Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer this overview of the two ponds in the beautiful grounds of the gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba, lovely gardens that will show here slowly, then some letters on the history of the Alcazar. Hope you like.
The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, is a military building ordered built by King Alfonso XI of Castile in 1328, on previous constructions (the Moorish Alcázar, the former seat of the Roman governor and Customs, located in one of the margins Guadalquivir River), in Cordoba, Spain.
The Alcázar is declared of cultural interest since 1931. It is part of the historic center of Cordoba, which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1994.
After the Spanish conquest of the city the site occupied by the old Boniface IV was divided between King Fernando III, the bishop, some noble and the Order of Calatrava. Fortification was determined between 1328 and 1329, by the Castilian king Alfonso XI, on previous constructions.
Hosting kings in their stays Córdoba, Ferdinand and Isabella spent more than eight years on the strength leading from it, the campaign against the Kingdom of Granada. In these same units (Tower of Homage), Christopher Columbus asked for maritime venture funds in 1486, and saw one of his sons birth, the Infanta Dona Maria, future Queen of Portugal. After the campaign of Granada and the completion of the campaigns against the Muslims in Spain, the Catholic Monarchs gave the property to the church authorities, which made him the Holy Office, then losing his palatial character. In 1812, after the abolition by the Constituent Cortes of Cadiz Court of the Inquisition, became civil prison until 1931, was devoted to military installations, which cedideron it in 1955 to the City of Córdoba.
The architectural ensemble has a sober on the outside and inside superb, with magnificent gardens and courtyards that maintain a Mudejar style. It is topped by four towers (Paloma, Lions, and Inquisition Tribute), giving the building an almost square.
The main hall of the building, built in the eighteenth century, is called "Hall of Mosaics", since it is possible to admire the stunning mosaics found in the late 50s in the square of the Loch and were part of the circus Roman and a third-century sarcophagus.
In the basement of the existing plant is still possible to find remains of those who believe they were real bathrooms used by dignitaries from the Muslim era.
The old Huerta del Alcázar has become an impressive area of approximately 55,000 m² of magnificent gardens with species such as palm trees, cypresses, orange and lemon trees, surrounding some elegant fountains and ponds.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 48 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-06 16:14
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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lousat (57674) 2013-03-22 11:42
Hi Angel,very nice and simmetric view on these gardens so beautifuls,i like the very brigh colors,in particular the green.Not lucky whit the moment,the backlight on the water and on the sky is very terrible..ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (97727) 2013-03-22 11:45
merveilleuse photo quelle perspective et compo quelle vue avec beaucoup de profondeur avec ces fontaines et les lignées d'arbres grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (73114) 2013-03-22 12:32
I like frame and perspective.
Good colors and sharpness.
Warm greetings from Poland - Southern Greater Poland.
Good night and nice weekend.
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-03-22 12:36
Ciao Angel, great perspective on fantastic garden, lovely composition with nice people in FG, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
siudzi (23891) 2013-03-22 12:41
You have found a really good POV to present this fantastic place. The symmetry of your composition works here very well. Clarity, sharpness and saturation executed on top. Very good shot.
jacquest (14152) 2013-03-22 13:19
This is a good view of those gardens and the straight line of view gives deepness. The people sdd perspective. The light gives good colors and sharpness. I like those line of tree framing the ponds.
carlo62 (12610) 2013-03-22 15:03
bella prospettiva ed ottimo pov.
Una eccellente condivisione, perlomeno per me che non conoscevo questo giardino.
Graal (88908) 2013-03-23 0:13
very nice view and place in Cordoba. Good POV and perspective. Alcazar is beautiful. Well informations and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Sergiom (39259) 2013-03-23 5:29
J'ai beaucoup aimé ces jardins. J'y ai passé une journée complète et c'est un très beau souvenir. Malheureusement, c'était à l'époque de l'argentique. J'aime l'effet de profondeur que donne ces nombreux bassins et la gestion de la lumière très difficile.
SWEETFREEDOM (18417) 2013-03-23 5:35
beautiful p.o.v. . i like the lush green of the trees.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-23 5:57
good POv for this shot and eye pleasing symmetrical composition. Nice light and colors, very good sharpness. Interesting note accompanying the picture.
Thanks for sharing
rychem (9227) 2013-03-23 8:57
Nice symmetry in this photo, excellent perspective, very nice spring scene in the gardens,
bukitgolfb301 (30067) 2013-03-23 21:03
Hi Ciao dear Angel
So wonderful and fantastic park is well prsensented by nice synmetry and great panfocus appraoch. Tasteful color touch and soft light catrching are also nice and comfortable to see.
Thanks and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
thebest (3370) 2013-03-23 21:29
Wonderful & impressive gardens - I have to congratulate you on your highly interesting & extensive notes - Your photo is very interesting & full of detail.
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-03-23 22:56
beautiful and spectacular place you presented. I really like it. Magnificent work. Tfs.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
chrisvek (5483) 2013-03-24 8:07
Very wonderful composition.Awesome colors and contrasts.Great saturation and framing too.
Have a great day
claudeD (24173) 2013-03-24 9:10
I like your contribution to TE here very much.excellent symetric composition and fine fresh colors. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-03-28 2:50
Hola Angel, un lugar maravilloso, cultural con tanta historia escondida en su huerta y sus jardínes!
Tanto para ver y aprovechar en éste sitio tan attractivo y hermoso.Muy bonita foto amigo mio!
serp2000 (29206) 2013-04-01 6:37
Attractive composition, good postcard from Cordoba. I see you have got warm weather on April. Just the summer colours! I have plans to visit Spain on late April- early May. But I think, Andalucia is so far from Madrid.))
Best wishes from Russia,
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (18088)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-22 10:55