Hello friends, today I offer another lovely view of the beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera, and you have seen some, but I do anymore Arcos, in this view you can see the city at the top of the belfry and in the foreground artificial lake formed by a dam on the river Guadalete, hope you like it.
Arcos de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. It is the most populous municipality in the region of Sierra de Cadiz and also the largest. It is an important place for tourism and industry within the district, and has a strategic position between the countryside and the Highlands Jerez. It also has a rich past, having been the capital of the Taifa de Arcos in the Muslim period and capital of the Duchy of Arcos from 1493.
Like most of the people of this province, its location has been occupied by man since prehistoric times. Arcos, by its own geographical location has become all times a strategic place. The name of Arx-Arcis (high strength) comes from its Roman foundation, when the settlement appears as "coloniae Arcensium" another Roman settlement was Santiscal.
During the Muslim era its name is Arkos, emerging as a real city prosperous and flourishing. At the time of dependent Emirate of Damascus (711-757) belonged to the "Cora" of Sidon. He became the eleventh century, in a small Taifa kingdom under the rule of Ben Jazrum king of Berber origin. During this period the site of the town was walled and although there is no certainty that colmataran all land with buildings, has remained a complex network of apples, this time from the layout of its streets, the military fortress, the walls , mills, etc.
In 1255 and in 1264, King Alfonso X Castile took the city, being transferred to Prince Henry, but returned to royal hands due to its border. In 1300 received the rank of council.
In 1408 the king puts the city in the hands of his favorite Ruy Lopez Davalos, to grant it to the Ponce de Leon in 1440, Dukes of Arcos, well into the eighteenth century, reaching its zenith between the fifteenth and seventeenth century. In the fifteenth century founded the Discalced Franciscan Hospice and another near the Church of San Pedro. The City Council is transferred to the Plaza del Castillo. The jail was moved to a house where they later built the Convent of Mercy nuns. In the Plaza del Castillo stood the granary and behind the house slaughterhouse.
From the sixteenth century began the construction of the Convent of San Francisco (1510), the religious of St. John Lateran (1539), the Hospital of San Roque and San Pedro. Also began the construction of a new slaughterhouse outside the Puerta de Jerez. During the eighteenth century urban expansion occurs that exceeds the length of its Arab walls.
In 1706, Felipe V granted the title of Noble and Faithful. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, changed its face, affecting the Churches of St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Augustine, sinking the north wall of the castle, which fell to the pit and bury it, gave rise to the Rue Neuve.
During the eighteenth century, the town developed outside the walled definitely, when three enclaves: the neighborhood of the log, the more upscale, with the homes of the bourgeoisie, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Carlos III Granary, Inn the Duke and Church of San Miguel, the barrio of San Francisco, around the Church of the Franciscans of the sixteenth century, which is the Chapel of the Waters, and the slum, whose origin may be in a Moorish settlement Cómpeta the current quarter.
In the nineteenth century, besides the yellow fever epidemic and the passage of the French, which caused damage to the Castle and Plaza, the most important to the heritage of Arcos is the confiscation of Mendizabal. Transformations occur and religious buildings offered for sale rural ecclesiastical possessions, which stopped the incipient industrial development, the transformation of industrial promoters landowners.
In the twentieth century improves quality of life and is a development of the tourism industry in the period 1950-70 being when the single fastest growing city. Until the early sixties into a ring concentric growth. But from this decade, when they begin to appear new types of building (blocks and detached houses, semi-detached and row) raised on new paths, which threaten both the original walled Old Town, as the first area of growth and settlement Traditional. In the XXI century has become the entrance of the White Towns of Andalusia and a Historic-Artistic. Along with its breathtaking scenery, make prime tourist destination in the province of Cadiz, which is their main source of income.
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 11.5 mm
Date Taken: 2012-11-01 13:51
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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jacquest (18927) 2012-12-03 12:23
There is a good deepness created by the distance over the water. I like the framing with the trees and the vegetation at the forefront. The light bathing the landscape gives good colors.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-12-03 12:45
la torre del castello e la cattedrale spiccano sulla panoramica dell'abitato con il verde che fa bene da cornice alla scena.
lousat (90722) 2012-12-03 14:57
Hi Angel,a magnificent view whit the trees like natural borders,i like the great details on the village despite the distance,the colors looks a bit cold.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (142131) 2012-12-04 1:26
Ciao Angel, great POV on beautiful town, lovely composition well framed by leaves, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (64766) 2012-12-04 10:49
Bella carpostal con bella cornice
naturale fra gli alberi,
cari saluti,e buona serata,
Graal (102752) 2012-12-04 23:44
an interesting presentation of Andalucia city. Fine POV, nice natural frame. Good informations and photowork.
Have a nice day.
jhm (152246) 2012-12-05 5:00
This type picture have to I nice find, I like these nice picture with the panoramic view in background.
These picture is again very nice ..
Pleasant colors, and nice detailed
Sharpness and colors are nice uses.
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-12-05 5:25
Ola Angel ,
Boa visão desta vila de Arcos de La Frontera no alto desta montanha , bonitos tons de verde e azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2012-12-05 5:29
What a lovely spot. An amazing landscape. Great depth in the photo. Well done.
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-12-05 22:57
Environment and attractive appearance with beautiful landscape
Beautiful combination of colors, attractive
Resolution, contrast, and sharpness, excellent
Have a nice day
Nicou (141162) 2012-12-06 1:49
super cadrage végétatif et image avec la belle vue sur ce village très belle profondeur d'image et compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-12-06 8:59
Great use of the trees to frame this beautiful scene. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (118839) 2012-12-06 23:20
J'aime le feuillages qui encadre la paysage, la vue du village peut être un peu trop éloigné mais qui reste agréable a regarder, j'aime la douceur des couleurs
adramad (45354) 2012-12-08 12:42
Bien dices que Arcos da para mucho.... esta vista desde el otro lado de la presa no la conocia y resulta una panoramica fantastica, ademas has captado un bonito POV, enmarcando la poblacion, entre unas ramas de arbol y por abajo esas plantas acuaticas, que dan un precioso complemento.
Un bonito color en tonos suaves y naturales. Buen trabajo.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-12-09 7:07
Bello panorama de la hermosa ciudad en la colina detrás del lago. Cañas y ramas de árboles forman un muy agradable, marco natural. Colores maravillosos y la calidad de imagen superior.
josepmarin (58357) 2012-12-09 12:04
la nota es impresionante y nos proporciona una excelente información sobre este bello pueblo.
Me gusta cómo has estructurado la composición, en base a un encuadre en el que las plantas y las ramas crean un precioso marco natural para abrazar la hermosa vista de este precioso pueblo blanco sobre la colina.
La imagen es profunda, limpia, está bien iluminada y tiene unos colores agradables.
Bello trabajo, amigo mío.
PD: voy a escuchar el partido Betis-Barça por la radio.
claudeD (38398) 2012-12-14 11:12
Very fine panoramic picture showing this amazing landscape. I like your framing and the perfect sharpness.I especially like your very good and informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jmdias (63990) 2012-12-16 6:44
realmente es una buena vista de la ciudad con sus edificios mas importantes. me gusta las ramas usadas acá como moldura. bella composicion. GPC.
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-07-16 19:56
Magnificent blue ton Angel, successful picture of landscape, sharp picture with good light, regards
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (41789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC W170
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-03 12:09