Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer a nice view of the charming fishing village of A Guarda, taken with the beautiful light of sunset from Mount Santa Tecla, from where there are marvelous views that gradually will show 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: 10/2000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 48 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-11 18:44
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 483 kb
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jurek1951 (42160) 2013-09-02 9:44
great view, the composition is very spectacular, the colours and lights are very nice,
Nicou (124948) 2013-09-02 9:55
Fantastique vue quel panorama avec la cette bai en entier quelle immensité et vue sueprbe captage.
Bravo et amitié
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-02 10:08
Excellent composition Angel.
The shot is impressive and charming when seen on beta version of TE.
gervaso (10829) 2013-09-02 10:09
Te felicito por la cantidad de fotos en TE! Y lo celebras con una magnífica foto, que tiene excelente profundidad y colores! La vista es una maravilla! Linda composición!
dta (68734) 2013-09-02 12:02
Hola Angel ,
D'abord félicitations pour ces 500 photos sur TE . Avec ici une superbe vue plogeannte sur ce paysage cotier et tous pleins de détails à observer surtout sur la bersion Beta ;
Romano46 (18466) 2013-09-02 12:14
innanzitutto auguri per il prestigioso traguardo raggiunto con la tua 500° fotografia.
Ma auguri anche per averlo raggiunto con un bel panorama della nazione nella quale vivi, anche se lontana dalla tua regione nella quale vivi: l'Andalusia.
In questa abbiamo una bella visione dell'oceano Atlantico inserito in una piacevole composizione nella quale il verde ed il mare si contrappongono con una bella diagonale che valorizza iol paesaggio marino.
Un aspetto della Spagna non molto conosciuto, ma che merita ugualmente attenzione per le sue particolari peculiarità.
Ciao e buona serata
fds (8580) 2013-09-02 12:16
caro amico di cadice prima di tutto voglio farti i mie complimenti per la tua 500 foto su te poi ti dico anche questa panoramica è davvero splendida e ripresa da un punto di vista magnifico
colori e nitidezza al top caro amico mio
Fis2 (87247) 2013-09-02 13:31
My congratulations 500 photo in TE!!!
Good frame and superb colors.
Greetings from Southern Greater Poland.
Good night and nice new week my Friend.
lousat (78993) 2013-09-02 15:53
Hi Angel,a spectacular view taken whit fine details everywhere despite the distance,magnificent choice of point of view and perfect colors too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-09-02 22:07
congratulation of 500th beautiful pictures. Wonderful capture of this striking beautiful view with fabulous management of colors, perfect sharpness, and clarity. Awesome !!!
Warm regards, Barbara
amaryllis (35231) 2013-09-02 23:15
Bonjour à toi
Qu'elle superbe photo en contre plongée de cette baie avec de jolis détails et bravo pour ta 500 ème sur Te où tu nous fais découvrir ton pays avec des photos bien réalisés.
Ton cadrage est excellent avec une partie de la route et ces arbres et après cette immensité bleue
claudeD (33918) 2013-09-03 0:08
first of all my congratulations for your 500th post here on TE. You are showing to all of us the beautiful part of the South of Spain. Please go on sharing your interesting pictures.This one shows this amazing fishing village from a well choosen high pov under perfect weather conditions. I would like to be there now to observe the countryside near the sea from this wonderful viewpoint.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
dkmurphys (50376) 2013-09-03 2:07
Spectacular panorama of the sea side. I like the composition and the natural colors. Well done.
To many more posts!
snunney (86264) 2013-09-03 2:13
Congratulations on 500 postings! You had the benefit of a good viewpoint overlooking this fishing village. The foreground greenery gives the image depth and makes a fine contrast with the village itself. Pleasant light and colours; good sharpness.
papon (1487) 2013-09-03 3:18
Congratchs on your 500th post.
You have captured a very wide range here. Good view from the top.
jhm (141107) 2013-09-03 4:07
Congratulations for your 500th picture on TE, this is a milestone here on these site, a lot people are disappeared, why, I don't know.
You shows here a wonderful panoramic view about these port and city.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (25598) 2013-09-03 4:55
A beautiful view of this town, and from how small everything is, I guess you are very high up when taking this! Lovely composition with the slice of green in one corner, which contrasts really nicely with the blue of the sea and the business of the town.
All the best
abmdsudi (44652) 2013-09-03 7:34
Congrats on your 500th upload, It looks like a great place to stroll from the shooting location displaying an intriguing coastal scape and the sweeping view of the open blue ocean but there is a good break of colors there; the bright smooth fishing villages and the deep green foliage. People presence in the corner i feel, pulls all attention in as a strong anchor in a well balanced shot with excellent sense depth and vast space along with blend of detailed highlights. A breath taking scenic place and a lovely photograph to remember it by. Congrats
rychem (25048) 2013-09-03 10:10
Congratulations on your 500 posts on TE!
I think it is a symbolic photo: excellent panoramic view and you can look far into the future and take more beautiful pictures,
ktanska (25096) 2013-09-03 10:49
A stunning picture from a less touristy region of Spain. The green corner makes a good framing to this harbour view. Impressive rugged coastal view.
serp2000 (40920) 2013-09-03 11:12
My congratulations, Angel, Champagne to everyone!
I like your contribution to the TE!
Another excellent photo! Fantastic DoF, perfect sharpness and very attractive composition! TFS!
jemaflor (86528) 2013-09-03 12:07
Tout d'abord bravo pour tes 500 photos que j'ai plaisir à suivre et bravo pour ce pov impressionnant avec cette vue plongeante bien composée avec ce triangle de verdure à droite.
PaulVDV (23035) 2013-09-03 14:32
Congratulations with your 500th post on TE!
I still have a long way to go ...
From up on the mountain you got a magnificent view of the Galician coastline, the town of Guarda and its harbor.
The light is very beautiful and you realized a splendid clear shot with good sharpness.
This place looks so beautiful. Strange that I don't remember to have seen a picture of it ever before ...
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (16779) 2013-09-03 22:24
Beautiful view Angel
Have a great day
ChrisJ (100602) 2013-09-04 3:03
Congratulations on your 500th upload to TE! A superb high vantage point with a nice warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sea and sky, and the warmer tones of the red roofs below. I like the diagonal slope of the terrain which adds dynamism. Tfs!
mesutilgim (86534) 2013-09-04 12:06
First of all congratulations to your 500th entry at TE !
This birdseye view of A Guarda.
A perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
ourania (33399) 2013-09-05 8:53
congratulations on your 500 beautiful and interesting pictures on TE! In your gallery there's much to learn about the area where you live and the places you've visited and you always treat your subjects with great care. Best wishes for your future work and travels!
This is a very lovely view so well presented through your well planned composition. I like very much the diagonal layout and the striking distinction between foreground and distant background. There's superb depth and clarity and a lot of details to find out along the coast. I love the light and the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
nikkitta (15228) 2013-09-07 14:04
Felicitaciones por tu post numero 500, habla de dedicacion y esfuerzo
Me encanta la foto elegida para conmemora este acontecimiento, he subido varias veces en camino a Portugal o desde Santiago
La vista que obtuviste tiene profundidad y un contraste colorido muy bien logrados
Te felicito por los 500 y la captura
COSTANTINO (57176) 2013-09-08 2:38
Complimenti caro amico per la 500 essima foto su TE,
Tanti cari saluti dalla Grecia
e grazie per le belle foto,
Buona Domenica saluti,
eldancer1 (29373) 2013-09-09 7:47
Beautiful panoramic view of this city! Great pov and it has good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
adramad (39076) 2013-09-12 16:06
Hola amigo, Angel.
Mis felicitaciones por estas 500 fotos en TE, que nos han hecho disfrutar de fabulosas imagenes, mis deseos de muchos cientos mas.
Ya de regreso de mis vacaciones en la playa, estoy de nuevo activo en estas paginas.
La imagen de este pueblo pontevedres es fantastica con esta panoramica tan amplia, me gusta el POV, con este diagonal del verde arbolado y los suaves tonos de color de la poblacion y el mar.
Magnífica luminosidad y nitidez.
Te deseo una buen dia.
Un fuerte abrazo.
SWEETFREEDOM (22932) 2013-09-15 4:59
congrats for your 500th pic. great p.o.v. and very good colors and light management.
ikeharel (59393) 2013-09-17 1:00
Inspite the mist coming up from the sea, Angel, the view from atop the hill is stunning. The town built on a narrow land-strip on waterfront, with big men-made jetty protecting from the ocean swells.
The green slop on right is well in contrast to blue sea and red roof-tops houses.
Cheers for the round number of photos,
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-09-17 22:22
Hola Angel, una vista espectacular, el verde a la derecha da una nota natural, el mar y el puerto son de maravilla..una foto encantadora como todas las tuyas..y tu comentario para felicitarte..
bayno (18342) 2013-09-22 0:31
Questa l'avevo persa Angel, bè faccio sempre in tempo a farti gli auguri e godermi questa bellissima panoramica, bella la luce, i dettagli, i colori, veramente una immagine gradevole,
buon fine settimana,
tatadalou (6727) 2013-09-27 19:54
Te felicito para tu regularidad en TE. 500 fotos ya ! El punto de vista alto muestra el pueblo en su entorno y nos hace adivinar el paisaje de esta region. El primer plano da une bella profundidad a tu foto.
Miguel82 (24953) 2013-10-21 4:06
A global view from a hill Angel, a village, jetty and harbour, nice park, high resolution and good colors, the trees take the form given by the winds, deep field of vision, all the best, kind regards and good start of week
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (33202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 9:42