Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another view of one of the ponds the beautiful grounds of the gardens of the Alcazar of Cordoba, with the buildings in the background, lovely gardens that are still showing here slowly, then some letters on Alcazar history. Hope you like it.
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: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-06 16:23
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 275 kb
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snunney (88982) 2013-06-23 5:26
I like very much the long perspective and the saturated colours. A nice blue sky would have been better, but that's beyond the control of the photographer. The red flowers make a good contrast with the trees. Very good sharpness.
jacquest (18869) 2013-06-23 6:44
I like the straight lines in this image, giving a lot of deepness. I also like the color of the water. The red flowres make a good contrast in an image of very good quality.
jemaflor (88767) 2013-06-23 7:43
Belle perspective avec la vue de ce bassin, bon effet de profondeur pour l'image, jolie lumière et couleurs avec ces fleurs.
Nicou (128864) 2013-06-23 7:57
quelle vue et perspective superbe captage et image quel bassin avec la belle eau verte et ces fleurs rouges, et l'arbre en fond attire notre regard, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (27446) 2013-06-23 9:14
Very nice perspective of these tiny water jets, beautiful gardens, I like the greenish color of the water
Silvio1953 (129304) 2013-06-23 10:47
Ciao Angel, great perspective on beautiful, garden, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (31387) 2013-06-23 12:45
Beautiful garden and pond with water fountain. Nicely capture with colorful flowers. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
PiotrF (11172) 2013-06-23 14:53
Superb landscape composition with amazing depth. Good light and colours.
jhm (143445) 2013-06-24 5:17
Nice perspective and pleasant fountain around the small lake.
To both sides nice red flowers and splendid green trees.
A pity of the white sky, but the weather is of course the mistake of these sky
But I am very surprise about the quality and the excellent composition.
I have a lot respect for your picture, quality is perfect also technical is these photo excellent
Composition and generally image is very well done. TFS.
Have a nice new workweek,
Sergiom (66209) 2013-06-24 5:35
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de profondeur qu'apporte le point de vue au bout du bassin. J'aime beaucoup les belles fleurs rouges qui le bordent ainsi que le superbe arrière plan.
lousat (81646) 2013-06-25 4:32
Hi Angel,magnificent capture of these famous gardens,i never been there and your pics are very useful,a beautiful long perspective create by the fountain and a magic architechtural scenery in background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (62081) 2013-06-25 7:46
Inspite of the thin clouds aloft, managed a beautiful Alcazar-garden scenery, Angel.
Fine red & green colors, the water gave sense of moisture over the imafge - as I know how hot it gets there on summer time.
DOF and clarity are super.
mcmtanyel (16001) 2013-06-25 13:13
The perspective created by the reflection pool and the flower beds is excellent. Very nice composition, good color and light management. A very pretty place!
A7XSxnFold (0) 2013-06-25 14:38
Very beautiful and interesting images
with a very interesting text.
Nice colors and sharpness.
All the best in your future work.
rogerl (1544) 2013-06-25 18:46
Angel, good choice of lens to give us a wide view of this pool. The red flowers make a great border, particularly against the trees, and lead the eye down to the building at the end. Nice clarity throughout. Thanks.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-06-26 17:27
Hola Angel gardínes bien cuidados, architectura muy attractiva, colores a tope en una composición que lleva totalmente a tu nombre..
un buen trabajo amigo mio,
un saludo grande siempre
ourania (35852) 2013-06-27 0:37
the symmetrical composition and the irresistible appeal of the perspectives, the excellent definition of details and the bright and vivid colours are great assets of this lovely picture. The white sky sets off the details and colours and looks like a graphical element in a natural view. I like very much the diagonal that seems to be running elegantly and dynamically from the top left to the bottom right. A very interesting aspect of the beautiful garden. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-06-29 13:57
I must admit,that the place looks impressive.Lovely garden with lush greenery and beautiful architecture in the background.Well considered and composed scene with delightful colors and good overall quality.I like also your POV from above the water pond.
Have a good night and good sunday my friend
claudeD (35043) 2013-07-02 10:04
must be really a wonderful garden with plats and water in an amazing combination. I like the fotojob you did here very much.Very well done. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mohammad_H (9726) 2013-07-04 8:44
Eye-catching and pleasant, orderly lines open at depth
Awesome combination with regular fountain
Unique and spectacular, with good clarity, transparency
Have a nice day and enjoy every moment of life.
delpeoples (54659) 2013-07-05 6:21
Hola dear Angel
Beautiful gardens, wonderful colours, perspective and depth. I like the effect of the converging lines. The ripples on the water are lovely. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
Cricri (110627) 2013-07-09 10:22
Excellente perspective, des couleurs sublime de l'eau, le rouge des fleurs, une très belle présentation
Miguel82 (26528) 2013-07-13 1:26
Good pov and framing here, you present perfectly Alcazar gardens pond and fountains
Clear shot with fine colors
jcpix (13810) 2013-07-15 15:53
Beautiful gardens indeed, and you've done them a nice service putting it on display in such a fine manner! I really enjoy this perspective, the red roses lining the fountain make an easy guide to the buildings set splendidly in the near distance. It's bright, colorful and appears to be warm and welcoming. I actually like that it's just slightly off center, making the perspective a bit more compelling. That water looks incredibly refreshing right now, as I sit in the middle of the desert!? :) Thanks for sharing this view. Have a great day ahead.
Warm wishes from Arizona,
mjw364 (7516) 2013-07-17 15:43
Nice leading lines and great colours make this an attractive shot. Well composed.
Hansaphotos (7215) 2013-07-18 12:48
A fine composition from this interesing garden. The row of red flowers really stands out and creates distinct lines who leads nicely towards the buildings. A well selected POV and fine colours. Very nice work! TFS.
Best regards, Erling
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (35117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- 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: 2013-06-23 5:09