Cádiz is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in southwestern Europe,it has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century.
Despite its unique site — on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea — Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with a wealth of attractive vistas and well-preserved historical landmarks. While the Old City's street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees supposedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World. (after Wikipedia)
Cadiz is surrounded by the sea from three sides, so you always come to the sea even if you loose your way in narrow streets (when going without map). Probably most people go to Spain to enjoy beaches. But this is the only seascape from my 11 days trip. I do not know why, but this side of Cadiz is less shown than the other near cathedral. And I liked this view very much.
I have an old photo from my visit 25 years ago, with giant ficus tree, maybe one brought by Columbus. But I couldn't find it this time.
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daddo (22978) 2014-07-14 1:17
Zdravo drugarice. Perfect weather and subsequent light accentuate the beauty of the sea, the different vegetation and the various textures of stone. a peaceful and contemplative image.Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
Spyder (247) 2014-07-14 1:29
I love this city, unfortunately my last visit was nearly 15 years ago. It looks much as I remember it. Very nice crisp, sharp image, thanks for posting it.
Royaldevon (26883) 2014-07-14 2:26
The very blue palette speaks volumes about the location. I like how you have used the decorative wall as a good separation line and as guide. It produces a good sense of perspective and an interesting feature in its own right.
Because of its history, I would assume that Cadiz is a great place to explore.
Have a good day,
kasianowak (5288) 2014-07-14 2:32
Jak piekny jest kolor morza w Kadyksie! Az chcialoby sie wejsc do tego zdjecia... :)
siudzi (32709) 2014-07-14 2:47
Piękna scena doskonale zbudowana przez super połączenie architektury oraz niesamowitej natury. Fajne spojrzenie na miejsce oraz dobra realizacja kadru.
snunney (79973) 2014-07-14 3:50
Good use of the sea wall to give the image depth and draw the viewer into the scene. Pleasing light and natural colours and a pleasant animated atmosphere all combine to produce a very successful image.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-07-14 4:00
Malgo, this is the hottest time to go to Cadiz and in Andalucia in general..I always visit there on early May or early October and it is great!! the color of the water is amazing!! enjoy your summer!!
Sergiom (55477) 2014-07-14 4:04
Une très belle ligne de côte. Le point de vue donne de la profondeur à l'image et permet de voir la mer ainsi que les beaux immeubles qui bordent la rive.
La lumière est spectaculaire.
Nicou (117398) 2014-07-14 4:48
quelle compo et iamge quelc adrage sur ce mur blanc avec les maison la pureté totale des tons et du ciel ces personnages sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (135908) 2014-07-14 5:15
Your trip to Spain has a lot lovely pictures delivered.
These picture is very nice and high quality.
Excellent panoramic view about these area, nice summery picture.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
carlo62 (28525) 2014-07-14 6:42
vuoi dire che l'ultima volta che hai visitato Cadice era appena rientrato Colombo dall'America????
Sto scherzando ovviamente :)
Bello scatto, la balaustra aumenta il senso di profondità e tutto questo blu e questa luce danno un forte senso di colore estivo.
holmertz (37793) 2014-07-14 7:28
What a nice place to go for a stroll with two packs, tripod and camera :-). Strangely enough this reminds me of Beirut. I love the tones of the water and the sky, and as always I like the inclusion of a few people.
mirosu (12684) 2014-07-14 7:40
Excellent view along beautiful sea promenade in superb light & clarity.
Well composed image with the blue sea and white buildings divided by the promenade walkway. The people around add nice life to the scene.
Very well done.
jjcordier (73824) 2014-07-14 13:20
Un bien bel endroit dont tu as fait une très bonne photo.
rychem (20127) 2014-07-14 21:53
To może być ilustracja do idealnego, luksusowego urlopu, piękne wybrzeże i fantastyczne kolory w słońcu Hiszpanii, marzenie
danos (83641) 2014-07-14 22:24
nice and charmy the waterfront of Cadiz with the natives and the tourists to enjoy their stroll there.I like the vivid colours as the beauty of the place.
Waylim (25162) 2014-07-14 22:57
Ah, this light, this blue sky, the turquoise sea, so full of lively and cheerful atmosphere. it is so inviting and there is not too many people. Excellent shot and relaxing atmosphere. I wish to be there right next to you. Gorgeous day.
COSTANTINO (52002) 2014-07-14 23:05
Good morning my dear friend
simple but pleasant photo for our eyes
I love the blue of the sea and the
freshness of the air
here we have a shot that changes everybody s
mood and shwos the great beauty of the sea
a place that everybody of us would love
to be there for a while
have a nice time
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-15 3:00
sloneczna promenada Cadizu ladnie ujeta z tego punktu widzenia. Podoba mi sie dyskretna obecnosc przechodniow, ktora dodaje zycia calosci. Odpowiednio nasycone kolory i dobre swiatlo, a takze swietna ostrosc.
ikeharel (53183) 2014-07-15 9:08
A fabulous city promenade, Malgo, and chosen a great POV over.
It looks as it was fortified in old days against a marine invasion, with the small guarding turret on mid-picture.
Turquoise sea-water are just stunning tone. DOF and clarity well collected, people added life on scene.
adramad (35711) 2014-07-15 15:50
Wonderful composition with the walls of Cadiz, and the sight of the leafy Alameda, with a nice variety of plants, the sea surrounding her beauty is unmatched.
A bright day with a great color.
Good management of the brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a good day.
Best wishes, my friend.
cornejo (28635) 2014-07-16 10:56
Hola Malgo, estupenda foto de estas bonitas murallas de Cádiz, buen pov, encuadre, nitidez, luz y color.
Muy buen y bonito trabajo, mis felicitaciones amiga mía.
Buena noche y feliz resto de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
Angel y Toñi.
ChrisJ (94842) 2014-07-17 1:57
Good density levels which have given clean whites and blacks. As well as superb colour saturation. The people on the esplanade at left add scale. The dark lamppost adds a graphic element. A wonderful blue sky backfrop. Tfs!
Cricri (101941) 2014-07-18 10:13
Bon POV tout en perspective, montrant a la fois la mer et la promenade, belle lumière et couleurs du ciel et de la mer, les personnes donne vie
robertosalguero (246) 2014-07-19 8:55
This is the city my wife wants to visit. From what I see here I think she will like it. The colour of the water in amazing. Few people around though, a sharp contrast of the large crowds in Barcelona. I like your point of view here Malgo. Glad you get to visit so many places :)
mcmtanyel (10979) 2014-07-24 22:25
Beautifully blue sea meeting an elegant promenade. I like how you divided the frame equally between the two.