Hello friends, today I offer an overview of the entrance walls of the ancient city of Cadiz, popularly called Puerta de Tierra, the rest of the city is surrounded by water, then some letters with the history of the monument and the city, I hope you enjoy.
The Land Gate is an architectural monument which is a stronghold of the wall that was entering the city of Cadiz. Built by the architect Torcuato Cayon academic in the eighteenth century, the cover is carved in marble and is designed more as a religious altarpiece as military fortification.
It is one of the most significant monuments of the city, dividing, at present, the Old Town (popularly known as "Cadiz" or "Cadiz Cadiz") and the modern (popularly known as "Land Gate" or "Outside the Walls") city.
In the sixteenth century the first wall was built in this area and in 1574 was expanded to protect two bastions. In the eighteenth century acquired its final appearance. In the center of the building opens a marble façade designed by José Barnola, in 1756. Conceived more as a religious altarpiece as military fortification, was executed under the direction of Torcuato Cayon. For the facade that leads into the city built a marble portico as a triumphal arch.
The Tower of Puerta de Tierra was erected at the end of 1850 to serve as the tower No. 57 Line optical telegraph Andalucia José María Mathé, which could send messages from the Ministry of the Interior (in Madrid) to Cadiz almost two hours, if the weather permitted. There are many images and some texts show that this optical tower became operational from 1851 until late 1857, when it was replaced by the electric telegraph poles. The telegraph parts were for governor of the province of Cadiz, but sometimes were published in local newspapers, such as The National or the Official Journal of the Province. The Tower of Puerta de Tierra, but have forgotten now, was known in the late nineteenth century as the "Tower Mathé", in memory of the director of the optical telegraph lines (which also created the Telegraph Corps in 1855).
In the first half of the twentieth century, with the growth of the city by extramural areas, considered the possibility of demolishing the entire set and allow greater access to vehicles downtown. Finally it was decided the partial filling of the trenches and the opening of two new arcs in the stretch of the wall. The work was led by architect Antonio Sanchez Esteve. On its walls purple flag flies from their canton.
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
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Date Taken: 2012-05-28 10:23
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Gigidusud (16289) 2012-11-28 11:21
Hola mon voisin,
Très jolie cette entrée de la ville avec cette belle architecture.Un bon POV et un excellent cadrage.Bravo!
Bonne soirée Angel.
jacquest (18743) 2012-11-28 11:23
This is a well done presentation of those walls with the two arches. The image is well constructed, the light gives good colors over this blue sky and the sharness is good.
serp2000 (40330) 2012-11-28 11:28
Good evening, Angel,
This Gate reminds me Lion Gate in Mumbai, for example. Good presentation, very informative note and excellent illustration. Attractive colors!
mesutilgim (85318) 2012-11-28 11:36
Very nice capture from Cadiz.
Good chosen panorama format which fits perfectly to the scenery.
Very good light.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (85394) 2012-11-28 11:37
Bien présenté avec un bon angle et un rendu des couleurs magnifique, cela valorise le lieu et l'architecture.
Silvio1953 (123431) 2012-11-28 11:53
Ciao Angel, great view of fantastic gate, fascinating composition with flowers in FG, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cargus (8459) 2012-11-28 21:47
Beautiful architectural scene,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
Graal (97777) 2012-11-29 0:19
an interesting place in Cadiz. Amazing two gates, statues and tower in center. Good panoramic composition. Well presentation.
Have a nice day, my friend.
Hansaphotos (6871) 2012-11-29 4:30
A nice picture of these ancient walls. A nice symmetrical composition. A well chosen POV that also includes the foreground lawn for a nice colour contrast. Splendid details. Very well done! TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
Sergiom (61036) 2012-11-29 6:13
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image, à partir du point de vue bien choisi, du cadrage impeccable et de la jolie lumière qui fait bien ressortir les couleurs.
ikeharel (58113) 2012-11-29 8:41
Most beautiful wide view on the Porta.
Wall and tower, with sculpture of a more modern time on the front, all decorated with the white flower on grass.
Lovely taken photo.
eldancer1 (28495) 2012-11-29 9:31
Very nice capture of this historic monument! Nice to see people for sense of proportion. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
rychem (23922) 2012-11-29 10:11
First quality photo, beautiful view of the walls and gates. perfectly composed and presented
Nicou (123144) 2012-11-29 21:20
quelle compo et image fantastique vue et cpatage ce ciel bleu cet édiffice quelle vue avec le gris sombre de la route, le belle fleur qui coupe le plan mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (33175) 2012-11-30 5:28
very fine composition for this interesting picture of the entrance to Cadiz. Fine colors and excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Tigerlily (3107) 2012-11-30 9:35
Beautiful shot, wonderful colour and light. The blue sky made a wonderful back drop for the magnificent architecture.
Cricri (107236) 2012-11-30 10:07
Intéressante architecture de ces muraille et entrée de la ville ancienne, joli avant plan et séparation des deux routes, belle lumière et couleurs
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2012-11-30 11:42
interesting building and fine colors.
jmdias (56059) 2012-11-30 15:44
me recuerdo de esta grande puerta, su composicion esta perfecta para mostrar los detalles de la arquitectura y la belleza del jardín en primer plan. una imagen con perfecta cualidad. GPC.
adramad (38509) 2012-12-01 9:57
Una magnifica composicion con una perfecta simetria, de este icono tan hermoso de la ciudad de Cadiz. Es una maravillosa entrada a la ciudad, que en esta gran composicion nos permite recrearnos en su vision, con su bonito colorido y gran nitidez.
Bien hecho y presentado.
Disfruta del fin de semana, supongo que con menos frio que aqui, esta semanita ya esta siendo invernal.
shevchenko (19279) 2012-12-02 19:46
What a colourful view in a sunny day, good frame to show a beautiful entrance gate, lovely old architectures that built by stones, I like the beautiful gardening at foreground too, fountain and statues add more artistic effect to the scene, distinct image, good shoot.
bayno (18342) 2012-12-04 0:01
beautiful sunday...wwith so nice light, wonderful colors and perfect cut, the quality is excellent, interesting architecture too...
have a good day...
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-12-09 1:08
beautiful and impressive building and Monument.It´s the most beautiful way the city of Cadiz can welcome its guests.I like the way you immortalize the scene on your photo.Very good POV and delightful,vivid colors and contrast.Love the way the colors contrasts with each other.Green,brown and blue really magnificent!Beautiful presentation my friend!
Wish You a pleasant sunday
wolf38 (31282) 2012-12-09 4:12
Hello Angel. Title, photo and text complement each other perfectly. It is an ideal TE photo. Composition, light and colors are great.
sacavem (18610) 2012-12-10 6:49
A antiga porta entre dois continentes.Um bonito postal ilustrado desta parta antiga. Julgo a a composição tem pouca profundidade, você não tinha mais espaço para recuar?
macjake (57074) 2012-12-11 10:41
the longer i look at this scene, the more i enjoy it.
its funny how the simple angled arrow on the left makes such a difference visually.
lovely colors and attention and detail made to the composition.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32116)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2012-11-28 10:44