Hello friends, today I present another pretty picture of a street in the ancient city of Cadiz, 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
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 38 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 10:50
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 267 kb
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ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-29 11:22
davvero delizioso il vicoletto, luce gestita con grande bravura, risultato eccellente in una elegante presentazione. Complimenti.
Un caro saluto
mesutilgim (67856) 2012-10-29 11:48
Nice capture of this nice street. Perfect chosen format fits well to the scnenery and nice light.
The flower pots on walls are a sign of the fact that those people are real masters of life !
Very good and usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards
Gigidusud (7944) 2012-10-29 11:48
Beautiful street with nice architecture, great details and excellent format.Bravo!
Have a nice evening,my friend.
Rafer (14205) 2012-10-29 11:59
Joer...que sitios mas guapos tiene Cadiz... Buena profundidad, detalles y color!!! Saludos Angel!!!!
Sonata11 (28209) 2012-10-29 12:01
this is fantastic shot of beautiful narrow street . You captured this pic wonderfully and flawlessly. Perfect POV and DOF us well fabulous. Lovely colors, sharpness, clarity are magnificent. I really love it and ejoying this photo. Fantastic work!!!!
All the best and have a great day,
rychem (9151) 2012-10-29 12:10
Great photo of a narrow street, perfect vertical format, good management of light, great sharpness
jacquest (14062) 2012-10-29 12:12
I like this view of this street and the pots with plants. Good details of the architecture and nice warm color tones. I like your vertical format with the nice framing.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-10-29 13:08
Hello Angel! you chose a very good point of view to show curved road and lovely landscape!note and info, the place is so nicely and warmly sunlit :) Excellent vertical composition, very good balance. And what I like most of all is the timing elements and view by narrow in the photo are " old places" right where they should be my eyes in image of city! bravo
SWEETFREEDOM (18381) 2012-10-29 14:06
pretty narrow this street. i like lamplights and flowers on the windows.
lousat (57510) 2012-10-29 16:11
Hi Angel,great choice of point of view to take this old street so well,the details and the colors of the right facade are fantastics,very impressive exposure and high saturation as i like.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Graal (88784) 2012-10-30 8:04
beautiful backstreet here. Good shot and vertical composition. Nice perspective and decorative flowers on the facades. Photo I like and note is interesting, too.
Have a nice evening, my friend.
krzychu30 (8775) 2012-10-30 8:34
beautiful,narrow alley.Excellently presented by you my friend.These hanging flowers look really nice adding so charming feeling to the scene.Also clarity,colors and contrast are very good.
Have a nice evening
danos (73896) 2012-10-30 10:57
what a nice narrow street is this with the lot of small pots to decorate perfect the walls of it.I like the good presentation as the excellent light and colour management with the captured details to are superb.
Have a good night,Danos
chrisvek (5423) 2012-10-30 11:15
Very good composition and amazing colors with superb colors and contrasts.Very nice POV and framing.Very well done!
Have a nice evening
ManuMay (33311) 2012-10-30 12:21
Muy buena...el sentido de la perspectiva, el control de la luz, y la belleza de la calle...
jemaflor (68781) 2012-10-30 12:54
Intéressante profondeur d'image avec cette perspective de la rue, bonne gestion de la luminosité et cadrage vertical idéal pour un tel sujet photo.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2012-10-30 17:16
Hola Angel, que foto más bonita!Encontramos éste tipo de calles en Cadiz pero también en Toledo, en Oviedo y en otros lugares bonitos. Colores típicos, la luz adecuada para enseñar las sombras mejor. Una foto simple pero muy bien trabajada!
macjake (39207) 2012-10-31 4:19
I really enjoy viewing these narrow narrow streets.
even though its very very small, there is so much to see and appreciate.
love the balconies and numerous flowerpots for added charm :)
excellent subject choice.
Tigerlily (2339) 2012-10-31 13:57
Beautiful street shot Angel. Wonderful light control and beautiful flowers in the air... Nice POV.
emilbo (20812) 2012-10-31 14:13
Jolie ruelle bordée d'édifice ornés par de jolis pots de fleurs. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière qui donne de bons résultats. Excellente perspective et bel harmonie de couleurs. J'ai publié une photo aujourd'hui semblable à la tienne que j'ai commenté dernièrement mais la tienne est meilleur.
Toutes mes amitiés,
adramad (27544) 2012-11-01 5:36
Muy bonita esta perspectiva en diagonal de la estrecha calle, soberbio el grafismo de estas fachadas con sus abundantes balcones y macetas, las farolas tambien son un bonito complemento. Complicada la luz en este tipo de encuadres, pero el resultado es hermoso.
Pasa un buen dia.
Nicou (97509) 2012-11-02 4:30
merveilleus eiamge et compo sueprbe captage de cette rue mangigique quelle perspective avec ces lampes ces fleurs, sueprbe l'étroitesse de la rue fantastique.
bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-11-02 5:15
Ciao Angel, great perspective on lovely alley full of flowers, lovely composition, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (37190) 2012-11-02 5:58
Typical narrow alley that provide good shade from blazing sun, as in south Espanea.
A fine view through, clarity and DOF are super, lamp-posts and plant-pots are marvelousely decorating, with the balconies hanging above.
Cricri (86295) 2012-11-04 1:19
Charmante présentation de cette rue étroite, joliment garnie de pots de fleurs toutes en perspective, les lanternes, et l'architecture chaudes des façades,
willperrett (2949) 2012-11-05 8:47
I was visiting Cadiz last January, and like you, wandered the backstreets, enchanted by the old and elegant houses. The weather was sunny and warm, and it was good to be away from rainy, cold Britain for a while. This brings back happy memories. Thank you!
claudeD (24147) 2012-11-13 4:53
very fine picture from Cadiz with a perfect composition and excellent sharpness.You really did an excellent light managment when realizing this shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
delpeoples (44888) 2012-11-19 1:50
Hola querido Angel
I love these narrow streets, they have wonderful history, beautiful architecture and great character. The vertical frame works well and you handled the uneven light expertly.
gus72 (2506) 2012-11-23 17:10
Hola Luis !!
Muy linda foto con muchos detalles para mirar, consegiste ajustar los parametros de la maquina a la perfeccion porque se ve todo con nitidez a pesar de que esta oscuro entre las dos paredes tan altas.
Tambien me impresiona la nota sobre la ciudad de Cadiz... muy interesante y muy completa.
ahora estoy...... sin resfrio y ...... sin voz
que tengas un lindo fin de semana.
ruisc_pt (10111) 2012-11-28 11:23
Uma perspectiva muito interessante em contra luz ao fundo sem perder os detalhes nos tons mais escuros.
Uma bela imagem
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (17972)
- 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/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 11:13