Hello friends and colleagues , today I propose a view of the central square of my city , view backlit which highlights the jets of water from the fountain of the central monument , I hope you like it , then some interesting points about the history of the plaza.
The Plaza del Arenal is located in the center of Jerez de la Frontera. Centuries ago was an Andalusian Musara to become , after the Reconquista , a scenario of duels and battles, taking hence its name ( arenarium , " instead of battles ").
Today it is the main square of the city. It is the monument horse Miguel Primo de Rivera, Mariano Benlliure . It has decorative trees and swaths .
Arenal Square took shape as ground just outside the walled city. Was near the Alcázar de Jerez, where kings and other distinguished visitors and would be hosted by the Royal door communicate to the square with the current Consistory street.
His role as the city 's main square was reinforced by the commercial importance they acquired the adjacent streets , especially Long Street .
Until 1593 tournaments, duels or equestrian bullfights and could be held in the Market Square , the Llano de San Sebastian (now Alameda Cristina ) or Arenal Square . But from that year states that all games and public performances are held only in the Arenal . They underscored the " bull games and reeds " and " sets a genet " great showmanship and competition mainly due to the rivalry between the families of Dávila and Villavicencio.
To witness these games until the seventeenth century stood at the parapet of the wall leading from the fortress to the Royal door alhóndiga currently building . Subsequently stands stood in the square. The first payment bullfighting at the Plaza del Arenal was in 1655.
Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Felipe V , Carlos III Isabel II and Alfonso XII were received at the Plaza del Arenal, decked .
The streets around the square once had a different name. Corn Exchange , one that is next to the building of Los Arcos, Cot , opposite Bow , is named for having been a shelter for orphans, portals Pavone , north of the square, the pulley , where the street ends Lancería .
The square was known in antiquity as " Field of the Torrecilla ," and has received several names depending on the political moment is living in Spain :
Plaza del Arenal , is the oldest name of the plaza , the current official and which has been popularly known square. The name comes from having served as an arena for struggles , battles and clashes between knights. Stresses the hard struggle which lasted three days between Ruy Paez de Viedma and Payo Rodrigues Dávila in 1343 . Arenal 's name comes from the Latin " arenariun " which means " place of combat."
Square of the Catholic Kings , notice in honor of the Catholic Monarchs as a souvenir of your visit to Jerez in October 1477. It received this name during the Franco dictatorship.
Plaza Ferdinand VII during the absolutist period name of Ferdinand VII of Spain .
Plaza de Isabel II , this labeling kept from 1850 to the Glorious Revolution , in honor of the then Queen Isabel II of Spain .
Constitution Square , during the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
Republic Square , named from 1931 to 1936.
Plaza de Alfonso XII, and was called to this place in 1876 by the Spanish monarch of this name who reigned until 1885 .
Buildings of interest :
Corn Exchange . It built during the reign of Charles II of Spain in 1683 to market fruits, vegetables and recova was used a year later to army barracks . It is currently the headquarters of the Delegation of Planning of the City of Jerez.
Courthouse. Neoclassical façade , built in the eighteenth century, was courthouse and later in the nineteenth century , home of the mayor . Next to this building existed until 1890 called " Arco del Corregidor " , created as access to the square.
Source Wikipedia .
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2013-11-01 13:11
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williewhistler (14143) 2014-03-29 13:06
the dancing fountains are are a nice feature in a well composed and nicely balanced image of the Square.
The bright light has been well handled with resulting pleasant saturated colours and exquisite clarity.
A picture postcard scene,lovely work.
Kind regards Les.
carlo62 (32735) 2014-03-29 14:43
il sole alto non ti ha fermato, hai effettuato ugualmente lo scatto e hai ottenuto un ottimo risultato.
Bella presentazione di questa piazza, il monumento è ben contornato dal giardino e dalla fontana.
lousat (76832) 2014-03-29 16:46
Hi Angel,excellent choice of point of view to take this square in this original surround effect,i like the transparencies of the light to have the best effect on the fountains water,excellent exposure and bright colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
omid266 (4774) 2014-03-29 20:15
Salam , Hola Angel ,
very beautiful hunted this scene of main square in your town, well done and Thanks for sharing ,
Buena Suerte ***
Corry (4508) 2014-03-29 20:44
Très beau point de vue sur cette place centrale avec sa fontaine entourée de végétation. Note intéressante. Bien fait.
mirosu (13756) 2014-03-29 22:11
Excellently composed photo in superb light and clarity. The straight view to the small green park with white water fountain is excellent, the contrast against blue sky is perfect.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
emka (78852) 2014-03-29 23:43
You present here a splendid view of this square in your city Jerez. Nice monument and beautiful fountain. Amazing that such weather you have in November. Looks like in summer.
Warm regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (84665) 2014-03-30 0:15
Une place bien cadrée, bon équilibre dans la composition avec tous les éléments qui la compose, bon effet avec cette plaisante luminosité et avec ces jets d'eau.
nedasepanloo (234) 2014-03-30 0:56
what a lovely picture!
excellent sharpness and colors.
have a nice weekend
ikeharel (57144) 2014-03-30 1:20
A beautiful fontana and horse rider statue on the the Plaza del Arenal, that its history described so well on your note.
The photo is superbly done, as far as light and clarity, DOF and beautiful use of backlight on the water-jets.
The small garden which surround the fontana also look to be meticulousely cared.
Pleasent to look at, buen Domingo.
jhm (139168) 2014-03-30 2:59
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Also your picture with the fountain and statue care for a very well picture.
Very nice captured and lovely composition, good presentation too.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
ChrisJ (97854) 2014-03-30 6:33
I like the repetition of the plumes of water in the fountain. Good sharpness, saturation and density levels. The man atop the horse statue makes a good focal point. A marvelous blue sky backdrop that contrasts well against the yellow cream facade of the building at right. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (24247) 2014-03-30 10:20
I imagine this is a square that your fellow residents in the city are very proud of, it's a beautiful place and a great focal point for people to gather. It has a long and interesting history too, thanks for you very interesting note. Y got a beautiful day to shoot too!
All the best
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-30 11:14
Great view of your Central square in Jerez de la Frontera.
Well managed especially the light, those fountains look cool against the hot and blue sky,Tfs,
Romano46 (18446) 2014-03-30 11:51
un classico esempio di come gli spagnoli amino curare l'arredamento delle piazze andaluse.
La presenza dei giardini e della statua del cavaliere è un classico di questa regione e se si accompagna ad un bel cielo azzurro il successo della foto è garantito.
Molto buona la ripresa in una situazione di luce alquanto difficile da gestire per i forti contrasti di illuminazione tra le varie parti della piazza.
Ciao e buona settimana
boa (6021) 2014-03-30 11:58
a nice scene from the central Square, captured during fantastic weather conditions. Very sharp and clear shot with a beautiful blue sky. You have also an interesting note about this Picture, well done my friend!
pili51 (1471) 2014-03-30 14:20
Hola amigo Ángel,
Como me gusta leer tus notas informativas en castellano, pues yo no domino el inglés y se me hace pesado utilizar el traductor para enterarme de las cosas.
La imagen que nos presentas de la Plaza del Arenal es preciosa, una postal.
La difícil luz está muy bien gestionada y la saturación de los colores está perfecta.
Me gusta el encuadre ajustado recogiendo muy bien todos los elementos de la plaza, y sobre todo los surtidores de agua encendidos dando movimiento y frescura a la bellísima composición.
Felicidades!!!! es una brillante toma, acompañada de una elegante presentación.
Un cordial saludo desde BCN.
Royaldevon (29549) 2014-03-30 14:31
You have some very attractive features in Cadiz, which make lovely subjects for photography.
The circular garden, with its many sparkling fountains, makes a great subject, as it is crowned by the statue.
You have dealt very well with the sunlight to present this scene with fine, saturated colours.
My warm regards,
claudeD (32695) 2014-03-31 4:54
very fine picture showing this interesting scenery from your city Jerez de loa Frontera.I will visit it during my summer holidays ... TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-31 8:13
Une jolie place qui peut s'enorgueillir d'un magnifique parterre de plantes et d'arbustes, et d'une très belle fontaine dominée par la statue équestre de ce personnage illustre. L'endroit paraît tranquille et bien entretenu, il y a même un efant qui donne à manger aux pigeons sur la rue. L'image est de bonne qualité et la lumière qui baigne cette vue est très agréable.
Nicou (121924) 2014-03-31 8:15
quelle fontaine et image elle est immense sueprbe vue avec ces jet ces states merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (30937) 2014-03-31 8:46
the way you use the light is very bold and special, it's interesting how you created a challenge for yourself with this theme and how effectively you dealt with it. The fountain is very attractive for its luminosity and motion but the view and the different elements that compose it are attractive and interesting too. The definition you've achieved is amazing and the colours have retained their naturalness and appeal too. A pleasing view of this picturesque square under a delightful clear sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best,
have a great evening,
rychem (23176) 2014-03-31 8:54
Beautiful photo with one eye catcher: the fountain, excellent capture, perfect light and clarity, ver well composed
Silvio1953 (122129) 2014-04-01 10:30
Ciao Angel, gran bella piazza, deliziosa la fontana, bella luce e ottima nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio
adramad (37997) 2014-04-01 10:33
Una fantastica nota, que nos sirve de introduccion a valorizar mejor esta preciosa plaza, que tanta historia tiene a lo largo de los siglos, maravillosamente gestionada esa luz a contraluz, que da una bonita intensidad a los chorros de la fuente, palmeras y jardines contribuyen a la sensacion de placidez y encanto, de este bonito lugar.
Muy bien la nitidez, con unos hermosos colores.
Bien visto y mejor realizado. Me gusta
Ten un buen dia.
Un fuerte abrazo.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-04-01 15:15
Muy buena composicion con las aguas danzantes de la fuente, una foto panoramica en la que se observan bien ambos lados de la plaza y sus palmeras
Una muy buena postal de la plaza de tu ciudad
Un saludo cordial desde Argentina
eldancer1 (27855) 2014-04-03 7:24
Beautiful little plaza surrounded by beautiful architectures. I like the statue and the fountain. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-04-05 21:28
Hola Angel, hay tantos monumentos y tanta historia para presentar de tu país bonito..tus fotos siempre son muy representativas y muy bien hechas..con tu especialidad de los encuadres maravillosos!!
un saludo grande
Cricri (106327) 2014-04-18 10:57
Une place tranquille, agréable avec la fontaine entourée de végétations, le petit bonhomme qui donne a manger aux pigeons, la lumière est superbe sur les jets d'eau, belle présentation
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (31472)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2013-11-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-29 12:46