lunes, 18 de septiembre de 2017

Appetite for an Ice Cream

With more than 30°C, is still fancy an ice cream. My favourite flavour: chocolate.

domingo, 17 de septiembre de 2017

Blues Fest Alcantarilla

Yesterday was held the I Blues Fest at Alcantarilla (10 minutes from Murcia city), Region of Murcia.
It was lucky to have this great festival of blues music with three of the greatest blues-rock bands of Region of Murcia: 'Bluesfalos', 'Santiago Campillo trio band' and 'Emilio Chícheri and Los Trotacarreteras'.
Hope next year will be a second fest.

sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Rozalen

Rozalén is a Spanish singer born in Albacete (Castilia La Mancha) that studied psicology at University of Murcia.
Today has come to Murcia (sponsorized by a well-knowing media shop centre) to sing some songs from her brand new álbum and to sign it to fans.

viernes, 15 de septiembre de 2017

Dancing Clouds

Wind playing with clouds

jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2017

Ending Summer

There are 7 days left to end summer. Those days at Region of Murcia the heat still remains and invites to take a bath on the beach.

miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017

Last Summer Remains

As usually, during summer days we had high temperatures in the city.
Image: 39°C, last august. Tomorrow we will reach up to 36°C.

lunes, 11 de septiembre de 2017

Raptor

Lots of activities for 14 days of fiesta.
As in the picture, exhibition of birds of prey.

domingo, 10 de septiembre de 2017

Amusement Park during Feria of Murcia 2017

Each Fair of Murcia, an amusement park is installed in the city of Murcia. A big wheel, and many others.

sábado, 9 de septiembre de 2017

Feria de Murcia 2017

This year, Fair of Murcia has started last August 31st and are going to finish next September 12th.
Image: street circus.

lunes, 4 de septiembre de 2017

Welcome Rain

At the end, the rain has come to Region of Murcia. We were waiting for many months.

domingo, 3 de septiembre de 2017

Why I did not choose this one?

In 2013, while I was visiting an exhibition from Cantabella artist, the artist was there, and she wanted to take us a picture. Then, I shooted my camera at the same time.
This is my third picture (I'm sorry) for the September Theme Day. ;)

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

sábado, 2 de septiembre de 2017

Photographing the Photographer. An old one.

A picture from 2008. It another option for the September'17 Theme Day.
I took this photo during a photographic training course. He was the teacher. He was captching a spider.
Here you can see the spider. I like it.

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants at this Theme Day.

viernes, 1 de septiembre de 2017

September'17 Theme Day. Photographing the Photographer.

This time, the citydailyphoto community has selected this Theme Day (Photographing the photographer) for September 2017.
Maybe, in this photo, you need some time to find the photographer.
I took this picture last April 2017 during a visit to "From street to the museum" at MUBAM. I took another picture of the photographer that I published on June.

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

jueves, 10 de agosto de 2017

Dam Down

Between 1943 and 1963 was carried out the construction of the dam of the Cenajo.
The 6 of June of 1963 was inaugurated by the dictator Francisco Franco. For this inauguration, and to give it more visibility, 100 cubic hectometres were derived from the Fuensanta reservoir, upstream, so that it would show full.
The number of prisoners who worked on the dam throughout the work is unknown, but in 1953 there were 123, representing 17% of all prisoners redeeming punishment that year. The total number of workers involved was 7700, according to the Segura Hydrographic Confederation. Of all the deaths that occurred during the work, in 1954 a national newspaper announced the death of three workers, who fell from 76 meters in height, and in whose honor a cross was erected.
In 1963, it was the highest dam in Spain.
It is located in the municipallity of Moratalla, Region of Murcia.

lunes, 7 de agosto de 2017

Views from Cenajo Dam

Views from Cenajo dam. The river: Segura. a few of water is coming out from the reservoir on summer (a few more, the rest of the year).

domingo, 6 de agosto de 2017

Cenajo's Tunnel

This road is the dam of El Cenajo. And, the tunnel that is seen in the background, unites the provinces of the Region of Murcia and Albacete (Castilia La Mancha). At the top of the mountain, the "Cross of the Workers", in homage to the workers (prisoners and free) who died during the construction of this dam during the Franco regime. The dam was inaugurated in 1963. It is the biggest dam on Segura river.

sábado, 5 de agosto de 2017

Air Help

To extinguish the fire from yesterday, both land and air firefighters were needed. Rapid warning from neighbours was key for the means of extinction to arrive earlier to avoid a major disaster.

viernes, 4 de agosto de 2017

Burning Mountains

This summer amonng to be a very dry summer, it is also a dramatic summer with losts of fires in the Iberian Peninsula: Spain and Portugal. Most fires have been brought about.
Image: at Puerto Garruchal, special protection area for birds. A recklessness of a driver who threw a cigarette butt caused that fire.

jueves, 3 de agosto de 2017

Drought at Region of Murcia

Other times I have commented that in the Region of Murcia it usually rains little. But this year is being really hard.
In the image, Cenajo swamp, the most important swamp of the Segura river. It is located at the head of the river. Currently, today, it is at 17% of its capacity (a year ago, by the same date, it was at 34%). I took the photo last August 1st 2017. Terrible.

This drought is hard in the bordering provinces as well.

You can enlarge the image to see more details, clicking on it.

Data from: Spain Goverment. All data here.

martes, 1 de agosto de 2017

August'17 Theme Day. Young at Heart.

A beautiful theme day for this time (click here to view thumbnails of all participants).
Adults play as children at aquatic parks.
Image: At Aqua Natura Murcia.

lunes, 31 de julio de 2017

Cieza on Springtime

An image from last spring at Cieza. The river: Segura river.

Click on picture to see more details.

sábado, 29 de julio de 2017

Sweetland

A world for cavities ;-)

jueves, 27 de julio de 2017

Handicrafts

An easy entertainment for children during summer vacations.

martes, 25 de julio de 2017

A Lighthouse on the Horizon

A different view of Lighthouse and Bay of Portman.

domingo, 23 de julio de 2017

viernes, 21 de julio de 2017

Narrow Way

A narrow way to the sea (Mediterranean Sea).
Well, just to look at and take a photo, because access is not practicable.

miércoles, 19 de julio de 2017

Blowing in the Wind

This is a good place to install windmills to generate wind power. Near the coast.

lunes, 17 de julio de 2017

The Waiting of a Glass

I cannot avoid to help a glass that it is awaiting for being filled of cold beer. ;-)
At a beach bar (Portman Bay)

sábado, 15 de julio de 2017

Rocky Coast

Although it is difficult to take a swim at this place, it is beautiful to watch it.
It is beautiful to dive there, too.

Click on image to enlarge to see more details.

jueves, 13 de julio de 2017

martes, 11 de julio de 2017

Portman Lighthouse

In 1860 is given the order of the construction of a lighthouse of type 5º in Portman. Because in this location was planned in turn to build coastal defenses. In July of 1862 a commission was created to study the design of both constructions in a coordinated way. The lighthouse is built on the ruins of the Tower of San Gil (defense tower, 1596), reusing some of the materials of the same. It finally comes into operation on January 31, 1865, exactly the same day it does The lighthouse of Cabo de Palos.
(Source: wikipedia)

domingo, 9 de julio de 2017

Watchtower

Around Portman Bay (and Mount of Ashes) there are remains of old guard and defense positions of this coast. Already in ancient times of Rome, this bay, because of the minerals in its mountains, was already defended.

sábado, 8 de julio de 2017

Playa del Lastre

This is Playa del Lastre (Ballast Beach) at Portman Bay (Portman Village, La Union, Region of Murcia). A beautiful beach with dark sand. Easy to access. You can visit a little lighthouse (lighthouse of Portman) with a beautiful views.
There are a beach bar named 'El Lastre' (on summertime) and a beach bar named 'El Cubano' (the whole year).

Click on image to enlarge it and to view more details.

viernes, 7 de julio de 2017

Vandalism

When I went to take a photo through this hole on the rock, I got angry when I saw that empty cigarettes packet. There are many people that not respect the environment.

jueves, 6 de julio de 2017

Rustiness

Abandoned mineral washing station. Well, chimneys.
At Portman (La Unión). Region of Murcia.
More about this place on labels.

miércoles, 5 de julio de 2017

Mining Hills

The mining mountains of La Union contain important metallic mineral deposits, mainly of lead and zinc, and was characterized by an intense mining activity already in times of Carthaginians and Romans. The mining boom of the 19th century filled these mountains with underground mining, and from 1950 onwards, open pit mining had a brutal impact on the landscape, until the mining shut down in 1991.

martes, 4 de julio de 2017

V.R.

In the week of new technologies that we had in June, the star were virtual reality glasses. Large queues to use. But they were enjoyed by children, and some adults.

lunes, 3 de julio de 2017

Robot Invasion

What a few years ago was science fiction, today is a reality. And more and more they will be surrounding us.
Image: In June, we had a few days of technology available to everyone. In Murcia. Circular Square.

domingo, 2 de julio de 2017

Graffiti Mix

This is my last post about this awesome exhibition.

Left wall.
- Top left: "Vida" ("Life") by SFHIR (Spain). His beginnings in graffiti go back to 1995 when, at the age of fourteen, he discovered in this art the ideal expression vehicle to channel his concerns. In his works he combines graffiti with various tools such as airbrushes, pistols, brushes or rollers. His work is marked by an artistic obsession, hyperrealism.

- Bottom left: "Angela" by Noe Two (France). It is one of the most emblematic figures of French graffiti. His art is shown in murals and on canvas; This self-taught artist does not hesitate to explore the different facets of graphic creation. His travels around the world and new cultures are transformed and nourished by his painting. Beyond borders, his work conveys universal emotions common to all. The painter offers us portraits of women and animals in which the colour overflows us, the looks and their intensity show an expressive and modern painting with a mixture of realism, colour and pure graffiti.

- Bottom right: "Retrato" ("Portrait") by Carlos Callizo (Spain). Doctor "Cum Laude" in Fine Arts by the University of Murcia. He has dedicated himself exclusively to painting and in recent years has experimented with murals and Urban Art, getting to participate in the Urban Art Festival "Le M.U.R" in Paris. At present he combines this activity with Professor of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Public University of Murcia.

Right wall.
- Left: "Astronaute" by Levalet (France). Charles Leval or Levalet is one of those artists who not only creates an incredible street art, but develops it in a personal style. It was initially formed in Strasbourg, studying painting and then animation. His pieces interact with his surroundings, hide, scale and often include three-dimensional objects transformed into urban facilities. His work needs a careful localization of perfect spaces and accurate measurements, as well as inspiration when drawing.

- Right: Statue of Liberty by Blek le Rat. Here in a previous post.

If you wan to know more about this exhibition, "Urban art: from the street to the museum", here, in Spanish.

sábado, 1 de julio de 2017

July'16 Theme Day. Motion.

Yes, here is the Theme Day for July 2016: Motion.
The selected theme brings the opportunity to see lots of in motion pictures at citydailyphoto portal.
Image: background, ARQUA at night, at Cartagena. About this archaelogical underwater museum, here, in year 2012 post.

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

viernes, 30 de junio de 2017

Bloody Chilhood

Another look at this exhibition.

- Left: "Pippi" by Goyo 203 (Region of Murcia, Spain). José Luis, better known as Goyo 203, began to paint in a self-taught way and almost without pretending it has become his way of life. Colourful murals and brimming with force that trap the viewer from the first moment. Thanks to his work, his many concerns and his adventurous spirit and survivor he has become the successful artist he is today.

On the right:
- Top left: "Anhelos2" (Longings2) by Kraser (Region of Murcia, Spain). José Jorge Nicolás Salas, aka Kraser, has been painting for more than twenty years. "When I was 12 years old, graffiti started to attract attention when I saw them painted on the streets of their city." It receives influences of Picasso, Kandinsky, the surrealists, Mersad Berber and Keith Haring, among others. Although in his work he tries to tell stories, sometimes he becomes visceral and direct. He has exhibited his work around the world and currently lives in Milan.
- Bottom left: "S.W.A.T" by Ludo (France). Ludo's work, often called "The Revenge of Nature," connects the world of plants and animals with our technological universe. Drawing with the precision of the botanical illustrations, Ludo proposes to us elegant and ferocious hybrid organisms. Bees hovering behind gas masks and spectacles, automatic weapons crowning the head of sunflowers, etc. The work of ludo is present in both Europe, as in America and Asia.
- Top and bottom right, here, in a previous post.
(Source: Mubam)

About Pippi Longstocking character, here (wikipedia). In Spain, was translate to Pipi Calzaslargas.

jueves, 29 de junio de 2017

4 Graffiti Frames

From art exhibition: "Urban art: From the street to the museum"

- Top left: "Photograph in Shangai" by Jana&JS (Austria/France). JANA and JS are a couple of artists working together since 2006. Austrian and French, who now live in Salzburg (Austria) after spending a few years in Madrid and Paris, their main theme is the urban look. They work with stencils (templates) that they cut by hand according to their own photos. Nowadays they work both in urban spaces and in closed exhibition spaces.
- Top right: "Skull key" by OSCH (Chile). Otto Schade's painting ranges from abstract and surrealism to urban art. Working primarily with oil painting and traditional media such as canvas, he also practices other techniques such as collage, illustration and template. His art has taken him to Berlin, Moscow, New York, Amsterdam and finally to London, where he currently lives and works.
- Bottom left: "Jessica" by David Walker (UK). This artist has created an inimitable style of female portraits. His technique is based on explosive mixtures of colors in which he only uses the aerosol. The fame of David Walker has led him to exhibit his works in Berlin, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Lisbon, London, New York and Paris, among other places, along with those of other great urban artists and representatives of the street movement.
- Bottom right: "No digas a los niños lo rápido que pasa el tiempo" (Don't tell kids how fast time passes) by Jef Aerosol (France). Jean-François Perroy, better known as Jef Aerosol, is a French artist who works in templates. He made his first stencil in Tours in 1982. He remains one of the pioneers and leaders in this ephemeral art. Much of his work is dedicated to street musicians, beggars, children, etc. Paint the life-size silhouettes. White, black and gray are his chosen colours and we will always see his famous and mysterious red arrow. Many cities around the world have been blessed with his pieces and countless portraits of famous people immortalized by the artist.
(Source: Mubam)

miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017

Smiley Icon

Another one graffiti picture from this lovely exhibition.

On the left: "Fun" by Speedy Graphito (France). Speedy Graphito is the pseudonym of Olivier Rizzo. He graduated with honors at the Estienne School of Art in Paris in 1983. The following year he began to sign his works as Speedy Graphito. His reputation has been growing steadily since the early 1980s. His art is inspired by the iconography of animated characters from film and television. Speedy Graphito has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world.
(Source: Mubam).

On the right: here, on a previous post.
About Smiley icon, wikipedia.

martes, 27 de junio de 2017

Graffiti Birds

At "Urban art:from the street to the museum" exhibition.

Image: "Historias de colibrís" ("Stories of hummingbirds") by L7M (Brazil). Luis Seven Martins (L7M) successfully combines roughness and elegance in his urban bird paintings. He started in art from childhood and first caught a spray at age 13. Since then he has been experimenting with different techniques and materials such as Chinese ink, latex, pastel and acrylic. L7M fuses graffiti with abstract art and nature. Its striking pieces decorate walls around the world, including Brazil, France, the United States, Portugal, Italy, Spain and many others. It is considered among the best urban artists of the world.
(Source: Mubam)

lunes, 26 de junio de 2017

Chameleon

From the exibition at MUBAM: "Urban art: From street to the museum".
Camaleón by Bordalo II (Portugal). Artur Bordalo or Bordalo II is an urban artist who uses scrap and recycles it into wonderful and amazing street art. In his own words, "the garbage of one man is the treasure of another man". His sculptural creations take life and movement in a spectacular 3D with a final touch of spray that brings him closer to graffiti than to the works of galleries.
(Source: Mubam).

viernes, 23 de junio de 2017

The Gun

A love this exhibition. I'm sorry if I am boring you.

- Left: "Retrato (Portrait)" by Carlos Callizo (Seville, Spain). Doctor "Cum Laude" in Fine Arts by the University of Murcia. He has dedicated himself exclusively to painting and in recent years has experimented with murals and Urban Art, getting to participate in the Urban Art Festival "Le M.U.R" in Paris. Currently he combines this activity with Professor of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at University of Murcia.

-Middle: Make art not war" by Jeaze Oner (France). Jeaze Oner began to paint walls in 1999. He emphasizes for giving to some of his works different perspectives when painting in the ground obtaining thus a 3D effect using only the aerosol. Also they have great acceptance their works where it recreates the fire. A graffiti artist that astonishes us by the hyperrealism in its works, its three-dimensionality and its colours.
During the preparation of this exhibition Jeaze passed away. Rest in peace.

On the right wall.
- Top left: "No Nothing" by Shoe (Holland). Niels Meulman, SHOE, has generated in the world of urban art a new creative order combining traditional graffiti with calligraphy and creating a worldwide phenomenon called Calligraffiti. In the early days he only painted the calligraphy with silver and black, but the colour can be very seductive, so little by little began experimenting with metallic and iridescent paintings. Now he works in a style he can call his own with pride and whose popularity pushes him to keep moving forward.
- Top right: I have no data.
- Bottom left: "Hope" by Icy&Sot (Iran). ICY (born in 1985) and SOT (born in 1991) are artists who work mainly on the stencil with spray. There are few places in the world where urban art is as ephemeral and as dangerous as in Iran. They started painting the walls of their hometown of Tabriz until things got tough, they packed up and went to New York, where they have given free rein to their particular vision of urban art in which the reality of their country is very present Although with great doses of irony.
- Bottom right: "With great power comes great responsability" by Retna (USA). As a child he was already very intrigued by the culture of graffiti. Retna has developed a style of graphism that he uses in much of his work. Each block of text is a system of hieroglyphs and calligraphy that has been influenced by Arabic writing, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Hebrew, and Native American typographies. In 2015 Retna designed the artwork for Justin Bieber's new album "Purpose".

jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Creation and Rats

Continuing with this amazing exhibition at MUBAM: "Urban art: From the stree to the museum".

- Left: "Bribe" by Cranio (Brazil). Fabio de Oliveira Parnaiba, known as Cranio, began in 1998 to cover the walls of his city with great imagination and good humor. Their typical characters of blue color represent the natives of Brazil, who always find themselves in funny and curious situations. Its most popular themes are consumerism, corruption and the environment.

- Right: "Please look at me" by Herakut (Germany). German artists Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui, 1981) and Akut (Falk Lehmann, 1977), both with roots in the graffiti scene, joined forces in 2004 and began to create collaborative work under the name of Herakut. In their creative process they try to tell stories and create imaginary worlds. Short quotes, passages or descriptions written next to the figures are references to the life of the character. Their artworks can be found in major cities around the world, from Toronto to Kathmandu, from San Francisco to Melbourne.
(Source: MUBAM)

miércoles, 21 de junio de 2017

Mimicry

Mimed viewer with picture.
At "Urban art: From the street to the museum" exhibition. At MUBAM.
From top to bottom:
- "Ugly heroes" by Etam Crew (Poland). Under the name of Etam Crew are hidden artists: Bezt and Sainer. This Polish graffiti duo has given a turn to the street art because they create murals that occupy several floors of height. They handle perfectly the table of colors, the anatomy and styles, taking care of the last detail in their works. Although the Polish team works mainly in Eastern Europe, they have also created works in the United States, Portugal, Norway, Canada and Spain.
- "Parallel Realities" by Peeta (Italy). Italian writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta) lives and works in Venice where, since 2000, he has achieved international fame for his unique 3D graffiti style. Through shadows and technical resources, this Venetian gets a spectacular three-dimensional effect in twisted and geometric shapes. Peeta not only creates work in public spaces, but also creates similar figures in canvases as well as sculptures.
- "Chief Thunder Thud" by D'Face (UK). Dean Stockton was born and raised in London. He is one of the most prolific graffiti artists of his generation. Create works in the pop-art style using sprays, paintings, stickers, posters and templates. Has been active for more than 15 years. His works are admired and followed in the city, and even, it has exhibited in galleries of New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Some consider it the British version of Shepard Fairey (Obey).
- "All you need is love" by Inkie (UK). Tom Bingle or "Inkie" is a London street painter and artist. His style is based on art nouveau influences with an urban touch. He is quoted as part of Bristol's graffiti heritage along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker. Far from 1989 and his days of being arrested for his graffiti, Bingle can boast of being the first and only street artist to paint in the Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom. Inkie has worked as a design director for SEGA and Xbox. He has exhibited in London, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Warsaw, Belfast and Lisbon.
(Source: MUBAM)