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 what I can offer here, in this view you can see the river Guadalete passing through the village, up on top, on the edge of the ravine, the ancient city founded by the Romans, hope you like. Then a few letters of the city.
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: 10/6400 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 10:28
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danos (82577) 2013-08-12 9:36
nice the view of the place with the river to cross the place under the roots of the hill,where the town was build.I like the beauty of the place.the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
jacquest (18073) 2013-08-12 10:38
The contrsat of light and shadow is nice to see. The distance on the river gives deepness. The good light and chosen POV make an image of very good quality.
rbassin (15796) 2013-08-12 11:12
prise de vue agréable, bonne combinaison entre la rivière et les silhouettes de maison blanches sur la crête.
mcmtanyel (9967) 2013-08-12 11:20
Beautifully green! Nice POV to accentuate the height of the town and a very detailed note. TFS!
Graal (94980) 2013-08-12 11:52
nice view of river and walls of houses on top of hill. Good composition. Interesting informations. Photo is well done. Solid presentation.
Have a nice evening.
rychem (18707) 2013-08-12 21:23
Beautiful view of a town on the top of an imposing rock, very nice composition with the river, perfect quality
dkmurphys (45757) 2013-08-13 1:11
Attractive capture of this fortified town on the hill. Well composed, enjoy a good day.
jhm (134360) 2013-08-13 4:27
The river leads us excellent around this or city village with a lot green and buildings close to the heaven.
Technical perfect, your angle choice excellent.
Depth and perspective excellent done.
Very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (19949) 2013-08-13 4:52
Thats a beautiful blue sky to have presented this fine scene, and I really like how precarious those structures on the mountain ridge are. It seems there are no areas of the world that people cannot build their structures!
All the best
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-13 5:07
Muy buena foto y sumemente intersante la historia del lugar.
Me gusta la composición, con el embalse en la parte inferior derecha y la línea de viviendas sobre el acantilado.
Un saludo grande desde Buenos Aires!
Urs (14082) 2013-08-13 6:32
Arcos de la Fronterra is situated at a magnificent place overlooking from the hill top the valley. Classic diagonal composition with the deep blue sky vs the green forest and again the clear river. Well done
ikeharel (51339) 2013-08-13 7:09
Buen tarde Angel,
Fine view over the town built on a cliff-edge, with the stream flow in the valley bellow.
Yet another side POV of a marvelous location.
Good texture of green surrounding and great blue sky above.
eldancer1 (24647) 2013-08-13 7:47
Awesome capture of this beautiful town by the river. I like your pov that centers on the river. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (81439) 2013-08-13 7:53
I like POV and composition.
Good colors and light.
Greetings from Southern Greater Poland.
Have a nice afternoon my Friend!
claudeD (30097) 2013-08-13 9:56
very interesting view of this location called Arcos de la Frontera.I like your pov and excellent light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mohammad_H (8649) 2013-08-13 11:58
Eye-catching and pleasant, displaying unique and very attractive, beautiful colors, good resolution,
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-13 13:53
Very wonderful shot from this awesome place.Great colors and amount of saturation.Nice sharpness and atmosphere.Very good framework too.
Have a nice day
nikkitta (12684) 2013-08-13 16:24
Buenas noches Angel
Muy buena captura, bien compuesta con el rio para dar profundidad y las siluetas de las casas arriba contra el cielo, para da contraste
Muy buen marco, te felicito
Que descanso es escribir en español
bukitgolfb301 (34200) 2013-08-13 19:25
Hi Ciao dear Angel
Very calm and tranquilized image in perfect framework.
Low and wide angle setting makes all in one shot.
I like this deep colro touch so much.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
Sonata11 (33081) 2013-08-13 21:38
very beautiful and very attractive view of this magnificent place. Spectacular composition and fantastic execution. Well done.
amaryllis (33426) 2013-08-14 2:17
merci de ce joli partage de cet endroit avec cette diagonale et rivière
un beau ciel bleu et une belle lumière
adramad (34843) 2013-08-15 9:09
Preciosa vista del rio en primer plano, con esas arboledas que deben venir muy bien en esta epoca, sensacional la imagen de la poblacion a lo largo del alto promontorio.
Me gusta esa disposicion diagonal que hace sobre el plano.
Muy bien hecho. Me encanta, la vista.
Magnifica luminosidad, nitidez y bonito colorido.
Pasa una buena tarde festiva.
Un fuerte abrazo.
Cricri (100163) 2013-08-18 7:45
Belle vue de la rivière et de ces couleurs verte et bleu que donne les reflets de la végétations et du ciel, une vue superbe de ces habitations bien placé sur le haut du rocher, belle présentation
Belle photo en intro avec madame
bayno (18342) 2013-08-20 9:53
seem a very good place to take bathe...you frame the scene very well with the diagonal of the village, the light also was good, excellent details and dept...a clean image...all the best...
PaulVDV (20233) 2013-08-24 21:22
An unusual and very different view of Arcos de la Frontera than it is presented mostly.
I also have pictures of this splendid white town, looking up from in the fields to the rock with the buildings on the edge of the abyss. But I don't remember this river ...
The river is an extra interesting element on this picture. Excellent composition.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (27319)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-12 9:31