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.

miércoles, 6 de enero de 2021

Ending Xmas on Pandemic Way


 As you knew from last posting years, Xmas time ending in Spain on January the 6th.

That last Xmas period has been rare due to pandemic. People on street were sad, indeed, less illumination makes a city sad.

Well, hope Xmas time on 2021 will be better.

Image: Town hall.

lunes, 4 de enero de 2021

Parking Lot Night Lights

 

One of the situations that draws my attention during this pandemic is the change on habits. This image is taken at rush hour from a mall. In other situations it would be full of cars. Now, it is almost empty. 

sábado, 2 de enero de 2021

Pigeons and Cathedral


 This picture was taken from Pasarela Manterola bridge where you can find on the left Segura river and remains of an old watermill. On background the tower of Cathedral of Murcia (the baroque cathedral). Sunny day on the beggining of 2021.

jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2020

Bye Bye 2020


 2020 is ending. Maybe will be on of the most remembered years in history. Now, a new hope for 2021 is coming. I wish to all of you a better year than 2020.

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2020

Estrenarte Festival


 Last December 10th to 13rd, 2020, it was held Festival Estrenarte. A new festival for arts (music, painting, dance) that also included formation around art industry (seminars, colloquiums). Very interesting.

miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2020

Great Balls of ...


 On picture, great discoteque balls ready to be illuminated as Xmas decoration during night.

lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2020

Electricity Framed


 An electricity net tower in a middle of a country.

In that place, some years ago, there were a garden of almond trees and olive trees. Now, a desertic country.

sábado, 12 de diciembre de 2020

Murcia Rio


Murcia Rio is a project of the Murcia City Council that wants to recover spaces around the Segura River, creating green areas, and making the River a unifying axis.

In the image, river speck, passing through the city, which has been enabled to walk, play sports, next to the riverbed.

"The Murcia Rio project becomes the main bet in a City strategy.

It includes recovery of the natural and urban space, landscape, culture, agriculture, biodiversity, traditions, heritage, leisure, and all this together, by and for citizens." (Source: official website)

#MurciaRio

viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2020

Rendibu 2020


 The biannual festival of arts Rendibú, was held last  December 5th 2020 at La Fica esplanade, where people where sitted on chairs located over the bear face on image. There were 3 stages and people needed to round its chair to watch each performance on each stage.

Rendibú is a different festival that include: photography, music, short film and short story.

A very good summary on that day: here

The official website: here.

jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2020

Capone riding a Bike


 That is a funny graffiti with Capone letters and Tetris blocks/bricks.

I purposely captured the rider because I liked the idea of Al Capone on a bike.

That graffiti is located between Segura river and the beginning of Ciudad de Almeria avenue.

miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2020

Hestia


 TrIbute to Murcia as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2020. That graffiti was made by Kraser and Nels and she is Hestia, greek goddess of the hearth, home, domesticity, virginity, family, and the state. It is 180 square meters located in the neighborhood of El Carmen.

In 2020, Murcia had to be the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy (1001 flavors), but due to pandemic are going to be held on 2021.

martes, 8 de diciembre de 2020

Monteagudo Sunset


 I love the landscape of Monteagudo with the castle remains and the Christ sculpture (you can see more pictures and history on "Monteagudo" label.

sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2020

Giant Squid


 That is the surroundings of Mr Kraken, a restaurant-bar at Montepinar resort (El Esparragal - Murcia). I recommend its b-b-q meat, paellas and tapas.

jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2020

Pandemic and Works


One of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has been the food services and hospitality industry. Closures, capacity reductions, many months without stable income

martes, 1 de diciembre de 2020

December'20 Theme Day: Comfort Food.


 At CityDailyPhoto community, the Theme Day for December 2020 is "Comfort Food". From definition on Wikipedia: "Comfort food is kinds of food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to an individual, or it may apply to a specific culture."

Well, taking that definition, I have selected: paparajotes as my comfort food. That is the most famous dessert from Murcian cuisine.

Below, the recipe:

 A piece of lemon-leaf batter. It's a dessert that although it is somewhat rustic, is delicious. Indeed, there is NOT eating the leaves, just the batter.

Then, ingredients and preparation of paparajote. I hope you enjoy it. -2 Eggs -1 / 2 liters of milk -1 / 2 on yeast -500 Gr flour -100 Gr Sugar -Olive oil -Sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle -A pinch of salt -Lemon-leaves

Beat the eggs, and milk is added, the yeast and the salt is removed by adding all the flour to form that supports a creamy mass.

Put the olive oil to heat, when hot are wetting the leaves of lemon in the dough and fried.

You can eat as they leave the pan, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. It may be accompanied by ice cream.

Bon profit!

Here you can see thumbnails of all participants on Theme Day.

viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2020

Gone to the Wind


 I have tried to find any information about that windmill but I could not.

At Cartagena fields (Campo de Cartagena), it was built hundreds of windmills between XVIII and XIX centuries to offer services for grinding cereals or to raise groundwater. Most of them where in use to later 40's (1949).

More info here.

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2020

Observed


 The man on the floor finally made a sand sculpture.

miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2020

A New Beginning


 There is a Spanish saying that says: "Who gets up early, God helps him/her" ("A quien madruga Dios le ayuda"). Well, we will have to get up early. But there is also another Spanish saying that says: "No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano" that literally means "Not by much getting up early it dawns earlier" but perhaps means "Time must take its course" or "the early bird does not always catch the worm".

Anyway, that is a sunrise taken on a north entry to Murcia city.


martes, 10 de noviembre de 2020

What are you looking At!

 

I'm not sure if that fallow-deer is an spy due to its earpiece (LOL).

I took that picture at Terra Natura Murcia during a visit on pandemic situation, maintaning social distancing and limiting the capacity.

lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2020

Come to be Framed


 Although that picture was taken some months ago, it is really a pity see the streets almost empty, but anyway, it is a very good time to go out to take some new pictures.

Background, Manterola's Bridge, near to Segura River.

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2020

Narrow Street


 Nothing to say about that internal narrow street from a residential.

miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2020

Crossing Borders Forbidden


 Due to current circunstances at Region of Murcia (and rest of Spain), Region of Murcia Government has decided to close borders with other communities and between municipalities.

martes, 3 de noviembre de 2020

Let me Breathe

 

That is Alfonso X avenue at Murcia City. In past normality, it should be plenty of people walking, people sitting on tables taking some tapas, ..., but in current circumstances is almost empty. 

Picture taken from "Sound Light" exhibition.

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2020

Biscuter on the Road


 It is nice to see old (vintage) cars on streets.

That is a Biscúter, (pronunciation of BiScooter). It was a microcar manufactured in Spain, by Auto Nacional, SA, from 1953 to 1960, total of all versions around 10,000 units.That car  was minimal indeed, with no doors or windows or reverse gear. The 1 cylinder, 197 cc, two-stroke motor produced 9 horsepower. One genuinely advanced feature was an all-aluminum body, although steel was later used.

The playful name implied that it was about the size of two motorscooters, or a scooter with four wheels. But it soon became known as the Zapatilla, or little shoe (clog).

"Ugly as a Biscúter" was a common joke. (Source: Wikipedia)

domingo, 1 de noviembre de 2020

November'20 Theme Day. Kind.


Deer kindly cleaning the ear of other mate.

The selected theme day for this month from CityDailyPhoto community is: Kind.

Please, visit other cities to see how they have interpreting this theme day. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

sábado, 31 de octubre de 2020

Halloween 2020. The Most Fear Year.


 No doubt that 2020 it has been the most fear year on late times. And this year I could not see children groups asking for 'trick or treating'. The only thing missing was the bogeyman appeared, but, maybe even he is afraid.