Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer a nice view of the charming fishing village of A Guarda, with the beautiful light of the sunset and the beautiful Mount Santa Tecla to the back, from where there are marvelous views that gradually will show here. Hope you like it, then some letters on the villa.
La Guardia (in Galician and officially A Guarda) is a municipality in southwestern Galicia, the southernmost population of the province of Pontevedra (Spain).
The history of the town of La Guardia is largely conditioned by its privileged geographic location. Strategic place with abundant natural resources ideal for human settlement and political friction between states.
The early history of La Guardia began with the first human remains found in the area. Specifically were in different terraces that make up the Minho river valley where, on the 10000 a. C., began to settle factions of primitive men, on the slopes of Monte key that leads to the river. Hominids were expanded through the valley and the nearby coast, areas favorable for subsistence.
The next chapter was in the Neolithic period, between 5000 to. C. and 2000 a. C., which were found in various places a development of the stone industry. The most characteristic feature of this period are the petroglyphs, carved on the stones with schematic drawings with great courage documentary about the life of this period.
Between 2000 and 1000 a. C. we find the Bronze Culture in which this mineral is manipulated to make, after appropriate casting, a wide range of objects. In these years also date the first contact by sea with Mediterranean cultures, first the Phoenicians and then the Greeks.
During the first millennium ad C consolidated the Iron Age would have the decisive manifestation military culture. No doubt this was the period of greatest splendor in the history of that La Guardia and many of the remains show signs, especially in the abundance of forts: Santa Tecla, A Forca, O Castro and A Bandeira. These include the first quoted, dated between the first century. C. to the first century, located near the summit of the mountain, is one of the most significant samples Galician-Roman Culture of Galicia.
Among the many highlights archaeological castro de Santa Tegra. A walled town with gates on the north and south. It still visible remains of the road layout, housing, canals and water tanks, furnaces ...
This site has an archaeological museum which displays various ancient cultures that settled in La Guardia. The showcases can see parts of the Paleolithic (bifacial knives, spikes ...), Neolithic (polished knives, ceramics ...), from the Bronze Age (sickles, knives ...), Culture castreña ( stone carvings, pottery and bronze and gold jewelry) and Roman (terra sigilatta, tiles, vases, coins ...).
The fort culture was diluted with increasing Romanization. The people were leaving and the beginning to settle in the valleys to farm. From Roman remains found in the center of the population, in the place of Saa, in O Castro and paint. After V century came the conquest of the Swabians that would prolong the Roman welfare.
In the High Middle Ages by the Miño Bajo Christian religious communities settled in various monasteries, the former being subject to administrative concerning Bishop of Tuy. At the time of the conquest and after several reforestation, King Alfonso II granted the hunting ground of the mouth of the river to the Earl of Sotomayor.
From the twelfth century, La Guardia was under the stewardship of the Cistercian Monks who were placed in Oya. Among the documents is given a good account of the thriving commercial life was the locality. A period which will be the urban layout similar to other seaside towns like Bayonne or Noya Galicia, with a triangle-shaped walls, with one side towards the sea and the vertex opposite the church. In late medieval parish church expands to accommodate population growth.
The demographic issue will be decisive in the sixteenth century with the arrival of several pandemics will cause a loss in population. Licensed by Philip II, the Sotomayor promote a convent of Benedictine nuns community independent of the parent of San Paio Antealtatres de Compostela.
The seventeenth century will be crucial to the history of La Guardia due to pressures arising from belligerent Thirty Years War. He built the Castle of Santa Cruz, one garrison conquered by the Portuguese in 1665. With this win belonged to La Guardia Kingdom of Portugal for three years. From that time also is a small fort located on a small island in the mouth of the harbor, a building that was called Atalaya, protagonist element shield villa.
Mouth of the River Miño (border between Spain and Portugal), in Camposancos, La Guardia.
The most important thing happened in later centuries was the decline in living standards, a determining factor that will lead many people to emigrate to America in the nineteenth century, especially the Antilla of Puerto Rico. In 1845 he cleaves is now the city of O Rosal, leaving La Guardia formed in three parishes (Santa Maria de La Guardia, San Lorenzo and La Visitation Salcidos Camposancos). In the second half of this century are installed in place of A Pasaxe an important Jesuit college.
The twentieth century was structured by the social divide that led to the Spanish Civil War. The Guard quickly joined the national uprising, but the conflict was noted especially in the repression of rear, stroll, executions, concentration camps, beatings, extortion, exile.
Currently, exceeded the threshold of XXI century, La Guardia is a town that suffers a covert conversion which, after heyday in the fisheries sector, attempts to transform, due to its lack of industrial fabric, in a town hall dedicated to services, especially tourism. But this shift has alleged that recurrence of a new wave of emigration, this time to the Canary Islands. This problem makes it a municipality with no variations in census years.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-10 20:31
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 492 kb
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Nicou (128864) 2013-08-14 10:53
Avec la petite lune dans ce décor quelle compo la belle roche en premier plan, le reflet dans la vitre et toutes ces belles maisons quelle vue et captage.
Bravo et amitié
jacquest (18869) 2013-08-14 11:41
The light at sunset has no angle, so it baths the landscape directly and brings out saturated colors. The distance on the water gives deepness toward the buildings and their illumination contrasts with the greenery of the cliff. Good composition and light management.
annjackman (20701) 2013-08-14 11:43
I like the quality of light very much - there are some gorgeous golden tones in the FG. Beautifully sharp and well presented.
Kind Regards, Ann
rbassin (19633) 2013-08-14 11:59
la très belle lumière du coucher du soleil met en évicence le village et crée de bon reflets sur l'eau.
ines8 (6108) 2013-08-14 12:19
Splendid and very refined composition, wonderful sparkles and light, beautiful and fine details.
korbee (6617) 2013-08-14 12:35
This is a lovely evenong photo,we can see the moon already out there ;=],and children playing on the rocks in front,a cloudy sky would be more exiting,but thats not in your hands my friend..
I wish you a good evening.
carlo62 (38000) 2013-08-14 14:34
c'è la luna e c'è un riflesso in mare che sembra conbaciare con la luna stessa, nel mezzo un bellissimo panorama ben inquadrato.
Ottima esposizione e bei colori.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-14 16:34
Indeed it looks like a charming small fishing village in the light of the sunset, which produces a golden and warm atmosphere. Fine sharpness and vibrant colour tones. Well done
rychem (27446) 2013-08-14 20:37
Beautiful view of this Spanish village, the warm light adds charm to this picture and the little moon is a bonus :)
emka (85179) 2013-08-14 23:57
Wonderful view in the big format. marvelous light in the evening. How beautifully lit is the row of the houses near the bay. Spectacular view. and two nice details, the kid on the rocks and moon above.
Warm regrads MAlgo
SWEETFREEDOM (23378) 2013-08-15 0:50
very nice light. i like the colors of the houses' facades.
ikeharel (62081) 2013-08-15 1:03
Bright golden afternoon light granted the town with a super shining glow, Angel.
You were on the right moment with a camera over there.
Excelent allocation of pic. space, contrast and sharpness well collected.
Cricri (110627) 2013-08-15 5:14
Belle lumière de fin de journée, le coté sauvage que donne les rochers, la vue sur le village, un tout sous une belle et douce lumière, tout beau les reflets et les petits bateaux sur cette mer calme
Sergiom (66209) 2013-08-15 5:20
J'aime beaucoup la lumière dans cette composition. Elle fait exploser les couleurs des maisons qui bordent le petit port de mer, beau comme on les imagine dans nos envies de vacances au soleil.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-08-15 8:33
Pretty light across the buildings glints off some of the windows as the sun sinks in the sky. The moon rises and so night begins. Small children enjoy the rock pools and peace permeates the scene. Beautiful colours and a fine presentation. Warm regards Rosemary
Miguel82 (26528) 2013-08-15 13:03
The view of that marina is nice, the light is excellent, you took that image at the end of afternoon, fine colors and pov
bartekp (4746) 2013-08-15 13:50
Very good composition, houses in harbour and up forest. Nice sunset colors.
Have a nice evening
Waylim (25368) 2013-08-15 16:22
the sunset light adds a really nice warm tone to the overall landscape. The moon in the beautiful blue sky adds a romantic mood to whole iamge and the children playing o the rock adds liveliness to the composition.
Excellent quality and details.
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-08-15 23:28
This is a clasic shot.Lots of colors from the buildings and the bay.Sharpness and colours are fantastic. Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
Graal (99776) 2013-08-17 1:05
nice presentation of village by sea. Nice panoramic composition. Amazing sky with the moon. Interesting note and very well done photo.
Have a nice WE.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-08-17 2:57
the town is delightful,but even more I like the way you presented it to us and this special light,which create here so fabulous and unique mood of the place and the scene.Finally the smooth reflections in the water and the way the sun illuminates them are really great.
Beautiful and taken with great attention for details shot.Exposure,as well as colors are superb.
Wish You a nice weekend
ourania (35852) 2013-08-17 8:04
this is a beautiful fishing village extending neatly along the coast. The time of capture is great, the warm afternoon light makes the view fascinating and delightful. We can enjoy the details of the scenery little by little as we proceed along the coast, there's superb clarity and depth. The colours are deicious and the atmosphere most agreeable. A very inviting picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
adramad (40178) 2013-08-17 9:02
Encantadora y hermosa imagen, que ha esta hora con incluso la luna en el cielo, tiene mucho mas encanto, precioso angulo de este bonito pueblo, que vemos tan tranquilo y agradable.
Maravillosa la bonita gama de colores.
Muy buena luminosidad y gran nitidez.
Es un bonito trabajo amigo mio, magnificamente presentado con ese marco tan apropiado.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
jemaflor (88767) 2013-08-17 9:45
Belle composition et très jolie luminosité en effet, la netteté est parfaite, bien le détail de la lune dans le ciel.
eldancer1 (31387) 2013-08-20 9:32
Beautiful beach scene especially with those people playing in the tide pools. I like the reflection of the sun on the water. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jcpix (13810) 2013-08-21 16:09
Yes, beautiful light indeed! That's the first thing that stood out to me...and that reflective burst from the setting sun on the windows to the left side of the frame is a nice little added bonus effect to emphasize the timing and warmth from its ray's. The natural landscape and layout of this section of town is very similar to Nice, France. :) This is wonderful execution, the transitional period from the end of the day heading into the evening is magical and creates a calm and soothing atmosphere, which you've captured elegantly! Thanks for sharing the moment. Have a great day ahead.
Didi (58748) 2013-08-30 8:41
The moon position is like the cherry on the cake
Very nice golden lights on the buildings
fds (8758) 2013-09-15 1:35
ciao caro amico andalusa
bellissima foto questa con questa straordinaria panoramica della città di a guarda illuminata dalla splendida luce del tramonto
molto interessante aver inserito nel primo piano lo scoglio con il bambino che gioca
davvero belli i colori
ti auguro una buona domenica e una felice nuova settimana
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (35117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-10
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 10:48