sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2011

New Year's Eve 2011.

Today is the last day of the year. Another year of crisis, and hopefully next year is better than this. Maybe that's one of the requests that people will do during the change of the year. In Spain, desires usually ask for while eating 12 grapes while sounding the 12 stroke of midnight (without choking). The tradition of the grapes began in the early twentieth century.
Another tradition that less time is to bring something red when changing of the year, is said to bring luck. The usual practice is to put red underwear (both men and women), which can be as sexy as the image.
About the image: corsetry El Trébol (The Clover). They make custom lingerie and corsetry for over 60 years. It is located on Platería Street.

viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2011

Lights Sled

Light sleigh pulled by a reindeer in the area of ​​the home of Santa Claus.
I forgot to mention that this house is on the Basabe street, between the square of Santo Domingo and the Romea Theatre.

jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

In Absence Of Snow, Illusion.

Another animated puppets in the area of Father Christmas' house.
As it is rare snow in Murcia, or rather, it could count on the fingers of one hand the times it has snowed in the city of Murcia, we simulate snow with cotton.

miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011

Day Of Innocents.

Today, outside the Christian tradition is on Christmas, we celebrate the equivalent of April fool's day.
About the image. In the area of Santa Claus's house (see last Monday) there are several moving figures (animatronics) to entertain young and old.

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2011

(Municipal) Nativity Scene. Belén Municipal.

During this time, you can visit many cribs. Whether or not a Christian (believer or not), some manger scenes are worth visiting for its careful detail in the figures, and the scenes depicted.
The nativity scene of the image can be visited at the Episcopal Palace (or Bishop's Palace), at Belluga Square.

lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2011

Santa's House

Murcia Father Christmas passed by and left their gifts. Now, the apartment he has in the city has had to leave to go back to North Pole.

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2011

Merry Xmas 2011 From MuDP

From this humble blog of photos I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas to all.

sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2011

Shopping Street

It is not really the name of this street. Its name is Soapmakers Street (Calle Jabonerías). And the whole street is full of shops, especially clothes.
This night will be celebrated on Christmas Eve. Family dinners and gifts, especially for children. The truth is that when I was a child, only received gifts on Twelfth Night, but I think since the 90s, it is usually given away also on Christmas Eve and Father Christmas who does it.

jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2011

Lottery Office

Today is the big day of the National Lottery, the state lottery, the Christmas lottery. This sweepstakes began in 1812, and has since held every year on 22 December.
The popular Christmas Gordo (the first prize in the Chritsmas lottery) brings this year 4,000,000 euros per set, equivalent to 400,000 € for the tenth, one hundred thousand more than last year. The second was € 1,200,000 per set. It has been distributed 15000 numbers more, so the probability of hitting is less.
Good luck to all.

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

Hostel of El Valle

In El Valle Regional Park, is this youth hostel (although can be families). The Albergue (hostel) El Valle is 6 km from the city of Murcia, and has TV, an auditorium, swimming pool, ... at very good prices.

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011


Reforestation in the area of El Valle.

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2011

High Altar

This is the altar of the Cathedral of Murcia. The altar, designed by Mariano Pescador, came to replace the altar burned in the fire of 1854. Chaired by the image of Santa Maria de la Paz, most of the sculptures of the altar are the work of Palao

viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011

Xmas At Trapería Street

More about this street here

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011

Inside The Cathedral: Chapel Of Vélez.

This is one of the great jewels of the Cathedral of Murcia: the chapel of the Vélez. It's worth staying a while looking at the inside of this chapel, and delight in the forms that surround this architecture.
On outside of it, here you can see a post from 2009.
About its history: Its construction began in 1491 and, according to the inscription around the dome was finished on October 15, 1507. It was built as a funerary chapel.
It is built using limestone masonry and covered with a splendid ten-pointed star-shaped vault. The chapel was built by a workshop different from the rest of the cathedral, as evidenced by the mason marks, framed in the last Gothic style. It is not known, however, the name of the author but, by his mastery, the work is comparable to the chapel of the Condestable of the Cathedral of Burgos (source: regmurcia.com)

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2011

Inside The Cathedral: Right Side

More than 3 years and 6 months MurciaDailyPhoto project began. It started with the photo of the main facade of the Cathedral of Murcia, the best known monumental building in the city. But so far, I had not shown to you inside. What catches the attention on entering, is the breadth, the height of the ceilings, the silence.
In the picture one side inside the Cathedral.
You can not miss the picture of tomorrow.

lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2011

XXVII Christmas Trade and Crafts Show. XXVII Muestra de Navidad.

As every year, until January 5, 2012 (and this year already 27 issues) is exhibited and you can buy handicrafts of the Region of Murcia, on Alfonso X "El Sabio (The Wise)"Avenue . Figures for nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, cakes, sweets, wines, cheeses, ...
In the image, information booth.

domingo, 11 de diciembre de 2011

Xmas (Shopping) Time

Undoubtedly, Christmas time is shopping time. Today, as every Sunday in December, open malls and large chain stores of clothes and toys, and will be filled by potential buyers of gifts.
In the picture a mall (which I will not publicizing) crowded.

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2011

A Gift For Xmas: The Fab Four

The Fab Four (The Beatles) flanked by Kiss and the Ramones. These figures I have found outside a gift shop at the end of the Trapería street, corner of Cross square (Plaza de la Cruz).

viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011

Getting Ready

Murcia is getting ready for Christmas. Although in many Spanish cities already the Christmas lights are on, in Murcia are still standing.
In the picture, Christmas tree in Plaza de Santo Domingo.

jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

Snow Days

This week have openned most ski resorts in Spain.
The ski resort near Murcia is Sierra Nevada (in Granada), about 280 km (2,30 hours).
In the Region of Murcia the first snow fell in the northwest.

miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2011

Spanish Constitucion's Day

Yesterday was a holiday in Spain. No one worked, except for basic services such as police, hospitals, bars and restaurants ;-)
Aboout our Constitution: Our constitution was approved by the Parliament on October 31, 1978 and approved by all the Spanish by referendum on December 6, 1978. It is currently being reformed by: the markets. Very democratic, right?
Article 35 in its first part, says: All Spanish people have the duty to work and the right to work, to free choice of profession or trade, to advancement through work, and an income sufficient to meet their needs and those of their family, but in no case can be discriminated on grounds of sex.
Currently, in Spain, there are 4,978,300 unemployed (22.8% according to the Labour Force Survey) although data from the unemployment offices say 4,420,462.

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011

Attractive Lights

Don't go into the light! Take the stairs!
Christmas lighting in a mall.

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

Traffic Jams To Go To Football

Continuing with the topic of yesterday. Long lines of cars (traffic jams) are formed on the way to the stadium. It is not my case since I did the photo in the opposite traffic jam direction.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

Football Days

The photo is from yesterday Saturday. When the day of the match of the local football team comes, all around become a chaos of traffic, although there are several public transport like bus or tram. Both transport let you near the football stadium, but still people prefer to go to the stadium in his own car.
In the picture, New Condomina football stadium and its surroundings.

sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2011


This pyramid is an office building next to the leisure centre Zig Zag.

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2011

December 2011 Theme Day: Action Shot

For the December Theme Day I chose this cyclist moment: a local bike race. The people (of various ages and weights) dress up them cyclist suit, and, although there is some competition (everyone wants to be the first crossing the finish line), what prevails is the fellowship and spend a morning with friends.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

martes, 29 de noviembre de 2011

Playground At El Malecon

A good place for children to play in a unique place: the gardens of El Malecón.

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

Views From The Geodesic Vertex.

After all I told yesterday about the geodetic vertices today the best, the views from the top of the mount of the Mine: the valley of Murcia. On the left, the castle of Monteagudo, with the Christ. A little to the right, blue twin towers. Towards the right, the tower of the Cathedral of Murcia. In the foreground, the geodesic vertex.
Click on the image for more detail. This time I took the photo with enough mega pixels to see better details.

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Geodesic Vertex

A geodesic vertex is a signal / geographical landmark built by engineers to measure the earth. These signs indicate the exact position and are located at the top of the hills, mountains, towers, .. They may also be at ground level or at sea
Its name is given for each vertex does precisely on top of an imaginary triangle with the closest, which in turn form a series of triangles with other geodetic vertices. Each milestone has its own name and has marked the coordinates and altitude compared to sea level.
In this geodesic vertex plate reads: National Geographic Institute. Geodesic vertex. The destruction of this sign is punishable by law.
That phot was taken in the top of the Mine Mountain.
An example of place where this vertex are: here

sábado, 26 de noviembre de 2011

Each Time Begins Earlier Christmas.

Not many years ago, Christmas was beginning the earliest, 15 days before Christmas Eve. But today, Christmas begins earlier. Not surprise me if one year for Halloween, we could buy gifts and Santa Claus costumes.

viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

Hillock. Cabezo.

This is the Hillock of the Cross (Cabezo de la Cruz) in Esparragal of Murcia. Small hill in the middle of a plain

jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2011

Football Training

This is the football field of El Ranero. There, children and youth practice football. Perhaps a new football star out, but for now, most importantly, playing sports.

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

Carriage Stop

A curious picture. Is this the new environmentally friendly public transport? I have no answer, but the carriage was stopped at a bus stop.

martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

After The Storm

Yesterday was a day of storms and heavy rainfall in the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
In the Region of Murcia came to rain up to 48 liters per square meter. In other provinces of the Mediterranean coast, flooding does occur.
Image: the Malecon with the Cathedral in the background, after the storm.

viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011

Escape From The Car Park

I have no comment to add.

miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

A Place For Sport

The Principe de Asturias pavilion (another photo here) was for many years the leading and largest sports enclosure in the city.
Nowadays, you can practice the following sports:
Bodybuilding, aerobics, judo, pilates, tennis, billiards, fitness, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, self defense.

martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

Club Atlético Murcia 2005 Volleyball

Athletic Club Volleyball Murcia 2005 is a Murcia volleyball team, which competes under the sponsorship and the name of Grupo 2002 Murcia. Born in the summer of 2005.
List of championships:
national tournaments
3 Superleague: 2007, 2008 and 2009
5 Cups of Queen: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
4 Spain Super Cups: 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010
international Tournaments
1 Top Teams Cup: 2006-2007.
(Source: wikipedia)

lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

General Archive Of The Region Of Murcia.

This is the building of the General Archive of the Region of Murcia. In addition to the documentation produced by the Regional Administration retains funds from institutions that preceded the Autonomous Community, such as the Provincial Government, the Regional Council and the Parliamentary Assembly. It has a large collection of reproductions of historical documents relating to the ancient kingdom and province of Murcia from other archives, such as the Archive of Simancas or the National Historical Archive.
They also do restoration of documents and manage the regional photographic archive.
This building is located in Avenida de los Pinos (Pine Avenue)

domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2011

Lunar Sunrise

It is curious to see the moon while the sun dawns

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011

Three Cups. Jardín De Las 3 Copas. La Flota.

About three years ago, I took a photo from this fountain (see labels), but that day, the fountain was not moving. This time, you can see the water falling from the top of each cup. When it is windy, despite the large diameter of the fountain, you can get wet.

miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

Game Of Boys: Elisa Seiquer

I've been looking for information about the author of this work, and I've found that it is the sculpture Game of Boys (Juego de Muchachos), by Elisa Seiquer. This artist was born in 1945 in Murcia, died in 1996. Shortly after beginning her studies at the School of Arts and Crafts, she went to Valencia and Madrid, to expand her knowledge. She received a scholarship to study in Paris. In 1972, she received the award in sculpture Francisco Salzillo.
Like most women in all spheres of society, she was not assessed, but today, her work is well recognized.
Here you can see some of her works. The sculpture of the image (early eighties) can be viewed in the garden of the 3 cups (garden of Isaac Peral), in the neighborhood of La Flota, Murcia.

martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

Avant-Garde Architecture

This is another photo that I had not posted about my visit to the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.
I really love the image building a avant garde architecture but exquisite design (of architect Santiago Calatrava).

lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011


Seeing which photo post today, I saw that I still had some photos that I had not seen when I visited the Oceanographic in Valencia.
Jellyfish of the Mediterranean Sea.
I do not know if talking about these beautiful jelly-like animals, of which some species are quite dangerous, or I could comment on Medusa or Medousa, in Greek mythology.
I leave it there.

jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

Former College Of Theologians Of San Isidoro.

XVIII Century. The building designed by architect Martin Soler, and performed in 1755 as the College of Theologians, as part of the foundations of Bishop Luis Belluga. In 1837 it became Secondary School, having come to this day as such, but adopting different names. Today is the IES (Secondary School) Graduate Cascales. (Source Municipality of Murcia)
This building is located between the Church-Museum of yesterday, and the College of Dramatic Art.

miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2011

Church-Museum Of Saint John Of God.

This is the facade of the Church-Museum, San Juan de Dios, which I already mentioned some time ago.
I will just add to what I said in that post, the following:
"Muslim Alcazar (walls, oratory and pantheon)
The ground floor of the set allows us to discover the archaeological remains of the old Moslem fortress and the wall of 30 meters in length, which belonged to the defensive line of Alcazar Mayor of the city.
It is an area of great historical value which have preserved the interesting remains of an arch or mihrab oratorio, with its original polychrome decoration, as well as a real or rawda pantheon, with nine graves tumular structure attributable to the family the ruler Ibn Mardanis, known as the 'Wolf King' (1147-1172)." (Source: murciaturistica.es)

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2011

November 2011 Theme Day: Fences

It's not really a fence, but maybe there it is. This is the fence that separates the bridge of the FICA, with the river LOL.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

Café Del Sol

It's a little contradiction, Café del Sol (Sun's Cafe), while there are dark clouds in the background.
In the heart of the city, the nightlife centre of Murcia, is the Café del Sol, where you can enjoy tapas and a drink. Installed on the terrace of the Plaza de Europa (Europe Square). Perhaps one of the ugliest squares in Murcia (too much cement and concrete). But it is in the centre of the city, very close to the university of Murcia (campus of Murcia), restaurants and cinemas (well, only a movie theater, but the best).

domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

Inside Teatre

Disco Teatre, is a place to spend the weekend nights (and the week nights). What I like is the design. It's like a theater. The seating area is the dance area and the area of boxes, is that, box seats, VIP area with exclusive entrance.
During the week, seating area turns into a cabaret, with tables to dine, have drinks and watch shows: stand-up comedy, variety, music hall, flamenco, ... Some Sundays are special events like the matinee, Burleske.
The bad thing is the average age nights on Fridays and Saturdays (between 21 and 24 years), and also the quality of some drinks, because well-known brands, they put re-filled bottles.

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2011

Main Hall At The Mall

Main entrance to the mall Nueva Condomina.

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

Abenarabi Or Ibn Arabí

This is the avenue Abenarabi. It's just an excuse to talk about Abenarabi or Ibn Arabi:
"The streets of Murcia viewed born to one of the most important Muslim mystics, Abenarabi, the great thinker and poet of Al-Andalus.
The twelfth and thirteenth centuries were shaken politically, with the reconquista and the crusades. Is the time of Al-Andalus and the empire of the Almohades, constituting one of its greatest regarding our character, a thinker who in works such as The Names of God laid the foundations for a new worldview rooted in the individual approach to divinity through study and prayer, a mystical, or search for union with God, which centuries later would drink San Juan de la Cruz and Santa Teresa de Jesus. "(Source: Región de Murcia Digital)
More on this Sufi mystic, philosopher, poet, traveler and Andalusian Muslim wise man in wikipedia.
The person who designed the streetlights of that street introduced those half moons in honor of this distinguished Murcian.