Hello friends and colleagues, today I present this view of the pretty village of Zahara de la Sierra taken from the tower of the old castle, this villa is part of all towns in the province of Cádiz forming the "route of the white villages" . Hope you like it, then some letters on 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 them to leave without their weapons, but carrying all they could carry personal effects and empowering them to emigrate to Barbary . Logical possibility , which also reflects Palencia in his chronicle . Source Wikipedia . More information from the same source.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-06 16:21
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 490 kb
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rbassin (18183) 2013-12-14 5:21
une superbe vue plongeante sur ce village.
Une belle lumière y règne et rend bien les contrastes.
SnapRJW (31091) 2013-12-14 5:42
Hello Angel - The view from your lofty perch is super allowing a full understanding of the layout of this neat Andalusian town. Clean, white walls and neat plantings of trees give an impression of a town well maintained and attractive. Set in the green landscape it has a lot of appeal. A pleasant shot with well managed details. Warm regards Rosemary
jacquest (18665) 2013-12-14 5:53
The downward view is very nice to present us this village with a good light and sharp details of the houses. The framing with the greenery is well done.
PaulVDV (22099) 2013-12-14 6:44
Ha, I do recognize your point of view. The flat roof of the tower offers great views of the wide surroundings. From there you can even see that other white pueblo, Algodonales.
Here you look steep down to the village at the bottom of your feet. The view is amazing with all these white facades, the red roofs and in the middle that street winding down the hill.
You included well the many olive trees in that part of Andalucia and the green meadows.
Your picture is excellently clear and sharp and offers a stunning view.
Best regards, Paul
carlo62 (32735) 2013-12-14 7:00
splendido paesaggio andaluso, eccellente pov, sembra di essere in elicottero.
Le strade si intersecano tra tutte queste case rigorosamente bianche, creando un bel contrasto tra i tetti e il verde della campagna disseminata di olivi.
snunney (83693) 2013-12-14 7:28
A fascinating plunging view over this village with its many whitewashed houses. I like how the main street comes in from the bottom left and sweeps across the frame. Excellent sharpness.
ikeharel (57144) 2013-12-14 7:39
Great view over the small town from a higher POV, a labyrinth built and white painted.
Good clear view under bright favorable daylight.
Fine shot, contrast with green hills,
Buen fin de semana,
Silvio1953 (122129) 2013-12-14 8:16
Ciao Angel, gran bel POV sul delizioso villaggio, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (84665) 2013-12-14 8:22
Un très bon pov aérien sur ce village, bon contraste entre les toitures et murs blancs et la végétation alentour verdoyante.
dta (66538) 2013-12-14 9:35
Hola Angel ,;
Quelle belle vue plogeante sur les magifqiues toits de tuiles de ce superbe village blanc andalou ! Il semblerait cet endroit n'ait pas succombé à la frénésie immobilière qui a défiguré tant de villages espagnols .
lousat (76832) 2013-12-14 15:39
Hi Angel,great choice of point of view to show us this beautiful total view on this old village,very interesting post and great quality of details everywhere despite the distance,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
rychem (23176) 2013-12-14 22:05
I like this birds eye view very much, we can see the structure of this village, splendid photo
Noel_Byrne (24247) 2013-12-15 6:33
A beautiful birds eye view of this most picturesque town! I like the level of details in this area, especially the open square in the lower right with what looks like a clock in it. Beautiful textures and landscape beyond, lovely work!
Thanks as always, and best wishes from Ireland
Graal (97455) 2013-12-15 7:21
very nice and interesting view this village. Good shot from high POV. I like the street and white-red houses. Good sharpness. Well informations and done photo.
Have a nice evening.
adramad (37997) 2013-12-15 12:44
Fantastica esta gran panoramica desde un punto muy alto, como es la torre del castillo..... que nos permite ver a vista de pajaro esta preciosa poblacion con sus encantadores rincones y el bonito paisaje que la rodea.
Muy bonito colorido muy natural.
Sensacional la nitidez y la luminosidad.
Bonito trabajo amigo mio.
Buen comienzo de semana y un fuerte abrazo.
fds (8280) 2013-12-15 13:55
caro amico del sud della spagna spettacolare questa ripresa dall'alto di questo piccolo villaggio andaluso tutto dipinto di bianco
ottima la definizione elegante la composizione esagerati i colori
Nicou (121924) 2013-12-15 19:21
quelle vue plongeante sur ce village sueprbe compo et iamge avec ce graphsime de toits gris et le blanc des maisons grandiose captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (13756) 2013-12-16 4:43
Many thanks for very interesting introductory note. I like this excellent bird view to small township. Superb light & clarity. The composition with the green trees in BG is perfect. Well done.
jhm (139168) 2013-12-16 5:00
Thank you very much for your book (nota) very interesting.
Nice panoramic view about these area, taken out of the height.
Lovely composition, splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week, against the Belgian coast (Knokke)
ourania (30937) 2013-12-16 9:43
a very impressive and interesting photo that offers us a thorough panoramic view of the picturesque village, with a 3D effect and a lot of perfectly rendered details to study. I like very much the downward perspective and the inclusion of the lovely green surroundings. There's a very delightful luminosity and colours that favour the description and please the eyes. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
delpeoples (53009) 2013-12-17 0:18
Hola dear Angel
A commanding view and POV of this remarkable town. I love the graphism of the white houses and red roofs. The depth of field is admirable and you illustrate beautifully how this little town is tucked away in the green mountains. What a lovely secret you share with us.
macjake (56494) 2013-12-17 1:05
this one is quite different....normally when we see such views they're of the red rusted roofs.
these are more brown.
but it works well with the contrasting white construction.
cool shot with a unique subject
eldancer1 (27855) 2013-12-17 10:30
I like your pov of this village, looking down on those interesting architectures. Good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
annjackman (19597) 2013-12-17 10:33
Well done for climbing high to take this super shot. The houses look very neat with their similar roofs and white walls. This village is beautifuly surrounded by a green landscape. Well done for such a very sharp image and good exposure. Excellent.
Kind Regards, Ann
npecanhuk (65434) 2013-12-28 6:57
Lovely and charming place!
Attractive and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white & green borders and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
Gracias por compartir!
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-02-23 10:22
Angel, intento comprender de donde has sacado esta maravilla!!parece que está volando por encima como un águila..
me encanta la vista panoramica, me encanta el paisaje y el color!!
buenas tardes, saludos!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (31472)
- 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
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 5:20