miércoles, 31 de diciembre de 2008

Trapería Street at Christmas time.

Although a bit late, this picture is the day of the Christmas Lottery. On December 22, as every year, in Spain are around the Christmas lottery.
The image is of the Trapería Street and the administration of lottery most famous of Murcia: The Black Cat.
I wish you a happy New year's Eve.

domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2008

Casa del Cabildo (Town House)

Casa del Cabildo o Casa del Sacristán (Town House or House of the Sacristan).
It is a building built between the XVII and XIX, which underwent various reforms in the various stages of construction and decoration of the shrine. The house inhabited is intended to be the residence of the person responsible for looking after the grounds of the Sanctuary of La Fuensanta and temple. This task is facilitated by the situation at a height of the building, which allows any person to spot a sufficient distance from the site. At present, the House has become much visited by space tourists who take advantage of the breathtaking view that since there are offers to perform their photographs. (Source: regmurcia.com)(spanish)
Below left is a bar where you can eat and tapas. It has some incredible views of the valley of the city of Murcia

sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2008

Reflections in a window

Playing around with my camera, I got this picture. The facade of the Teatro Romea reflected in a window of the Ministry of Tourism of Murcia.
Perhaps what is most striking to me is the person who is looking out the window of the theater.

martes, 23 de diciembre de 2008

Christmas flowers

As a tradition, the gardens are decorated with Easter flowers (or Christmas flowers). Although it is not striking its flower, which is very small. What is striking is its leaves.

lunes, 22 de diciembre de 2008

Signal: El Valle and Carrascoy. Regional Park

I am on holidays for the next two weeks. I will try to continue to publish photos each day during this period.
I returned to El Valle to show you which site (green) so nice we have at Murcia. This is a signal which can be read from top to bottom:
-Forestry nursery the Valley
-Equestrian Center for Environmental Education
-The Lost Valley Recreational Area
-Recreational Area Crest of the Cock
-Recreational Area The Pond
-Recreational Area Valley of the Birds
-The Sanctuary of La Fuensanta
-Bird Observatory

domingo, 21 de diciembre de 2008

Christmas Lights 2

Continuing with the theme of yesterday: Claims of lights in the shopping malls in the Christmas season. These lights belong to the main entrance to the mall Atalayas.

sábado, 20 de diciembre de 2008

Chritsmas Lights

Although it has gone a little moved the photo, these are the lights of a shopping mall in Murcia to capture the attention of those who pass by. The shopping center is New Condomina.

viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2008

Great Factory

What looks like the skyline of a city or town, is actually the old plastics factory of General Electric (until 1 or 2 years). Today is owned by SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation). Now the factory is called SABIC-IP (SABIC Innovative Plastics). Engaged in the manufacture of plastics for such cd's, cars, ...
It's in La Aljorra (Murcia) next to technology park where I work.

jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2008


Behind where I work, I found this shepherd with his sheep while pasturing.

miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2008

Christmas Tree

Yesterday, I told you that I went on Sunday to buy the Christmas tree(a pine tree) (for just 5€!). This is the place, the tree nursery (or forest nursery) of El Valle.
Many Murcians come here each year. When Christmas season end, somebody planted in the garden of his house, and others returned to this place, so that after it is planted on the mountain. The collection of the tree is free, and go to your house to pick it up.
In this way, the regional government tries to prevent people cutting down trees to decorate their living room.

martes, 16 de diciembre de 2008

El Valle (Regional natural Park)

Last Sunday I went to the natural park of El Valle (The Valley). For these dates I used to go (since 8 years) to buy the Christmas tree.
I tell you more about this place another day. I give you an advance: that is the green area of the city of Murcia and a place of entertainment and is ideal for hiking.

lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2008

Museum of Science and Water

This is the Museum of Science and Water at night.
Interactive museum that specializes in water, which provides resources (planetarium, exhibitions...), to disseminate scientific culture so enjoyable.
More about this Museum: click (only in Spanish)

domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2008


These flags (European Union, Spain and Murcia) are placed on the balcony of the main gate of the Marist College La Merced. Check back to school.

sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2008


This set of statues is a tribute to St. Marcellin Champagnat. It is located in the Marist College La Merced (see back to school). In the center is this holy teaching two students.
Champagnat was the founder of the Marist Brothers in 1817. This saint who was born (near Lyon, France) the year of the French Revolution (1789) decided to conduct a revolution: to provide schoolin for children, and teach the Catholic religion from education.
He was sanctified by Pope John Paul II on April 18, 1999.
More about Saint Marcellin Champagnat and the marist Brothers: here.

viernes, 12 de diciembre de 2008

A florist

It is always a good time to put flowers and plants in your life. This florist is located at the Santo Domingo square.
In the crystal, it is reflected the image of Saint Vicente Ferrer, in the church of the same name.

jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2008

Dome of Santo Domingo.

The Dome of Santo Domingo since the square of the same name. We can also see the bell tower and the Chapel of the Rosary.
I have already commented on another occasion on which this church is a baroque building built in the XVI and XVIII.

miércoles, 10 de diciembre de 2008

Old Bridge

A few days ago (Dec 3) I showed a photo from the other side of this bridge (at night). Today from this side.
In the bed of the river you can see the sardine's fountain.

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2008

Solar Clock

At the center of the image you can see a solar clock. This photo is taken in the gardens of the City Council.

lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2008

Another day of feast

This photo is taken in the gardens around the sanctuary of Our lady of the Fuensanta. It looks to me this picture, the starboard or port side of a boat, with a gun pointing at the horizon.
Also today is a holiday in Spain. Today is the day of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic feast of origin.

domingo, 7 de diciembre de 2008

Look at the sky!

Not to say about this photo. The truth is that this was not looking frame and the end came this. I really like the end result.

sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2008

Artillery Barracks: another point fo view

This another point of view of the main entrance of this building.
Today is an important dayin Spain: The Spanish Constitution Day. Today marks the first 30 years of the 1978 constitution which was voted by the Spaniards after the end of the dictatorship of General Franco.
Some links about this day:
-The Moncloa Palace (The home of our Prime Minister.
-Zarzuela palace (the house of the King of Spain)

viernes, 5 de diciembre de 2008

Artillery Barracks

This is the main gate of entry to the old artillery barracks. What was once a military building, today is a building open to the city. The different pavilions are now a library, a cultural center (Center Párraga), the future site of the conservatory of music rooms, the university museum, aquarium of the university, and still is rehabilitating a flag over.

jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2008

Centro Párraga

This is the Center Párraga. On the website of the center define it as: Space Research and Development for the Performing Arts.
Today I show you one of the entries (the entrance to the back) to this cultural center of contemporary art and cutting edge. It is a little-known center for the majority of Murcian. It makes modern art exhibitions, concerts are held on alternative music, plays, art, and much more.
The building is one of the former artillery barracks. It can be seen on the facade of the mixture of new and modern.

miércoles, 3 de diciembre de 2008

Murcia at night

In this picture you can see the Cathedral's tower and The bridge of the Peligros (Puente de los Peligros) on the river Segura. This bridge is also known as Old Bridge.
It is the oldest bridge in Murcia: built in 1741 is on the edge of the neighborhood of El Carmen a niche that stores an image of Sanchez Araciel a great devotion to Our Lady among Murcia, known as the Madonna of the Hazards or Dangerous. (Source). I know that I should not translate the name of the Virgin. Because his name is the Virgen de los Peligros.
Another day will show an image of this Madonna.

martes, 2 de diciembre de 2008


This is the entrance to the Auditorium and Congress Center of Murcia (named Victor Villegas). In this building you can listen to concerts of classical music, dance, and many other kinds of musics and artistic representations. If you want to know more about this auditorium click.

lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2008

Theme Day: Circles/Spheres

The theme of the day has arrived. Circles / Spheres.

I came to get a picture of these flasks and essay tubes. They are part of my job. The flasks are on some racks. The set is a fraction collector of a chromatographic purification equipment. And I comment you on a few dates that I worked in a pharmaceutical research company. And this is what I dedicate: to purify molecules of pharmaceutical interest.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

domingo, 30 de noviembre de 2008

Paseo del Malecón

Next to the school yesterday, is on the Malecon promenade.
El Malecón is a wall built against the water of the River Segura. It originates from the XV century and, despite being the object of various repairs, by the XVIII century it had deteriorated considerably because of the rain, the wind, horses and the continuous traffic of the city. For these reasons, it was rebuilt in 1736.
Nowadays, it is an exceptional esplanade three metres above the ground. It stretches more than 15,000 metres into the "Huerta" or agricultural countryside like a stone tongue around the Western Side of the city, running between the Botanical gardens and those of the old Convent of San Francisco. It is made up of an area for leisure and the esplanade, from which you can enjoy magnificent views. If you want to rest there are numerous stone benches along the walkway. (Source and more info: here)

sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2008

Back to school

Every saturday, beetwen October to June, I back to school. I back to play football indoor with some friends in a Marist league alumni.
The building of the Marist congregation, dates from 1934, and during the Spanish Civil War was a Hospital Blood, and later, Military Hospital. In 1949, he returned to Marist College, and still is. More info, click (in spanish).

viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2008

Small but great for helping

We have to see how something so small can be useful in a fire. The photo is made in the technology park where I work

jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2008

New bridge

Walking last night, I passed through this pedestrian bridge. It's one of latest bridges building over the Segura River. I don't remember the name of this bridge.
In the bottom you can see some ducks.
In the background, the white building is the Almudi Palace. Another day I'll post a best photo of this building.

miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2008

Segura River Watermills (Molinos del río Segura)

In the background, where you can read "Agua Para Todos" there is an industrial building that it was a watermills. Today is a Cultural Centre and Hydraulic Museum.
In front, the sardine fountain.
If you want to know more about this building, click here

martes, 25 de noviembre de 2008

Forbidden to enter

The way I took the photo, it seems that the forbidden signal prohibits moving to the church. But it is only an optical effect.
This is the Church of Santo Domingo with a Baroque back). In the background the Convent of the Claras (Arabic former palace of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, donated by real happened at the hands of the Poor Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, who hold almost 700 years). I'll show your more about this religious buildings.

lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2008

Wild Nature 2

At the same place as yesterday. With macro fuction of my compact camera. It's amazing what kind of nature you can find at this distance.

domingo, 23 de noviembre de 2008

Arachnid attack

What was the photographer taking pictures of yesterday it was this spider. At this distance scares, but there is nothing to fear.
This spider uses as a system of capturing prey hiding in a hole, and when an insect passes near this hole, is launched with the victim on his front legs. Scares.

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2008

Walking photo

Since last weekend, today I show photos of the Port of Garruchal. The photographer who appears not me, but I'd like to have a camera like that. I follow with my compact camera.

viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2008

Squaring the circle

Practicing a little photography, I found myself with the possibility of squaring the circle. There is.

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2008

More hard work

A few days ago I commented about some work on the Avenida de la Libertad (Liberty Av.). This is another photo of the same place, but with more detail.

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2008

Sunset November'08

Yesterday, when leaving work, I was going to take my car, I saw this evening, and I could not avoid to get a picture. Incredible variety of colors. To the left of the photo, the car of the manager where I work.

martes, 18 de noviembre de 2008

C.D. La Flota

The image you see is the sports center La Flota. It's in the neighborhood of the same name.
I like the facade of this sports complex. Here there is a heated pool, paddle tracks, fitness rooms.
On another occasion, I'll tell more obout this center.

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008


Start making cold.
This morning, when I left home to work had in Murcia 5 degrees centigrade. In Murcia are not accustomed to low temperatures. In addition, the cold here is very humid and gets into the bones. We have to shelter.
Anyway, the sun has come out and be sore throughout the day at 17-18 degrees.

domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2008

Wild Nature

At the same site as yesterday. In this area of Puerto del Garruchal one can see large vegetation, as well as different insects and other animals.
The image is of a plant. The picture is made with macro. We'll then get a picture quite shocking.
I don't know the name of the plant.

sábado, 15 de noviembre de 2008

Puerto del Garruchal

The city of Murcia is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. One of the mountainous areas are called Port of Garruchal . This port is an area of environmental protection. Well, I was doing when crossed by walking the path these two riders on quads. Until they leave the trail, nothing happens.
We must protect our environment.

viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2008

Hard work

At the center of the city of Murcia, on the Avenida de la Libertad, it is building an underground car park. It is scheduled to finish construction in 2009. We are in November 2008 and in the image you can see how the system works. This area is full of shops like Zara, Mango, El Corte Ingles (this is like Galeries Lafayette).

jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2008

More about Count of Floridablanca

A few days ago I commented that there was an exhibit about the Count of Floridablanca in Murcia. This is especially a presentation on the reforms he proposed and on the era he lived.
This is the poster for the exhibition.

miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2008

At work

I work at a pharmaceutical research company that is located in a technology park in Murcia.
In the park there are green areas in which there is a lake (artificial), and the lake is located along the green area with underground hangars that I don't know what it serve, but I liked the idea of capture in a photograph.

martes, 11 de noviembre de 2008

Twin Towers

As in many other cities in Murcia are being built office towers. This is the image of one of those that will be called the "Blue Twin Towers". Although from this angle is only one of the 2 towers.These towers are in the area Atalayas.
The photo is taken from the garden of the Three Cups (garden Isaac Peral). By luck or bad luck, they are now starting to build these office towers. The downside of this is that for the first time it has been left to build above the height limit was to the Tower of the Cathedral.

lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2008

Logo of Murcia

In this bus stop can see the current logo of the city of Murcia. This logo brings us 1 year.
Nor has much thought to get this logo, because Madrid has a very similar and it was prior to Murcia. Although the logo of the photo that is missing one: ¡M!

domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2008


For over 20 years, some fishermen caught this fish. This is a mario of the family of sharks. We got saved in formalin, although perhaps we should have done the same with Mr. Walt Disney, crionizar it.

sábado, 8 de noviembre de 2008

Garden of the Three Cups

In the Barrio de La Flota (District of Fleet), which until not many years ago was on the outskirts of the city, and now it is very centrally located, this garden is named for Isaac Peral (scientific, military and Spanish marine, inventor of the first submarine torpedo). While the garden is known by all the Murcian as the Garden of the Three Cups (Jardín de las Tres Copas). For something will be.