sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2011

New Year's Eve 2011.

Today is the last day of the year. Another year of crisis, and hopefully next year is better than this. Maybe that's one of the requests that people will do during the change of the year. In Spain, desires usually ask for while eating 12 grapes while sounding the 12 stroke of midnight (without choking). The tradition of the grapes began in the early twentieth century.
Another tradition that less time is to bring something red when changing of the year, is said to bring luck. The usual practice is to put red underwear (both men and women), which can be as sexy as the image.
About the image: corsetry El Trébol (The Clover). They make custom lingerie and corsetry for over 60 years. It is located on Platería Street.

viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2011

Lights Sled

Light sleigh pulled by a reindeer in the area of ​​the home of Santa Claus.
I forgot to mention that this house is on the Basabe street, between the square of Santo Domingo and the Romea Theatre.

jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

In Absence Of Snow, Illusion.

Another animated puppets in the area of Father Christmas' house.
As it is rare snow in Murcia, or rather, it could count on the fingers of one hand the times it has snowed in the city of Murcia, we simulate snow with cotton.

miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011

Day Of Innocents.

Today, outside the Christian tradition is on Christmas, we celebrate the equivalent of April fool's day.
About the image. In the area of Santa Claus's house (see last Monday) there are several moving figures (animatronics) to entertain young and old.

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2011

(Municipal) Nativity Scene. Belén Municipal.

During this time, you can visit many cribs. Whether or not a Christian (believer or not), some manger scenes are worth visiting for its careful detail in the figures, and the scenes depicted.
The nativity scene of the image can be visited at the Episcopal Palace (or Bishop's Palace), at Belluga Square.

lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2011

Santa's House

Murcia Father Christmas passed by and left their gifts. Now, the apartment he has in the city has had to leave to go back to North Pole.

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2011

Merry Xmas 2011 From MuDP

From this humble blog of photos I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas to all.

sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2011

Shopping Street

It is not really the name of this street. Its name is Soapmakers Street (Calle Jabonerías). And the whole street is full of shops, especially clothes.
This night will be celebrated on Christmas Eve. Family dinners and gifts, especially for children. The truth is that when I was a child, only received gifts on Twelfth Night, but I think since the 90s, it is usually given away also on Christmas Eve and Father Christmas who does it.

jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2011

Lottery Office

Today is the big day of the National Lottery, the state lottery, the Christmas lottery. This sweepstakes began in 1812, and has since held every year on 22 December.
The popular Christmas Gordo (the first prize in the Chritsmas lottery) brings this year 4,000,000 euros per set, equivalent to 400,000 € for the tenth, one hundred thousand more than last year. The second was € 1,200,000 per set. It has been distributed 15000 numbers more, so the probability of hitting is less.
Good luck to all.

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

Hostel of El Valle

In El Valle Regional Park, is this youth hostel (although can be families). The Albergue (hostel) El Valle is 6 km from the city of Murcia, and has TV, an auditorium, swimming pool, ... at very good prices.

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011


Reforestation in the area of El Valle.

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2011

High Altar

This is the altar of the Cathedral of Murcia. The altar, designed by Mariano Pescador, came to replace the altar burned in the fire of 1854. Chaired by the image of Santa Maria de la Paz, most of the sculptures of the altar are the work of Palao

viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011

Xmas At Trapería Street

More about this street here

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011

Inside The Cathedral: Chapel Of Vélez.

This is one of the great jewels of the Cathedral of Murcia: the chapel of the Vélez. It's worth staying a while looking at the inside of this chapel, and delight in the forms that surround this architecture.
On outside of it, here you can see a post from 2009.
About its history: Its construction began in 1491 and, according to the inscription around the dome was finished on October 15, 1507. It was built as a funerary chapel.
It is built using limestone masonry and covered with a splendid ten-pointed star-shaped vault. The chapel was built by a workshop different from the rest of the cathedral, as evidenced by the mason marks, framed in the last Gothic style. It is not known, however, the name of the author but, by his mastery, the work is comparable to the chapel of the Condestable of the Cathedral of Burgos (source: regmurcia.com)

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2011

Inside The Cathedral: Right Side

More than 3 years and 6 months MurciaDailyPhoto project began. It started with the photo of the main facade of the Cathedral of Murcia, the best known monumental building in the city. But so far, I had not shown to you inside. What catches the attention on entering, is the breadth, the height of the ceilings, the silence.
In the picture one side inside the Cathedral.
You can not miss the picture of tomorrow.

lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2011

XXVII Christmas Trade and Crafts Show. XXVII Muestra de Navidad.

As every year, until January 5, 2012 (and this year already 27 issues) is exhibited and you can buy handicrafts of the Region of Murcia, on Alfonso X "El Sabio (The Wise)"Avenue . Figures for nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, cakes, sweets, wines, cheeses, ...
In the image, information booth.

domingo, 11 de diciembre de 2011

Xmas (Shopping) Time

Undoubtedly, Christmas time is shopping time. Today, as every Sunday in December, open malls and large chain stores of clothes and toys, and will be filled by potential buyers of gifts.
In the picture a mall (which I will not publicizing) crowded.

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2011

A Gift For Xmas: The Fab Four

The Fab Four (The Beatles) flanked by Kiss and the Ramones. These figures I have found outside a gift shop at the end of the Trapería street, corner of Cross square (Plaza de la Cruz).

viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011

Getting Ready

Murcia is getting ready for Christmas. Although in many Spanish cities already the Christmas lights are on, in Murcia are still standing.
In the picture, Christmas tree in Plaza de Santo Domingo.

jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

Snow Days

This week have openned most ski resorts in Spain.
The ski resort near Murcia is Sierra Nevada (in Granada), about 280 km (2,30 hours).
In the Region of Murcia the first snow fell in the northwest.

miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2011

Spanish Constitucion's Day

Yesterday was a holiday in Spain. No one worked, except for basic services such as police, hospitals, bars and restaurants ;-)
Aboout our Constitution: Our constitution was approved by the Parliament on October 31, 1978 and approved by all the Spanish by referendum on December 6, 1978. It is currently being reformed by: the markets. Very democratic, right?
Article 35 in its first part, says: All Spanish people have the duty to work and the right to work, to free choice of profession or trade, to advancement through work, and an income sufficient to meet their needs and those of their family, but in no case can be discriminated on grounds of sex.
Currently, in Spain, there are 4,978,300 unemployed (22.8% according to the Labour Force Survey) although data from the unemployment offices say 4,420,462.

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011

Attractive Lights

Don't go into the light! Take the stairs!
Christmas lighting in a mall.

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

Traffic Jams To Go To Football

Continuing with the topic of yesterday. Long lines of cars (traffic jams) are formed on the way to the stadium. It is not my case since I did the photo in the opposite traffic jam direction.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

Football Days

The photo is from yesterday Saturday. When the day of the match of the local football team comes, all around become a chaos of traffic, although there are several public transport like bus or tram. Both transport let you near the football stadium, but still people prefer to go to the stadium in his own car.
In the picture, New Condomina football stadium and its surroundings.

sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2011


This pyramid is an office building next to the leisure centre Zig Zag.

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2011

December 2011 Theme Day: Action Shot

For the December Theme Day I chose this cyclist moment: a local bike race. The people (of various ages and weights) dress up them cyclist suit, and, although there is some competition (everyone wants to be the first crossing the finish line), what prevails is the fellowship and spend a morning with friends.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants