lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2009

Breakfast Time

Yesterday morning I walked out with my son in the area where I live, when I found this spider was preparing breakfast.

viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2009

Starting Christmas "Shopping" Time

In the U.S., today is the Black Friday. In Murcia, malls are already decorated for starting Christmas time, or rather, to start the season over year consumption. So we will start seeing Christmas gifts.
In the photo, Christmas tree in the mall Thader. Here, a photo of last year.

jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2009

Facade On The Plaza De Las Flores

In this Flowers Square there are several buildings that have a very beautiful facades and balconies are often adorned with flowers. Although the facade of the image does not need flowers to be beautiful.

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2009


Here I wanted to play with perspective and with shapes.
Behind this prickly plant is Cerdá House, located in the Plaza de Santo Domingo.
More photos of this house, here.

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009


Along the river Segura is the esplanade where jogging, cycling, walking.
In the picture you can see: to the left, Manterola the bridge, the background, the tower of the Cathedral of Murcia, on the right, the Museum of Science and Water (in blue and green).

lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2009

Museo De La Ciencia Y El Agua. Museum Of Science And Water.

This is a small museum that combines science and water, or rather, the water in science.
The best thing about this museum is that it is participatory, and all scientific experiments exposed can be manipulated to see that the theory is put into practice.
In the square above the entrance to the museum, there are several things interactive, and a sample of what is the distance between the planets and their reference to the sun (to scale).
This museum is located near the river safe, very near the beginning of the Malecon promenade and bridge Manterola.
It has the smallest planetarium in Europe.

viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009

The Evolution Of Species

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Therefore, at the Museum of Science and Water in Murcia (Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua) is an exhibition about the evolution of species, showing the work of Darwin and de la Espada. De la Espada was a naturalist born in Cartagena (Murcia). He was born the same year that Darwin left the Beagle headed for his great discovery. In 1862 he was elected to the Scientific Committee of the Pacific, the largest overseas dispatch of the Elizabethan Spain. The Commission was established with the aim of collecting South American material of zoological, botanical, geological and anthropological bound for the Natural Science Museum and the Botanical Garden of Madrid. During the expedition, which lasted three years, Jimenez de la Espada took over the collection of mammals, birds and reptiles. In various remittances made, sent for the first time to Europe several copies of American fauna to try their acclimatization, as the hare in Patagonia, the guanaco, the black-necked swan, the condor, and so on. These remittances earned him a reward of Société Impériale Zoologique d'Acclimatation that at the meeting of 23 March 1866, it awarded a first class medal in the division of mammals. More ... here (Source: CARM)

jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

Office Tower At Night

Another photo that I have made out of focus. I promise to do it better.
This is Proconsa Tower located in Ronda Sur, in Murcia. It is an office tower recently built and modernized much all that is the extension of Murcia to the south.
Here you can see a promotional photo of this tower.

miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2009

Entryway Of Huerto De Las Bombas

When I made the photo I didn't see that it was out of focus. This is the Gate of the Garden of the Bombs in the gardens of El Malecon.

The entryway precedes a rural recreational palace whose name comes from the battle which took place nearby on September 4, 1706, leading of the Borbon triumph in the war of Succesion. The skirmish was known as the battle of the Huerto de las Bombas because of the bombs let off during the fighting. It was the first Marquis of Torre Pacheco who first adquired Huerto de las Bombas. The main entrance, which is exhibited, has two Solomonic pillars with the architrave displaying the noble coat of arms of the first Marquis of Torre Pacheco whose quarters bear the arms of Fontes and Aviles, Carrillo and Marin, supported by lions rampant and huge and peaceful savages. (Source Municipality of Murcia)
I'll try to make a better photo next time.

martes, 17 de noviembre de 2009

Hotel And Twin Towers

Image of the Nelva Hotel and the Blue Twin Towers.
Nelva Hotel is newly built and has a 4 star category. I have not had the opportunity to visit, but the people who told me about this hotel says it's fine.
Here you can see a picture I did a year ago when they were not yet completed these office towers.

lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2009

L 30

Most driving schools of Murcia have partnered and created L30. "L" by the road learning, and "30" is the zip code, social security, finance, etc. has Murcia.

viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2009

The Slaughter. La Matanza De Santomera.

This poster is pretty funny. It reads: "Market on Sunday in the Massacre of Santomera". La Matanza is a village in the murcian municipality of Santomera, where every Sunday is celebrated a traditional market (fruits, vegetables, clothing).
The name of La Matanza comes from the Middle Ages, during the reconquest of Spain. In this area there were numerous battles between Moors and Christians.

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2009

International Year Of Astronomy 2009

Now that is ending the year, I realize that this year was the International Year of Astronomy. The picture I took last Sunday in the week of science and technology of Murcia. The photo shows Galileo, undoubtedly the most historical person who used the telescope.

miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2009

Formula 1 Team Made In Murcia

Murcia was filed yesterday in what will be Formula 1 team for next season: the Campos Meta Team. The car will be built in Murcia, and the first pilot will be Bruno Senna (nephew of the legendary Ayrton Senna).
The presentation took place at the Naval Technology Center building (Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar), which is located in the Technology Park of Fuente Alamo.
News published in the press: 1, 2, 3

martes, 10 de noviembre de 2009

Electric Car

This experimental car was developed by the Academy of Sciences of the Region of Murcia. They are seeking to make a transit vehicle for the city and could be used by anyone.
In the second picture an elderly access into this electric vehicle.

lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2009

Science And Technology

From 5 to 8 of November was held in Murcia the Week of Science and Technology (in the gardens of El Malecon). This is the ninth edition of this week, which each year attracts more public. During this week, aims to bring science and technology to the general public.
In the picture, stand at IES Floridablanca (Secondary School) where among other things showed the double helix of DNA, and several robotic experiments.

viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2009

Sunset In The Courtyard Of The Former Artillery Barracks.

About the old artillery barracks I have published several pictures. The truth is that I like much the architecture of this site. On labels, you can see photos I've taken from this site.

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

Junterones Chapel. Cathedral Of Murcia.

This photo is from the outside of the Junterones Chapel in the Cathedral of Murcia.
"The best Renaissance chapel burial of Murcia. It was promoted by Don Gil Rodriguez de Junterón, a leading figure in the court of Julius II. Plant is oblong and is a unique set of novelty and of exceptional quality, which merges architecture and sculpture. It should be noted that the magnificent high relief, representing the glory, rises above the altarpiece of the Adoration of the Magi, and the figures of Isaiah, John the Baptist and the twelve Sibyls in a mixture of religious and pagan, so characteristic of the Renaissance". (Source: Francisco Javier Valera Bernal Professor of Geography and History).
In next links you can see inside the chapel:
(I think the link number 5 will impress you.)
- 1
- 2
- 3
- 4
- 5

miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2009


With the time change (a couple of weeks ago we had to clock back an hour) it is usual that I leave work after dark.
In the background two people converse in the light of a lamppost in the parking lot of Parque Tecnológico de Fuente Álamo (a Technology Park) where I work.

martes, 3 de noviembre de 2009

2 Years Old

My son is growing. On day 1 November, my son turned two years old. He is now a man! Two years of sleep deprivation, two years of volatile mood. But with a smile of his, everything is forgotten.

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009


Inside the Arab wall of Santa Eulalia (ninth to tenth centuries) there is an exhibition of pottery found with these walls.
I do not focus well, and I had a backlight very thorough.

domingo, 1 de noviembre de 2009

Theme Day: Doorways

Today is the first day of the month.
The Theme Day has arrived. Today: Doorways.
I have chosen this door. This gate is located at the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia (Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia). It is a door that was part of the facade of the Palace Silk Contrast (17th century). Now is the doorway to one of the temporary halls of the museum and the pavilion is also documentation room and library.

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