Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another nice view of the charming Galician fishing village of Guarda, with the beautiful light of the sunset and the beautiful Mount Santa Tecla to the back, from where wonderful views are sighted some I have shown 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: 10/5000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-10 20:25
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 484 kb
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Royaldevon (33387) 2013-12-09 2:54
Sunset is a beautiful time to photograph, as shown here. It lights the windows and gilds the facades. I particularly like the little details of shimmering water, birds on the foreshore and, especially, the bird gliding in the sky.
Have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (27440) 2013-12-09 4:34
This is a beautiful place, and your photo has done it tremendous justice. The light has illuminated the town perfect, and the glints of gold on the sea look brilliant. I find the many colors and shapes and designs of the various buildings to be really appealing. A perfect seaside town!
All the best
jacquest (18871) 2013-12-09 4:37
This is a nice scene of the end of a day when the sun hits low and brings a different visions of things and sharp contrasts. The flying bird is an interesting addition.
Sergiom (67502) 2013-12-09 4:57
On se croirait en Italie avec ces belles couleurs sur les maisons en bordure de la mer. Le point de vue est superbe et donne une belle impression de profondeur. La lumière est géniale.
Gigidusud (18065) 2013-12-09 6:02
Beautiful place with nice colorful façades and splendid light. I like the reflections on the water. Well done!
Have a nice week my friend,
Oceania (5202) 2013-12-09 6:10
This is a very beautiful fishing village indeed. Golden sunset lighting on the building is very nice. A soaring bird makes the picture vivid.
holmertz (45281) 2013-12-09 7:48
This is a very nice composition. The setting sun gives a fine golden glow to the long line of interesting buildings and there are nice reflections in the water. The seagull and the moon are fine detais in the sky. This is altogether a pleasant photo.
Nicou (130181) 2013-12-09 8:42
la lune et l'oiseau qui vole dans ce ciel pur quelle compo et ces reflets brillant sur le plan d'eau quelle iamge et captage quelle compo avec la largeur des édifices superbe.
Bravo et amitié
dta (71461) 2013-12-09 10:17
Hola Angel ,
Quelle belle lumière ! L'architecture est séduisante aussi . J'aime beaucoup le contraste avec la colline sombre en arrière plan .
nikkitta (16802) 2013-12-09 10:52
Me gusta el momento en que tomaste la foto, reflejando la luz del atardecer que destaca los frentes atractivos de las coloridas casas
Interesante efectos de luz en el mar y me gusta tambien la presencia de los pajaros ya en la playita
rychem (28111) 2013-12-09 20:51
Very nice panoramic view if this beautiful and colorful village, beautiful light of setting sun, very wll composed photo
dkmurphys (52773) 2013-12-10 0:08
Superb line of facades at the sea. I like the idea and the strong contrasts of this scene.
Have a nice day.
jhm (144304) 2013-12-10 3:18
No sun but the moon as extra touch above the forest.
We get real a nice panorama view about all these house along the edge of water.
You chose a very well angle this care for depth and perspective.
A nice composition, lovely colours, sharpness makes everything nice.
Very well done, TFS.
mirosu (15302) 2013-12-10 5:26
Again superb note and beautiful photo. The view of nice house in excellent light is very good. I like the arrangement with three different area, the water in front, the bright colourful houses with dark hills BG and the nice blue sky. The flying Seagull adds nice life to the scene. Well done.
Silvio1953 (130430) 2013-12-10 5:44
Ciao Angel, ci hai messo di tutto e di più, la luca, il gabbiano in volo, gli splendidi riflessi, gran bella composizione, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio, ciao Silvio
adramad (40688) 2013-12-10 8:09
Me gusta mucho esta imagen con las fachadas bien iluminadas por ese sol de tar, dan unos fuertes contrastes que resaltan los elementos de la imagen, el pajaro volando da un bonito complemento.
Un bonito dia con ese cielo tan azul, que da un precioso colorido.
Buenas tambien tanto la luminosidad como nitidez.
Un bonito trabajo amigo mio.
Pasa una buena tarde.
ourania (36442) 2013-12-10 12:32
I appreciate very much this closer view of the charming fishing village; I had enjoyed a lot the wider view too. Your composition is well supported by a thoughtful framing. There's wonderful depth and balance, fine details and textures, beautiful light and colours that bring the picture to life. The seagull, the reflections and the moon are details that enrich this fine view effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-12-11 2:39
lovely village so excellently presented by You!
I think you chose really good POV to capture the whole beauty of the village itself and its unique location at the sea.
Great bonus of your shot is here this soft,warm light,which creates so pleasant,tranquil mood of the scene.
Wish You all the best
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-11 10:47
noto che oltre a dei bellissimi riflessi in questa c'è anche la luna che nel cielo quasi si affianca ad un gabbiano in volo.
Sono tutti particolari che arricchiscono la composizione e che hanno anche una loro importanza nel giudizio.
Altra bella caratteristica della fotografia, oltre alla composizione, è la bella luce che disegna le case dando loro una bella evidenza contro la collina retrostante.
Una eccellente cattura.
Ciao e buona serata
annjackman (20931) 2013-12-11 11:01
The lovely light as the sun goes down has illuminated the buildings very well. The colours in the shimmering water are very eye catching. There are also some very nice details such as the bird flying and the flock of seagulls on the beach. A beautiful image.
Kind Regards, Ann
tatadalou (7273) 2013-12-11 13:44
Me encanta la luz que ilumina las fachadas de esta ciudad gallega.
carlo62 (38749) 2013-12-11 16:09
un uccello, la luna e un bellissimo panorama marino, con le facciate delle case baciate da una splendida luce.
npecanhuk (70086) 2013-12-11 18:21
It seems to be a pleasant place! It looks beautiful too!
The picture is attractive and inviting!
Management of difficult light, colors, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
Gracias por compartir!
delpeoples (55094) 2013-12-13 2:29
Hola dear Angel
Ahhh this is beautiful! A stunning Blue Hour, wonderful colours in the architecture and those reflections on the water are magnificent. You composed the shot superbly with the ricks in the foreground and excellent depth of field detailing the houses in the mid ground so skilfully.
ikeharel (62989) 2013-12-13 11:07
Buenas tardes Angel,
The houses on waterfront fabulouswly painted in gold,and taken on excelent clear photo. The green hill rise above town, and marvelousely decorated in good contrast.
Chosen a fine POV over.
Buen fin de semana,
claudeD (35503) 2013-12-13 12:26
very fine picture showing this houses under perfect lights. I like your light management very much. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
abmdsudi (46928) 2013-12-13 21:01
Beautiful sunset, even the bird seems to like the end of the day with lovely rich colours so pleasantly composed
and stands out very well against the deep blue sky.
Well done capture, Congrats.
Cricri (111461) 2013-12-14 11:05
Belle lumière de fin de journée sur les bâtiments de front de mer, j'aime l'avant plan sauvage que donne les rochers, le coin de la plage avec les mouettes, la brillance de l'eau , et le top avec la prise de l'oiseau en plein vol sur le fond bleu, très jolie
SWEETFREEDOM (23580) 2013-12-15 0:32
wonderful light and contrast of colors. good details as usual.
bartekp (4746) 2013-12-15 13:50
very nice and warm view. I like sunset reflection on the buildings and sea.
Have a nice evening and nice nest week!
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-12-15 16:58
Hola Angel, aprendo mucho leyendo a tus comentarios y viendo a tus fotos encantadoras!!me gusta mucho el punto de vista aquí pero más que todo la luz que añade belleza a los colores..el vuelo de la gaviota es un regalito!!
te felicito por tu trabajo bonito
COSTANTINO (59937) 2013-12-16 5:07
according to your useful notes we thank
you for sharing with us this delicate
lovely and nice view of this charming
Galician fishing village with the housed
looking like colorful toys
the lights have illuminated this place
eldancer1 (32095) 2013-12-16 10:33
Beautiful capture of this seaside village and good timing to include the bird and the moon. The late afternoon light did wonders to the colors. Well done, tfs.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-16 10:52
An excellent shot with the golden sunset light on the houses that works well with the blue sky
The moon and the bird flying are welcome bonus here
have a nice evening, all the best
Kielia (24073) 2014-01-09 9:44
you have chosen a fantastic POV on this interesting fishing village. But it is this amazing light of the summer evening that creates this wonderful atmosphere that makes the image very attractive. A great capture and my compliments also for the notes!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (35883)
- 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, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-09 1:46