Hello friends and colleagues , today I present a view of the octagonal tower of the Alcazar of my city with a wall and part of the bustling mall that surrounds it, I hope you like it , then some letters on the Alcázar .
The Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia, Spain ) is located in the southwest corner of the wall surrounding the city, next to the Old Alameda.
The Alcazar in Jerez exercised as Muslim fortress-palace , seat of power that ruled the city. Currently used for events and is open to tours year-round .
It is considered one of the few examples of Almohad architecture existing in the Iberian Peninsula. Currently collected in the monumental complex called the Alcazar and Camera Obscura , whose surface has been visited doubled after the last restoration.
From the eleventh century , its walls are preserved partly absorbed by the settlement of the first defensive belt , used as a stronghold and residence first of the Muslim rulers of the time , then by Christian governors who ruled the city. So that , with time , has resulted in a marked change in overall configuration .
Original Islamic fortress , the gates , the mosque , the Arab baths, the octagonal tower and pavilion patio Doña Blanca de Borbón preserved. In later stages, stands the Torre del Homenaje (XV century) and Baroque Villavicencio Palace and oil mill (XVIII century). Circled in part by the wide Alameda Vieja, stands out with its imposing presence Octagonal Tower , with its characteristic double curb Almohad and the Keep of Ponce de Leon. Later, a Renaissance facade wall replaced the old way to the Arab baths. It was delivered by Ibn Abit , last king of Jerez Andalusian , Alfonso X El Sabio after the reconquest of the city.
Listed as a Cultural , Alcazar of Jerez is declared Monument, and so was published in La Gaceta de Madrid in 1931 . Which did not prevent them to be used as military barracks in Franco era and subsequently began to build inside a hotel.
In 2009, excavations found funds Cabin footprint and the presence of old silos that seem to correspond to prehistoric settlements , namely the Chalcolithic period of 5,000 years.
=== Mosque and the Arab Baths ===
Built by the Almohad rulers , this mosque is the only survivor in the city of eighteen he had during the Islamic period. Its interior , now conveniently restored also retains its classic horseshoe arches , substantial party to the Muslim such rite such as the minaret, the courtyard of ablution , the prayer hall and mihrab and an altar reminiscent here the first Christian chapel of Santa Maria del Alcázar was created. The Arab Baths in very good condition the three classical galleries of this type of facility . Built with solid brick and rough sober in domes starry ceilings skylights that give them the privacy that they were conceived open.
Gardens === ===
The Alcázar has several gardens including [ [ olive ] ], [ [ cypress | cypress ] ] and mixed flowers and fish ponds . Currently you can access much of the surface , leaving a small area for finish fixing attached .
The Patio de Armas == ===
It is the most spacious assembly area , the place where the Almohad times the governor formed his troops. In this space around the main buildings of the Alcázar are provided, and currently hosts all kinds of social activities and cultural.
Source Wikipedia .
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omid266 (5336) 2014-02-15 5:27
** Salam , Hola Angel ,
Thank you for sharing this beautiful image ,
A very old and historic biuldings ,
Very nice work ,
** Best Regards ,
snunney (84983) 2014-02-15 5:31
It is still very impressive this tower despite its great age. I like the composition, which shows it in the context of its current surroundings. Also, the light and colours. Very good rendering of the textural detail.
jacquest (18749) 2014-02-15 5:45
Nice view of this tower well framed by trees. The alley with people gives deepness and the superb ligh allows for good colors and sharpness.
Silvio1953 (123689) 2014-02-15 5:49
Ciao Angel, tra palma e torre è una gran gara per chi è più alta e più bella, piacevole composizione, bella luce e magnifici colori, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
Corry (4508) 2014-02-15 5:58
Très belle vue sur la Tour Octogonale et les murailles d'Alcazar avec ce haut palmier en avant-plan Belle luminosité qui permet d'apprécier l'ensemble. Bien fait.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-02-15 6:32
un riutorno fotografico nella tua terra con uan composizione ben fatta e con la solita nitidezza, i cieli blu e la cura del dettaglio.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ikeharel (58275) 2014-02-15 6:47
Ancient yet perfectly remain intact through time and history, Angel.
Beautiful chosen POV show the tower and the fort, under bright spring daylight.
The many holes on the edifice still is a puzzle for me, why did this in purpose.
People / tourist strolled along gave life factor to the scene, while the palm trees and other's added green marvelous tone to the whole.
Impressive to look at.
Buen fin de semana,
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-02-15 7:39
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
jemaflor (85548) 2014-02-15 7:42
Une tour très bien présentée et pris sous un beau temps, bel effet avec ce fond de ciel uniformément bleu, netteté excellente.
dta (67366) 2014-02-15 9:23
Hola Angel ,
Jolie vue de cette intéressante forteresse , parfaitement cadrée dans le ciel bleu , avec le palmier au premier plan ;
carlo62 (33861) 2014-02-15 9:50
un'architettura molto bella e originale, la torre ottagonale è ben diversa da quella che si vede sullo sfondo.
Ottimo scatto, bel equilibrato, con gli alberi che seguono le linee verticali delle torri.
PaulVDV (22753) 2014-02-15 10:38
Now, this is a very beautiful presentation of the alcazar and its tower in a green environment.
The area with its calm parkland and its different kinds of trees is an excellent framing for the view of the alcazar.
A very bright, colourful and sharp picture.
Best regards, Paul
chrislo (4155) 2014-02-15 13:14
Une image bien cadrée et un point de vue intéressant sur cette tour historique dont la blancheur contraste avec le ciel bleu très pur. Les arbres équilibrent bien la composition et ajoutent une touche de couleur supplémentaire. Très belle lumière.
npecanhuk (66382) 2014-02-15 14:49
Very beautiful picture of truly attractive natural & architectural details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
Enjoy your Sunday,
lousat (77896) 2014-02-15 14:54
Hi Angel,a very professional postcard showing us this beautiful and unique example of architechture,i like you choice of point of view to have in the same pic the palm on the right to complete and enrich the composition,great exposure and details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (99364) 2014-02-15 17:58
Although I only had time for Cordoba it looks like there is a lot to see in Andalucia judging from this image. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts with the people adding scale. The fg palm tree adds depth and graphic elements. Tfs!
emka (80034) 2014-02-16 0:00
fantastic view of this tower of Alcazar. I like the palms and I see jacaranda, as I suppose. The photo was made in May, so I hope to see a view like this when I visit Jerez this year.
Excellent composition, colours and sharpness. Wonderful presentation of the interesting place.
Warm regrads MAlgo
Nicou (123350) 2014-02-16 1:24
quelle pureté dans le tons sueprbe et cette tour avec sa forme spéciale sueprbe le rendu sur la pierre et le vert des arbres qui se marie parfaitement avec la tour sueprbe
Bravo et amitié
jhm (140110) 2014-02-16 4:00
Thank you very much for your interesting notes, I learned today again through your text.
Excellent summery picture with the palm trees in foreground.
A nice city picture with an excellent sharpness and clarity.
Nice depth and perspective with these nice picture.
Excellent composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Noel_Byrne (24856) 2014-02-16 7:19
This is a beautiful structure and so unusual to my eyes. You say, a rare example in this place. You captured it with a beautiful blue sky and balanc it so nicely with the towering palm. The texture of the building is very nicely captured too. As always, I really appreciate the huge efforts you put into writing your brilliant notes.
Fis2 (86357) 2014-02-16 11:29
I like frame and colors.
Greetings from Southern Greater Poland.
Have a nice new week.
danos (87551) 2014-02-16 23:50
very nice the view as the placement of the octagonal tower of the Alcazar in the frame.I like the creative perspective with the foreground palm tree to creates balance in the frame.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
Have a good week,Danos
SnapRJW (31531) 2014-02-17 2:23
The impressive tower is very attractively photographed Angel. I like the inclusion of the palms and other greenery as it gives a feeling of spaciousness and locality to your shot. Nicely done! Warm regards Rosemary
Graal (97897) 2014-02-17 2:35
interesting view of old Alcazar in Frontera. Amazing octagonal construction of tower. Nice place, fine presentation. Photo I like.
Have a nice week.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-17 5:28
chunky and impressive building but with plenty of charm. The POV allows us to see it in full size and also the scenery where it is situated. The people present in the image are quite discreet and give us sense of scale. The trees and grass add very much needed contrasting color and bring some life to the composition.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
adramad (38613) 2014-02-17 12:56
Que placer ver estos cielos tan azules y limpios, ahora que ultimamente no los vemos, esta hermosa imagen produce mas satisfaccion, un POV fantastico del bonito Alcazar, destacando el torreon muy bien adornado por las palmeras y demas arboles.
Muy buen color, perfecta iluminacion y nitidez.
Bien hecho. Me encanta.
Te deseo una feliz semana.
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-02-17 14:53
Une belle architecture sur fond de ciel bleu, bien présentée avec le palmier en premier plan. Bravo!
Bonne semaine mon ami.
nikkitta (14858) 2014-02-17 15:05
Buena toma de la torrre flanqueada por palmeras que van todo hacia lo alto
Me gusta la perspectiva dada por el camino de su costado, creo que veo flores violetas de jacanradas
Muy interesante nota de la fortaleza
Lindo y tranquilo lugar para vivir
Un saludo y te felicito
eldancer1 (28557) 2014-02-18 7:54
Very nice capture of this formidable tower, I don't think invaders can successfully scale the walls. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (33272) 2014-02-19 8:59
very fine picture from Jerez de la Frontera showing excellent colors and perfect clarity.I like this view very much.Very good and informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (57074) 2014-02-19 19:25
even without reading the note i can tell there's lots of history in this scene.
amazing piece of architecture, its one that i'd want to see in person for myself.
excellent light and the addition of the dog on the right is cute. fine photo and subject.
ourania (32169) 2014-02-20 8:24
the streets and buildings of your city are very elegant and interesting and there's a lot to admire in your photos from Cadiz. This antique fortress looks very well preserved and is most attractive. I like very much the way you framed this view, exalting the impressive building and giving an interesting description of its surroundings. There's excellent clarity, the light and the colours are beautiful and vibrant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
delpeoples (53167) 2014-02-21 2:55
Hola dear Angel
This is a most enchanting town, and you have motivated me to travel here when I next go to Europe. The Alcazar is stunning and fires the imagination. Imagine if these ancient walls could talk. A superb wide angle shot of the edifice, stunning colours and excellent light management.
Cricri (107360) 2014-02-21 3:26
J'aime comme la tour est entourée d'arbres, la lumière et le bleu du ciel la met encore plus en valeur, belle réalisation
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2014-02-21 23:54
an interesting building among the palms and under a beautiful sun.
jcpix (13688) 2014-02-23 8:42
Looks to be quite a solid structure, short and stout! The towers shape makes for a strong centerpiece to this composition, and one that works well being placed in the middle of the frame, which allows us to see the surrounding area in both directions. Well lit under the bright sunshine and plentiful blue sky. Detailed, textured and sharply focused to clearly see everything from front to back with clarity. A pleasing presentation of this attractive landmark. Hope you've had a nice weekend. Take good care.
fritzi007 (6179) 2014-03-21 13:15
wieder eine Touristik- Werbung vom schönen Spanien.
Irgendwann werden sie dir einen Orden überreichen.
Wirklich ein schönes Foto und gute Information!
Beste Wünsche mein Freund aus der frühlingshaften Steiermark
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- Date Taken: 2013-05-12
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