jueves, 30 de abril de 2015

Old Lighthouse

It is not exactly a lighthouse, although it was the work of lighthouse. It is a lantern tower with a beacon fire on top from the sixteenth century.

domingo, 26 de abril de 2015

Industrial Chimney

From and old factory (it could be a brick factory, or a cannery.). There are some of this protected chimneys at Region of Murcia. Each master mason adorned the stack exit in its way, leaving details as in this case.

miércoles, 22 de abril de 2015

Nice To Awake.

With a sunrise like this makes you want to get up and out to take on the world.

lunes, 20 de abril de 2015

The Fruitles

A very funny T-shirt.
I have read that Beatles-fruits were created in 60's as fruit drinks, but I'm not sure about this. Does anyone know if this was true?

domingo, 19 de abril de 2015


I think that "feet-wash" is not a word that exist on English but this would be it literally name from Spanish "lava-pies". I think that correct word is "footbath" (from Collins dictionary). What do you think?
I like the contrast between steel and wood.
I can't wait to summer to go to beach.

jueves, 16 de abril de 2015

Crazy Weather

Spring has these things. A day can be sunny, and the next day cloudy, or rainy / stormy.

lunes, 13 de abril de 2015

Ending Spring Festivities

Yesterday (April 12th) Spring Festivities ended. A ful week to have fun. Now, preparatives for next year have started. I hope some of you can come next year to enjoy that awesome festivities.

sábado, 11 de abril de 2015

Mrs Sardine Parade

This noon was held the Mrs Sardine parade (desfile de Doña Sardina). Sardineros go to the streets to give gifts to the people. This time, there was a marching band from Moscow and a majorette group from Czech Republic.
Lots of music, sounds, colours, ... and the big parade will be this evening with the Burial of the Sardine Parade.
Oficial website: here (in Spanish).

viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Testament Of Burial Of The Sardine Parade

This evening was held the Testament of the Burial of the Sardine parade. Lots of music, dances, colours...
Spring Festivities week is full of parades.
Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina) is declared as festivity of International Interest.

jueves, 9 de abril de 2015

Caldo Con Pelotas. Murcian Meatballs Soup.

Although at its origin was to eat on Xmas time, during this Spring Festivities, you can eat at barracas (street bars that only are installed during this week, also on September). It is a meatball in a soup as a tapa or as first dish (delicious). A quick way to hot and to food your body. You can taste it the rest of the year in some traditional restaurants and tapas bar.
Today, was held the Flowers parade.

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015

Echoes From Bando De La Huerta 2015

A picture from yesterday. Streets taken by Murcians and foreigners. A whole day of fiesta.
Today was held the 7th Murcian Meat Pie Day (7º Dia del Pastel de Carne Murciano). 10000 meat pies and beer for all people (free). How to made this meat pie: here.

martes, 7 de abril de 2015

Bando De La Huerta 2015

Murcian traditions have taken the streets this afternoon (always on first Tuesday after Easter week). A big parade full of colour, showing the old traditions of Murcia. Specifically, old ways for working of huertanos (market gardeners), but not only the work at vegetable gardens, also all works around huerta (vegetable gardens) like milkman, blacksmith, carrier, ...
I would like to remember that during this week there will be many activities around Spring Festivities. Tomorrow: Murcian meat pie day (Dia del Pastel de Carne murciano).

lunes, 6 de abril de 2015

Bando De La Huerta Infantil. Children's Bando. Spring Festival 2015.

This afternoon, previous to tomorrow it's held the children parade of Bando de la Huerta. First Monday after Easter Week. Childrens wearing traditional costumes. Tomorrow, the rest of the city, we are going to wear those traditional costumes. A full day of colorful, meals, drinks, ... living on the streets. Also for foreigners (many foreigners, if they have a friend here, or some who live a few months here, at the end will wear our traditional costumes). All of you are invited to come to live and enjoy our Spring festivities (Fiestas de Primavera).

domingo, 5 de abril de 2015

Sympathy For The Devil

Today, Easter Week has finished with the procession of the Raisen. Also, today has started the Spring Festival.
Image: Lucifer. Here a live video (2013) from Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the devil.

sábado, 4 de abril de 2015

Thinking About

An image for thought: church decorated for Easter and the god Mercury, god of commerce.

viernes, 3 de abril de 2015

Good Friday 2015

This morning, like every Good Friday procession came out of Salzillos, the great sculptor of international fame Murcia. This year, the procession has been declared of Bien de Interés Cultural inmaterial (Asset of immaterial Cultural Interest).
In the picture, one of his sculptural ensembles of the eighteenth century, where he immortalized passages from the Bible: the kiss of Judas
The declaration of 'Morning Salzillo' "asset of immaterial cultural interest" is justified by the artistic quality of the sculpture, with significance both in the Region of Murcia, where resulted in a whole school of imagery- as in the history of international art, according to Regional Ministry of Culture.

jueves, 2 de abril de 2015

Easter Week 2015

Both this week (Easter) and next (Spring Festival) are great tourist affluence weeks. Also, they are weeks when Murcian people take to the streets.
The week of Easter, for believers and nonbelievers, is a way to see some works of religious art, taking to the streets. Murcia processions are considered of International Tourist Interest.
I invite you to come to Murcia these days. I also invite you to visit the "Easter Week label", and see photos of past years so that you have an overview of Murcian processions.
A very recommended article about: Aesthetic configuration of the Murcian processions. A peculiarity I want to highlight (besides the dress) is the distribution to the audience of candies and other foods from Murcian Nazarenes. There is evidence in the eighteenth century that this was taking place.

miércoles, 1 de abril de 2015

April's 2015 Theme Day: My Camera-shy Self Portrait.

First of month has arrived and also the Theme Day for the citydailyphoto bloggers. Perhaps the most narcissistic theme of the group's history. ;-)
Me on reflection.
Click here to see thumbnails of all participants.