Hello friends and colleagues, today I present this partial view of the pretty village of Zahara de la Sierra and part of its countryside, this villa is part of the villages in the province of Cádiz that form the "route of the white villages". Hope you like it, then some letters about its history.
Zahara de la Sierra is a village in the province of Cadiz, part of the Sierra de Cádiz. Its history goes back to ancient times, but it will be in the Middle Ages when it becomes important to become a major Muslim enclave, conquered by the Christians in the process of conquest of the Kingdom of Granada. Today is one of the most significant of the Route of the White Villages.
IN THE UNITED NAZARI Zahara (XIII-XV Centuries)
Year 1282. Documented the first news that refers to the town and fortress of Zahara goes back to 1282, when the Castilian king Alfonso X "The Wise" requested an interview with Yusef Aben Sultan of Morocco, who asks for help to fight his son , the future King Sancho IV "The Brave", which had revolted. Wise King justified his request because if my Fixed non facen my enemies will therefore wrong to take my enemies by fixed .. Moroccan Prince accepting his request Zahara summons him, the then important Moorish kingdom border, militarily controlled by cora Ronda. The Chronicles likewise, have collected the interview held in the concourse under the tent of silk and gold from Baghdad. Alfonso sitial sitting on top, the feather almuadón Moroccan beside her. Aben Yussef is a venerable white-bearded old man and flow and knows a lot of books and science and so is a friend of the king of Castile, The financial aid in the delivery of 60,000 gold doubloons receiving good law and that the Castilian corresponds with the delivery of cows to improve Moroccan Then send him books in Arabic, which eventually will be in Jerez to be conquered.
Year 1407. Corresponds to the first Christian takes Zahara (a fact clearly not isolated because during the same military campaign, fall, too, in Christian hands, Pruna and Alháquime Tower) by the Infante Don Fernando "El de Antequera", tutor Juan II and later King Ferdinand I of Aragon, which, according to the chronicles conquest after subjecting the town to bombing.
The Infante Don Fernando, carrying in his right hand the sword of King San Fernando and warriors of the flower and gala of the court, from Morón and Montellano, crossing the ford Guadalete Puerto Serrano, planted his Real near Zahara, and from the three bombards allícon, Zahara bombarded, but nothing succeeds. However, Alonso, who thus receive the name of escalante, climb its walls and gets his surrender, produced the first of October. The Moors who lived there were sent under escort to Ronda.
Year 1410. Taking advantage of the governor, Alonso Fernández de Melgarejo, with his troops had left the place unguarded because of riot were on the border, there is an attempt to reclaim the square by Muslim. According to the chronicles, they get up to the castle aided by two traitors from within, but finally fled, knowing that Don Fernando is heading back to Zahara, but not before having her put to prey for several days, during which burned the village and the church, the inhabitants slaughtered, leaving only seven Christians who take refuge in the castle, the event results in a relay at City Hall to consider the Castilian king has been negligent in his defense: the de Melgarejo was replaced by his brother , Garci Fernandez.
Throughout this Christian occupation (1407 -1481), Zahara, despite being conquest starring monarchical power, was handed over to his defense and occupation at the hands of the military nobility Spanish-case anything strange in medieval reforestation. The royal power was immense, so that in the chronicles, around 1477 we see a character, Marshal Fernando Arias de Saavedra, the then commander of Montalban, who act as true master of Zahara since this town was within their personal assets, operating independently tic. In such wise know that on their own Utrera wean attempts, assaults Bribes, Jerez and Arcos (then monarchical possessions, which is a confrontation with the king's troops) and keeps truce with the Sultan of Granada. His son, called "Young Marshal", heir to the immense wealth in land, continues the same policy, until in 1481 his possessions is reduced with the loss of Zahara.
Year 1481. Zahara is recovered by Nazari. The Chronicles are concise information regarding this event:
... Zahara is surprised by the Moors on the night of December 28, 1481, who know the castle Iras bundle q a bad Christian told where to enter, and slaughtered the defenders, taking captive the Christian defenders of the town.
Year 1483. The date of the final conquest by Castilian custom figure of Don Rodrigo Ponce de León, who out of Marchena, and after a short siege overcomes the square in October of that year (not exactly sure on as sources speak of such events from 14 to 28). Previously, in September of the same year there was an attempt to win by the Count of Cifuentes, but failed in his attempt.
Regardless of the history, something seems to have no doubt Zahara was in pre-war situation and constantly alert, and acted as a military outpost because of its strategic location on the border: at the time of the conquest, Rodrigo not found it women or children, but men for war, which shows that claim.
After the Christian conquest, war agreements were established on the basis of the degree of resistance that have exercised the Muslim troops in the defense of the place. For Zahara, would be more in line with reflected by Fray Antonio Agapida in which the Marquis did not want to continue the siege, by not having enough supplies. Consequently, offered a very favorable capitulation, allowing salirsin their guns, but carrying all they could carry personal effects and utorizándolos to emigrate to Barbary. Logical possibility, which also reflects Palencia in his chronicle.
Source Wikipedia. More information from the same source.
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Exposure Time: 10/32000 sec
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Date Taken: 2013-04-06 13:41
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siudzi (34113) 2013-06-21 10:56
What a beautiful landscape post you have taken! The red roofs combined with white walls gave a super result in the foreground. Well composed scene. Like it!
jacquest (18827) 2013-06-21 11:18
The view of the houses descending in the valley like stairs is interesting. The roofs make a well marked contrast with the gree of the mountains. The ligh gives natural colors and very good sharpness.
rychem (25080) 2013-06-21 11:18
Really a beautiful view of this village with terraced location, nic shapes of roofs, beautiful view of mountains in the bG
Royaldevon (31171) 2013-06-21 11:57
You have collected some excellent details of the houses, their textured roofs, white facades and balconied upper levels. They grab immediate attention, then lead nicely into the distance, to the green fields, the darker hills, all under a fine light.
Have a great w/e,
dta (68750) 2013-06-21 12:47
Hola Angel ,
Très belle vue sur les toits et maisons typiques de ce beau village andalou , avec les collines vertes en fond de décor .
PaulVDV (23035) 2013-06-21 13:55
Zahara de la Sierra is very small but I found it so beautiful!
I was wondering from which POV you took this picture. Over the roofs we get an excellent view of the many rounded hills dotted with olive trees.
I remember that from the top of the castillo you could see as far as the village of Algodonales, surrounded by the olive fields.
This spring picture shows the countryside quite green. Very nice in combination with the white pueblo with its red roofs.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (125483) 2013-06-21 13:55
Ciao Angel, great POV on lovely village, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (36676) 2013-06-21 14:10
Hi Cioa dear Angel, how are you?
Wow stunning land scape of so moody and fantatsic image as usual. Much sunlights and great color are so admirable to see. Best framework and well balanced composition are as always as tasteful.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
carlo62 (35166) 2013-06-21 15:00
bella panoramica, c'è molta profondità e le case bianche tipiche, contrastano molto bene con il resto del paesaggio.
mcmtanyel (14537) 2013-06-21 21:02
I think the composition is very nice. A settlement in the foreground with pastoral landscape in the background. Excellent DOF, spotless light & color management.
Graal (98628) 2013-06-21 23:49
nice glance on the valley through the roofs of houses. Interesting place in Andalucia, good note and photo-work. Photo is very well done.
dkmurphys (50376) 2013-06-22 1:30
A splendid panorama with those charming roofs. I like the leading POV to the valley. Well taken, enjoy a nice weekend.
Noel_Byrne (25640) 2013-06-22 2:56
What a view :) and what a place to live too. Imagine walking up to this fine vista every morning. Lucky people. You have captured this wonderfully wel with a perct balance between the townscape and the landscape and with excellent light illuminating the whole scene so warmly. Thanks also for the very interesting note.
Rafer (15413) 2013-06-22 4:30
Vaya pueblos bonitos en el sur.. buena y bonita foto,,Saludos Angel ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Sergiom (62784) 2013-06-22 5:43
Quel beau point de vue sur la ville blanche ainsi que sur les collines environnantes. On voit bien la culture des oliviers à l'arrière plan.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-06-22 8:04
lovely view over the rooftops of Zahara de la Sierra on its architecture and the surrounding landscape.Excellently composed ad framed with care to detail and so nice,well saturated,but still natural looking colors.The perspective is really magnificent!
Have a nice weekend
eldancer1 (29387) 2013-06-22 9:59
I like your pov of this beautiful hillside village and the mountains in the background! Thanks for the wonderful info. Good lighting control with good details. Well done, tfs.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-22 10:20
Very wonderful panoramic shot from Andalucia.Great colors and depth.Very nice background.Well done.
Have a nice weekend
ourania (33433) 2013-06-22 10:40
a very lovely picturesque village surrounded by beautiful countryside. I like very much the dynamic perspective of your composition that offers us a great part of the village and a generous view of its surroundings. Your light and depth management is masterful, you captured the contrasting colours and the rich details in an excellent way. The clear blue sky is a delightful complement to the elegant assortment of diagonals in the slightly larger lower part of the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
fabbs99 (16779) 2013-06-23 3:13
Amazing landscape and great viewpoint from the village of Zahara de la Sierra.Beautiful houses on the slope of the mountain.The clarity in this shot is outstanding.Very good management of light and sharpness.TFS.
Have a great Sunday,
serp2000 (40934) 2013-06-23 5:24
I love the History. Thank you for so interesting note. Simple but interesting view of the old town.
Probably we have got the Spanish summer. I just smelt from the heat today.
Greetings from Ural,
abmdsudi (44680) 2013-06-23 10:51
A beautiful shot with vivid colors and extremely luminous. The downward diagonal line of the village makes a good point of view which is finely balanced to the sky area. The green contrasts with the white of the houses. An image of very good quality, Congrats
Miguel82 (24975) 2013-06-23 11:07
A superb picture of this place with an exhaustive photo comment, nice view of the roofs and hills
Wonderful colors and clear shot
ikeharel (59435) 2013-06-24 8:09
The diagonals outlines of the town skyline and downhill's slops made a fabulous scenery over the vast landscape collected here.
Great contrast of colors, bright daylight and DOF, all culminated to a wonderful scenery.
jemaflor (86548) 2013-06-25 11:01
Un bon pov sur ces toitures avec une jolie luminosité, belle profondeur d'image avec la vue des collines verdoyantes en fond d'image.
macjake (57728) 2013-06-25 12:45
a sweet looking descending style of composition, with the town falling off into the distance.
looks like a warm and relaxing type of day.
lovely shot with perfect exposure in this lighting.
fds (8608) 2013-06-26 13:26
ciao caro amico dal sud della spagna
mi piace molto questa tua diagonale creata dal bel villagge che scende verso il basso in un bel contesto montagnoso
questi sono i tipici paesi della tua terra bianchi ma molto caldi ed affascinanti
ottima composizione e documento interessantissimo
buonanotte caro amico
SWEETFREEDOM (22960) 2013-06-28 23:53
nice to see all this green around the village, as tourist we usually visit these places in summer when all around is burren,
very good p.o.v. and details.
adramad (39078) 2013-07-06 8:12
Despues de mis vacaciones y unos problemas con mi conexion a internet, por fin estoy de nuevo activo en estas paginas.
Una sensacional composicion, plena de belleza con estas blancas fachadas y esa homogeneidad en los tejados, las colinas tan verdes es un contrate maravilloso.
Sensacional tanto la luminosidad como la nitidez, una delicia este precioso colorido.
Te deseo un feliz fin de semana.
Kielia (23847) 2013-07-14 3:26
a very nicely composed impression of this fantastic landscape in a fantastic light. The POV is very well chosen and the perspective is excellent. There are so many interesting details to be discovered. My compliments!
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-07-15 13:53
Hola Angel, me imagino que habrá mucho calor por allí éstos meses de verano pero a mi me gusta igual.Un horizonte maravilloso con una vista panoramica a lo lejos, la montaña trae la brisa por la noche...tu país es un paraíso muy especial y tu foto un recuerdo grande!
un saludo cordial
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (33220)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
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- Date Submitted: 2013-06-21 10:04