lunes, 29 de abril de 2013

Perez Casas And Rain.

Yesterday, it was raining almost all day, and today, more rain is expected.
In the picture, street Bartolomé Pérez Casas, one of the trendiest streets of Murcia. About 200 meters full of bars, restaurants and shops at this pedestrian street. Located between Alfonso X "El Sabio" avenue and Constitution Avenue.
About the name of the street, Bartolomé Pérez Casas, (born in Lorca - Murcia in 1873) comment that constitutes one of the most important figures in the Spanish music scene in the first half of the twentieth century, where excelled as a brilliant orchestra director and a splendid composer.
He was Professor of Harmony at the Conservatory of Madrid, member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and first director of the National Orchestra.
Bartolomé Pérez Casas noted for its work to promote, disseminate and symphonic music education with his famous Philharmonic Orchestra of Madrid, and the creation of his acclaimed suite to my land.
He was the author, in 1908, on the harmonization of the Marcha Real, the official anthem of Spain.

domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

Looming Storm.

Today will be a rainy day. It is not the best to enjoy a Sunday, but it is very beneficial to the murcian garden and fields.

sábado, 27 de abril de 2013

Through ... Bridge

The rains return.
Image from the Old Bridge. In the background, Manterola's Bridge, a footbridge.

viernes, 26 de abril de 2013

Carpobrotus Edulis

A beautiful flower of a plant of South African origin. This plant is listed as invasive, and can be seen in much of the world's temperate coasts.
In Spain, since 2011, because of its potential colonizer and pose a serious threat to native species, habitats or ecosystems, this species has been listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Invasive Exotic Species, Spain being prohibited its introduction into the nature, possession, transportation, trade and commerce.
Source: English Wikipedia and Spanish Wikipedia

miércoles, 24 de abril de 2013

Country Clouds

Afternoon clouds on the country.

martes, 23 de abril de 2013

World Book Day 2013.

Today, besides being the day of St. George, is the International Book Day, the date on matching the deaths of two of the greatest writers of history: Cervantes and Shakespeare.
At CityDailyPhoto community is also a special day like the England National Day. Click here to view all participants.

lunes, 22 de abril de 2013

Ravine At Torre Guill

Image of Torre Guill's ravine, where you can see some houses on the edge of it. The fact is that area has great beautiful landscapes.
In this area is the CEMA.
Torre Guill belongs to the village of Sangonera La Verde (Murcia).

sábado, 20 de abril de 2013

In Droves

Thoughts: where is the road? I can't see it.

viernes, 19 de abril de 2013


CEMA (formerly known as CEMACAM) is an environmental education center. Located in Torre Guil (Sangonera La Verde - Murcia), in the area Majal Blanco, a great place to hike, where to find flora and fauna.
CEMA is composed by several camouflaged buildings with the landscape, and are sustainable buildings, because using renewable energy to supply themselves.

miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013

Keep Running.

The attack during the Boston Marathon has generated me many feelings. But the story of the child of two years, after embracing his father at the finish line, and return to his seat in the stands, left me knackered.
We must keep running in the marathon of life.
In memory.

martes, 16 de abril de 2013

Loaf Of Bread

A millenary food, so simple in their manufacture. Water, flour, yeast, salt, and an oven.
Its history, here.
The photo is also a still life, maybe to paint a canvas of this homemade breads.

lunes, 15 de abril de 2013

Summer Ahead

In last days, and the week started, temperatures have risen in southeastern Spain . Specifically, in the Region of Murcia have reached 29 Celsius degrees. Although the water of the Mediterranean, is still cold, but there is always some brave who dare to swim.

domingo, 14 de abril de 2013

Spiny Flowers.

Image of a "Silybum marianum, colloquially identified as Carduus marianus, known as milk thistle, is an annual or biannual plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins. Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world. The medicinal parts of the plant are the ripe seeds." (Source Wikipedia). At Murcia is known as Cardo Borriquero.
This plant can be found in fields, roadsides.
It seems that this plant has healing properties of the liver, but also has side effects such as nausea.
More info: Wikipedia.

sábado, 13 de abril de 2013

World Padel Tour. Murcia International Open.

From 10 to 14 April, is being held on the Murcia International Open of World Padel Tour. The 70 best players are playing padel in Murcia a sport that are so trendy.In the Sports Palace (Palacio de los Deportes).

viernes, 12 de abril de 2013

Disco With Gargoyle

At Atalayas area, there are some discos like that: Notre Dame Disco.I really think that facade is very original.
Here, photos inside.

jueves, 11 de abril de 2013

Torre Guil

View from the entrance to the urbanization of Torre Guil.

miércoles, 10 de abril de 2013

Candy Apples

At every feast there are street vendors offering, among other things, candy apples.
The photo is from last Easter.
I have found a video about how to make them.

lunes, 8 de abril de 2013

Where is My Nest?

That water bird (not sure if it's a duck or heron) seems as if searching its nest. It is perched above the statue (which is a fountain) of a sardine, in tribute to the Burial of the Sardine.
As I said on Friday, the Segura river is carrying more water than usual, because of controlled flooding.

domingo, 7 de abril de 2013

Spanish Motocross Championship

Today was held on the Spanish Motocross Championship at Las Salinas circuit in Alhama of Murcia, organized by Moto Club Alhama. MX1 and MX2 categories.
It has seen lots of spectacular jumps.

sábado, 6 de abril de 2013

Morfeo. Burial Of The Sardine 2013. Spring Festival.

Morfeo (Morpheus) is the god of dreams.
The Burial of the Sardine is a feast where Olympian Gods come to Murcia first Saturday after Easter.
"The Burial of the Sardine, the climax of the Spring Festival, is Murcia's wackiest night of the year. On this April Saturday, a crazy cavalcade of "giants" and "big-heads" (gigantes and cabezudos), torch-bearers and entertainers, demons and Brazilian samba groups will escort a fleet of some twenty floats, one for each Sardinero association, which, in honour of the most diverse Gods of Olympus, will throw hundreds of thousands of euros worth of toys to the crowd in the space of just a few hours. Over the days previously, these same associations march through the streets with their brass bands. On the night of the eve of the Burial, the Testament of Doña Sardina (Ms Sardine) is read from the balcony of the Town Hall. The fiesta ends in the early hours of the morning, when, once the last float has finished its round, a papier-mâché effigy of the Lenten sardine is burnt in Plano de San Francisco amid public rejoicing." (Source:

viernes, 5 de abril de 2013

Water And More Water.

The month of March has been one of the wettest in history, in Spain. One of the Mundo river dams (tributary of the Segura river) is at 97% capacity and had to drain, making Cenajo Dam (river Segura) is at 87% capacity. At the same time, this dam is draining and makes the river Segura is at levels long ago unseen.
Photos of the usual level of the river Segura: 1 and 2.
During this week, Spring Festival, one of the free activities that can be enjoyed is to canoe or rafting (photos from last year).

jueves, 4 de abril de 2013

Easter Sponge Cake With Chocolate. Mona de Pascua Con Chocolate.

La mona (Easter sponge cake) is a great dessert throughout the Mediterranean tradition.
Each region claims the invention of mona of Easter. This cute sweet dough, decorated with an egg (or without it), is left wanting by all and refuses to disappear swallowed by the tide of industrial bakery.
The tradition of the Mona is usually associated with Easter and, in some towns, their celebrations.
How to make it: here (Spanish)
A video about how to make: here (Spanish).

miércoles, 3 de abril de 2013

Bando De La Huerta 2013.

Image of a Murcian girl wearing traditional clothes.
The Bando de la Huerta is celebrated on the first Tuesday after Easter. The whole history of this day, here.
This day, thousands of people take to the streets of the city of Murcia, dressed in traditional clothes. A great day that I recommend to see, enjoy, and be a Murcian, as you will be very well received, to make you feel like one.
More on Bando de la Huerta label.

martes, 2 de abril de 2013

Spring Festival 2013. Children's Bando.

The day before to the big day of Murcia (the Bando de la Huerta), is celebrated the children's Bando. Yesterday, the parade filled Post Street (colloquially known as Calle Correos) of children dressed in traditional clothing.

lunes, 1 de abril de 2013

April'13 Theme Day: Pedestrians Crossing

The selected Theme Day for April has been Pedestrians Crossing. First I thought that the theme was pedestrian crossings. But I was wrong, and the election was pedestrians crossing, people who were crossing.
Well, the rest of the community CityDailyPhoto Blog has interpreted as follows: Here.