Hello friends, today I present this beautiful view of the town hall, located in the charming Plaza San Juan de Dios in the ancient city of Cadiz, hope you like it. Then a few letters on this ancient city.
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: 10/20000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 10:58
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 267 kb
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ChrisJ (97920) 2013-01-19 3:44
Good framing of the bg clocktower at left between the 2 palm trees. Good sharpness, color & light contrasts. Th people add scale & context as well as animating the scene. Excellent colour saturation and perspective control. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (122215) 2013-01-19 3:52
Ciao Angel, great view on lovely square with beautiful building, nice composition with a lot of people, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (18450) 2013-01-19 3:54
questa tua foto è ricca di vita e di colore.
Molto piacevole il contrasto tra l'azzurro intenso del cielo e il colore molto delicato dell'architettura.
Ottimi nitidezza e contrasto
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-01-19 3:57
this is very pretty photo taken form perfect POV. The palm trees make it definietly much more attractive and add summery atmospehere. The composition, colors and sharpness all very well given!
npecanhuk (65500) 2013-01-19 4:04
Wonderful buildings and urban environment!
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (76910) 2013-01-19 4:09
Hi Angel,a great point of view to create this very rich and surrounding perspective,magnificent day whit the best light for the best colors too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
SNOOP_Chan (4103) 2013-01-19 4:11
Hello Angel, this is quite a beautiful image here. Never been to Spain, but images like yours make me want to. A perfect summer day i might say. Very alive, i like the sky.
PaulVDV (22129) 2013-01-19 4:19
I remember this town hall and the beautiful square with the palmtrees.
On this picture I really like the composition, the luminosity, the colours and the excellent sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
willperrett (7038) 2013-01-19 4:47
This photograph is full of colour and vibrancy. The architecture is beautiful, the light amazing, and the few people give just enough life without making it look crowded. When I was there a year ago, the whole square was a building site: I'm glad they've finished the work and made it such a lovely place to be. I'm not sure about the frame, though!
dta (66594) 2013-01-19 5:10
Hola Angel ,
TRès belle vue de cette jolie place et des imposants bâtiments , à travers les troncs de palmiers . Mêm si on ne voit pas leur tête , ça onctionne très bien ici .
jmdias (55415) 2013-01-19 5:13
me recuerdo de esta plaza y de las fachadas al rededor de ella, una lástima no poder me he quedado mas tiempo allá. hermoso punto de vista para mostrar cada detalle de la arquitectura y la belleza de la plaza. bien hecho.
jacquest (18667) 2013-01-19 5:37
I like the the light in this image and the angle of shot is well chosen. The colors are very nice and the sharpness is very good. The people add life in this beautiful architectural environment.
Sergiom (60070) 2013-01-19 6:02
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. Le palais offre une belle diagonale qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. J'aime les palmiers qui jouent à cache cache ainsi que la superbe luminosité de l'ensemble.
dkmurphys (49292) 2013-01-19 6:30
Very beautiful capture from the old square. I like the POV and the colors. Well taken, enjoy a fine afternoon.
ikeharel (57210) 2013-01-19 6:48
A vivid picture of the plaza, Angel, with great clarity and daylight collected.
Lovely scene with people go by, and the architecture's is marvelous in sight.
Buen fin de semana,
Graal (97485) 2013-01-19 7:08
architecture here is beautiful. Very nice place in Cadiz. Great weather and light you had. An interesting informations. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-01-19 9:56
Cuando estaba en España durante la ciclismo de rally, yo quería estar en Cádiz, pero no fue posible entrada allí en bicicleta, corriendo allí autopistas solamente. No te ofendas, pero el ciclismo español no es demasiado.
Hermoso lugar con casas maravillosas y palmeras en esta maravillosa ciudad.
Colores maravillosos y calidad de imagen excelente.
carlo62 (32793) 2013-01-19 10:39
la bella luce invade la bella piazza, le palme sono veramente alte e le persone lo dimostrano.
Molto interessanti le architetture che si affacciano sulla piazza.
jurek1951 (42156) 2013-01-19 13:08
Beautiful architecture, nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors.
bukitgolfb301 (35938) 2013-01-19 16:53
Hi Ciao dear Angel
Wow another fantastic and typical south European image!
What a fresh and comfortable colors and light are in the world!?! Great composition and framework, various components are well adjusted in one shot. Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
Nicou (122006) 2013-01-19 20:53
quelle présentation et image quel jeu de cadrage superbe image avec ces troncs et le bel édifice blanc en fond une merveille grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
brianmcc (6177) 2013-01-20 2:53
this is a lovely bright and vivid street scene. the blue sky is stunning and very visually effective. i love the tall trees running from the top to the bottom of the picture.
have a lovely sunday,
JFS (32459) 2013-01-20 3:12
Qué plaza y qué edificios más bellos Angel! Cádiz, una ciudad a descubrir, el otro día vi un reportaje en TV y me encantó. La foto es estupenda!
claudeD (32721) 2013-01-20 6:08
wonderful picture from Cadiz showing a very interesting architecture and a really amazing blue sky. I like the summer view very much with all our snowy and cold days here in Luxembourg.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-20 6:46
Very nice capture with so amazing architectural details.Very good colors and amount of saturation.I also like the POV and the framing you chose.Well done.TFS
Have a nice day
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-01-20 9:17
you´re really the best when it comes to presentation of the beauty of Andalucian architecture.This scene has all the good photo should have.Excellent POV and framing,superb quality and delightful,vivid colors.But the most important thing is,that you were able to convey perfectly the unique charm and atmosphere of this place.Magnificent shot my friend!
Have a good week
eldancer1 (27891) 2013-01-20 9:38
Awesome capture of this beautiful plaza and architectures. Details are sharp with good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (84330) 2013-01-20 12:00
Nice capture from Cadiz. The palm trees in the foreground creates a perfect compo with the nice architecture of the town hall at back.
TFS and best regards
TopGeo (38202) 2013-01-20 12:36
Hello aNGEL! is really beautiful country! Aside from the beauty of this architecture.perspective, note frame...
I especially like the POV to present us this scene. The POV with the balustrade on the left leads us nice towards the main subject of your composition.The image has also fantastic clarity and depth .Superb composition.
Atousa (7131) 2013-01-21 7:45
I like the use of palm trees in this composition.. the colors n details are great.. very well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
Cricri (106327) 2013-01-22 5:51
Très jolie vue des bâtiments entre les palmiers et les lampadaires, très belles architectures sous une belle lumière et des couleurs très agréable
SnapRJW (31137) 2013-01-22 8:40
Hello Angel - This scene is so inviting with the beautiful architecture, blue sky and tropical feel. Lovely vibrant image full of interesting detail. Warm regards rosemary
adramad (38039) 2013-01-22 9:35
Que lugar tan bonito y agradable, me gusta mucho esta composicion que enmarca el precioso edificio del Ayuntamiento entre las palmeras, buena colocacion de la farola entre ambos edificios, para adornar y no molestar.
Fantastica luminosidad en este bonito dia de sol, que te da tan buena nitidez.
Precioso y buen trabajo.
sacavem (18610) 2013-01-24 2:34
Good POV and good composition,great sharpness and clarity of the photo.
Do not like the color (pink) of the frame because they are an element that promotes distraction.
abmdsudi (43530) 2013-01-24 18:34
What a brilliant scene and amazing capture! Great lighting in contrast with a deep blue sky. I love the perspective and depth of this lively square making use of the palm trees as strong fg element and the nicely detailed architectural beauty as main focal. This really looks so elegant and charming too and so much of delicate detail registered and the overall effect is very pleasing to the eye. Indeed an eyecatching shot, Congrats on great work, TFS
josepmarin (57791) 2013-01-25 0:29
la luminosidad y los colores de esta foto son impresionantes, y hay una alta calidad en la imagen también.
El encuadre es armónico y eficaz para captar la belleza arquitectónica de esta plaza y del elegante edificio del ayuntamiento, y la variedad de elementos da una gran riqueza gráfica a la composición.
Me gusta la atmósfera agradable de un día de primavera, con este cielo tan limpio y bien polarizado y la luz del sol que baña la ciudad.
Excelente trabajo con la foto y con la información de la nota, amigo mío.
Hansaphotos (6777) 2013-01-28 6:07
A very attractive photo of this monumental building. The park in the foreground adds a relaxing atmosphere to the scene. Superb vibrant colours and very good colour and light management. Excellent work:) TFS.
mjw364 (7462) 2013-02-03 12:05
When I was a child I went on a cruise that stopped in Cadiz... I have no memory of the place now since it was such a long time ago but looking at this I would like to visit again. Beautiful bright colours on a sunny day.
jadesgran (5350) 2014-12-31 22:11
This is a pleasant scene with the architecture of the buildings standing out well in the deep blue sky.
I love the old fashioned street lamps and the tiered towers of flowers.
Many thanks for your comments on my pics in the past.
Best Wishes for you and your family in 2015.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (31514)
- 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, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 3:29