The level of toxic fumes in Murcia has gradually increased since the past century. This comes as a consequence of burning coal and fossil fuels, especially from cars.
At the beginning of the century, CO2 emissions were at their lowest rate. Later, the progressive advent of motor vehicles in our city has made pollution increase. Nowadays, it is at its highest level and has surpassed the 400 parts per million. This is an unbearable situation. For this reason, the town hall has decided to activate an information protocol for the citizens. These measures aim to reduce this problem in our city.
We the citizens can do something to solve this problem. Here are some tips:
-We must stop using so many plastic bags and choose reusable shopping bags. The use of reusable bags is better for the environment, because you don’t need to use a new plastic bag every time you go shopping.
-Stop using the car for short distances. Having is a short walk is cleaner and healthier for you.
-Riding your bike is more environmentally friendly than many motor vehicles. Moreover, there are bicycle lanes you can use for free and it’s easier to park.
Originally from the town of Puerto Lumbreras Murcia, Ginés García Millán spent much of his childhood and adolescence in the hotel run by his parents in his hometown, played as a goalkeeper in junior categories of Murcia before focusing on the interpretation, his real vocation. He moved to Madrid to learn at the School of Dramatic Arts. It did not take him much to stand out among his classmates, for that reason, once graduated, one of his teachers, offers him the possibility of debuting in theater; This moment turned out to be a prologue to a brilliant theatrical career. He debuted on the big screen in 1996 with Tabarka, and although he shone in films like Mensaka, The Year of the Deluge, Steps or 23-F, he has reaped his greatest successes on television, a medium in which he debuted at the beginning of the 90s and who has seen him grow in series such as "All men are equal", "Marriage with Child", "Heirs", "Love in Troubled Times" or "Adolfo Suárez", among others.
Garcia Millan is one of my favorite actors because I've been watching him on TV since I was a child, and also because the way he plays his roles seems to me impressively good, to the point that makes you doubt if he is acting or not.
Maldita Nerea is a Spanish pop rock music group that was born in Murcia. In my opinion it is a good group.
The Maldita Nerea group is formed by Jorge Ruiz, Luis Gomez Rafa martin, Tato Latorre and Serginno Moreira. In 2003 they started giving small concerts in Murcia, and they continued with performances in Salamanca venues. There, their first concerts were very successful, but their true success began in 2007 with their song “The Secret of the Turtles”.
Nowadays, the band has a club known as “The Turtles”, also has a summer camp called “The Maldita Beach Rock” located in el Paseo de la Florida Cartagena, Murcia, and one of her latest hits has been “Bailarina” that has reached almost two millions visits.
José Moñino Redondo, the Count of Floridablanca was a Spanish politician. He was born in Murcia, and he lived in the 18th century. In my opinion, he was a very important character in the Spanish history.
He started his studies in Murcia, and then he moved to Orihuela to continue. In 1748 he obtained the title of lawyer, and his contacts with influential characters like the Duke of Alba facilitated his entry into the Council of Castilla.
In reward for some of his services (such as acting against the instigators of the Esquilache mutiny in Cuenca), the King Carlos III named him Count of Floridablanca in 1773.
He became part of “the generation of the politicians of Carlos III” who helped to modernize the Bourbon monarchy in various areas (social, economic, political), introducing a reformism inspired by The Enlightenment that at the time began to spread all over Europe.
He has made some of the best contributions in Spanish History so far. In my opinion it is incredible that from being a lawyer he became such an important person working for the government of a country.
You’ll never guess where I was these spring holidays … Murcia! Early in the morning, my cousin and I took the bus to the town centre.
We went to Murcia that day (1 st Tuesday after Easter holidays) because it was the “Bando de la Huerta” in Murcia. There was a big party there, and people dressed up just like people used to do in the 21 th century. There were a lot of activities too!
For example: The election of the Queen of the Garden - consisted of passing certain general culture and communication tests, and if you pass them, you’ll take the Crown of “Azahar” (lemon blossom).
At night, we went to the “Barracas”-they were establishments where you could eat the typical Murcia food, for example: Black pudding and sausages. (There was a lot of meat!).
We didn’t stay until very late because we were very tired, so we went home early.
Francisco Salzillo was born in Murcia on May 12, 1707. He is perhaps the most relevant sculptor of his century and the Baroque style. His father was an Italian Sculptor from Santa María Capua Vetere, Italy. Salzillo received from his father as an inheritance a hermitage, figures of women and models of children. Thanks to them, the author was forming as a sculptor and was building his own styles.
Salzillo mostly worked on polyvinylic wood. One of his works was in the church of San Isidoro (1755) of Sta. Maria de Gracia in Cartagena. Salzillo made another masterpiece in 1754 that belonged to the brother of our father Jesús Nazareno de Murcia.
Murcia, whose original name was Madina Mursiyah, is a city founded in 831 by Abd-Al-Rahman II in a privileged enclave, in the middle of the Segura River Valley. During the reign of Alfonso X of Castile, Murcia was one of his capitals, together with Toledo and Seville.
There are many archaeological remains of Arab origins, such as the Convent of the Claras. The Christian era has also left a mark on the city, as it happens in the streets of Trapería and Platería.
As an impressive monument in Murcia, we find the Cathedral as a witness of the passage of time. Its construction began in 1394, and it is a combination of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical styles.
Murcia has been the capital of the province of Murcia since 1833 and, with its creation by the central government in 1982, it became capital of the autonomous community, which includes both the city and the province.
Since then, it has become the seventh most populated municipality in Spain, and a thriving services city.
Murcia is a wonderful place in the south east of Spain. You will find that people are very friendly here.
It has many types of plants and also fauna, such as the Carrascales, Maquias and Búho real (Royal owl).
There are mountain landscapes such as Sierra Espuña. There are also beaches such as La Manga del Mar Menor. I like going to the beach on holidays, and you?
Murcia has got a rich and varied gastronomy. Have you tried pasteles de carne (meat pies)?. You can also find the best vegetables and fruits here.
Moreover, there are very famous and beautiful villages, for instance, Caravaca de la Cruz, Calasparra, Cartagena, etc.
There are also monuments such as the Cathedral and Salzillo museum.
For all this, Murcia is a fantastic and touristic place. Would you like to come and visit our beautiful city?
I hope you will like it.
MIGUEL PUJANTE RUIZ. 1º C (E.S.O.)
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