Hello friends and colleagues, today first day of the new year, I present a photographic street view Tower, the city of Medina Sidonia, a city with history, Cadiz province, hope you like it, then some letters on city.
The city of Medina-Sidonia is a Spanish municipality located in the center of the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. It belongs to the region of La Janda.
Is a Historic-Artistic and Cultural
The mountain on which it is located is called the Cerro del Castillo, which is the highest elevation of the entire western third of the province, from the foothills of the Sierra de Cadiz to the Atlantic coastline, allowing you to be spotted since an important part of the province, offering, at the same time, the extraordinary panorama of provincial surface. The city is oriented towards the Bay of Cadiz, which is why it is known as the Balcony of the Bay.
A small part of the municipality asidonense belongs to the Natural Park of the Acorns, one of the most valuable areas in terms of nature and landscape concerns in Andalusia. The term also hosts much of the route of the Green Corridor of the two bays, a greenway linking the Bay of Cadiz and Algeciras Bay.
The first settlements in the area of which we have evidence, dating from the Late Bronze Age. Found in the Cerro de las Madres a lot of fragments of handmade ceramics and some stone tools. It seems that these people were in relation to culture tartésica.5
Then takes place the arrival of Phoenician colonists from Sidon, which will found a city (with the same name as their city of origin) on the basis of earlier Indian occupation.
In the third century. C. Romans occupy the entire peninsula was formerly in the hands of the Carthaginians. Around the first century will build a new town center that will occupy the entire space of what is now the Historic. By Augusto César Award, the city promotes its former municipal status and becomes entitled Roman colony (civitas optimo jure). It was known by the name of Asido, Caesarina, or completely as Caesarina Asido Augusta. It was situated in the Province Ulterior Baetica, belonging to legal convent Hispalensis (with capital in Hispalis).
In the Visigoth Hispania was also provincial capital and episcopal see of the Catholic Church, then known as Asidona, suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seville which included the former Roman province of Andalusia in the diocese of Hispania.
In 712 the city was conquered by Musa ibn Nusair, commander of the Umayyad Caliphate, at the beginning of the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. It was the capital of Muslim Cora Cora called Sidonia (also known as Arabic Saduna شذونة). Alfonso X the Wise recaptured the city on September 22, 1264, occupying the border against the Moorish Kingdom of Granada, which is why it appears in a medieval document with the name "de la Frontera".
At the time of the Reconquista was home to several military orders. These include the Order of Santiago and the Order of St. Mary.
In 1440 became part of the Lordship of the Dukes of Medina-Sidonia.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/40000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 11:50
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 497 kb
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Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-01 2:05
nice and natural every day scene with some lonely pedestrian making her way home. The sun was quite bright but you managed to avoid overexposing the walls of the buildings. Good colors and sharpness.
All the best in New Year!
holmertz (47178) 2014-01-01 2:17
This is an excellent composition of the white buildings along two streets on a hillside. The old houses look lovely, with many fine details, and you managed a perfect exposure in the strong sunshine. The person walking down the street provides valuable life and atmosphere, as well as colours. I appreciate that you included the wall on the right side, which gives a good balance to the composition.
Nicou (133510) 2014-01-01 2:31
Avec le personnage qui passe quelle vue et compo sueprbe iamge et captage et ces façade quelle blancheur et l'écaillement de la peinture la perspective sueprbe
Très belle année 2014 tous mes vœux.
carlo62 (41323) 2014-01-01 3:59
Buongiorno e buon anno Angel
i classici colori dell'Andalusia sono sovrastati da uno spledido cielo.
Bella composizione, la diagonale della strada sottolinea la splendida architettura, ottima la presenza dell'uomo per dare vita alla foto.
Di nuovo un felice anno nuovo a te
jhm (146700) 2014-01-01 4:20
Thank you very well for your interesting notes.
we get the old architecture but always very pleasant to look at.
Perspective and depth are perfect, with these lonely lady
Also these picture here is a very lovely picture.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice first day of 2014,
Noel_Byrne (28176) 2014-01-01 5:26
A wonderful scene, the play of light and shadow is superb, and the detail in the buildings is particularly beautiful. I like the one sole person walking down the street offering a sense of scale to the building, and of course, that delightful blue sky.
Happy new year to you and yours!
Sergiom (70678) 2014-01-01 6:15
C'est vraiment très beau ces villages blancs andalous. Ici, la rue forme une belle diagonale dans l'image et il y a un très beau jeu d'ombre et de lumière. On dirait bien que la passante recherche le soleil. L'architecture est remarquable.
Bonne et heureuse année
dkmurphys (54499) 2014-01-01 6:33
Superb street scene from that old part of the city. The architecture is just lovely. Well taken, enjoy a great day and a successful new year!
claudeD (36628) 2014-01-01 6:39
All my best wishes for the new year 2014!!!!
Excellent picture showing this amazing typical white houses of Andalusia. I like the shot very much. Perhaps I will pass my next holidays in your amazing region ... TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (33953) 2014-01-01 8:08
Very nice capture of this old but beautiful architectures. Nice to have the person for scale. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
yquem46 (38750) 2014-01-01 8:23
A nice compo in white and blue and how appealing is this sunny place !
Have a nice evening. My best wishes for 2014
npecanhuk (72092) 2014-01-01 8:44
Qué calle hermosa!
Qué foto bonita!
Me gustam la nitidez, los colores, la exposición, el punto de vista escogido y la composición!
Gracias por compartir!
ourania (39016) 2014-01-01 10:20
I like very much the sense of depth that attracts us into this delightful vertical frame. The viewer feels as if walking along this picturesque alley, next to the well defined, characteristic rustic buildings. I love the homogeneity of the blue sky, the consistency and luminosity of the white tones that reflect the light so intensely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful year!
mesutilgim (90766) 2014-01-02 4:00
Hello dear Angel,
Perfect capture from Sidonia with good pov and perfect ligth management.
Many inetersting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and all the best for the New Year !
danos (92654) 2014-01-02 5:04
brilliant the light of the day as enhance the vivid colours of it.I like the architectural style of the buildings,the contrast of the colours with the presentation of the man to adds life in the image.
I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-02 5:36
Happy New Year!
White buildings and blue sky, it's a very attractive street view in Southern Spain. I like the angle you took this picture.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-02 8:26
Great depth and perspective created by the POV and the framing. Nice old world charm and architecture all over the frame. You have done well to include the lone person..it adds vital life to this composition. A shot with excellent light and clarity. Thanks for sharing.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-03 2:02
the play of light&shade and the way you utilized it to achieve so stunning visual effect are great!
I really enjoy this street shot in your edition my friend.
Well composed with magnificent and vivid colors-the scene is eye-catching!
Have a nice day
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-03 3:42
very sharp and a lovely blue of sky.perfectly balanced composition and lovely colours saturation.
abmdsudi (48830) 2014-01-03 6:46
Must be an attractive ancient town which has pervasive air of tranquility and charming feel to it. Really enjoyed the viewpoint in such good depth and perspective, brilliant light and rich colours rendition. The greet sky enhances detail of all white dwelling really well, this is a lovely image portraying all that is so wonderful about this part of the world in all its splendour, history, functionality and atmosphere. Great scene, well done and tfs.
imageme (1790) 2014-01-03 7:27
Hi Angel, This is a very special presentation with the old architectures from the city of Medina Sidonia. The way you captured the shades and the light is lovely. I like the roof design which very much like that of Oriental in the old days. The man add extra life to the composition. Thank very much
adramad (42045) 2014-01-03 9:05
Buenisima composicion con este preciosa calle, llena de edificios de categoria y sabor del sur, me gustan las fotos que estas poniendo de este lugar, y pensar que hace años, cuando visité esta zona pase de largo, pues no crei que el pueblo tubiese tanto empaque...
Espero tomases las uvas a compas... para asi iniciar el año de cara y todo te sea favorable...
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Te deseo un buen fin de semana y que te traigan muchas cosas los reyes.
Un fuerte abrazo, amigo mio.
delpeoples (56054) 2014-01-05 22:27
Hola dear Angel
A typically southern Spanish architecture, which contrasts perfectly with the azure skies ( no doubt as the architects intended). I like the contrast between the architecture and the lady walking down the curved street, giving us a sense of scale and movement.
I wish you a happy New Year, of health, family, fun and love. Oh and of course lots of travel and photos.
ikeharel (65269) 2014-01-06 9:50
White quarter of Cadiz, well collected angel.
Exquisite sharp details, and one lady stroll downhill cautiously.
A nice taken street scene.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (37729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 1:49