Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another nice view of the town of Arcos de la Frontera, and you have seen some, but I Arcos is much more than that I can offer here in this you can view the slum and countryside adjacent to the city, then a few letters on your 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: 10/32000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-21 12:42
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 225 kb
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claudeD (24201) 2013-02-16 5:02
we are neighbours on TE today.Very fine colorful picture with an excellent composition and very good sharpness.I like the view from south of Spain very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jacquest (14192) 2013-02-16 5:10
This is a nice panorama where the distance in the fields give deepness. The different tones of green are nice to see and the village is well embedded in the greenery. The superb sky adds to the composition.
siudzi (23959) 2013-02-16 5:21
What a peaceful landscape view here taken during the spring time so all the nature is so bright and beautiful in tones. Well seen and photographed. Great work!
Sergiom (39336) 2013-02-16 5:25
Un très beau paysage andalous encore au printemps lorsque l'herbe des champs est encore verte. Par contre le village est un petit peu loin pour être apprécié.
carlo62 (12666) 2013-02-16 5:51
grande panoramica, con bella profondità ed un cielo magnifico che occupa oltre metà foto a dare ampio spazio all'infinito.
Romano46 (4996) 2013-02-16 6:05
l'Andalusia di oggi è una bella andalusia fatta di terre ricche di verde e di cieli azzurri che le sovrastano.
In questo tuo scatto la convergenza di buona tecnica di ripresa e di paesaggio gradevola ha portato a questo risultato che è un invito a visitare questa terra.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-02-16 6:37
Ciao Angel, lovely lovely and peaceful landscape, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mumek (20192) 2013-02-16 8:49
Good morning Angel
What a beautiful, picturesque scenery from Arcos de la Frontera. Nice view at the town and surrounding hills. Lovely different tones of green colour, great white clouds on the sky. Thanks fo posting and thanks for the note
rychem (9264) 2013-02-16 9:02
Beautiful wide panorama view, picturesque landscape and impressive sky, well done
Nicou (97811) 2013-02-16 22:39
superbe vue quelle immensité quel ciel avec ce vert au sole fantastique panorama et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (37424) 2013-02-17 1:08
Knowing this lovely town from your pictures, Angel, yet another angel of fine view upon.
Much of pic. space allocated to blue sky, but we get to see a nice part of green lawns in FG and white houses beyond.
Fine taken shot, lovely scene.
krzychu30 (8935) 2013-02-17 5:14
it´s hard to imagine more picturesque scene for a landscape photo.It´s really delightful with so lovely,well-saturated colors and good contrast.You captured well beauty of this scene,but also its tranquil,peaceful atmosphere.Excellently executed with very good depth and clarity.
Have a nice sunday and very good week
eldancer1 (17106) 2013-02-17 7:42
Awesome panoramic view of this town. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. I like the cloud formations. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
lousat (57724) 2013-02-17 11:02
Hi Angel,a very nice landscape rich of colors and details and under a beautiful skyno needs comments but only a long standing ovation.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-17 12:09
Es una verdadera obra maestra. El suave paisaje es notable. El cielo es muy agradable también. Excelente luz, los colores, la nitidez y la profundidad. Bravo.
¡Qué tenga una buena noche
raszid62 (18216) 2013-02-17 23:57
Magnífico panorama de la mitad andaluz, prados y la ciudad pequeña, blanca escondida entre ellos. Maravilloso cielo con nubes suaves en azul. Imagen me gusta mucho.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-18 2:43
I like this one very much because of the shown manifold landscape and the buildup of the picture with the endless view. The colours are brilliant. A really beautiful scenery.
Have a nice week,
adramad (27556) 2013-02-19 10:51
Soberbio paisaje de verdes campos y arbolados, este POV es una parte preciosa de estos campos gaditanos, que en primavera lucen sus mejores galas, el cielo esta sensacional y es un magnifico complemento a este bonito trabajo.
Muy buena tanto la nitidez, como la esplendida luminosidad, para disfrutar de esta magnífica imagen.
Pasa una buena semana.
Cricri (86535) 2013-02-20 5:12
Un paysage d'une grande beauté, jolies teintes et bon POV, le ciel est magnifique il s'ajoute agréablement aux paysage, très jolie
Kielia (20477) 2013-02-23 5:49
this is an excellently composed impression of this characteristic landscape! You took a great advantage of this fantastic light that created pleasant colors. I also like your idea of the high sky.
My compliments also for the informative notes!
josepmarin (55063) 2013-02-26 10:12
preciosa vista la que nos regalas aquí, desde un punto alto que proporciona una gran profundidad a este espléndido paisaje.
La imagen es limpia y agradable, has gestionado perfectamente la luz y has obtenido unos colores vivos y brillantes, con una bonita y variada gama cromática donde dominan los verdes y el azul del cielo.
El resultado es soberbio, la foto tiene un gran poder de atracción visual.
Excelente trabajo, amigo mío.
PD: veremos hoy como aguantamos la presión.
fds (5321) 2013-04-10 9:53
caro amico mio dal sud della spagna
una bella tela su olio sembra la tua bella immagine
un gran verde un villaggio tipico della tua terra sullo sfondo e poi un gran cielo animato da belle nuvole sparse
hai fatto proprio bene a dare molto spazio a questo cielo che mette di buon umore
un caro saluto dalla bella città di pisa
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (18130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 4:44