars. Now, after restoring, we could see on that way.

That old water tank was built with the rest of the former artillery barracks between 1921 and 1926, and it served to give water to military population on that site.

Here another post from 2008 and 2009.

martes, 31 de mayo de 2022

Someday at Murcia

 Due to warm days, it is better to go for a walk during late evening to enjoy Murcia surroundings.

Segura river ant Cathedral's tower from Old Bridge.

sábado, 28 de mayo de 2022

Murcia 3 Cultures 2022


"Murcia, known for its generosity and tolerance, not only by vocation but also by tradition and history, a city that has been an example of coexistence since Christians, Jews and Muslims coexisted in peace under the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio, has become, year after year, the ideal setting to enjoy music and dance from the five continents, a valuable example of the cultural enrichment that diversity entails, and to spread a message of solidarity, dialogue, peace and respect.

The Murcia Three Cultures International Festival turns the most outstanding public spaces of the city into the agora where artistic figures from different disciplines from all over the world meet. The concerts that invade the city are performed by artists who convey, through their styles and fusions, how easy it is to approach other cultures through Sephardic music, jazz, sacred melodies, Balkan and Indian rhythms. , Andalusian music, gospel, hip hop, gypsy, Persian music or flamenco among others, get to know them and be able to banish fears, objections and rejections." (Source: Cajamurcia Foundation)

Image: Morocco musicians at Apostles Square, near to Cathedral of Murcia.

martes, 24 de mayo de 2022

Every Directions

 Sign at Segura river promenade. Very interesting for pedestrians who want to walk along near to the river.

domingo, 22 de mayo de 2022

Flamingos Rules

 This picture was taken at Natural Park of Calblanque at former salt flats of Rasall, where flamingos are living the whole year due to the warm climate or the soft winters.

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2022

2 Seas

From that landscape lookout you can see two seas. On the left: Mar Menor, and on the right Mediterranean sea. That picture was taken from La Manga Club resort area. The mot elevate mountain on taht view is Eagle Peak, and a little space of sand on the Mediterranean coast is Regional Park of Calblanque (see label).

About Mar Menor: "The lagoon that we know today as Mar Menor was formed at the beginning of the Quaternary era (2,000,000 BC), on a bay that extended from Cabo de Palos (Cape Palos) to what we know today as El Mojón (San Pedro del Pinatar), in Murcia" (Source: ElDiario.es)

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miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2022

Hare Hunted

 What's the origin of name Spain for our country? Well, the origin it seems that comes from phoenicians that arrived at Iberian Peninsula on 1100 bC (BCE), and they named that place: "I-Spin-Ya" (meaning land of rabbits). During Roman period, they named: "Hispania". That name, due to the sound that it was said, turned to España (Spagna in Italian, Espanha in Portuguese, or Espagne in French).

About picture. When you go outskirts of cities for a walk, it is easy to see rabbits or hares running out (early in the morning).

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2022

Touching by the Sun

 An awesome sunrise that fills me with enough energy to go to work.

At Mar Menor and surroundings.

sábado, 14 de mayo de 2022

Young Philip VI

 I took that picture at Casino of Murcia. It is a painting of current King of Spain (Felipe VI) when he was the Prince of Asturias. It was painted by José María Falgas (murcian artist) on 2001.

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2022

Las Claras Church, Convent and Museum

"The monastery of Santa Clara was founded on the Islamic-Mudejar palace of the Emir of Murcia Ibn Hud, which since 1365 has housed the Poor Clare nuns. Several centuries of history and different cultures such as Islamic, Gothic and Baroque come together in this building. The museum space and the nuns coexist in total harmony.
It preserves one of the oldest Arab pools in Spain.
ERA: XIII century, XV and XVIII
STYLE: Arabic, flamboyant and baroque." (Source: murciaturistica.es)
If you want ro read the complete oficial user information from the museum, click here.

martes, 10 de mayo de 2022

Cathedral of Murcia 2022

 "The first stone of the current church was not laid until 1394 when Fernando de Pedrosa was Bishop; prior to that, work had been completed on the construction of the cloister, which now houses the Cathedral museum. In 1467, work on the Cathedral was completed, it was consecrated and dedicated to Saint Mary, during the episcopate of Lope de Rivas." (Source: CatedraldeMurcia.com where you can also schedule a visit or purchase tickets) It was finalized on 19th century.
On the right, Bishop Palace or Episcopal Palace. From Belluga Square at City of Murcia.

domingo, 8 de mayo de 2022

Free Live Concerts from Warm Up 2022 (2)

More Warm Up 2022, on April 30th and May 1st. Free live music could be enjoyed for everyone (pop and indie music).

At University Square stage, 3 live concerts on both days. On image, El Buen Hijo. The square was plenty of people and also bars, where people enjoyed live music while they were drinking water, beers, eaten, ...

viernes, 6 de mayo de 2022

Free Live Concerts from Warm Up 2022

 During Warm Up 2022, on April 30th and May 1st, free live music could be enjoyed for everyone that liked that kind of music (pop and indie music).

At Apostles Square stage, 3 live concerts on both days. On image, Muro Maria while the audience were taking water, beers, ...

miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2022

Warm Up 2022. Estrella Levante Music Fest

Last April 29th and 30th was held the Warm Up Estrella de Levante Music Fest. 24 hours of music (pop and indie music) that had been waiting for 2 years. An audience of 70,000 people enjoyed that music festival. Bands and DJ's from Europe and from Spain. The entire show-bill here.

 About pictures. 3 stages at Warm Up location, close to Segura river.

During the first day, long queues at the beginning of the 1st day that were corrected for the 2nd day.

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2022

Arrow Shot

 Maybe it could be love at first sight or not. Maybe man in yellow is looking at other place but perspective indicates ...

At morning parade of Burial of Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina 2022)

viernes, 29 de abril de 2022

Rugby Passione Italiana

 Echoes from Burial of Sardine 2022.

That picture was taken during morning parade of Burial of Sardine,or before the big parade of that fiesta.

On their hats we can read "Rugby assione italiana". Wearing blue and yellow colours.

miércoles, 27 de abril de 2022

Lume de Biqueira. Pipe Band. Burial of Sardine 2022.

 During Burial of Sardine parade we could see many different kinds of music and musicians.

On image, pipe band named "Lume de Biqueira". Traditional music from Galicia (although they are from Madrid).

lunes, 25 de abril de 2022

Happiness. Entierro de la Sardina 2022.

 That drums street music band were offering happiness during last burial of Sardine parade on Saturday morning.

domingo, 24 de abril de 2022

Sardine Waiting for its Burial. Entierro de la Sardina 2022.

 Each year a new sardine design is put in that Martinez Tornel Square to be burnt at the end of Burial of Sardine festivities (Entierro de la Sardina, Fiestas de Primavera). At Saturday night (last April 23th) was burnt and a big fireworks were launched. A big fiesta for ending that amazing Spring Festival week.

Hope you can visit us next year. Remember, Spring Festival week is hel during the following week after Easter week.

sábado, 23 de abril de 2022

Morning at Burial of Sardine 2022

 During Spring Festival week (at Murcia City), among Bando de la Huerta, it is held another big fiesta: Burial of Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina), that starts on wednesday after Bando de la Huerta anf finished on Saturday night burning a big Sardine (please, visit the following post).

During Saturday morning, a little parade is held from Cardenal Belluga square till Alfonso X avenue. music from different countries and cities), colour, present for children, .. Very funny.

At Saturday night, a very big parade is awaiting and usually, around 1million people are attending throughout the tour.

viernes, 22 de abril de 2022

Tradition Still Continues

This picture was taken on Bando de la Huerta's day. A day for wearing traditional costume.

Please visit "Bando de la Huerta" label to know more about that Fiesta. A fiesta to be enjoyed by locals and foreigners. You are invited for the next Bando de la Huerta (it is not mandatory to wear those traditional costumes).

jueves, 21 de abril de 2022

Flowers Everywhere. Spring Festivities 2022

A whole week for Murcian traditions: food, drink, customes, dances, parades, ... Just for enjoying them!

Image: gardens at Glorieta de España. On the right, main facade of Murcia Town Hall.

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miércoles, 20 de abril de 2022

Bando de la Huerta Parade 2022

 At first Tuesday afternoon after Easter week, it is held a parade where traditions get the streets: costumes, dances, old trades, old vehicles, ...

From up to down:
1.- Horse and tradional customes and dances.
2.- Transport carriages. That were used to transport: cereals, grass for animals, hay for animals, bricks for houses to built, ...
3.- Fresh milk deliverers.
4.- Ox cart.
5.- Three-wheeled motorcycle. For transport. On image: Trimak wheeler. (1959-1974)
6.- Bolos huertanos, literally: orchard bowling, it is a traditional local bowling.

martes, 19 de abril de 2022

Traditional Murcian Clothes. Bando de la Huerta 2022.

 First Tuesday after Easter week, it is held Bando de la Huerta day, where Murcian people get dress with traditional customes. That festivity is just held at city of Murcia. Streets are getting full of colour since early in the morning till night.

lunes, 18 de abril de 2022

Flowering Arch

 For that Spring Festival week, it is time to get places full of flowers.

domingo, 17 de abril de 2022

Spring Festivities 2022

 Two years we have had to wait for enjoying a new Spring Festival week. Ending Easter week, then Spring Festivities week.

sábado, 16 de abril de 2022

Enjoying the Streets on Easter Week

 Good weather invites to fill the streets.

Image taken at Romea Square at Good Friday morning.

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viernes, 15 de abril de 2022

Procesion de los Salzillos

 Every Friday morning on Holy week, Good Friday, that old catholic parade is held. In that case, The Last Supper.

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Background, Casa Cerdá (Cerdá House). On the right, St. Domingo church. On the left, Cierva Peñafiel school.

jueves, 14 de abril de 2022

Murcia Easter Week 2022

 After two years, due to pandemic situation, Easter comes as always (more or less).