miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2009

Paco Rabal: The Great Murcian Actor.

This statue is dedicated to Paco Rabal. It is located in the Plaza of St. Gertrudis. Perhaps one of the ugliest places in Murcia. I think that this great actor deserves to have his statue in a better place.
Mr. Francisco Rabal: he was the greatest Murcian actor. Winner of a Palm d'Or for best male interpretation in the film The Holy Innocents (Los Santos Inocentes).
The regional film (Filmoteca Regional) bears his name.

martes, 29 de septiembre de 2009

The Flood Is Coming.

Yesterday was raining 200 liters per square meter in parts of the Region of Murcia. In fact, in some areas was raining nonstop 18 hours, which caused some flooding.
The image is how was the sea.

lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2009

Rainy Day.

I have said it does not rain in Murcia. Rather, it is not usually raining.
But when at last it rains, it really does. It is raining two days, but this does not solve the water shortage in Murcia. The average annual rainfall in the region of Murcia is below 200mm.
But when it rains, sometimes it does so that streets are cut by flooding.

viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009

Painting Studio Of Luis Perez Espinosa.

In the Plaza de Santo Domingo in the Almodovar's Palace, is the study of painting of this Murcian painter. His style is to Impressionism, although he calls his style: "Emotionism".
"Luis Perez Espinosa is an internationally renowned artist from Murcia, with creations that refer to the most accomplished paintings of nineteenth-century impressionists. Tables to cherish an exceptional mix of colors, whose masterly combination is able to convey deep and intense emotions, providing viewers with unusual sensations in the contemplation of non-figurative works. Perez Espinosa has been appointed by the critics as the "avenger of Van Gogh."" (extract from region de murcia digital, where you can see two of his works)

jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2009

Beatlemania In Murcia. Los Escarabajos En Mula.

Continuing Beatlemania in Murcia.
Tonight, about 00:30 (more than today, I should say today tomorrow) will act in Mula (Murcia) Los Escarabajos (The Beetles). It is a group created in 1993 with the idea of paying tribute to The Beatles.
I think it's one of the few Beatles clone groups in Spain that best mimic.

miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2009

Economic And Social Council Of The Region of Murcia

The building of the Economic and Social Council of the Region of Murcia is located near the river Segura, right at the beginning of the Malecon from the map of San Francisco.
It is an advisory body of regional government to advise on economics and labor issues. Their reports are not binding.

martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009

Courthouse. Juzgados.

The courthouse is located near the Old Condomina. But the picture I have not done for the building, but by the frame. With this entry, rather than the courthouse, it seems that you are entering to the "final judgement".

lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2009

Murcian Cyclist Winner Of La Vuelta'09.

Yesterday, a cyclist from Murcia (Alejandro Valverde) was the winner of La Vuelta (The Tour) of Spain 2009.
The photo I have chosen is not very good to talk about cycling. But no longer a rider.
Here you can see the official results of the Vuelta 2009.
By the way, Alejandro Valverde is the center of the small image. To the left of the picture the runner Samuel Sánchez (also Spanish). On the right third-placed Cadel Evans (Australian)

domingo, 20 de septiembre de 2009

Beatles Cover Band In Murcia

One more shot of Beatles Cover Band, which hit Sept. 12 in Murcia.

sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2009

The Beatles? In Murcia

Last Saturday, I went to the Malecon to see this band. They are called Beatles Cover Band. The truth is they did really well, and for a Beatles fan like me, they liked me.
Perhaps they lack anything of art, but they played very well.

viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2009

Davis Cup's Semi-final In Murcia.

From today, 18 until 20 September 2009 is playing the Davis Cup semi-final in Murcia. Spain against Israel. It will be played at La Torre Golf Resort, where it have built a tennis court for 12,000 spectators. More about this match, here.
If you want to watch the match, here you can see them.
Also during this week until Saturday (14-19) is being held in Murcia, on the coast of Cartagena, the MedCup. The Formula 1 of sailing.

jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009

Images Of The Feria Of Murcia 2009. The Orchards. Los Huertos De El Malecón 2009.

During the Feria de Murcia, one of the places that attracted more people was the garden of the Malecon. There are installed several sites where you can taste typical products of Murcia. This year, besides it has been installed the camp of Moors and Christians.
In the photos, you can see the number of people who come to this place.
Murcia's Fair runs from the first Friday of September, up two Tuesdays later.

miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2009

Pictures Of The Feria Of Murcia 2009

Some details of the fair in Murcia 2009. Among atrcciones who visit us during the fair, is the Wheel.
In the second image, a panoramic photo of a mounted enclosure Fair: the FICA

martes, 15 de septiembre de 2009

Feria de Murcia 2009 And Murcia 2016.

Today the Feria of Murcia are going to finish, although officially, until September 20 there will still be a series of festivities as several bullfights.

This has been the poster for the Feria de Murcia 2009. In the lineup you can see also the logo of the candidacy of Murcia 2016 European city of culture. Here you can vote for Murcia (x 3). Do not fail to vote.

sábado, 12 de septiembre de 2009

Fly, Birds, Fly! (Flying Pigeons)

That shot of flying pigeons I took in the Santo Domingo Square.

viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009


50 years ago.
This year there are a variety of anniversaries.
50 years ago the music died. 50 years ago that the Revolution came to Cuba (and still has not gone). 50 years ago that patented the first integrated circuit. 50 years ago that created the Guardia Civil de Tráfico (Spanish roads to control). Many things happened 50 years ago.
What happened 50 years ago in your country?

jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2009


Between the Segura River and the old artillery barracks there is an underground parking. Over this car park you can find this blend of nature and urbanity. Two types of shadows: natural and artificial.

miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009

Portable Toilet

Feria de Murcia 2009.
We are at 9 September, and yet I have not said that the city of Murcia is on fiestas. As each September comes the Fair of Murcia (Feria de Murcia). This year began on Sept. 4 and end on the next day on September 26.
I think the photo I have chosen is not the best suited to write about the Fair of Murcia. These portable toilets are located next to the fairground (the wheel, rollercoaster, and many more attractions).
Here you can see the full program of activities for these days (in Spanish).
Here you can see the posts from last year. (1, 2)

martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009

The Fontes Palace And The Hidrographic Confederation Of The Segura River. El Palacio Fontes Y La Confederación Hidrográfica Del Segura.

Today I have little time to explain the picture, so in the small photo is the story of this eighteenth century building, which now houses the Hidrographic Confederation of River Segura.
This organization is dedicated to conserving the river Segura, taking care that there be no discharges into the River. It is also responsible to maintain clean and to maintain, somehow, the biodiversity of the river.
Here, another view of this Palace.

lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2009

The Tram Of Murcia. El Tranvia De Murcia. Tranvimur

Murcia The tram is a project that is currently under construction. It has built an experimental section of about 2000 meters long and has a wide international route, linking the city center (Plaza Circular) via Avenida Juan Carlos I, CC Zig-Zag, Carrefour ZARAICHE up the business district of Juan Carlos I, at the entrance of Espinardo.
The company responsible for construction and operation is the joint venture formed by Acciona and Civic (Tranvimur).
The experimental line is operational since April 29, 2007. Currently, this Line 0 is free until the end of the first section of Line 1.

domingo, 6 de septiembre de 2009

The Old Logo Of Adidas

A few days ago, passing through a street parallel to the Traperia street, I found the old logo of Adidas. The logo is from a sporting goods store was closed.
Since the '70s through the late 90s, this was the logo of the sports brand. This logo is still used in classical models of the brand.

sábado, 5 de septiembre de 2009

Cathedral And Surroundings

I'd like my being lucky enough to have a home next to the Cathedral of Murcia.
In the Cathedral square (Plaza del Cardinal Belluga) are concerts, dance, and many other activities.
In the picture, besides the detail of the Cathedral (the base of a column in the main entrance), you can also see a person in his penthouse.

viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2009

Nueva Condomina Towers

In the area of Nueva Condomina is to build a complex of houses and buildings, as well as sports areas, golf course, schools.
At the moment there are only 2 towers of homes built, the football field that I showed yesterday and a large shopping center.
The economic crisis paralyzed quite the project.

jueves, 3 de septiembre de 2009

Nueva Condomina Stadium

Yesterday I showed you the old stadium of La Condomina. Today the new stadium: Nueva Condomina.
Since November 2006, Real Murcia CF plays in this football stadium. If you compare, the change has been for the better. The good thing of the old stadium was that it was at the center of town. The new field is situated on the outskirts of town near a large shopping center.
The stadium capacity is about 31,000 viewers (more than double that in the old field). It opened on 11 October 2006 with the match Spain-Argentina (2-1).
As you can see the small picture, in 2008 the Real Murcia was 100 years old.

miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2009

Football Stadium La Condomina. Estadio De Fútbol La Condomina.

In Spain it started the football league.
In the city of Murcia there is a football team: Real Murcia (currently playing in second division).
It is sad to see how the ancient La Condomina stadium of Real Murcia. This old stadium is near to the bullring.
From December 1924 to November 2006 this football club gave joy and sorrow in this arena. Real Murcia moved in November 2006 at New Condomina stadium.
The old stadium will be demolished and then a sports center will be built of 22000 square meters.
Anecdotally, during the Spanish Civil War, Murcia stayed on the Republican side and the field was used, initially as a place of education of soldiers and volunteers and later as a store and instead of repairing trucks, tanks and other elements motor.

martes, 1 de septiembre de 2009

Theme Day: Big.

Theme Day for today I will show this big tree is in the orchard that my father in law owns.
After searching and searching for the subject today, I just happened to shoot this photo.

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