Almeria vs Cork. Differences and SimilaritiesPresentation Transcript
ALMERÍA VS CORK differences and similarities
In Almería you get 320 sunny days a year.
In Cork, which is one of the sunniest cities in Ireland, it's difficult to have a whole sunny day. You get the most sunshine in May and June with 6 hours a day on average. From the end of June it drops to only 4 hours by September. There are 69 days of no sunshine at all per year. That's right: 69 whole days of completely impenetrable grey.
In Almería there are 70 rainy days a year on average.
In Cork 151 rainy days a year of which 75 are heavy rain.
There are 100 foggy days a year and in Almería only 10.
So it's not a surprise Almería's landscape is brown and Cork's so green.
Average low temperature in August in Almería: 20º C
Average high temperature in Cork in August: 18º C
Average low temperature in December in Almería: 8º C which is the average high temperature in that month in Cork.
ALMERIAN WEATHER EL TIEMPO ALMERIENSE
IRISH WEATHER EL TIEMPO IRLANDÉS
TABERNAS DESERT (DESIERTO)
It is located in the province (County) of Almería about 30 kilometers (20 miles (millas)) north of the capital, Almería.
Tabernas is the only desert in Europe.
It forms part of the protected natural reserve in Almería.
Tabernas is famous for the many films which have been filmed in the region.
TABERNAS IN CINEMA TABERNAS EN EL CINE
1963 – Cleopatra
1964 - Por un puñado de dólares / A fistful of dollars. 1965 - La muerte tenía un precio
1966 - El bueno, el feo y el malo / The good, the bad and the ugly.
1968 - 2001: Una odisea en el espacio (2001: A Space Odyssey)
1972 - Marco Antonio y Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra)
1989 - Indiana Jones y la última cruzada (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
2000 - Reina de Espadas (Queen of Swords)
CORK HARBOUR PUERTO DE CORK
Cork harbour is the second biggest natural harbour in the world .
Cork Harbour is one of the most important industrial areas in Ireland.
Vessels (navíos) up to 90,000 metric tons (toneladas) can come through the harbour entrance.
Both Almería and Cork are coastal cities.
They enjoy the advantages of being both a seaside resort and a city at the same time (a la vez)
ALMERIA AND ARABIC CULTURE ALMERÍA Y LA CULTURA ÁRABE
Like all of Andalucía, Almería was dominated by the Arabs.
Arab architecture and culture is still evident in the city (ciudad).
La Alcazaba is a good example of this.
Almería or Al-meriya in the original arabic (árabe) means the mirror of the sea ( el espejo del mar).
An alcazaba is a Moorish (morisco) fortification in Spain.
In 995 Almería gained the title of medina ("city") and the Alcazaba was built.
The Alcazaba in Almería is one of the largest in Andalucía.
CORK AND CELTIC CULTURE CORK Y LA CULTURA CELTA
CORK or CORCAIGH in Irish Gaelic means Swamp (ciénaga ).
Irish Gaelic is a celtic language and is the second official language in Ireland.
In Garryduff, County (Provincia) Cork there is an example of a Celtic Ringfort.
Ringforts are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Iron Age (800 BCE–400 CE)
Ring forts were used in agriculture, defence and industry.
Over 45,000 sites have been identified as ringforts throughout Ireland.
Nicolás Salmerón Alonso (April 10, 1838 - September 21, 1908) was a Spanish politician.
He was born in Alhama la Seca in the province of Almería.
He was the third President of the First Republic.
Michael Collins was born on October 16th 1890 in Clonakilty, County Cork and he died on August 22nd, 1922 in Beal-na-Blath, County Cork)
He was the Irish republic's first minister for home affairs.
Flamenco developed as a musical style toward the end of the 15th century thanks to the gypsies in the south of Spain (Andalucia).
Flamenco currently is a combination of song, guitar and dance .
Tomatito (little tomato) is a famous flamenco guitarist from Almería.
Irish Traditional Music
Traditional Irish music uses many instruments.
The fiddle or violin; the bodhrán ( un tambor especial); flute or tin whistle; accordian and concertina and uillean pipes.
In the 20th Century,there was a ‘Trad’ music revival.
Various changes happened i.e. the beginning of ‘Trad Rock’.
Rory Gallagher was a talented guitarist who was born on the 2nd of March 1948 and died in June 1995.
He was born in Donegal but raised in Cork.
There is an old story about Jimi Hendrix being asked by an interviewer after Woodstock what it was like to be the greatest guitar player in the world. Hendrix replied that he did not know. "Go ask Rory Gallagher”
ALMERIAN FOOD COMIDA ALMERIENSE
Gurullos is a winter stew (potaje de invierno)made with hare (liebre) or mountain rabbit (conejo de monte).
Morcilla is a traditional spanish dish. It is the same as Irish black pudding.
IRISH FOOD COMIDA IRLANDESA
Irish Stew - Is a stew made with lamb potatoes, onion and various root vegetables (tubérculos comestibles)
It is the national dish and is known internationally.
Black pudding – is exactly the same (igual) as the spanish ‘morcilla’.
Vino (wine) Laujar
Is a wine which is made in the Alpujarra mountain region in Almería .
They produce, white, rosé and red wine .
Murphy’s is a stout (a black beer) i.e. Irish wine .
Compared to other stouts i.e. Guinness or Beamish (also made in Cork) it is sweeter.
It has been described as “ a far off relative ( un pariente lejano) of chocolate milk.”
ALMERIA – has a population of approx. 180,000 people.
CORK – has a population of approx. 190,400 people.
Cork is the 2nd largest city in Ireland.
Almería is not among the 30 largest cities in Spain but it's the 5th of the 8 cities in Andalucía
CAPE CAT CABO DE GATA
Cabo de Gata - Níjar Natural Park is the first marine-terrestrial Natural Park in Andalusia.
The Cape (El Cabo) has many small fishing villages (pueblos de pescadores), beautiful beaches and even a hippy commune ( una comuna hippy)!!
CAPE CLEAR CABO DE CLARIDAD
Cape Clear Island is Ireland's most southerly island.
The island is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and 1.5 miles (millas) wide 2.4 km and has a population of 120 people.
It is a gaeltacht island - the first language is Irish.
It is a paradise for bird watchers (observadores de aves).
St. John’s night La noche de San Juan
The traditional midsummer party in Spain is the celebration in honour of San Juan (St. John the Baptist) and takes place on June 23rd.
It is the summer solstice (solsticio). The longest day of the year.
Parties are organised on beaches, where bonfires (hogueras) are lit and firework (fuegos artificiales) displays take place.
Hallowe’en falls on the 31st of October/1st of November.
It is seen as an American holiday but it comes from Ireland.
Hallowe’en or ‘Oiche shamhna’ is the Celtic New Year (Noche Vieja).
People dress up (disfrazarse) and build Bonfires in the street.
Virgen del Mar Virgin of the sea
The Virgen del Mar is the patron saint of Almeria.
There is a week long celebration in the city on the last week of August in honour of the saint.
St. Patrick’s Day El Dia de San Patricio
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
St. Patrick’s day is celebrated on March 17th, the day of his death.
Cork has an excellent parade every year, with street entertainers ( artistas callejeros).
SOLAR PLATFORM TABERNAS PLATAFORMA SOLAR TABERNAS
The Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) is a center for the exploration of solar energy.
It was founded in the early 1980’s and run by the centro de investigaciones de Energéticas, Medio ambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), its located at the edge of Tabernas desert.
INDUSTRY IN CORK
Cork City is at the heart of industry in the south of Ireland. Its main area of industry is pharmaceuticals, with Pfizer Inc. and Swiss company Novartis being big employers in the region.
Cork is also the European headquarters of Apple Inc. where their high end computers are manufactured and their European call centre, R&D and AppleCare is hosted.
ANDARAX RIVER EL RÍO ANDARAX
The Andarax River is 67 kilometres (42 miles (millas)) long.
Its entire course is within the province of Almería.
It passes through many towns and reaches the sea just outside of the city.
It is called a Rambla which is a River without water.
The river Andarax only carries water after heavy rain. You can walk in it without even getting wet “andarax, andarax, pero no te mojarax”.
THE RIVER LEE EL RÍO LEE
The River Lee flows through Cork city and enters the Celtic Sea in Cork Harbour.
The river is crossed by 42 bridges, 29 of which are in Cork City, and one tunnel.
It´s 90km long.
It floods frequently.
THE GREENHOUSES LOS INVERNADEROS
The Almerian economy is mostly based on agriculture.
Numerous greenhouses produce tons (toneladas) of fruit and vegetables.
In Almería they are known as the plastic sea (el mar plástico).
Also, the only 2 points clearly visible from space are ; the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and the Greenhouses in El Ejido, Almería.
Population of Ireland: 4,400,000
Population of Madrid: 3,500,000
Such a small country such a huge contribution to humankind:
James Joyce, William B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker, Francis Bacon, U2, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Script, Enya, Sinead O'Connor, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jim Sheridan.
Andalucía is similar in size to the whole of Ireland:
Velázquez, Picasso, Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernández, Rafael Alberti, Camarón de la Isla, Tomatito, Paco de Lucía, Miguel Ríos, Joaquín Sabina, Pata Negra, Kiko Veneno, Antonio Banderas, Carmen Sevilla, Lola Flores ( Lola de España ).
THE FINAL WORD
Despite all the differences, Almerienses and Corkonians are not so different.
They are both in the South of the country and the people from both towns know how to have a good time.