jueves, 30 de abril de 2009

Alone On The Esplanade. Gardes Of El Malecon.

Another photo of the gardens of El Malecon.
On this occasion, this palm tree is found only in the center of this small square.

miércoles, 29 de abril de 2009

Gardens Of El Malecon.

After the festival of spring, the gardens of El Malecon back to what it was, a place for walking, and a place to enjoy some tranquility in the heart of Murcia.

martes, 28 de abril de 2009

Old Train Station: Murcia-Caravaca

The building currently houses the municipal water company (Emuasa), was the railway station connecting with the North West Murcia.
This railway was started in 1925 and was completed in 1931, but did not begin until 1933 to use.
Served mainly to bring workers to the canning industry in Molina de Segura. Was used until 1971.
Now, in a couple of years, it will be the station of the tram that will connect Murcia with the north of the city.

lunes, 27 de abril de 2009

The Tax: Period Of Collection

Until the end of June in Spain make up the income of individuals.
It is a review period of the accounts and economic movements of population and real estate last year.
Many were touched to pay more taxes. For others, it's time to receive money for having paid tax on.
In the image, the Inland Revenue building in Gran Via (main avenue) of Murcia.

domingo, 26 de abril de 2009

Molina Sánchez: Painter Of Angels

At the palace Almudí can also see an exhibition of the murcian painter José Antonio Molina Sánchez.
An exhibition of paintings of angels.
Can be seen on the upper floor of this building. To access is via a ladder. This staircase has a beautiful dome (see small photo).
This exhibition will be open until May 24.
He was born in 1918 and has sold paintings for this exhibition of his own house.
I have had the fortune to know him, and I think that he is a great person with a great quality as a painter, and a great human quality.

Molina Sanchez's career is full of success and recognition: participated in the XXVIII Venice Biennale, and a few years later at the Biennale of Alexandria, where he earned a bronze medal. In 1963 he received the first medal for drawing in the National Fine Arts. In 1972 he received the Laurel Award for Fine Arts and, last year the Autonomous Community of the Region awarded the Prix des Arts et des Lettres. His last retrospective exhibitions were held in 1995 Almudí in 2002 in the Hall of St. Stephen and in 2004 in the CAM.
The murcian painter account since last year with his own foundation, which has sold many works and has become the principal witness of his work.

sábado, 25 de abril de 2009

Hall Of Columns Of The Palace Almudí

I write about this site before, when I show you some photos of the facade of this palace (see labels). I also write about this hall of columns and now I can show photos of this place. (although it is not allowed to take pictures).
This palace stained the city archives and it is a place of major exhibitions. Now the Palace Almudí hosts for the first time an exhibition of 'Pop Art' works by Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns untill May 24.

viernes, 24 de abril de 2009

Monument Sardinero

After crossing the Old Bridge, located in the Camachos' Square, you can see this monument to Sardinero. This is a achonero (see labels Entierro de la Sardina) carrying a flare during the spring festival is on.

jueves, 23 de abril de 2009

Salus In Periculis

"Old Bridge" or "Bridge of Hazard." "Puente Viejo" o "Puente de los Peligros".
Some time ago I spoke of this bridge and that one day I would show you a picture of the Virgin of the dangers.
It is the oldest bridge in Murcia: erected in 1741 is on the edge of the neighborhood of El Carmen a niche that holds a picture of Sanchez Araciel a great devotion to Our Lady among Murcian called Madonna of the Dangers. (Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia)
Therefore, the name of the Old Bridge is of the same age, and the name of the Dangers or Hazards of the bridge gives the image of the Madonna.
Salus in Periculis: Health at Risk

miércoles, 22 de abril de 2009

Earth Day

The fiestas in Murcia finished until September, we will have more fiestas during 15 days.
Today is the Earth Day and Google Spain have the image that you see.
I will show some olive trees to commemorate this day in defense of Earth.
These trees are at the exit of the motorway from Cartagena-Murcia, direction Murcia-center. You can also see to the entrance to the highway from Murcia-Cartagena-Murcia Center.

martes, 21 de abril de 2009

Parade Burial Of The Sardine 2009. Desfile Del Entierro de La Sardina 2009.

Well, here I show you photos of the parade's Burial of the Sardine. They are not very good pictures, because I took it from the television because I could not attend the parade, because I have a child aged 17 months and hours that leaves the parade (9:00 pm or 10:00 pm), my son have to sleep. Next year, if nothing happens, I will be attending the parade and publish better pictures.
About 1 million people attended the parade.
In the pictures you can see:
1 .- Coach Mars, referring to the god Mars. You can also view the sardine (background of image) at the end of the parade is burned.
2 .- Coach of the goddess Selene. Along with the coach, the "achoneros". These people are those that protect and prevent the float that the public is below target and can be hit.
3 .- The sardine in his carriage. This is not the one that burned.
4 .- Brazilian dance group. During the post parade different animations.
5 .- Detail of another carriage where you can see the gifts Sardinero releasing to the public.

lunes, 20 de abril de 2009

Burial of the Sardine 2009: The Morning Funeral. (Entierro De La Sardina 2009. La Mañana Del Entierro)

Although It has spent a few days, today I show you some pictures of the saturday morning of the Entierro de la Sardina. (These photos are taken in the Santo Domingo Square and you can see how people come to the streets to enjoy this day).
The festival is organised by the "Grupos Sardineros", who. stir the city into excitement with their parades in the days leading up to the event. This is particularly true of Saturday morning in the boulevard Alfonso X el Sabio, where a widely attended and informal parade takes place.
About this festival: This is a unique and original fiesta which takes place on the Saturday after Easter Sunday. Together with the Bando de la Huerta, it is the big Murcian fiesta. The Entierro is the victory of Don Carnal over Doña Lent. A pagan festival, with its origins in mythology and fire, it is a magical, unmissable night for any visitor to the city.The origin of the Entierro de la Sardina goes back to the mid 19th century, when a group of students from Madrid ... (more clicking here)
Tomorrow I will show you some pictures of the parade of the Burial of the Sardine, which took place last Saturday night.

viernes, 17 de abril de 2009

Parade Of The Bando De La Huerta 2009: Details

Today I finished with the parade of the Bando de la Huerta. Here I show you some more details of this parade.
In the first image, pastry transported their products to sell. 2nd picture, the grandparents, as important as ever. 3rd photo: more costumes.
Throughout this week you can taste the typical food in the barracas huertanas (typical places to eat).
So next year, hopefully some of the followers of MurciaDailyPhoto are encouraged to come to our spring festival.
Tomorrow, the culmination of these celebrations with the "Burial of the Sardine". I hope to do some photo of the day.

jueves, 16 de abril de 2009

Parade Of The Bando De La Huerta 2009

Yesterday, following the festival of spring, was the parade of "Murcia in the spring" or "war of the flowers". I could not take pictures of the parade, so I leave some pictures of the parade of the Bando de la Huerta.
This parade shows different habits and customs that had earlier in the orchards of Murcia and now very few people still maintain the tradition.
In the first picture you can see spinners making bobbin lace. In the second photo, making bread. It is very common in the orchards of Murcia, finding firewood kilns to make bread.

miércoles, 15 de abril de 2009

Bando De La Huerta 2009

Yesterday it was the Bando de la Huerta Day. It is a festival around the town of Murcia which attracts tourists from Spain and the world. This festival is held the first Tuesday after Easter.
The parade began in the 19th century when a group of huertanos, led by their Mayor, went to the city to protest about shortages. They paraded in a large group made up of carts and horses ridden by young men offering home-grown products. The passing of time has turned it into the coming together of the huertanos and the city dwellers, in order to pay homage to the Huerta.
The day of the Bando is an explosion of colour and joy in which the whole of the city and the Huerta takes part, either in the parades or as a member of the public. No visitor can fail to be moved by the fun and merry making and feel happy to be taking part in such a great event.
In the first picture you can see the public waiting for the parade on the Bando de la Huerta. In the second and third photo, you can see the regional folk dances, as well as the detail of the costumes. (Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia)
The Murcian attending this event (50%) are dressed in typical costume huertano throughout the day. In the pictures you can see the traditional dress of Murcian huertanos.

lunes, 13 de abril de 2009

End Of Easter Week 2009 In Murcia: Procession Of The Risen Christ

Yesterday ended the Eater Week in Murcia. Ended with the procession of the Risen Christ.
This brotherhood was founded in the XVI and XVII.
This procession included the commencement of the procession comes a character who is the devil, guarded by 4 angels, holding it with strings.
I was lucky to go on procession as butler during 5 years when I was a child.
The photo was taken at the square of the Apostles, near the cathedral. What is the background is the chapel of the Vélez.

domingo, 12 de abril de 2009

Today Begins The Festival Of Spring In Murcia. Fiestas de Primavera En Murcia.

Today begins the festival of spring.
Specifically, at 12 noon start the holidays. It is a holiday in which Murcians engage a lot.
The garden of El Malecón becomes a city huertana, where you can taste the typical dishes of Murcia.
During 7 days, Murcia celebrates spring with parades and lots of activity on the street.
The photo is the garden of El Malecón ready to open its doors to welcome anyone who wants to enjoy the cuisine of Murcia.

sábado, 11 de abril de 2009

Easter Week In Murcia: Procession Of Salzillos 2

Here are the rest of the photos that I commented yesterday.
I still did more yesterday, but I think that with these and they are sufficient.
I know that it breaks the charm of dailyphoto, but it could not fail to show the detail of the works of this great Murcian sculptor.
Pictures from today:
1 .- The Whipping
2.- Another perspective of The Whipping
3 .- The Fall
4 .-The Fall (detail)
5.- Detail Nazarene
6 .- Our Lord Jesus Nazarene (by Juan De Aguilera, 1601, the only work not Salzillo)

viernes, 10 de abril de 2009

Easter Week In Murcia: Holy Friday. Procession of Salzillos

This morning came out the procession of Salzillo.
All shelves are made by Francisco Salzillo in the eighteenth century, with the exception of Jesus Nazareno.
It is a museum-procession by artistic works.
Between now and tomorrow I'm going to show you some moments in this procession.
Pictures from today:
1 .- Last supper
2 .- Detail of the holder of the clothing racks.
3 .- The sentence of the garden.
4 .- The Kiss of Judas
5 .- The capture

jueves, 9 de abril de 2009

Easter Week iIn Murcia: Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday. I do not think we have to make any comment on the day of the Christian tradition.
In Murcian processions there are many works of art in every step processional.

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2009

Easter Week In Murcia: More Procesions

Today is, according to Christian tradition, holy Wednesday.
In Murcia, the procession is very popular today. This will leave the night of the Royal Procession, very enlightening, and Venerable old Arch of Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, best known for the Murcia as the "Coloraos," the red dress that distinguishes these Nazarenes.
This procession is over 5 centuries and more than 3,000 parades Nazarenes.
In the photo, details of scepters Nazarene prepared for a procession.

martes, 7 de abril de 2009

Emergencies. Reina Sofia University General Hospital. Urgencias del Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía.

A couple of weeks ago I had to go to emergency because I had an accident in a game of indoor football.
I took a sprained ankle that I'm still recovering.
At first I was a week to recover and finish preparing for the final of the league in that game.
I'll show you a photo of this hospital. As data is one of three public hospitals in the city of Murcia. It is very new, barely 5 years, but lacks some services such as maternity and child care.

lunes, 6 de abril de 2009

Easter Week In Murcia: Palm Sunday (Semana Santa: Domingo de Ramos en Murcia)

Yesterday was, according to Christian tradition, the Palm Sunday.
I took the photo in front of the Church of San Pedro. This church was built between the XVII and XVIII. The church is near to the Flowers Square.
As is tradition, the Catholic families send their children to church after buying a palm branch or with an olive branch.

domingo, 5 de abril de 2009

Mansions Of Murcia 2

Very close to the mansion yesterday, this is another big house.
Both are from the late nineteenth century or early twentieth century. Both have views of the Malecon promenade and overlooking the River Segura.