Hello friends and fellow TE. Today I offer another lovely view of the historic and beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera, and you have seen some, but I Arcos is far more than I can offer here, in this view you can see the center of the city with two of the oldest churches, below some letters about his story, I hope you enjoy.
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.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/40000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 25 mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-21 12:33
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 279 kb
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jacquest (14120) 2013-01-03 11:10
Excellent upward view of the town nested in vegetation. The clouds in the sky give a special mood to the composition and the light gives natural colors and good sharpness.
ourania (12343) 2013-01-03 11:52
a bright and delicious view of the picturesque town on the hill. I like very much your composition and the upward look of the town that is placed between the dense vegetation and the dynamic sky. The two bell towers that frame the view are very eye catching. There's superb clarity and lovely light and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Gigidusud (8044) 2013-01-03 12:41
Splendid painting with nice colors and great framing.
Happy new year and best wishes for 2013!
lousat (57610) 2013-01-03 14:30
Hi Angel,beautiful perspective and nice composition too whit the 1/3 style and a lot of space for sky,excellent way to take this very nice village,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
cargus (6450) 2013-01-03 20:54
Excellent panorama, perfect framing, colors played excellent, clear and bright a successful image, well done.!!
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2013-01-03 21:20
Hi Ciao dear Angel
So comfortable image in the world, Angel! We need this fresh climate right now! Perfect framework and complete exposure make this image so attractive.
Good idea and clever strategy to provide big portion to the blue sky. Thank you for you sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
Graal (88852) 2013-01-03 23:07
nice view of town and two old towers. Good POV and composition. I like the colours and contrast also. An interesting informations. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day, my friend.
Sergiom (39184) 2013-01-04 5:48
J'ai beaucoup aimé ma visite dans cette très belle région espagnole. Les maisons blanches qui s'accrochent aux flancs des montagnes. Ici, j'aime beaucoup l'espace laissé au ciel.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-04 9:17
Me encanta el lugar dejado en el cielo. La vista es el pueblo perfectamente obvio. La luz y los colores son hermosos. Bravo.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
ikeharel (37280) 2013-01-04 11:21
Buenas tardes Angel,
A town I happened to know only when saw on TE, and your showing this. That's the essence of TE in general.
Fine blue sky contrast with the white town that dip in green.
Pleasent to look at.
Tigerlily (2343) 2013-01-04 11:48
Wow.. I love the sky, Angel. Beautiful city under the blue sky...Maybe it could be brightened up a little..
fabbs99 (5407) 2013-01-04 13:17
Amazing shot with excellent sharpness and clarity.It is a very creative photo, well seen and executed-well.Very well done.
Didi (48896) 2013-01-04 15:12
Interesting priority to the deep sky and nice point ofview on this village
Je vous souhaite une très bonne année 2013 pour toi et ta famille
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-01-05 2:11
My Best Wishes to You for 2013!
The scene is really beautiful!So colorful and vivid colors,great contrast and light make the view really pleasant and eye-catching.But I like also the way you composed the scene contrasting these two old Church towers with modern architecture of these mostly whide houses.Superb contrast and juxtaposition!Well done my friend!
Have a nice weekend
JFS (32107) 2013-01-05 3:11
Este pueblo blanco tiene aspecto de ser muy bello también, me queda tanto por descubrir de esa hermosa tierra...Estupenda perspectiva y calidad de imagen,
Buen fin de semana y que te traigan muchas cosas los reyes:)
adramad (27550) 2013-01-05 8:05
Hola amigo Angel.
Fabulosa imagen de este precioso pueblo, me gusta el encuadre que has captado del caserio, entre el abundante arbolado en primer plano y un cielo realmente bonito, las dos iglesias rompen con su encanto, la uniformidad del blanco.
Muy bonito trabajo, que disfruto contemplando.
Que te traigan muchas cosas los Reyes, porque supongo que habras sido bueno....
Disfrutad el fin de semana.
Un fuerte abrazo.
eldancer1 (17008) 2013-01-05 9:46
I like your pov of this hillside town, beautiful and nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
josepmarin (55023) 2013-01-05 12:43
composición perfectamente estructurada en tercios, dando un buen espacio a este bello cielo azul con unas pinceladas de nubes finas, pero dejando la parte baja del encuadre para el disfrute de este precioso pueblo blanco.
Me gusta su contraste con la vegetación verde, la buena luz y la calidad de los colores.
Es un trabajo excelente, que nos invita a visitar esta bella zona de Andalucía.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-01-07 0:32
Ciao Angel, great view of lovely town on beautiful hill, superb sky, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-01-08 15:08
Attractive urban details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
claudeD (24173) 2013-01-16 7:27
wonderful landscape view of this interesting location. Very good composition and colors.I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Romano46 (4846) 2013-03-06 10:31
questo paesino dell' Andalusia a due passi da Cadice è veramente delizioso.
Ma a renderlo ancor più delizioso ci hai pensato tu che incorniciandolo tra il verde della begetazione e un cielo fantastico hai messo in risalto il bianco delle case dipinte di bianco, senza peraltro eccedere in saturazione e contrasto.
Una ottima foto che potrebbe essere messa su un deplient per pubblicizzare questa località.
Sono certo che avrebbe un gran successo!
Ciao e buona serata
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (18020)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/4000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-03 10:54