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A long cruise - Cartagena, Spain - part 3

Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:44

The population of Murcia is about 400,000 (about the same as Minneapolis). Founded in the ninth century, it is on the Segura River. Like much of the southeastern region of Spain, agricultural exports are big business. We are in Murcia to visit several important buildings, including the Murcia Cathedral and the Casino (not what you might think that is).

As we rode through town, I noted this fountain along a park-like setting next to a cafe.


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RE: A long cruise - Cartagena, Spain - part 3

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:47

Apartment living in Murcia. What caught my eye on this building is the roll-down shutters. They appear to be a high-quality wood. I could go with that.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:51

It is mid-morning and one customer is sitting in this cafe. Note that the plastic side walls are down to help keep in the warmth. It was chilly on this morning.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:53

Another cafe, with locals enjoying a beverage (probably hot chocolate).


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:55

This art piece is in front of the School of Dramatic Arts and Dance. Lots of color on the building itself.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:58

The Episcopal Palace on Plaza Cardenal Belluga is a rococo design. Built between 1748 and 1768, it looked intriguing; however, our tour did not have the time to enter and explore.

I think that was be design, to get us to return. I would have absolutely no hesitation to return to the Spanish cities that we visited. However, I won't fly that far, so I better learn to sail a yacht!


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RE: A long cruise - Cartagena, Spain - part 3

I had a fun looking and reading about your trip to Cartagena,
I can see why you want to go back.
My brother and sister-inlaw, are avid cruisers, and they have found a way to see more of certain places.
They book a hotel room in certain places, then they take some sort of transportation to the next port of the cruise. It works for them.


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Interesting places you see.
I am jealous of those who have roll-down shutters, I grew up with them in all the buildings I lived as a kid.


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Was about to say the same about the shutters. I said often enough, if I would win the lottery I would build a house and import the shutters from Germany. Especially the ones which you also can tilt out.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 20:04

I am sure that this is not quite what you had in mind - but this was taken in Gibraltar. I thought that the tile work was a neat pattern. However, the shutter situation is good, too.


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