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, this view is taken with zoom from the floor of the gully, on the bridge over the river Guadalete passing through the town, up on top, on the edge of the ravine, the ancient city founded by the Romans, hope you like. Then a few letters about its history.
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: 10/25000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 80 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 10:30
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ManuMay (36271) 2013-10-25 10:54
Muy buena la composición para dar idea de la altura y emplazamiento de este bello pueblo. Me gusta como el blanco resalta y da luminosidad...muy buen punto de vista... y una excelente e informativa nota...Gracias!
Recibe un cordial saludo.
Nicou (145048) 2013-10-25 11:15
Quelle iamge en deux plans différent sueprbe iamge en hauteur et en bas et ce découpage de la roche quelle vue.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-10-25 11:30
Une très belle vue sur ce village perché sur la falaise. Une bonne idée de cadrage et une jolie lumière. Bravo!
Bonne soirée mon ami.
PaulVDV (29767) 2013-10-25 15:39
A spectacular view upwards.
I've always wondered how it must feel to live on the edge of such a cliff.
Nice contrast between the white buildings and the cliff in the shade.
Best regards, Paul
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-25 16:36
A really nice scene of the house on the edge of the cliff. Really like the way the line of the cliff edge flows diagonally across the shot. Nice upward POV shows the town set against the blue sky. Really like this one.
Have a good weekend.
Sonata11 (33961) 2013-10-25 19:48
just beautiful composition well composed image. Perfectly well done. All the best and have a great WE, Barbara
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-10-25 23:32
Great shot with perfect colors,sharpness and exposure.Very well done.TFS.Keep sharing.
Graal (103034) 2013-10-25 23:56
interesting series from Arcos de la Frontera. Unusual view here. The rocky precipice and old castle. Interesting history, good note and photo-work also.
Have a nice WE.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-10-25 23:56
another interesting view of this town, very nice the building over the Cliff.
dkmurphys (60623) 2013-10-26 0:10
Spectacular settlement in top of the rock. I like the spotted scene, picturesque image.
Have a good weekend.
rbassin (23373) 2013-10-26 1:48
C'est une magnifique prise de vue,avec le soleil sur le haut des bâtiments et le contraste avec le bas de la falaise. La séparation ciel et falaise forme une diagonale intéressante.
Hanssie (10852) 2013-10-26 2:32
A fantastic strong view in this way !
snunney (101522) 2013-10-26 3:07
A long and interesting note to accompany this well presented composition. I like the framing and the lighting. Excellent detail to be observed in the architecture.
Noel_Byrne (32070) 2013-10-26 6:27
A beautiful view of this historic town, especially as you have positioned it to show its precarious placement on the edge of the mountain. The warm light has brought out beautiful colors in the buildings too, and a wonderful blue sky.
All the best
Sergiom (82695) 2013-10-26 7:03
J'ai beaucoup aimé mon voyage en Andalousie. C'était d'ailleurs mon premier voyage sans groupe et j'ai appris à me débrouiller avec les heures très tardives des repas en Espagne. Le point de vue donne beaucoup d'ampleur à la ville.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-26 9:23
lovely view of beautiful Arcos de la Frontera.From this POV and perspective we can see how beautiful and unique it´s located.Really well considered and composed image.Also the color scheme of it is very pleasant with strong and well contrasting colors.
Well done my friend!
Have a nice weekend
COSTANTINO (66483) 2013-10-26 10:16
Ancora una altra bella foto panoramica
del molto interesante villagio
interesante nota e bel POV
e buon weekend
lousat (93550) 2013-10-26 15:26
Hi Angel,a very original perspective,whit a lot of space dedicate to the blue sky and the hill line and curves as a natural frame,excellent exposure of the different light levels and good details too,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
adramad (46922) 2013-10-26 17:22
Muy bonita imagen con estos farallones de Arcos y asomando por encima, el caserio y destacando sobre el, las torres de sus iglesias y del castillo, un impresionnate cielo azul completa este bello cuadro.
Muy buena la calidad de la imagen, también la nitidez esta ideal.
Muy buen trabajo.
Disfruta un feliz domingo.
Un abrazo amigo mio.
jemaflor (99003) 2013-10-27 2:40
Le pov met en valeur le côté perché des constructions, bon contraste de la luminosité qui illumine parfaitement les tours, joli fond de ciel bleu.
bayno (18344) 2013-10-28 4:46
località favolosa, ottimo punto di ripresa e una buona inquadratura, ottimi dettagli e profondità e un cielo pulito e bello....la luce è ben gestita....
un saluto da Roma e buona settimana....
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-10-28 7:43
I hope the hill is stable those buildings look so beautiful to be sliding down if there is mud slide. Great pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (47762) 2013-10-28 11:32
I like very much this fine composition and the apt way in which you extended a large area in the frame making your picture look so minimal and elegant. Colours and shadows display lovely qualities and interesting contrasts that provide balance and visual pleasure. The location of the buildings and the details of the architecture are very attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Cricri (121189) 2013-10-29 0:43
Hola Angel, sorry pour la photo précédente ou je me suis tromper de prénom :-)
Une vue très intéressante de ce village construit sur la falaise, bon cadrage et très belle lumière
ikeharel (73527) 2013-10-29 6:10
Beautiful upwards view on the cliff, Angel.
I know this town and its unique place it built on the edge from your photos on TE. Yet, each new photo showing the place is an intriguing one.
marvelous clear day it was, the light enhanced details on the image across its space.
Wonderful photojob donme. My cong.'s, buen tardes.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (43859)
- 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/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-25 10:41