Hello friends today I offer this composition captured 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: 10/2000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-06 16:36
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 286 kb
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jhm (140619) 2013-02-18 4:50
You found an excellent symetry image with the two nice green trees.
The lantern and blossoms care for a wonderful and colorfully image.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Lovely composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
Sergiom (61982) 2013-02-18 5:14
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image avec ces jumeaux qui semblent monter la garde autour du lampadaire.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-02-18 6:29
non pensavo che i giardinieri andalusi si dilettassero nel fare forme arboree di simile altezza.
Grazie a quesue hai creato una composizione abbastanza piacevole nella quale domina il verde nelle sue varie sfumature avendo come soli complementi l'azzurro del cielo e il colore caldo della pavimentazione.
Un grazie per averci condiviso un nuovo ed inedito aspetto della tua Andalusia.
Una elogio alle tue note sempre ricche di notizie e di particolari interessanti oltre che utili.
Ciao e buona giornata
mumek (20202) 2013-02-18 7:54
Good morning Angel!
Nicely composed scenery from gardens of Alcazar. We can see a different trees and plants, some of them blossoming. Thanks for posting and thanks for interesting note
jacquest (18811) 2013-02-18 9:26
Good symetrical composition with these two trees lile sentinels guarding the lampost. The light, the colors and the sharpness stands for image of very good quality.
Silvio1953 (124609) 2013-02-18 9:35
Ciao Angel, lovely view of fantastic garden, wonderful colors, beautiful symmetry and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (100112) 2013-02-18 10:21
Good symmetry between the 2 column shaped trees that resemble topiary sculptures. Excellent sharpness 7 composition. The lower red earth & yellow green foliage contrast well against the blue sky to give a superb warm cold colour contrast. Tfs!
SWEETFREEDOM (22880) 2013-02-18 11:33
good simmetry and fine contrast of colors between the green trees and the flowers in bg.
mohammad_H (9530) 2013-02-18 13:31
Hello my friend
Soothing green, and the tree is decorated as the columns
Green and brown color scheme, unique
carlo62 (34448) 2013-02-18 15:33
bella idea, i tre elementi verticali sono ben inquadrati e creano curiosità alla vista.
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-02-18 21:14
Great shot of the green garden.Excellent sharpness and clarity.Magnificent composition.
Very well done, TFS.
wolf38 (31282) 2013-02-18 23:04
Hallo Angel. Das Bäume eine Gestalt haben, sieht man hier sehr gut. Die Laterne ergänzt die Ansicht sehr schön. Alles wirkt grafisch und geordnet im Gegensatz zu den Bäumen dahinter. Schönes Licht und Farben.
Viele grüße, wolfgang.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-02-19 1:08
love the subject of this photo with perfect symmetry you were able to achieve here.The outcome of your work is really magnificent.The way you composed and framed the scene,but also overall quality and these fabulous,vivid colors make your shot a real pleasure for our eyes.Well done my friend!
Have a nice day
mirosu (14972) 2013-02-19 2:50
I was thinking what to say to this image. Just I like it as it is. Great idea to produce this symmetrical arrangement with the garden light between perfectly cut bushes.
ikeharel (58895) 2013-02-19 7:45
Nice garden in old town, Angel.
those trees haircut meticulousely, and well taken on image.
The lamp-post gave good scale and it is a fine addition to the green surrounding.
rychem (24576) 2013-02-19 9:57
Very original and attractive composition from this garden, great clarity of the photo, nice light and colors
mesutilgim (86066) 2013-02-19 10:33
Hello dear Angel,
Nice observed and captured !
A perfect lecture for a good compo.
Many inteteresting notes.
TFS and best regards
Graal (98293) 2013-02-19 23:40
Alcazar of Cordoba is beautiful. Fine theme here and idea on composition. I was there a long time ago. Photo I like.
Have a nice day, my friend.
Oceania (5050) 2013-02-20 4:52
I've never seen this kind of tree before. Thanks for showing us this beautiful garden.
Nicou (124193) 2013-02-20 5:47
comme le lampadaire est bien entouré avec ces deux cyprès un est légèrement plus grand que l'autre quelle vue et compo quel captage et image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
annjackman (20117) 2013-02-21 23:31
I like this very much. It is interesting that you have seen some symmetry and used it very effectively. The white flowers are lovely against the green shades. Expertly taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (108037) 2013-02-22 4:46
Bon coup de ces deux arbres avec le lampadaire qui donne l'échelle, bonne lumière, belle composition
COSTANTINO (56791) 2013-02-23 5:21
Bella inquadratura simmetrica,
bel POV,ottimi colori,da un posto che ho visitato pure io, cari saluti,e buon weekend,
claudeD (33620) 2013-02-23 7:37
Wonderful picture very well framed and with perfect colors and very good clarity. I like the picture and your fotojob very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
dkmurphys (50202) 2013-02-28 2:23
A fine artistic composition with nice elements. I like the colors and the idea. Good work.
nifervon (115) 2013-03-01 6:07
Great framing of the lamppost with the 2 trees. Nice, symmetrical photo. Nice job!
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-07-24 22:22
Hola Angel, pero que creatividad..bien pensado poner la farola allí y bien captado en ésta foto muy encantadora..
luz y color a tope!!
un saludo grande
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32722)
- 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/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-18 4:44