Hello friends and colleagues , today I present a composition in Caleta beach with a piece of the building of the resort, the beach and anchored boats , typical of this beautiful place in the Cadiz capital hope you like it , then some letters on the spa .
The Spa building of Our Lady of La Palma and the Royal , built in the twenties , is characterized by its location on the beach of La Caleta in the town of Cádiz ( Spain ) and its long lateral galleries that seem to embrace the sea.
It was opened in 1926 and replaced the traditional baths Real, installing wood existed in the early nineteenth century , along with those who also stood those of Palma, of similar structure , which were subsequently consolidated under the name of Royal and Palma.
The poor condition of the barracks led the council convene in 1924 a competition to build a new spa . This project aimed to provide an alternative entertainment , beach and swimming in the sea to the population living in the old town saving you the hassle and expense supposed to move to the beach Balneario Queen Victoria.
Among the contestants renowned architect Juan Talavera was , but the proposal chosen was Enrique García Cañas. She worked on the provincial architect Juan José Romero Aranda , who introduced some modifications. Apparently also introduced modifications of the works the contractor , the engineer constructor Levenfeld Alberto Spencer.
According to the architect Juan José Jiménez :
" ... The expression of the reinforced concrete structure , manifested abroad without concealment , when it was customary to hide under the decoration, is a significant step towards the aesthetics of modernism ." Building is implanted at the site with a large sensitivity : supported entirely on thin pillars embedded in the sand, so that high tide washes , forming a semicircle open sea , towards the western horizon where the castle and lighthouse of San Sebastian stands . This semicircle is separated from the line of the city wall , not hiding or desvirtuándola . Access to the building is from the light canopy entrance , across a bridge over the arena.La open semicircular shape, this classic buildings ( Praeneste , Palladio , Royal Crescent ) , also points to spas Brighton , which also has its echo in some ways ( the domes ) . Is this growing form that causes the powerful image of the building, so rooted in the city and in Cadiz , part of the facade of the town towards the sea , visible from the road faro.La decoration ranges from the art- nouveau and regionalist concepts that containment fail to compete with modern industrial aesthetic artifact of reinforced concrete. Perhaps the greatest empoción producing architecture is due to the stark contrast between the concrete and direct the new molding technique of the twentieth century , and with which delizadeza implanted at the site.
It is a reinforced concrete construction has two distinct nuclei :
The entrance pavilion , built on the wall .
The spa itself was built on stilts on the beach .
It consists of a central region flanked by towers topped by onion domes , from which depart two curved wings , covered pavilions at the ends open domes . In the whole modernist influence is obvious , but it is also evident the eastern historicism typical of the British spas. Presents few decorative elements , highlighting the tile panel depicting the Virgin de la Palma, painted by Juan Ruiz de Luna.
Its use as spa was opening for other purposes depending on the phasing out of the use of such facilities . Between 1936 and 1943 it housed a Naval School of Arrows . He also served as a cinema .
In 1958 the Provincial Government transferred ownership of Balneario de la Palma an entrepreneur , José Paredes González de la Torre , who thereafter was devoted both related to its operation as bath home for banquets activities parties, etc. .
In 1975 a project was developed to modernize facilities and better tailor it to their uses of hospitality . The main purpose of the project was developing the use of edifcio regardless of beach activities , on the main floor , for a remodel classrooms to allow large banquets , conferences, exhibitions, cultural activities, shows , etc poryecto . This project finally was not carried out by finally not have the necessary authorizations .
The progressive deterioration of the structure of the property due to the low quality of concrete led to its abandonment in 1975 , leaving the Spa largely demolished with consequent acceleration of its degradation. This situation sparked controversy about the desirability of pulling it back or definitively , that issue was settled with the declaration as Cultural Interest ( BIC ) in 1990 by the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía. Initiates procedures for rehabilitation several possibilities were shuffled in story to its final destination. For example , the possibility of building an indoor pool was studied. This new proposal then in Cadiz, was cer ta form a restoration also use the Spa and profitability was assured as evidenced by economic studies conducted . It is unknown whether the municipal rejection of the project was due to political reasons or arguments consistent . The fate of the building was once again suspended a good season, and the Ministry opted for the execution of emergency works , shoring and awaiting specific project definition bindings. Finally it was decided an administrative use since become the seat of the Centre for Underwater Archaeology of the Andalusian Historical Heritage Institute .
The restoration focused on the most significant elements that remained standing ie central towers, pavilions hexagonal ends of the wings, and the whole front bay and the entrance pavilion . The reconstruction focused on the wings, it was nothing of interest in them . All architectural elements were missing or had been replaced and the structure was disfigured by reinforcements executed in the 70s. Finally the new work was executed in the central area enclosed by porticoes fitting restorations long-span structure with header bays .
The decoration , balustrades , columns and finials , were reconstructed from period photographs of the construction of the building prefabricándolas workshop connected to the frame with anchor plates .
The restoration project was undertaken by architects Antonio Martín Molina , Montserrat Recaséns Díaz and José María Gracia Prieto .
Source Wikipedia .
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/32000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 50 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 12:31
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 479 kb
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dkmurphys (50416) 2014-04-01 8:18
Very beautiful beach composition. I like this white corner of the structure, it fits perfectly the blue of the sea.
Have a nice evening.
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-04-01 8:29
The old spa looks quite imposing against the sea and sky Angel and it's a good thing to restore the building especially as it is in such a 'public' space.
A strong composition that is dominated by the contrasting blue and white but which has some nice details to enjoy too.
ikeharel (59615) 2014-04-01 8:32
This is an outstanding beach view, Angel. Well done with the light mmanagement, sharpness, DOF and the beautiful white contrast to blue: sky and sea.
The boats anchored out at sea, gave good sense of scale when looking at. Bravo.
holmertz (42831) 2014-04-01 8:54
This is a very nice view from early summer two years ago. There are several great contrasts of white and blue areas and details in most of the composition. The glimpse of lightly dressed people underscores the fine atmosphere of a sunny and warm day. The colours are excellent and the photo is very well exposed.
serp2000 (41012) 2014-04-01 9:17
Greetings from Los Angeles, ;)
I see everything is ready for a new season. The people come to the beach after breakfast and look for the best place ;) Excellent summer colors, fine DoF!
Sorry, no time to read so big note. May be next time ;)
Romano46 (18466) 2014-04-01 9:28
dalla foto noto che Andalusia il bianco delle abitazioni viene utilizzato anche per le costruzioni a mare che, come in questo caso, ha anche un aspetto quasi moresco.
Belli e piacevoli, come al solito, i colori, che mettono a confronto il bianco della costruzione con l'azzurro del mare e lasciando alla sabbia di completare copn il suo colore dorato la parte residua.
Ottima luce, molto brillante e nitidezza perfetta.
Un ottimo lavoro.
Ciao e buona serata
rbassin (18989) 2014-04-01 9:50
une magnifique composition, j'aime bien le contraste bleu et blanc.
ourania (33565) 2014-04-01 10:15
I like very much the chromatic contrast in this picture. The colours are brilliant and they help create an attractive, graphical composition. The perspective, the shadow and the human presence help the structure look lighter and more elegant. I also like the white elements in the left side of the frame that offer balance and delight, i.e. the boats and the surf. You've made the harsh light feel very agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
dale54 (6673) 2014-04-01 10:24
angel hello...hope your having a great evening!..wonderful shot you give us...amazing color and view! love it! dale
eldancer1 (29495) 2014-04-01 10:40
Beautiful beach scene! Looks like the people are really enjoying the bright sunny day. Good pov and nice details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (108775) 2014-04-01 11:09
Quelle belle composition estivale, belle structure du bâtiment blanc qui fait un très beau contraste avec le bleu, belle réalisation
lousat (79165) 2014-04-01 14:51
Hi Angel,very very nice choice of point of view to create this great contrast between the blue of the sea and this bright white very well exposed,there is the perfum of summer into your pic,and i like it..ehehe...very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (35328) 2014-04-01 15:19
bello il bianco che si ripete nei vari punti della foto, a partire dalla costruzione, o dalla linea dell'onda, ma anche la punteggiatura delle barche ormeggiate, o i piccoli triangoli delle vele all'orizzonte.
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-01 18:01
Angel, nice seaside composition, with good color contrasts between the pure white of the domed building and the deep blue of the sea. Looks like a warm day there for early April. It's still 40F here today.
mirosu (15066) 2014-04-01 19:43
Beautiful photo in superb light. Excellent view to the blue sea with many small white boats. Excellent arrangement with the part of sandy beach and the white resort house and the nice blue sea water in BG. The selection of rather tight crop is perfect.
Very well done.
Corry (4508) 2014-04-01 20:36
Belle prise de vue qui nous offre un très beau contraste de couleurs. J'aime beaucoup le résultat. Bravo.
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-04-02 0:12
a beautiful photo with splendid composition, the POV is very effective, great details and colours, fascinating atmosphere,
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-04-02 0:50
beautiful place and superb composition of it!
I like this juxtaposition of the beautiful beach and the white,wooden building.
Strong graphical composition with beautiful colors my friend!
Have a nice day
Nicou (125220) 2014-04-02 1:10
quelle vue sur cette plage sueprbe ce sable et cet édifice avec la coupole quel blanc qui ressort mervielleux pur blanc et tous ces bâteaux blancs dans le bleu de l'eau quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (31339) 2014-04-02 3:42
Oh, this is such a welcome scene, it reminds one of holidays and days by the sea! The spa building makes a fine f/g focus, with many interesting shapes and unusual details to interest the viewers. It, also, anchors the f/g for a fine sense of depth to the boats and the distant horizon.
Have a great day,
fds (8624) 2014-04-02 5:43
Ciao caro amico del sud della Spagna e grazie per questa bellissima immagine estiva della costa andalusa
Ottimi i colori saturi e bello il bianco del patio sulla spiaggia che contrasta molto bene con il meraviglioso blu del mare
Grande realizzazione caro amico ottimamente riuscita e molto rilassante
Grazie ed un saluto da pisa
mohammad_H (9548) 2014-04-02 7:59
very nice landscape with beautiful blue sky background, clarity, color and sharpness, excellent building environment and displays this image, spectacular
jcpix (13716) 2014-04-02 19:57
Looks like the place to be, packed full of bright blue sky and inviting blue waters! Super composition, I love the use of the big, bold dome shape that draws immediate attention but still allows plenty of space for the surrounding scenery. A well controlled exposure has rendered balanced light, which is generally pretty tricky with such a stark white subject, but you've managed it smoothly here. Time for a swim! :) Have a great day ahead. All the best.
Graal (98670) 2014-04-03 10:52
interesting presentation of spa building on the beach. Good composition. Also I like the light, colors and architecture.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (125725) 2014-04-03 12:05
Ciao Angel, gran bella vista di un favoloso mare, graziosa scena animata, favolosa l'architettura dello stabilimento balneare, ottima nitidezza e bei colori mediterranei, bravo, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (15334) 2014-04-03 16:14
Gracias por la informativa nota que presede esta muy buena composicion
Me encanta el contraste blanco con azul , da idea de verano y esta tomada con un muy angulo
Me gusta el edificio, las olas y el velero en la lejania}
Te felicito por la foto y habitar en tan lindo puerto
claudeD (33990) 2014-04-04 10:04
very fine picture from the seaside in Cadiz. Excellent fresh colors and sharpness. I like the view very much and it gives holiday feelings to me.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
annjackman (20283) 2014-04-04 22:30
The white building has made an interesting subject and really stands out against the clear blue sky and water. A very sharp and well taken image.
Kind Regards, Ann
ChrisJ (100840) 2014-04-05 12:10
An unusual lifeguard tower or enclosed pier. The people underneath add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the yellow red sand and the blue sea and sky. Nice repetition of the bg boats. Have a nice weekend!
Gigidusud (17005) 2014-04-05 13:52
Excellent point de vue sur cette belle structure blanche qui contraste avec le bleu de la mer et du ciel. Une jolie photo estivale. J'aime beaucoup!
Bon dimanche mon ami.
Didi (57740) 2014-04-07 3:01
Une intéressante perspective en profondeur
Bonne et forte luminosité ambiante, je suis étonné qu'il n'y a pas de baigneurs dans ces eaux turquoises
Très bonne journée
josepmarin (57833) 2014-04-11 0:08
Hola amigo Ángel,
la nota informativa es impresionante y nos explica todo lo que debemos conocer de lo que nos muestras aquí, tanto a nivel histórico y cultural, como a nivel arquitectónico.
Desde luego que esta bella estructura de cemento pintada de blanco llama la atención por su elegancia y por su fantástica cúpula de reminiscencias árabes, mientras el fuerte contraste de su blancura con los azules del cielo y del mar da una gran potencia visual al conjunto, que has organizado en un eficaz encuadre, creando una composición muy agradable y atractiva.
Te felicito, es una bella foto, de una playa que me encantaría visitar algún día.
npecanhuk (67520) 2014-05-10 16:15
A very attractive and inviting picture!
It seems to be a very pleasant place to be by the sea just relaxing!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
Gracias por compartir!
Felicitaciones por la calidad de la foto!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (33336)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-01 8:02