sábado, 28 de febrero de 2009

Four Seasons

The interior courtyard of the school (Nicolás de las Peñas), the mural is on the four seasons. From left to right: fall, winter, spring, summer. In each of the stations are Murcian habits.

viernes, 27 de febrero de 2009

Hospital Virgen de la Vega

This is one of the reference private hospitals in Murcia: Clinica Virgen de la Vega.
And is currently expanding.
In the picture, the reproduction unit is advertised : artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, sperm microinjection, oocyte donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, sperm bank, oocyte freezing, genetic unit.

jueves, 26 de febrero de 2009

Tribute to the poets

Murcia has become fashionable to build roundabouts and the placement of monumental sculptures.
At the roundabout which connects with Miguel Indurain Avenue and the national road of Alicante, have placed this sculpture.
The title of the act is "Tribute to the Poets", by the sculptor José Lucas. The sculpture is made of steel. It measures 20 meters and weighs 35,000 kilogrames.

martes, 24 de febrero de 2009

Travel On Wheels

The chance of finding this image.
To put together a lottery ONCE (Organization of the Blind of Spain, here its foundation), this was a wheelchair. The coincidence is that it was next to an ad that encourages you to travel to Egypt. And I wonder: Is the system ready for everyone to travel?

lunes, 23 de febrero de 2009

Prices Against Crisis 2

This bar has prices against crisis. Glass of beer + tapa: 0.60E.
This bar is located in the Díez de Revenga Square, a central square of Murcia along the Liberty Avenue.

viernes, 20 de febrero de 2009

Don Quixote in Jail.

To attract customers, the restaurant Universal Pacoche (more), uses the figure of Don Quixote.
The photo was made outside opening hours, and keep this figure. When open to the public, draw the figure to the street, especially to attract tourists.
This restaurant is Murcian cuisine. Opened in 1945.

Don Quixote is undoubtedly the most famous Spanish literary character in the world. It is a mockery to the stories of knights who has written much of the sixteenth century and early seventeenth century. Don Quixote was written by Miguel de Cervantes. The author, known as "faulty of Lepanto", fought in the battle of Lepanto, where he lost his arm. All this was before writing his masterpiece.

jueves, 19 de febrero de 2009

Hard Work Again

I pulled another photo from this site to see how they evolve have produced works that cut across a road. In this central avenue (Liberty Avenue) is being constructed a future car park. To see how the works were seen here in November.

miércoles, 18 de febrero de 2009

Murcia Tennis Club (Murcia Club de Tenis)

In the city center is the Murcia Tennis Club.
This year the tennis club meets 90 years, and enjoys good health.
Emphasize that from this club is the Murcian tennis player Nicolás Almagro. (About this tennis player click here, here, or here)
Murcia has grown a lot over the last 30-40 years. In fact, this club was just outside Murcia.

martes, 17 de febrero de 2009

Prices Against Crisis

Entrepreneurs to avoid closing their business, trying to ease the crisis with the best prices to attract customers or not to be missed.
In the picture, prices for a ladies hairdressing: cut + color + drying 27.95 E. Wash + cut + dry 16.95 E. Every Tuesday.

lunes, 16 de febrero de 2009

Carnival 2009

Last weekend started in different parts of Murcia carnival. Were chosen to Mr Carnal (I don't know the meaning in english of this spanish word) and Mrs Lent. While parades are important 21 to February 24.
In the Region of Murcia, the carnivals are the best known of Cabezo de Torres (here you can see photos of a carnival group) and Águilas (more photos about somethig carnivals in Murcia, here). This one are of national tourist interest.

domingo, 15 de febrero de 2009

Monumental Sculpture and School.

Another sculpture in the series this week.
I like to display Cierva Peñafiel School. The building is in the early twentieth century and is located between Santo Domingo Square and the theater Romea.
It is a public school for primary and secondary education.
About Cierva y Peñafiel: (Murcia, 1864 - Madrid, 1938) Spanish politics. Father of the inventor Juan de la Cierva, occupied important positions in the administrations of presidents Marcelo Azcarraga, and Raimundo Fernández Villaverde Antonio Maura, during the Second Spanish Republic. More about this Murcian politic, here (in spanish)

sábado, 14 de febrero de 2009

St. Valentine 2009

Today is Valentine. The feast of the department stores. It is also the day of love. But I think that if one is in love is all year, not this day of consumerism.

viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009

Circus and Bulls

The circus returns to Murcia. And I'm not talking about the political class. I mean the circus , with animals, acrobats and, of course, clowns. For 10 days, the circus Quirós and circus Alaska make their representations. In the poster reads: "Circus Quirós presents bears giant Siberian runway circus."
At the back, you can see the poster for a bullfight the day February 22. The collection will be for the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

jueves, 12 de febrero de 2009

Monumental Sculptures. Lady Of Elche. 200th anniversary of Darwin

Following the monumental sculptures by Manolo Valdés (more on his work here). La Dama de Elche (Lady of Elche) is a tribute to the original. The original is a bust Iberian IV or V century b. C.
These bronze sculptures have become a tourist attraction. It is on display at the Avenue Alfonso X. It's a pity that the exposure is fleeting.

Google Spain honors in his homepage to Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 / 19 April 1882). More on the proponent of modern biology, here.

miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2009

Monumental Sculptures. Lady with Hat in the Santo Domingo Square.

I have written repeatedly of buildings, churches, streets that are in or adjacent to the Santo Domingo Square. So drawing on the series of monumental sculptures I can show this Murcian central square.
Market Square in the Middle Ages, a beautiful fountain in the middle and solid porches complement the square at that time. A double door communicated with the city and on this door, the council met occasionally during the Middle Ages until the seventeenth century was the prison of the Knights. At present two elements dominate the square: the impressive ficus planted in 1893 (on the left of the image) and the front of the church of Santo Domingo, whose membership dominates the image of San Vicente Ferrer, who remembers a sermon given on this square in 1409. (Source: Council of Murcia)

martes, 10 de febrero de 2009

Monumental Sculptures. Three Ladies

Still on the subject of monumental sculptures, today: the Three Ladies.
The perspective with which I took the 1st photo I got also the church of Santo Domingo.
Here you can see a similar photo without the sculptures I took a few months ago.

lunes, 9 de febrero de 2009

Monumental Sculptures. "Meninas".

Throughout this week I will publish several photos of an exhibition of monumental sculptures, by the artist Manolo Valdés. (wiki in spanish)
The exhibition, which is on the streets, organized by La Caixa Foundation. It is exposed on the Avenue Alfonso X "El Sabio" (The Sage) and the Santo Domingo's square.
In the photo you can see the play called Meninas. Tribute to the painting "Las Meninas" by Velázquez. These Meninas are at the beginning of the street Trapería.
"The artist uses solder as an expressive, while stressing the cracks of the book, to emphasize its aristocratic side. The exhibition presents Fundación "la Caixa" consists of 15 monumental sculptures, most created for this project, through which the artist exhibited a large group of spectacular huge head, with the idea of converting the genre of portraiture corporizar. The spaces in each city emblematic of Spanish territory is carried out where the sample will be occupied by such figures without an accurate characterization, but they possess an extraordinary expressive force. "(Fundación la Caixa in spanish)

domingo, 8 de febrero de 2009


Today is Sunday.
The day to rest, then get up from bed, go take a midmorning snack. But we have young children, we must be early to give up breakfast, play with him, and so on.

sábado, 7 de febrero de 2009

El Malecón and the Cathedral

The Paseo del Malecon and the Cathedral of Murcia.
For more on these two sites, see labels.

viernes, 6 de febrero de 2009

Field lettuce

We leave the city.
The green square you see is a planting of lettuce.
Murcia is known as the Orchard of Europe.
Murcia producing a variety of vegetables and fruit. Surely these lettuce sold in the markets of France, Belgium, Holland or Germany.

jueves, 5 de febrero de 2009

Crisis in construction.

In Murcia, in Spain, the economic crisis is hitting very hard on the construction industry. This has resulted in many buildings and houses are under construction to stop because there are no buyers. Banks do not give credit, and buyers can have it even harder for asquirir housing.
Furthermore, the construction drags many trades: bricklayers, form workers, plumbers, painters, glaziers, blacksmiths, brick, flooring manufacturers, furniture companies, carpenters, locksmiths, electricians ,.... And so much more.
But despite the massive layoffs, the unions do not organize mass strikes or general strikes.
Hopefully soon we emerge from this economic crisis.

miércoles, 4 de febrero de 2009

Cross and Mill. Sucina

At the entrance to the village of Sucina from Murcia we can find this mountain or hill.
It is an old grain mill that was moved by the force of the wind. Today is only the building structure.
The Cross. At Easter, they climb the hill to do the "via crucis" (the Cross).

martes, 3 de febrero de 2009

Camachos' Square (Plaza de Camachos)

This garden is located in the Camachos' Square. This square connects the bridge of Peligros (Old Bridge) with the neighborhood of El Carmen.
In the picture you can see a moving fountain. When the vessel is filled up of water, falls under its own weight and fill the bottom.
History: This was the first bullring in Murcia. Built between 1742, when he gave Jaime Bort and 1769 when the project was completed. The name comes from the governor of Murcia marques in 1854 faced a cholera epidemic with remarkable success and recognition of their fellow citizens. (Source: Municipality of Murcia)

domingo, 1 de febrero de 2009

Theme Day: Path and Passages

Path in the valley.
This photo I took in the natural park of El Valle (see labels). At the background of the image is the city of Murcia.

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