This is the Sardine that is going to be burned tonight.
Here some photos from previous years: 2011 and 2014.
If you want to know more about "Entierro de la Sardina" (Burial of the Sardine), please, visit labels.
Many activities for the end of the Spring Festival Week. Tomorrow the great Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina 2017) parade. Yesterday and today, the preambles of the great fiesta, with lost of parades of music and colours around the city.
An International Touristic Fiesta since 2006.
Each Tuesday after Easter Week is held the Bando de la Huerta parade. It is a parade where it is showing former traditions, clothes, crafts. In addition, garden products are distributed to the public.
It is also a day to enjoy the streets. Thousands of people flood the streets.
Yesterday, (Risen One Day) it started the Spring Festivities of Murcia. A whole week to enjoy the city ofo Murcia to be on the streets, to eat typical murcian food, ...
Image: women dressed and combed with traditional hairstyles. During the floral offering to the patroness of Murcia.
Traditions come out this week.
There are long processions through the streets with pasos - religious floats and sculptures. Religious statues are carried along on the shoulders of the cofrades, members of the cofradías or lay brotherhoods that organize the processions. These are accompanied by penitentes and nazarenos generally wearing long hooded robes. (From Collins definitions)
Mare Nostrum was the name given by Romans to Mediterranean sea.
This is a beautiful restaurant located at port of Cartagena. A good place to eat with beautiful views. Very recommend (but not very economic).
After passing the entrance to go to Monastery of Las Claras museum, you have to pass through this courtyard before entering to the building (here a photo inside). A place that invite to calm.
Located at Alfonso X "El sabio" avenue.
Inside Romea theatre after a theatrical perfomance (click on image to see more details).
This theatre is more than 150 years old. and has been refurbished many times due to damages caused by fire on XIX century (two fires).
It is located in downtown of city of Murcia.
This time, the Theme Day proposed by citydailyphoto community is: Wet.
It is difficult to find a rainy day these days. Sunny days, temperatures up to 25ºC. So, I can show this wet tiny-lake at murcia city. It is located at Fofó park. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.
At Cieza, Region of Murcia, where one of the best peaches in Spain is produced, from the end of February until the end of March, you can see a palette of colours generated by the flowering of these and other fruit trees.
Image: in pink, peach blossoms, on white, apricot blossoms. In green, not blooming
First, peach blossoms of type button peach or Paraguayan.
The pepper was introduced in Spain from America, at the end of the XV century or at the beginning of the XVI. The first pepper mill in the Region that is known dates back to the 18th century. Throughout the nineteenth century and up to the mid-twentieth, the cultivation of peppers for paprika was extended to occupy 80% of the farmers of the time in the Vega River Segura.
The pepper industry as such has its origin in hydraulic mills, mainly dedicated to grinding cereals.
In 1950, a young inventor, Jesús Alcantud, created an innovative machine that modernized the old installations, applying pneumatic translation, cleaning and mechanical seed extraction systems.
He made grinders series with his own patent, of which can be found in the world about a thousand units.
Since April 2001 there is the Denomination of Origin of Pimentón de Murcia.
The Denomination of Origin Pimentón de Murcia applies to the product that results from grinding totally red peppers of the genus Capsicum Annum L, variety "Bola", grown in the Region of Murcia.
Image: old tinned / canned paprika at City of Murcia Museum.
The Region of Murcia is considered the cradle of tinned foods /canned foods at Spain.
In 1897, the first company that manufactured canned goods in the Region of Murcia was stablished at Alcantarilla (currently, the multinational company Hero, has a processing plant in this town, since 1922). The greatest moment of splendor would come in the 80s.
Image: old tinned labels at City of Murcia Museum.
Is it an antagonism? It said that coffee is a stimulant drink, because of caffeine. But, with the early morning sun, in an incomparable setting like the Cathedral Square (Cardinal Belluga Square), then, it relaxes me.
The coffee brand in the image is a Murcian coffee brand. Highly recommended.
Background: Episcopal palace
Theoretically, according to the City Council of Murcia, these horse sculptures are to direct the eyes of the citizens towards the Segura river, and to make it more protagonist.
On the other hand, it is said that it is a reminder of when, decades ago (or a century ago), the horses went down to drink in the river. Well, who knows.
A panoramic viev of this pedestrian bridge: Manterola's bridge. (click on image to view more details)
The river: Segura river, at Murcia.
Below, links to another views of this bridge. On those pictures, there are no horses. I tell you about this horses in a next post.
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 ...