Although this photo was to be named "Bridges and clouds".
Certainly there is a serie, from front to background: bridge for vehicles, pedestrian bridge, bridge for vehicles, pedestrian bridge...
But it is a good news that it is going to rain in Region of Murcia.
Besides, today, October the 12th, is the Spain's National Day.
At Region of Murcia we produce the better helmets providing for professionals and non professionals. Shiro is one of the most known helmets producers, besides NZI that is also a Murcian helmets producer.
The factory is located in Torre Pacheco.
The first work of Víctor Beltrí architect at Cartagena, the introducer of Modernist style here. Located in Main Street (Calle Mayor).
The most know of this architect's work is Gran Hotel.
Cervantes building work began in 1897 and ended in 1900. The building consists of four floors, of which the ground floor was commercial and three residential. Marble, artificial stone and brick was used.
More on wikipedia (Spanish).
Tea time is a very British custom that began in 19th century. More at wikipedia.
About the picture. I took at old Main Street (Calle Mayor) at Cartagena. The surroundings of this street is full of modernist style. Very beautiful.
You can see more modernist style photos at "Modernism" label (see below).
The first of October starts with the Theme Day: Abandoned.
This monastery is abandoned.
It was built by the Franciscan Order in the sixteenth century under the patronage of the Marquis of Velez. From this period dates the main facade in which the shields are those referred Franciscans and Velez.
As a green oasis in the arid fields of Cartagena around the monastery lay a fertile and luxuriant orchards and gardens.
In the nineteenth century the monastery was disentailed and began the ruin of the monastery. Some chapels with frescoes of the XVII century were demolished. It was purchased by individuals who made several reforms to make private house.
Today, despite having been declared of Cultural Interest by decree of February 28th 1992, the monastery is in a lamentable state of ruin due to neglect.
It is located next to the Mar Menor, before arriving at La Manga.
All about that monastery, here (Spanish).
Image of a grasshopper at the time of its metamorphosis. It is the first time I see this. Really shocking. It's like an alien.
If you want to know more about grasshopper metamorphosis, here I have found some information.
From last Fair of Murcia (Feria de Murcia 2016).
This year, the city of Murcia has recovered an ancient tradition that was to place a floral arch on Old Bridge, and welcome all those who came to visit the Feria de Murcia. For those who do not know, until 1900, there were only a bridge that crossed the River Segura in Murcia city: the Old Bridge, so all those visitors from the right side bank of the river had to go through this bridge.
Photos are accumulating unpublished. And sometimes, therefore getting late to publish.
This image is from last Fair of Murcia (September 1st to 12th). At El Malecon gardens, there were held "Los Huertos": a place to eat typical food of Murcia, drink awesome wines of Region of Murcia (with great success of public).
There were craft demonstrations that were made by the Regional Guild of Handicraft.
It is also the place where the "Moors and Christians" camp is mounted, another of the festivals celebrated during those days.
During the second half of September in Cartagena is the feast of Carthaginians and Romans.
Cartagena - Cartago Nova (Roman) - Qart Hadasht (Carthaginian) was founded about the year 227 B. C. by Carthaginian general Hasdrubal. The Carthaginian presence in it would be fleeting because in 209 B.C., during the Second Punic War was conquered by the Roman Scipio.
This latter is what is commemorated during the festival of Carthaginians and Romans. This year, from September 16th to 25th.
"A disembarkment commemorates the taking of the city, in the year 209 a.c. by the Roman troops of Escipio. This is the reason of a festive week in which days dedicated to one side or the other alternate. The marriage between Hannibal and Himilce or the day of the Roman Circus, with its gladiators and wild beasts, are the pillars of a huge parade which takes place on Saturday (Saturday, 24th). This Saturday, 24th, will be the most important day of the festivity, when the troops and legions march through the city." (Source: murciaturistica.es)
Exhibition sailing race on the Segura river last Saturday (and Sunday). Optimist class.
Things that can be done on a river.
There were also a fishing competition a few meters downstream. XXVII fishing championship.
Yesterday was held the 1st Murcia Urban Wakeboarding. It was held at Segura River.
It was amazing to see how those "riders" could jump in many differents ways. Really awesome!
About wakeboarding: wikipedia.
This year, the Fair of Murcia started on September the 1st (till September 13th). Many activities for festivity days for all people. The right for having a Fair at Murcia was given by the King Alfonso X, The Wise.
This year is helding the 750 anniversary of Council of Murcia, given by King Alfonso X in 1266.
Image: great ferris wheel and children fairground ride. Here a picture of this ferris wheel two years ago.
A roundabout giving you a welcome to San Pedro del Pinatar.
San Pedro del Pinatar is a coastal town in the Region of Murcia, with access to the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a traditional fishing village and salt production (here is the Regional Park of Salinas / Salt Flats and Arenales / Sandy Terrains of San Pedro del Pinatar). Another perspective of this place that I took in 2011.
This widmill was dedicated to the extraction of water for agricultural and livestock use. It has a circular sole with a diameter of about 7 meters, while height reaches about 8 meters, in addition to the wooden conical roof that crowns. The length of the blades of the windmill is 14 meters. It is built with stones and mortar, and whitewashed. Attached to it there are a pond and a waterwheel, in which the bucket were placed, small containers of mud, with which the water was drawn. Its facade is the number of the year in which it was built, 1870.
One thing that I did not mention in the previous post was that the roof can be rotated, so the miller could turn it from the stick /mast that rests on the ground (right windmill in the image), so he could place it against wind and take advantage of wind power.
It is located in La Hortichuela, at Torre-Pacheco municipallity.
This time, the Theme Day selected by citydailyphoto community is: Library.
The image is the main library at Region of Murcia, named: Regional Library. This year is its 20th anniversary.
In 2011 I posted a better picture of this place that you can visit here.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...