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Photos are accumulating unpublished.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.
A great way to avoid the warm temperatures of summer.
At Aqua Natura Murcia (part of Terra Natura Murcia), you can enjoy different ways to refresh with water as water slides.
Here you can see other angles of this water attraction, that I took in 2011 with great quality: 1 and 2.
In 2010 I took a photo from the bridge (top left) that it is one of the most popular post of MurciaDailyPhoto. Since there is a change in the way that you can visit Terra Natura Murcia (to visit another animals) you can take this image.
Spanish windmills are well known around the world by Don Quixote of La Mancha, the book written by Miguel de Cervantes (published in 1605). So windwills of La Mancha are the best known.
At Region of Murcia there are currently cataloged 212 windmills. Of these, 14 are in the town of Torre-Pacheco. There is tour to visit and to known more about these windmills organized by Tourism Office of Torre-Pacheco.
There were two types of windmills: flour mill and drawing water mill.
In the image, a windmill for milling grain into flour. All windmils has been named. This one is: Molino del Tío Paco (Uncle Paco's Windmill). It is located in El Jimenano, at Torre-Pacheco municipallity.
Called Uncle Paco, because the first mill owner, Don Francisco Alvarez was called under this nickname. This was in 1838. This windmill was in used since 1838 till 1936 (this date remainds me the start of Spanish Civil War). In another post, I will talk more about windmills in Region of Murcia.
As I commented yesterday, due to the next festivity (August 15th), it could be difficult to find a place to put a beach umbrella on the sand.
But it is worth swimming in the Mediterranean water (or Mar Menor water if you prefer).
At Region of Murcia there are some amazing interior places where you can swim. One of them is "Salto del Usero" in the Mula river at Bullas town.
This place is well known nowadays so I invited you to come on May to June and on September to October, that there will be less people in it.
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 ...