Hello friends and colleagues, today I propose a visit to the old neighborhood of the beautiful Nazari Benaocaz villa, hope you like it, then some letters on the history of the town and the neighborhood.
Benaocaz is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. In 2005 it had 745 inhabitants. Its surface area is 70 km ² and has a density of 10.74 inhabitants / km ². Its geographical coordinates are 36 ° 42 'N, 5 ° 25' W. It is located at an altitude of 793 meters and 120 kilometers from the provincial capital, Cadiz.
It is located in the Sierra del Endrinal Tavizna River south, and is part of the Route of the White Villages.
There is evidence of human habitation from prehistory (the Veredilla Sima, [VI millennium BC]) and then testifies Iberian and Roman presence. That time is the road that connects with Ubrique Benaocaz of the few that remain in the area.
As a village founded by the Arabs in 715 and was taken to the Christians in 1485 by Rodrigo Ponce de León, who also won archite, Ubrique, Grazalema and Villaluenga del Rosario and the two castles Aznalmara (Tavizna) and Fatima or Cardela. All these villas and castles were known before its conquest by Christian "The Seven Towns", renamed "Lordship of the Seven Towns" In 1490 it became the property of the same noble within Villaluenga Manor gave him the Kings Catholics.
Preserves the remains of his old neighborhood with cobblestone Nazari and has been declared a historic. Virtually its entire term is located in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema.
The Kingdom of Granada (Arabic: إمارة غرناطة, trans. Imarat Gharnāṭah), also called the Emirate of Granada or just Kingdom of Granada, was an Islamic state in the Middle Ages located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, with its capital in the Granada. Founded in 1238 by Muhammed I ibn Nasr Nazari, the last king was Boabdil el Chico, overthrown by the Catholic Monarchs on January 2, 1492 after the capture of the city of Granada. The kingdom survived in this precarious situation due to its favorable geographical location, both for the defense of the territory and for the maintenance of trade with the Christian kingdoms peninsular, with Muslims of the Maghreb and the Genoese across the Mediterranean, which made had a diversified economy.
However, it was gradually losing territory against the Crown of Castile, until their final demise after the War of Granada, held between 1482 and 1492. The Nasrid kingdom of Granada was the last Muslim state in the Iberian Peninsula, the ancient al-Andalus. After this was definitely incorporated into the Kingdom of Castile and Kingdom of Granada.
Origin and early.
After the defeat Almohad in 1212 at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, began to gain importance in the southeast of al-Andalus the Nasrid dynasty of Arab descent whose founder was Alhamar (the Red), who was proclaimed Sultan in 1232, being recognized as such by the oligarchies of Guadix, Baza, Jaén, which joined the annexation of the Taifa of Málaga in 1238, or submission of Almería. In 1234 pleaded vassal power of Cordoba, but in 1236 Ferdinand III conquered that city and Alhamar became vassal of the Castilian king, allowing him to remain independent. In 1238 Alhamar conquering Granada extended their domains, but in 1246 Ferdinand III snatched Jaén, to consolidate their gains in the Guadalquivir valley, forcing Alhamar to sign the Covenant of Jaén, in which he recognized the Castilian monarch as lord of that territory and was forced to pay to get peace pariahs twenties.
To the beat that finalized the conquests of Ferdinand III in the Guadalquivir Valley, some uprisings took place as were the Rebellion Mudejar or Moorish Revolt of 1264, in the Kingdom of Seville and the Moorish kingdom of Murcia, both of very recent Joined the Crown of Castile. Despite the Grenadian military support, most of the Moorish population Guadalquivir Valley was expelled after the crackdown and moved to the United Nazari. There was a second major in Mudejar revolt of Aragon (mainly in the kingdom of Valencia) in 1276 (extended to 1304), in which the cavalry Granada intervened in support of the Mudejar rebels. Castile, Ferdinand III's death in 1252, was the only state that still maintained borders with Muslims, who had been reduced to the solid penibéticos and coastline from Barbate to Eagles and with a status of an area of approximately about 30,000 km2. The border between the two kingdoms, known Morisca Band, was over 1000 km long.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-09-25 15:53
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 264 kb
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jacquest (14192) 2013-01-17 4:46
Good shot of this narrow passage in a light environment not easy to work with, but you succeded quite well. There is a good deepness toward the far away mountain and the sharpness is very good.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-17 4:48
Me encantan los edificios antiguos, que son hermosas y conmovedoras. La imagen se enmarca inteligentemente. La luz y los colores, la nitidez y la profundidad son excelentes. Bravo.
Sergiom (39336) 2013-01-17 5:38
J'aime beaucoup la profondeur qu'apporte l'effet entonnoir de passer entre ces deux hauts murs.J'aime beaucoup la texture de l'ensemble, la netteté des pierres qui forment les murs ainsi que le très bel arrière plan.
mesutilgim (68036) 2013-01-17 6:00
Hello dear Angel,
Nice capture of this narrow street midst between ruined houses.
Very good pov and strong light.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-01-17 7:44
Ciao Angel, lovely composition with excellent perspective, beautiful alternating light and shadows, splendid clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cpontoal (254) 2013-01-17 8:05
Muito bonita esta foto, extremamente bem focalizada. Reflecte um olhar atento às pequenas coisas da vida. Gosto muito deste olhar diferente. Parabéns.
wijane (105) 2013-01-17 8:56
Beautiful coulour and composition. Look like an impressionist painting, besides a sky.
ikeharel (37424) 2013-01-17 9:18
Impressive taken shot down the ancient street in old village, now only ruins remnants.
Superb clarity, DOF till rock-mountain on far, strong light managed well.
eldancer1 (17106) 2013-01-17 9:32
Very nice capture of those ruins, if those walls can tell story what a story it must have been. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Good use of the shadows to create depth. Well done, tfs.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-17 9:46
what an interesting POV you chose. It gives such a wonderful depth and lead an eye further on. beautiful light and shadows, splendid colors, lovely mountains in the background - they all contribute to the outstanding result.
SNOOP_Chan (3474) 2013-01-17 10:31
Hello Angelo, very nice image here. I think it's important to know our past and i take your photo together with the note as very complete. Amazing blue sky and gooddepth on the shot.
fabbs99 (5533) 2013-01-17 11:23
Nice shot of the stony passage.Warm colors and blue sky perfectly shot.Very well done.TFS.
jurek1951 (35765) 2013-01-17 12:40
very nice place, the colors, the composition and processing
are beautiful,nice mountains,
lousat (57724) 2013-01-17 13:18
HI Angel,very nice capture of this old place,i like your choice of point of view to create this nice perspective whit the mountains in background,great exposure and quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (12666) 2013-01-17 15:43
un luogo molto interessante che non conoscevo.
Ottima la qualità fotografica, nonostante le molte variazioni di luci ed ombre, ottima la tramatura delle pietre e bei colori.
saxo042 (31802) 2013-01-18 3:22
The combination of light and shadows makes this a very attractive picture. An interesting capture of these old ruines and a very long note.
bayno (16241) 2013-01-18 8:03
this is a wonderful place that you present very well...beautiful light and colors, excellent choise of the POV...so nice dept and sharp....excellent job my friend...
have a good WE...
ChrisJ (86932) 2013-01-19 4:54
This looks so much better upon opening the small thumbnail. Really impressive textural details in the jagged rocks and with superb sharpness & very good lighting and warm cold colour contrasts. Th sidelight through the open windows make interesting repetitive shadow patterns in the alley. Tfs!
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-01-19 11:10
Caro amigo, la textura de las piedras está muy bien, me gustan también las hombras y el cielo. Bel trabajjo, congratulaciones!
DRamos (504) 2013-01-20 5:44
Muy buena perspectiva y juego de sombras en la fotografia, nos hace coger el punto de vista desde donde tomaste la foto.
Buena referencia histórica del antiguo barrio Nazarí.
adramad (27556) 2013-01-20 15:31
Una composicion fantastica y diferente, que realmente me sorprende y que la buena nota me ayuda a entender.
Soberbia la perspectiva de estas centenarias ruinas, me gustan mucho las texturas de las viejas paredes, el juego de luces y sombras en esta calle resulta ideal, soberbia la vista de ese cerro rocoso al fondo.
Es una gran imagen, que parece transportarnos al pasado, cuando los arabes deambulaban por estas estrechas callejas.
Muy buena tanto la gestion de la luz como del color, todo esta muy bien conseguido para captar ese toque de misterio.
Te deseo un feliz comienzo de semana.
paoloardiani (96) 2013-01-20 21:58
Ciao! Immagine stupenda di queste rovine, le luci e le ombre arricchiscono questa immagine di mistero e portano indietro nel tempo!
josepmarin (55063) 2013-01-22 4:27
bonita imagen aquí, me gusta la perspectiva de la callejuela entre las ruinas del antiguo Barrio Nazarí, que nos ofreces con un encuadre bien buscado y un eficaz formato vertical, que nos permite disfrutar del contraste de las viejas piedras con el azul del cielo.
Buena gestión de la exposición, el juego de luz y sombras sobre estos elementos aumenta la calidad y el atractivo de tu composición.
Un bello trabajo, amigo mío.
annjackman (13233) 2013-01-22 10:16
This is a magical passageway with so many rich textures and lovely colours. The shadows add to the enjoyment of this image adding depth.
Kind Regards, Ann
ourania (12469) 2013-01-22 13:20
a lovely picture of a very intriguing narrow path between ruined stone walls. I like very much both the way you are presenting this spot -with superb detail on textures and colours- and the depth that invites us to follow the path, study the shadows, look through the openings, feel the atmosphere of the desolation and of the sunny day. The contrasting colours and the shadows are very effective. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
mjw364 (3746) 2013-01-24 3:37
A well composed image that has light, shade and colour. Well exposed with sharp detail evident throughout.
Enjoy ur day. It's still cold and snowy here!
mumek (20192) 2013-02-11 12:07
Great composition with beautiful view at the ruins. Superb play of colours, light and shadows. Thanks, we always can learn something new from your very interesting notes.
elenimavrandoni (5803) 2013-02-28 12:39
Hola Angel, un commentario muy informativo y interesante sobre éste sitio prehistórico tan importante. La foto es impressionante y provoca por una visita para descubrir más de la história fascinante!Un buen trabajo mi amigo como de siempre es una placer ver a tus fotos cada día!!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (18130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-25
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 4:19