jueves, 30 de septiembre de 2010

General Strike 29-S. Huelga General 29-S

On the day of yesterday, there was a general strike call. This call was made by the main trade unions, because a labor reform made by the Government of Spain. I will not write about the reasons of this strike. The only thing is that the present Government has made a laboral reform in which to promote the hiring of workers, it lowers the dismissal (among other things).
According to data from the unions, the strike has been a success: more than 70%. But employers say it has been a failure: 20%.
In Murcia, the data include: trade unions, 72% employer, 15%.
As always, the data are very different depending on the interests of each.

miércoles, 29 de septiembre de 2010

Church Of San Lorenzo

"The parish church of San Lorenzo is a type of architecture representing the fusion of the neoclassical style with Baroque elements.

Presents an original scheme of central plant consists of six ellipses that converge at the central, larger proportions, covered by a dome and topped with a lantern.

Highlight the bell towers and lantern of the dome, beautifully blue and white reversed.
Period: 1788-1810.
" (Source Regmurcia.com)

sábado, 25 de septiembre de 2010

The Tribute To Juan De La Cierva (21 September 1895 – 9 December 1936)

The entire complex sculpture, 1973, of the tribute to Juan de la Cierva

viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2010

Autogyro By Juan De La Cierva

Two days ago, marked the 115 anniversary of the birth of a great Murcian inventor: Juan de la Cierva, inventor of the gyroplane or autogyro in 1920, a forerunner of the helicopter.
If you want to know more about that inventor: here.
In the picture, a sculpture in Murcia, dedicated to the inventor.
Below, Google Doodle on this anniversary.

miércoles, 22 de septiembre de 2010

Jubilee Year In Caravaca De La Cruz

Since 1998, along with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Potes, Caravaca de la Cruz, has jubilee "in perpetuum." Every seven years is celebrated this jubilee year, which this year concurs with the jubilee year of Santiago de Compostela.
All about the Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz, here. (Spanish)
If you wish guide tours, here.

History of Vera Cruz (Spanish)
More information in murciaturistica.es

martes, 21 de septiembre de 2010

Echoes From The Feria Of Murcia 2010: Murcian Wines

Another thing that you could be done during the last Fair of Murcia, it was the tasting of wines from Region of Murcia, Murcian cheese and creative tapas.
Different types of wines in Murcia: Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas.
The website of the Murcian Cheese (Quesos de Murcia)

sábado, 18 de septiembre de 2010

Echoes Of The Feria Of Murcia 2010. Price List

The Feria of Murcia ended last Tuesday. In the image, first, price list of typical products of the Murcian cuisine that it could enjoy, in the places provided in the garden of El Malecon: The Huertos.

martes, 14 de septiembre de 2010

Feria De Murcia 2010: Pilgrimage Of La Fuensanta. Romería De La Fuensanta 2010.

Today, the Feria de Murcia ends (but not bullfighting) with the pilgrimage of the rise of the patron saint of Murcia to its sanctuary.
Some 600,000 people have accompanied the image of the Virgen de la Fuensanta to the top of the hill, where is her church.

The picture is pretty bad. I have picked up form the TV with the mobile phone. The Patron Saint goes out from the Cathedral.

lunes, 13 de septiembre de 2010

Feria De Murcia 2010: Moors And Christians. Moros Y Cristianos De Murcia 2010.

In the first image, enclosure of Moors and Christians, situated in the garden of El Malecon. Second picture, the poster.
About this event:
"The festival of Moors and Christians from the city of Murcia itself born in 1983, but its genesis came in 1981 on the occasion of the commemoration of the Foundation of Murcia, an event happened on 21 April and was 831 concluded through the efforts of Murcian section of the Association of Friends of the Castles in collaboration with the Protection of Heritage in the Region of Murcia. They managed to interest various administrative agencies to get a decent party-the birthday of the city, which certainly was achieved".
Source: regmurcia.com
As Alfonso X "El Sabio" said: "burn old logs; read old books, drink old wine, have old friends": 750 years ago

domingo, 12 de septiembre de 2010

Feria De Murcia 2010: Bullfights. Cartel De La Feria De Toros De Murcia 2010

In September, Fair of Murcia (Feria de Murcia), there are also bullfights. In the picture I show the poster for 2010. Here the official website.

sábado, 11 de septiembre de 2010

Feria Of Murcia 2010: 43 International Folklore Festival In The Mediterranean And More

Finally, I found time to post photos again. During these days a lot has happened in Murcia. For example, 43 International Folklore Festival in the Mediterranean, which took place from 6 to 10 September.
The International Folklore Festival in the Mediterranean, held in the city of Murcia, is considered the longest of all festivals held throughout Spain.
During the days when the festival takes place, the city becomes a living stage, through the many activities that are scheduled, such as parades, the power of "the torch of friendship", action, off stage , the choirs and dance groups in different streets and squares, as a way of pleasantly surprising the citizen.
Also, from 3 to 9 September, in his tour around Spain, Football World Cup was in Murcia, which won the National Spanish football team in July. More than 20,000 people came to see the cup. People came to join the queue up to six hours. The schedule, wich was 10 to 13 and 17 to 20 hours, had to expand on some nights until four in the morning.

domingo, 5 de septiembre de 2010

Feria De Murcia 2010: Programme Of Events

In this mural has posted the schedule of events of this year. It can be seen that, in addition to taste the Murcian cuisine, you can go to concerts, to see the International Folklore Festival of the Mediterranean, watch bullfights, up to one of the attractions, and many other things.

sábado, 4 de septiembre de 2010

Feria Of Murcia 2010: Huertos Of El Malecon

Entrance to Los Huertos in the garden of El Malecon. Here you can taste the cuisine of Murcia. Until 14 September you can visit this site. The entry is the poster for the Feria de Murcia 2010 (you can see in the picture below). This poster can be seen (at the bottom) several times of these events, using, as background, the Moneo building.
On the Feria de Murcia: "... the celebration goes back to the privilege of Alfonso X, 1266. Originally the fair was strictly business, but was gradually incorporating leisure and holiday activities. And in recent years, the party has exceeded the fair: the time when La Feria in September in Murcia endures through its bullfighting festivals, attractions, concerts, huertos of the Malecon, with barracks for the tasting of typical orchard products and the Wine and Food Show, Festival of Folklore in the Mediterranean, Cattle Fair, Moors and Christians, and so on. "(Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia)

viernes, 3 de septiembre de 2010

La Vuelta In Murcia

Yesterday, the Feria de Murcia started. It also coincided with the arrival in Murcia of the cycling race: La Vuelta of Spain.

miércoles, 1 de septiembre de 2010

September 2010: Theme Day: Open Air Market

As every first of the month, the Theme Day. This month: Open Air Market. In the Region of Murcia can visit outdoor markets every day, Monday to Sunday. Without doubt, the most importantmarket is organized in the city of Murcia, on Thursday morning, in the La Fama Avenue.
The photo, Santomera open air market is organized on Wednesday. As in all, you can find: clothes, music, fruits and vegetables, ...

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants