Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another nice view of the town of Arcos de la Frontera, and have seen some, but I Arcos is much more than what I can offer you here, this view is taken from the part with zoom down the gully, on the bridge over the Guadalete passing through the village river, high up on the edge of the canyon, the ancient city founded by the Romans, 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.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/25000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 10:29
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 484 kb
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jacquest (17531) 2013-12-11 12:17
This is a nice upward view on the city under a good light. The two contrasting colors of the buildings are well rendered and the clarity is very good.
Fis2 (78762) 2013-12-11 13:09
Curious view, interesting POV.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Greetings from Southern Greater Poland.
Good night my Friend.
Subhogen (3162) 2013-12-11 19:55
A marvelous view of the town along with the old fortifications from a good low POV.
I like the mix of ancient and medieval structures captured in this picture. Great clarity and sharpness with opulent light and colors.
Very well presented with a well researched note which traces the origin of the town to its present times.
An excellent contribution to TE, thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (44082) 2013-12-11 22:20
Spectacular upper capture. This looks unconquerable, a true eagle nest. Well taken, enjoy a great day ahead.
Noel_Byrne (16171) 2013-12-12 4:56
This is a fine array of interesting architectural works, the castle, the church, and all composed perfectly to make an interesting skyline. An not only that, but perched so precariously on the cliffs edge like this too, it looks beautiful. The weather afforded you a perfect blue sky backdrop here too. Nicely done as always my friend!
All the best
Sergiom (48930) 2013-12-12 5:20
Une très belle ville blanche qui s'accroche comme elle peut aux flancs de la montagne. La contre plongée donne une belle ampleur à l'église et aux fortifications. Le ciel est un superbe arrière plan.
Kielia (21953) 2013-12-12 6:14
what a wonderful idea to present this already well known village again so nicely captured. The composition is really very interesting. You are giving us a detailed idea of this fascinating place! My compliments!
rychem (15412) 2013-12-12 7:10
Very original upward view, we can see how small is man compared to the rock, very nice diagonal composition, perfect sharpness and clarity
saxo042 (35170) 2013-12-12 7:35
A very good POV and a good view of this combination of traditional and modern architecture. A very interesting note.
ikeharel (46944) 2013-12-12 10:04
Marvelous shot view upwards on the cliff-edge built town, Angel.
Good clear view, side light enhanced the outlines over the rocks and houses on.
danos (80252) 2013-12-12 10:45
very nice the view of the upper part of the hill with a lot of constructions new and old to cover every cm. of it.I like the well chosen POV with the light and the colour management to make the image even more effective.
Graal (93562) 2013-12-12 12:54
interesting series from Arcos de la Frontera. Amazing new and old houses and historic walls on the high rock. Good note and photo-work.
Have a nice evening.
adramad (32851) 2013-12-12 15:27
Hola amigo Angel.
Muy bonito este plano de Arcos, que se centra sobre todo en parte de su promontorio,en primer plano y sobre el destacando el castillo y la torre de Sta. Maria.
Un colorido ideal muy natural, en un precioso dia de sol.
La luminosidad esta perfecta, lo mismo que la nitidez para recrearnos en cada detalle.
Pasa una buena noche.
Todo lo mejor y un abrazo.
fabbs99 (13475) 2013-12-12 19:11
Nice shot of the old fort.I love the simplicity of your composition.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Nicou (109629) 2013-12-13 5:38
Au sommet de la falaise quelle vue sueprbe et ce contraste de tons entre le blanc et le dorée sueprbe ce ciel pur mervielleuse de cette forteresse quelle vue.
Bravo et amitié
nikkitta (10418) 2013-12-13 16:19
Ina muy informativa nota para esta villa con una mezcla edificios modernos con antiguas murallas
Buen contraste, marco natural y gran POV para destacar su ubicacion en la cima de la colina
Buen fin de semana
abmdsudi (35282) 2013-12-16 6:17
Fantastic and intriguing image, so much character, historic charming fortified ancient city perched atop a cliff. I like your view point highlighting the superb details of the scene in fine textures and rich colours, full of charm and plenty of sun. Good photo work, Well done
Cricri (95347) 2013-12-17 6:14
Une très belle présentation du village blanc et des anciennes architectures du château et de l'église superbement bâti sur la falaise, excellent POV
jemaflor (76568) 2013-12-19 8:29
Un bon pov sur ces constructions perchées sur les rochers, des styles architecturaux différents et une bonne lumière qu donne du relief à la vue.
jurek1951 (38918) 2014-01-14 10:15
a very effective photo of this interesting architecture, great details and POV,
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (24573)
- 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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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-11 11:03