Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another view of the Plaza de San Juan de God of the historic city of Cadiz, hope you like the pretty light of this city, then a few letters of the city.
Cádiz is a city and municipality located in the Spanish province of Cádiz , in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the extreme southwest of continental Europe . It is the capital of the homonymous and adjacent province Jerez de la Frontera is one of the two principal cities in the metropolitan area of the Bay of Cádiz -Jerez , third population center of Andalusia and one of the most economically active and industrially , in Andalusia, Spain . Also conforms with the municipalities of Chiclana de la Frontera , El Puerto de Santa María , Jerez de la Frontera , Puerto Real, and San Fernando Rota the Association of Municipalities Bay of Cadiz. Today Cadiz is known for his long and influential history, one of the oldest cities in 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 made independent constitutions of the former Spanish colonies. The history of Cádiz is typical of a city marked by its strategic military and commercial situation , halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the oldest Phoenician settlements in the 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. Her left Hannibal to conquer Italy and Julius Caesar himself was granted the title of civitas federata the Roman Senate. The city reached great prosperity in Roman times . Amphitheatres , aqueducts and becomes the second most populous city of the Empire for a short period are constructed . 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 enters 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 style of wide open city of antiquity slowly gave way to a small 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 first became a middle class of free citizens called colonus . The city was conquered by the Byzantines in 522 , conquered by the Visigoths in 620 and conquered by the troops of Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 , the Battle of Guadalete . During that time he demolished the statue of Hercules, in the temple of Hercules. The reconquest of Cádiz is included in the recapture of the Guadalquivir (1243-1262) , incorporated in 1264 to the crown of Castile. Not until the Reconquista when it They establish in the Bay of Cadiz shipyards actual Crown of Castile and the beginning of the Age of Discovery , when the city emerges with great momentum. From left numerous ports discoverers like Christopher Columbus or Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and conquerors in colonial times , which allowed the rich and centuries later , the creation of a bourgeois , liberal and revolutionary society. As a city that had the monopoly of trade with America , home of the House of Trade and Fleet Indian , 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 foundation and appointment of the first session in the new detached villa by Royal Decree with the name of Villa de la Real Isla de León . In decline, after his involvement in the War of Independence and sunk after the loss of Cuba , the city does not stop growing in population ( in the 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 not regained its importance at the state level .
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/32000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 11:36
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 298 kb
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ikeharel (58231) 2014-07-25 12:06
Excelent photojob, Angel, wide plaza decorated with palm tres and lamp-posts "planted" around.
Well allocated the pic. space, fine blue sky aloft.
Buen fin de semana,
ourania (32127) 2014-07-25 12:40
Cadiz is a very lovely, sunny city and you know it so well that you always create elegant and confident compositions to show us its character. This composition is very interesting because, despite the interference of trees and lamp posts, we have a clear and comprehensible view of the background. The colours are rich and bright, they are delightful and surely play a role in the instant impact of your picture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
ktanska (24926) 2014-07-25 13:20
Lovely city square. Those palms create almost tropical feeling. Architecture is pretty similar on those buildings but there's still nice variations. Cadiz is a city I certainly want to visit some day.
Nicou (123272) 2014-07-25 20:31
quelle belle image et place superbe avec ces maisons colorées en fond ce palmier le pavage que cela sent bien le Sud fantastique compo.
bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (56255) 2014-07-25 22:07
Good morning my dear friend
as always here we have a perfect postcard
full of lightness and sharpness
the main characterstic of your shots is
the vivid blue color the beauty and the
simplicity together verywell composed
all your photos bring your personal
stamp and everybody can understand
that the photo is yours
I like the palmtrees creating
a tropical feeling
have a nice time
emka (79926) 2014-07-25 23:48
Hola Angel. I know this place :). Nice view from the white city. beautiful palms and houses, splendid blue sky but I know now that it means hot.
Have a great weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2014-07-26 0:09
nice colors and view with these palms and interesting lamplight.
have a nice sunday.
wolf38 (31282) 2014-07-26 1:00
Today I shall be very brief, as my move is imminent.
The photo is the way I visualize. Everyone has their way of seeing and each photo shows the personal signature of the photographer.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
snunney (84931) 2014-07-26 4:12
A pleasing well balanced composition, nicely illuminated and with good colours and sharpness. I like how the majestic palm trees seem to dominate the background buildings.
Sergiom (61172) 2014-07-26 5:27
Quelle belle grande place de Cadiz. Tu as choisi un très bon point de vue pour nous permettre d'en voir une grande partie sous une superbe lumière qui a chassé les touristes a l'ombre.
serp2000 (40352) 2014-07-26 5:32
Another excellent postcard from Cadiz, after your photos I just think I know this city and I can to visit another place ;)
Very nice composition, fine details of the square, marvelous colors!
Have a great weekend!
Silvio1953 (123603) 2014-07-26 8:22
Ciao Angel, piacevole composizione con una bella piazza ornata da tante palme, ottima nitidezza e bei colori, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
rychem (24022) 2014-07-26 9:15
This is a beautiful square with very nice architecture, decorative street lanterns and beautiful forms of palm trees, great photo
jemaflor (85510) 2014-07-26 23:44
Plaisant vue avec ces façades et ces palmiers, la luminosité est agréable avec un bon rendu des couleurs, joli ciel bleu.
Cricri (107306) 2014-07-27 4:06
Une place agréable peuplée de palmiers, les lampadaires, les belles façades sous le ciel bleu, belle présentation
jhm (140070) 2014-07-27 4:44
Thank you very much for your interesting long note.
Your picture care for quiet and pleasant place for take, a break on one of the nice terraces.
Wonderful city landscape, and splendid panorama view about these area.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
adramad (38573) 2014-07-27 4:50
Una preciosa imagen de esta ciudad encantadora, bonita linea de fachadas en este caso, a las cuales el grupo de palmeras, añade un gran encanto.
Los colores dan un potente toque a la imagen.
Excelente resolución y muy buen enfoque.
Muy buen trabajo, amigo mio. Me encanta
Disfruta un feliz domingo.
Graal (97861) 2014-07-27 7:07
very nice place in Cadiz here. I like the square with palms. Also interesting architecture of houses in BG. Good shot and presentation.
Have a nice new week.
macjake (57074) 2014-07-27 9:25
this scene is quite the contrast compared to your previous post.
this image is more quiet and peaceful, the previous street scene has alot of activity and busy lines from the architecture - a stark contrast.
its hard to resist the palm trees, makes us feel welcome and gives a sense of calm.
warm and inviting scene
nikkitta (14858) 2014-07-27 12:28
Buenas tardes Angel
Buena presentacion de esta plaza de tu ciudad l que las palmeras y la fuerte luz le dan un ambiente tropical
Me gustan las casa del fondo, mezcla de modernas y antiguas y de poca altura que es bueno
Buen trabajo y buena semana
eldancer1 (28513) 2014-07-27 14:18
Maybe someday I will make it to Spain to visit relatives. I like your series about Cadiz, very informative. Nice capture of this plaza with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jacquest (18747) 2014-07-27 14:27
This is a very nice presentation of this plaza with a sense of deepness with the distance on the pavement. The franing with the trees and the lampost is weel done. A good light, a perfect sky and good clarity.
mirosu (14532) 2014-07-28 1:26
Excellent view to nice Cadiz houses. I like the arrangement with the square and the palm trees in foreground. All in superb light & clarity.
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
Fis2 (86309) 2014-07-28 11:57
Good frame and colors.
Palms add savor of composition.
Greetings from Greater Poland.
claudeD (33234) 2014-07-29 9:30
a very fine picture from Cadiz showing this well plaza in Cadiz.Excellent composition, fine sharpness and clarity. The blue sky is amazing. Remembers me our holidays in Andalucia. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ChrisJ (99304) 2014-07-29 15:50
Nice repetition of the palm trees with punchy light contrasts and good graphism & color saturation. A wonderful blue sky that contrasts nicely against the splashes of orange yellow. The people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs!
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-07-29 22:46
Oh, It is really a lovely image. Excellent clarity of the building and in front of street, plam trees and with a beautiful background of superb blue sky. Well colour management, good framing and composition.
with best wishes and warm regards.
PiotrF (9698) 2014-07-30 11:00
Nice view of the historic city of Cadiz. Interesting notes.
Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb
Very well done
abmdsudi (43718) 2014-07-31 8:37
Lovely blue sky as strong contrasting colour complementing the fountains as main subject of interest. Great DOF, good colours, clarity and depth. Excellent capture, Congrats
mkamionka (30694) 2014-08-20 5:37
I had a pleasure to visit this lovely town and although so pretty I have to say it is very challenging to present it. The streets are narrow and very strong light with strong contrasts. You have selected a nice spot here, the square is so full of color and charming townhouses. Plus there are palm trees and elegant lamps for decoration, Very well done,
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32202)
- 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/9.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 11:49