sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016

African Savannah from the Other Side

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.

viernes, 26 de agosto de 2016

An Owl is Coming

It is the first time that I have captured in a photo an owl at the "Birds of Prey Show" at Terra Natura Murcia.
I have taken this shot a week ago. It is lovely the way the owl can fly.

jueves, 25 de agosto de 2016

Following Birds

Is it a graffiti or wall art? I love it!
It can be seen in a roundabout near to Los Alcázares.

miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2016

Sheepherding

I took this picture around 5pm. About 30 Celsius degrees.
It must be made of sterner stuff to come out to pasture sheeps.

martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

Calm Sea

After some resting days, MurciaDailyPhoto comes back to show more pictures about Region of Murcia.
Image: Mediterranean sea in calm.

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

Molino del Tio Paco

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.

sábado, 13 de agosto de 2016

Looking for a Sandy Place

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).

viernes, 12 de agosto de 2016

Reservado

Reservado - Reserved (Booked)
From next weekend to the following weekend, will be the most tourist week ever in Spain. It will be difficult to book a table in a beach bar, for instance (as image).

martes, 9 de agosto de 2016

Hidden Swimming

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.

lunes, 8 de agosto de 2016

Archaeological Hiking

Other options of hiking and to spent summer holidays is in places like Strait of La Arboleja / La Agualeja. Staying in places that were under the sea millions years ago.

domingo, 7 de agosto de 2016

Beachy Hiking

One of the beaches of San Pedro of Pinatar (Torre Derribada), offers the possibility of hiking to reach the beach, enjoying views and knowing flora and fauna of that site.

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2016

Solar Protection

At summertime, we have to be carefully with solar UV radiation.

viernes, 5 de agosto de 2016

Marine Reserve to Dive

At Cape Palos, and surroundings (Marine Reserve of Cape Palos and Ants Islands / Reserva Marina de Cabo de Palos e Islas Hormigas), there are awesome views to make a diving visit : fishes, sea stars, marine flowers, sunken ships. I really recommend.
Image: a group of divers coming back to Cabo de Palos port.

jueves, 4 de agosto de 2016

Calm Fishing

If you like to fish (me not), it is perfect to relax, to spent time, to read a book, ... It is perfect for summer holidays (I have to get myself interested in fishing).

miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2016

Big Boat

Following with the same theme than yesterday.
If you have a big pocket, and you can afford a boat as seen in the image, well, you can have an awesome summer holidays.
Image: at port of Cartagena

martes, 2 de agosto de 2016

Riding the Sea

August is the most selected month for holidays in Spain for people and companies.
But each summer holidays starts with: what to do this year? All depend on our pocket.
At Region of Murcia coast (named Costa Calida "Warm Coast") you can find losts of things to do. Like riding water motorbikes.

lunes, 1 de agosto de 2016

August'16 Theme Day. My City's Skyline.

August starts with My City's Skyline Theme Day.
Murcia has different skylines depend on the selected view. From the modern of the latest neighbourhoods with large avenues, to the old neighbourhoods with narrow streets following the islamic medieval city scheme.
This picture shows the old one. I had taken from Tower of Cathedral of Murcia. First left, you can see Epicopal palace roof (Bishop's palace) (and part of its facade), second left, Town Hall roof. First center, new Town Hall offices (Moneo's building). Background, old Victoria hotel building, and on left of this building, Segura river and Manterola's bridge.
I invited you to visit other skylines of Region of Murcia:
- Cartagena
- La Manga
- Aledo

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

Easy Access

Since today, you can access to some of the favourities labels by clicking on buttons above.
I hope you can enjoy this way to access to past posts.

jueves, 21 de julio de 2016

Moored

Big ship moored at port of Cartagena.

martes, 19 de julio de 2016

Up

I think that it should not to be easy to lift a paragliding for begginers.
Image: at enchanted city of Bolnuevo.
That reminds me "Up", the film / movie.

domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

Old Bridge in a Summer Night

This summer, at least in Region of Murcia and some provinces of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, there are good weather nights (cross-fingers to keep this weather). Around 17 to 20 Celsius degrees at night, because last year we reached 30 Celsius degrees at night. So, it is really nice to walk around cities like Murcia by night.
Image: Old Bridge, built in 1741. The first bridge over Segura river.
Visit labels to see more photos on this bridge, or just visit photos taken on: September 2008, December 2008 (daylight and by night), and April 2009.

sábado, 16 de julio de 2016

Manterola Bridge at Night

Since not long ago, this pedestrian bridge has been illuminated with bright colours. It makes a sequence of colours.
Here is a picture of one night in August 2009. Here again, daylight, in May 2009.
This bridge is in the city of Murcia, on the River Segura.

viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

Santiago De La Ribera and Mar Menor

Views of Santiago de la Ribera, next to Mar Menor.
Santiago is a district of San Javier. It has 4km of beach on Mar Menor.
At these 4km beach, there are several sailing schools, as Socaire.
The Mar Menor is ideal for sailing sports throughout the year.

jueves, 14 de julio de 2016

Watching The Beach

Views from La Manga of Mar Menor.
In 2013, there were 24 Blue Flags on the coast of the Region of Murcia. In 2016, 40 Blue Flags.
The Blue Flag is an award given annually since 1987 by Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas that meet a range of environmental conditions and facilities.
The criteria for the Blue Flag are grouped into four areas: quality of bathing water, environmental education and information, environmental management and security, services and facilities.

miércoles, 13 de julio de 2016

Water Sports In Murcia

Region of Murcia has 170km of coastline, of which 73 km are the perimeter of Mar Menor (the biggest salt lagoon in Europe).
Due to climate in Region of Murcia, it is ideal for water sports.
Image: Standup paddleboarding (is Spain, this water sport is named "Paddle Surf"). This capture was take it in a beach of Mazarron.

martes, 12 de julio de 2016

Sunset In The Park

Lovely sunset in a park.

lunes, 11 de julio de 2016

Phoning

Making a phone call in front of Almudí Palace. Detail of the facade here. Official tourism website, here.

domingo, 10 de julio de 2016

OSRM

Beautiful concert of the Region of Murcia Symphonic Orchestra (OSRM) last July 8th. At former Artillery Barracks.

sábado, 9 de julio de 2016

Big Ball


Garden at former artillery barracks. Located at neighborhood of El Carmen.
This granite stone is suspended on water and it is possible to turn it with your hands. Children enjoy it a lot.
Another perpectives from here on 2009 and 2008 (I recommend the 2008 shot).

viernes, 8 de julio de 2016

Vintage Carousel

Some days ago, I showed this Carousel in movement. Now, stopped. It is a pitty that I could not take this photo by day to show all the pretty colours of it.