Hello friends, today I present two nice photos of the street of the city of Cadiz, in two different formats, one horizontal and one vertical, also different focus, horizontal format photo I put in as principal, the vertical and complementary the Ws, hope you like it.
Cadiz is a Spanish town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in the extreme southwest of continental Europe. It is the capital of the province and along with Jerez de la Frontera is one of two principal cities in the metropolitan area of the Bay of Cadiz, Jerez, third core population of Andalusia and one of the most economically and industrially active in Andalusia Spain. Also conforms with the municipalities of Chiclana de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto Real, and San Fernando Rota the Association of Municipalities of Cadiz Bay.
Today Cadiz is known for his long and influential history, one of the oldest cities of Western Europe and archaeological remains dating back 3100 years, not only nationally but also for its importance in processes such as the Punic Wars, Romanisation of Iberia, the discovery and conquest of America, the establishment of the liberal regime in Spain with its first constitution and its subsequent influence of this for the constitutions of their independence, the former Spanish colonies.
The story itself Cádiz is a city marked by its military and commercial strategic location, halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This is one of the oldest Phoenician settlements west. Since its founding by the Tyrians, according to the classical tradition 80 years after the Trojan War (1104 a.), Was a city facing the sea and trade. Hannibal left it to the conquest of Italy and Julius Caesar himself was awarded the title of civitas federata the Roman Senate. The city reached great prosperity in Roman times. They are built amphitheatres, aqueducts and becomes the second most populous city of the Empire for a short period. During this time living in the city more than five hundred equites (a caste of notable citizens), rivaling Padua and Rome itself.
During the crisis of the third century of the Roman Empire, the same drop this and Visigothic conquest, the city entered a significant decline, entering a dark time and losing the provincial capital and its commercial and strategic importance. The collapse of the commercial networks of the Empire, Gades as necessary to any coastal city, did most. The open style great city of antiquity slowly gave way to a smaller walled city, style common in the Middle Ages. Desperate economic necessity, many of these ancient inhabitants of Gades were forced to give up basic rights for protection of large landowners and peoples from the interior, for example Asido Caesarina Augusta. The former became a free class of citizens called colonus half.
The city was conquered by the Byzantines in 522 BCE, conquered by the Visigoths in 620 and conquered by the troops of Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711, with the battle of Guadalete. During that time it demolished the statue of Hercules, in the temple of Hercules.
The reconquest of Cadiz is included in the recapture of the Guadalquivir (1243-1262), incorporated in 1264 to the Spanish crown. Not until the Reconquista when establishing in the Bay of Cadiz shipyards Royal Crown of Castile and the beginning of the age of discovery, when the city emerges with great momentum. Many left their ports discoverers like Christopher Columbus or Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and in colonial conquerors, who have enriched and enabled, centuries later, the creation of a bourgeois society, liberal and revolutionary. As a city that had the monopoly of trade with America, home of the House of Trade and Indian fleet, was the scene of numerous naval battles and creating the first Spanish constitution.
In 1766 Carlos III definitely promoted the emancipation of Lion Island with the founding and naming of the first consistory in the new independent villa by Royal Decree on the name of the Royal Villa Isla de Leon.
In decline, after his involvement in the War of Independence and sunk after the loss of Cuba, the city has not stopped growing in population (in this sense of benefiting rural exodus, especially from the Janda), until the early nineties and especially from the period 1996-2010, a period in which around 20,000 have left the city of Cadiz. So far it has regained its importance at the state level.
Source Wikipedia, more information from the same source.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/10000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 10:42
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 270 kb
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mesutilgim (67960) 2012-10-12 12:23
Very nice capture with perfect pov.
The compo with different architectorial styles is perfect.
Many interesting notes and nice framin.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-10-12 14:19
Beautifully captured image, wonderful colour and light.. A nice street with lovely buildings...A very nice evening to you.
gus72 (2508) 2012-10-12 18:33
Hola Angel !!
Primero disfrute de mirar tu foto y luego de leer la nota, es todo tan interesante....... mi reaccion...... mama mia.... cuanto me falta aun de aprender.El ano proximo visitaremos Turquia y ya me estoy preaparando..... mucha historia en todo sentido.
Tu photo de Cadiz, muy linda con buen POV y lindos colores en el marco.
Gracias por tus amistosos comentarios de mis fotos y sera hasta la proxima, en Castellano, por supuesto.
Que tengas un lindo find de semana.
SWEETFREEDOM (18415) 2012-10-13 3:21
i like both picture, very nice street and houses' facades.
krzychu30 (8873) 2012-10-13 4:24
I like this presentation of Cadiz.You show us perfetly its beauty.The street is very picturesque and so colorful.I have to say you chose very good POV and perspective to capture the whole beauty of its architecture.Colors are magnificent,so vivid and well-saturated.Also contrast and light are superb.Well done my friend!
Have a nice weekend
ikeharel (37316) 2012-10-13 4:54
Through your beautiful pictures, I learent a lot about Cádiz. Not on the regular tourists routes in Andalucia, like Sevilla or Cordoba, but much history and culture's enfolded with time.
Fine street view, paved road and trees decorated.
Pleasent to look at.
wolf38 (28180) 2012-10-13 22:36
Hello Angel. A beautiful photo. Here everything looks like on a Sunday morning. But I read in the calendar, it's a Monday. Composition, light and colors are perfect.
adramad (27552) 2012-10-14 9:10
Un bonito rincon de esta encantadora ciudad, me gusta la diagonal que marcan las fachadas de la calle y la magnifica perspectiva que tiene la imagen, que agradables resultan estan calles arboladas, un soberbio colorido que da gran atractivo a la bonita calle, esplendida iluminacion.
Un bonito trabajo amigo mio, que nos hace disfrutar de los hermosos rincones de Andalucia.
Pasa una buena tarde de domingo.
eldancer1 (17036) 2012-10-14 9:12
Very nice street scene! And thanks for the wonderful information. Nicely captured with great lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (24173) 2012-10-14 11:11
Very fine picture showing much details and Interesting architecture. The people in the picture are adding life to the picture.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (26932) 2012-10-15 8:13
An interesting view of this street with many attractive buildings. The diagonal POV makes the view more interesting and the inclusion of a few persons also add the attractiveness of the view. The colours and contrasts are excellent.
abmdsudi (26233) 2012-10-15 9:12
I appreciate your in depth infor notes to go along this wonderful shot full of history. Great depiction of this town that conveys lots of its own charm and the architectural style, a very evocative and wonderful insight. The compo is superb in such great depth, backed y rich colors, contrast and clarity. Above all I love the feel of this old place, simply remarkable. Great effort my friend, Well done, Congrats.
Graal (88886) 2012-10-16 3:30
this street I like. Pleasant peaceful mood here, row of trees and interesting architecture. Good reportage and presentation. Very nice place in Cadiz.
Have a nice day, my friend.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (18054)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 11:54