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.
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 10:44
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 273 kb
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jemaflor (89971) 2012-12-12 10:31
Intéressant pov sur cette rue avec cette tour, belle luminosité qui donne des teintes dorées à la pierre.
jacquest (18871) 2012-12-12 10:57
I like the POV you have chosen for this image. The distance on the street gives good deepness and the people give perspective. The colors are very nice under a good light. I like the clarity of the stone work. The framing by thhe tree branches adds a color contrast and the bird adds an element in the sky.
dale54 (6760) 2012-12-12 12:03
hello angel,very pleasant pic,great POV,beautifull buildings,great color too! tfs! dr
ourania (37252) 2012-12-12 12:33
the point of view, composition and colours of this urban view are fascinating. I like very much the dynamism the upward perspective and the tilt of the belfry give to this elegant composition. The details of the architecture, the interaction of lines and the people's movement keep our eyes delightfully busy. Light and colour management render the atmosphere extraordinary and very appealing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
npecanhuk (70734) 2012-12-12 15:18
Very beautiful architectural details and charming urban environment!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
TopGeo (38216) 2012-12-13 0:44
The beautiful old historic church is caught in brilliant light that brings out ture color, fantastic details and soothing shadows. The dark red and green make a lovely contrast and the cloudless blue sky the perfect background. The distance on the street gives good deepness and the people give perspective
I like the POV you have chosen for this image. .
lousat (83400) 2012-12-13 2:12
Hi Angel,an excellent capture of this very difficult perspective,great exposure and excellent details and color,i like the tree as a natural border.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (68540) 2012-12-13 6:00
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue et le cadrage vertical. La légère contre plongée est des plus efficace et les détails d'une grande netteté.J'aime beaucoup cet endroit.
eldancer1 (32718) 2012-12-13 7:56
I grow up on the island of Negros in the Philippines, most of the towns on this island are named after cities in Spain, Cadiz is one of them. Beautiful architecture, nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
adramad (41060) 2012-12-13 9:05
Muy bonito este rincon gaditano, con el hermoso contraste de la torre de la iglesia y la alegre fachada al fondo, esas ramas del arbol dan un bonito toque de color y adornan ese vacio de imagen.
Me gustan los tonos calidos de ambos edificios, buenos detalles en la imagen con muy buena luminosidad.
Pasa una buena tarde...., aqui seguimos con frio y ya comienza a lloviznar y soplar el viento.
Un fuerte abrazo.
Gigidusud (18225) 2012-12-13 14:16
Très jolie photo de cette rue pavée avec une splendide architecture et un excellent POV.Bravo!
Bonne fin de semaine mon ami.
JFS (32459) 2012-12-13 21:57
Tremenda definición amigo, parece HDR! Qué imagen más placentera y bonita, tengo ganas de conocer Cadiz. Gracias por compartir este bella fotografía.
Graal (100482) 2012-12-14 0:15
an interesting the fragment of Cadiz. Nice architecture of tower with clock. Also nice flowers on balconies of house. Good presentation. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (131294) 2012-12-14 1:20
quelle compo et clocher superbe image on voit l’horloge avec al route et ces maisons superbe captage et image.
Bravo et amitié
marina7 (8055) 2012-12-14 12:09
lovely corner of the old town! I like the natural colors, the stylish houses and the cobbled pavement. Well taken.
Have a nice evening
jhm (145072) 2012-12-15 1:35
The oblique tower gives a nice image.
The distance on the street gives good deepness and the people give perspective
I also enjoyed the management of light, chosen pov and composition.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
A very well taken care off picture.
Very well done Angel, thanks.
Have a nice weekend,
fabbs99 (16819) 2012-12-15 10:30
Interesting architecture with warm colors over the composition.Light and contrasts are also excellently wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Congratulation!
josepmarin (58007) 2012-12-16 11:55
tienes razón, es una bonita calle del casco antiguo de Cádiz, que podemos disfrutar gracias a tus eficaces encuadres.
La cuesta de la calle y la lógica distorsión de verticales del gran agular crean una fuga de líneas agradable y dinámica, que funciona muy bien a pesar que a veces intentamos corregirla.
Me gusta la esplendida luz y la potencia de los colores, así como la maravillosa arquitectura de las casas y de la torre, y las ramas en el primer plano, abrazando el conjunto con elegancia.
Es un bello trabajo, amigo mío.
Silvio1953 (131560) 2012-12-17 0:41
Ciao Angel, lovely corner of ancient city, excellent clarity, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (111963) 2012-12-17 10:15
Une rue très jolie, bien présenter avec la tour horloge, le feuillages et le lampadaire, un ensemble de façades blanches et ou de briques brunes, belle présentation
delpeoples (55210) 2012-12-18 20:01
Hola querido Angel
che bella! The leaning tower of Cadiz! :) I love the effect of the wide angle lens, the distortion is very artistic and gives us a completely different perspective than one would get if merely looking at it through our eyes. Excellent sharpness and wonderful colours.
Thanks for sharing, un abrazo
ikeharel (63779) 2013-01-18 2:51
The street scene is beautiful, as you wrote in the note. But, on picture there is a notable lens-distortion especially on the tower.
Sometime there is a hasitation where to post a good POV to avoid this - but very often it is not in the hands of the cameraman to choise. If the choise is to take or not - I am always in favor taking the shot.
Nevertheless, I recon Cadiz has many intriguing but lovely corners.
claudeD (35883) 2013-07-15 22:28
very fine picture from Cadiz showing this interesting location. Very good composition and fine colors.I like the picture very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (36297)
- 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/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-12 9:52