Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another nice view of the Plaza de San Juan de Dios de Cádiz, looking from the hall to the port. Hope you like it, then some letters on the city.
Cadiz is a Spanish town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in the extreme southwest of continental Europe. It is the capital of the province and along with Jerez de la Frontera is one of two principal cities in the metropolitan area of the Bay of Cadiz, Jerez, third core population of Andalusia and one of the most economically and industrially active in Andalusia Spain. Also conforms with the municipalities of Chiclana de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto Real, and San Fernando Rota the Association of Municipalities of Cadiz Bay.
Today Cadiz is known for his long and influential history, one of the oldest cities of Western Europe and archaeological remains dating back 3100 years, not only nationally but also for its importance in processes such as the Punic Wars, Romanisation of Iberia, the discovery and conquest of America, the establishment of the liberal regime in Spain with its first constitution and its subsequent influence of this for the constitutions of their independence, the former Spanish colonies.
The story itself Cádiz is a city marked by its military and commercial strategic location, halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This is one of the oldest Phoenician settlements west. Since its founding by the Tyrians, according to the classical tradition 80 years after the Trojan War (1104 a.), Was a city facing the sea and trade. Hannibal left it to the conquest of Italy and Julius Caesar himself was awarded the title of civitas federata the Roman Senate. The city reached great prosperity in Roman times. They are built amphitheatres, aqueducts and becomes the second most populous city of the Empire for a short period. During this time living in the city more than five hundred equites (a caste of notable citizens), rivaling Padua and Rome itself.
During the crisis of the third century of the Roman Empire, the same drop this and Visigothic conquest, the city entered a significant decline, entering a dark time and losing the provincial capital and its commercial and strategic importance. The collapse of the commercial networks of the Empire, Gades as necessary to any coastal city, did most. The open style great city of antiquity slowly gave way to a smaller walled city, style common in the Middle Ages. Desperate economic necessity, many of these ancient inhabitants of Gades were forced to give up basic rights for protection of large landowners and peoples from the interior, for example Asido Caesarina Augusta. The former became a free class of citizens called colonus half.
The city was conquered by the Byzantines in 522 BCE, conquered by the Visigoths in 620 and conquered by the troops of Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711, with the battle of Guadalete. During that time it demolished the statue of Hercules, in the temple of Hercules.
The reconquest of Cadiz is included in the recapture of the Guadalquivir (1243-1262), incorporated in 1264 to the Spanish crown. Not until the Reconquista when establishing in the Bay of Cadiz shipyards Royal Crown of Castile and the beginning of the age of discovery, when the city emerges with great momentum. Many left their ports discoverers like Christopher Columbus or Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and in colonial conquerors, who have enriched and enabled, centuries later, the creation of a bourgeois society, liberal and revolutionary. As a city that had the monopoly of trade with America, home of the House of Trade and Indian fleet, was the scene of numerous naval battles and creating the first Spanish constitution.
In 1766 Carlos III definitely promoted the emancipation of Lion Island with the founding and naming of the first consistory in the new independent villa by Royal Decree on the name of the Royal Villa Isla de Leon.
In decline, after his involvement in the War of Independence and sunk after the loss of Cuba, the city has not stopped growing in population (in this sense of benefiting rural exodus, especially from the Janda), until the early nineties and especially from the period 1996-2010, a period in which around 20,000 have left the city of Cadiz. So far it has regained its importance at the state level.
Source Wikipedia, more information from the same
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 11:34
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 270 kb
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amaryllis (36693) 2013-07-25 5:14
et en effet, on voit aussi la "belle de Cadix!!! sourires
une jolie ville accueillante avec ces jardinières de fleurs et une architecture remarquable
Sergiom (76206) 2013-07-25 5:29
J'aime bien cette photo qui semble sortir de l'ombre pour exploser dans la lumière de la place . J'aime ces sculptures de fleurs, les palmiers, les maisons blanches et le ciel bleu.
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-07-25 5:44
A nice colorful capture indeed. Smart sharpness and clarity.Very nice colors and composition.
Nicou (138940) 2013-07-25 5:45
quel cadrage au travers de cette porte sueprbe iamge et compo quelle vue et iamge avec ces beau bouquet fleuri et les personnage ces édiffice spendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (96721) 2013-07-25 6:06
A pleasant view of the lively streets of Cadiz. I like the point of view and the presence of the colourful shrubs, which offer additional interest. A nicely lit image with good sharpness.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-07-25 7:41
I like those old architectures I think they are more beautiful than the modern glass and steel buildings. Good pov and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-25 7:55
Excellent capture with splendid city details of the daily life.Perfect architectural details,on the back and awesome POV.Nice framing too.TFS
Have a nice day
rbassin (22487) 2013-07-25 9:46
un photo de bon goût, bien composée,avec ces magnifiques fleurs et la rue animée.
Un peu dommage le bout des branches du palmier sur la gauche.
mesutilgim (93868) 2013-07-25 10:28
Nice capture from Cadiz ! Good layout and well balanced light management.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
mohammad_H (9896) 2013-07-25 13:11
Beautiful, graceful and eye-catching, beautiful colors, beautiful flower design
Good resolution, contrast and clarity
And light management
Have a nice night.
mcmtanyel (21305) 2013-07-25 21:03
This is a very pleasant street scene. I like the natural frame the doorway provides on the right.
dkmurphys (57003) 2013-07-26 6:18
So many flowers and palm trees in the central square! Lovely place, well taken image.
Have a good weekend.
bartekp (4746) 2013-07-26 11:13
Very good composition and nice place You Found. How good look palm trees.
Have a nice evening and weekend
Fis2 (95471) 2013-07-26 14:08
I like POV and composition.
Good colors and sharpness.
Greetings from Southern Greater Poland.
Good night my Friend.
bayno (18344) 2013-07-27 0:23
Ciao Angel, ottima street, hai ben gestito la luce, molto belli i colori e una piazza davvero attraente con tutte queste giovani palme, mi piace l'inquadratura e il POV, ottimi i dettagli e la profondità,
buon fine settimana e saluti da Roma...
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-07-27 1:37
first of all very colorful scene,that shows us also interesting and beautiful part of Cadiz.I like also your idea with the POV in shadow-it creates here lovely play of light&shade.
Wish You a nice weekend
Graal (102444) 2013-07-27 1:59
beautiful place in Cadiz. I like the flowers, palms and architecture. Good vertical format of photo. Well photo-work and interesting note.
P.S.Catastrophe close by Compostella was terrible. I will sympathize to Spaniards.
Have a nice WE, my friend.
Rafer (0) 2013-07-27 2:36
Muy bonita foto, Angel... Saludos¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Silvio1953 (139727) 2013-07-27 6:22
Ciao Angel, lovely composition with nice animated scene, splendid light, excellent clkarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
claudeD (37772) 2013-07-28 2:29
Wonderful street view from Cadiz with an excellent composition, fine colors and clarity.I like the view very much.Ve ry w ell done.Have a fine sunday, TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mjw364 (838) 2013-07-28 10:40
Nicely composed. I like the way you have taken your shot from a shaded area into the light. Beautiful coloured flowers to attract the eye too.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-28 19:11
Nice view of Cadiz with excellent light managment and pleasing pastel colour hues. Good to include people in the shot, to give us an idea of the dimensions. Well done
Cricri (117179) 2013-07-28 23:44
Une vue agréable bien cadrer entre l'ombre a la lumière, un endroit plein de charme , de fleurs et de couleurs
Gigidusud (20717) 2013-07-29 10:30
Un bon point de vue sur cette jolie place avec de superbes couleurs et une belle lumière. J'aime beaucoup!
serp2000 (43554) 2013-07-30 9:13
This frame looks like a window or a door to the street.
Another excellent presentation of Cadiz, wonderful colors, fine architectural details.
Thanks for your congrats!
Royaldevon (37519) 2013-07-30 13:15
The three shrubs in the f/g, give immediate attention, setting a very colourful scene. There are many details to enjoy, with patterned floor tiles to act as a guide.
The lady is very conspicuous.
I am so curious about what is attracting her attention!
My warm regards,
ikeharel (69145) 2013-08-03 1:42
From your streets pictures of Cadiz, I learent how beautiful town it is, and this one is most enchanting.
The architecture, the well cared veg.'s & trees on the plaza, the lamp-post, and one lady looking somewhere on far that drew her attention - all culminate to a wonderful composed scene. Lovely.
Buen fin de semana,
adramad (44242) 2013-08-12 8:44
Muy bonito este rincon gaditano, donde las palmeras y las flores, juegan un papel importante, tambien tu buen encuadre con este muro y la farola, que da una gran perspectiva a la imagen.
Una bonita gama de colores, en un dia magnifico.
Es una bonita imagen, muy bien realizada.
Perfecta nitidez y una adecuada luminosidad.
Ten una buena tarde.
Un abrazo amigo mio.
Miguel82 (27670) 2013-11-28 12:05
Buna seara Angel,
these flowers of that plazza of Cadiz are so beautiful I like the architecture too, high definition and bright colors, multumesc, la revedere, noapte buna
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (40799)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
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- Date Submitted: 2013-07-25 5:08
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