Hello friends and colleagues, today I present the chapel of the castle of Baiona, an interesting place to visit with magnificent views of the river and the town of Baiona, I hope you like it, then some letters on this interesting castle.
The Castle of Baiona is a twelfth century fortress, which was completed in the sixteenth century, located in the town of Baiona Pontevedra. Also known as Fortaleza del Monte Boi.
Since 1966 has a Parador Nacional Conde de Gondomar. It has a great historical importance, since in March 1493 Martin Alonso Pinzon returned to the coast of Bayonne after his trip to America, making this villa the first in Europe that he heard the news of the discovery of the New World.
Mount Royal was a strategic point that was formed over the centuries defending the maritime territory of the Rias Baixas. Transforming the fortress town to the Catholic Monarchs granted that populates the respective Charter, that enabled two hundred families to settle within the walls, enjoying the same privileges as residents of Bayonne was due. Its period of greatest splendor happened in the fifteenth century-XVI, becoming a prosperous trading center, thanks to the privilege that John II of Castile granted to A Coruña Baiona and being the only Galician ports that could trade with foreign countries. The present appearance of the castle comes from the reconstruction carried out in the sixteenth century by Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, Count of Gondomar, who renamed it Monterreal Castle, in honor of the Catholic Monarchs. Within its walls there were events of great historical significance. In its structure, we can distinguish two periods, the medieval and the Renaissance, although the sun and had a fort or castellum in S. II BC In 60 BC, when Julius Caesar conquered Baiona, had to pursue the rebels to their shelters in the Cies Islands. Romans, Visigoths and Muslims left their mark on the castle. In 1331 the fort was attacked by the Portuguese fleet admiral Peñaza, Fernando I of Portugal fixing his residence in the castle. Also withstood attacks of the pirates Francis Drake, and saw the arrival on March 1, 1493 of the caravel La Pinta. In 1474, Pedro Madruga, after attacking Baiona, built a tower Monte Boi, of which traces still remain.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-11 12:37
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 499 kb
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siudzi (34141) 2014-07-29 10:27
Indeed, the place looks so interesting due to the magnificent combination of elegant architecture and beautiful nature. All created a charming scene perfectly executed with great exposure, sharpness and color management. Like it!
mesutilgim (90686) 2014-07-29 10:43
Nice capture of this beautiful chapel midts of nice and wellcultivated gardens.
Very good layout and perfect sharpness. Nice framing and many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
ourania (38928) 2014-07-29 11:07
I like very much this picture, not only for its accurate and delightful description of this place but also for its fine, graphical layout of colours. Studying the building and its surrounding area is very enjoyable and excellent clarity makes our impression even more vivid and agreeable. You made the strong light work absolutely in your favour. I also like the mysterious dark terrace and the overall calm atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2014-07-29 11:49
This is an excellent view this unusual little church. It's design looks like it could almost be some lucky persons home. The setting is superb and you captud the essence of the location really well, the steps leading up are very inviting and there is vivid green life everywhere. All in a perfect contrast to the beautiful blue sky. Really nicely composed image, thanks as always for sharing.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-29 12:56
This is a very well composed shot with the steps leading the eye into the scene and the trees providing framing. The angle of the shot works well adding direction to the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and detail.
carlo62 (41231) 2014-07-29 12:58
la cappella è piccola, ma è supportata da un grande loggiato.
Bello il giardino circostante e ben curato, piacevole la scalinata che taglia la foto con la sua diagonale e che porta lo sguardo fino alla piccola chiesa.
Fis2 (92139) 2014-07-29 13:22
Good frame and super colors.
Greetings from Greater Poland.
Tigerlily (3301) 2014-07-29 14:14
Wonderfully captured image, beautiful colour and nice composition.
Silvio1953 (133736) 2014-07-29 14:39
Ciao Angel, bel POV sulla deliziosa cappella, fantastica nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (65187) 2014-07-29 21:52
Nicely divided pic. space of the beautiful garden we see.
The stones built edifice stand out good contrast to green, in a fine clear shot.
saxo042 (37730) 2014-07-29 22:06
A very well composed picture with a superb balance. Strong and attractive colours and a very good note. A perfect TE contribution!
annjackman (21360) 2014-07-29 22:35
I like the clean and elegant lines of this chapel. The steps lead my eye across the beautifully maintained gardens. Very good colours and clarity.
Kind Regards, Ann
jemaflor (91241) 2014-07-30 0:00
Belle luminosité qui donne de superbes teintes, bien cadré et très bonne netteté, intéressante vue.
Sergiom (70578) 2014-07-30 6:03
J'aime beaucoup la lumière et la jolie saturation des couleurs dans cette composition. L'endroit est très beau et bien mis en valeur par le point de vue choisi.
claudeD (36596) 2014-07-30 8:34
very fine picture from Galicia showing this very interesting location. I like the good composition, fine colors and sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (41997) 2014-07-30 8:35
Muy bonita composicion, con esa moderna ermita, el porche pone el toque personal de la region, muy bonito y cuidado entorno, con arboles y arbustos, un dia esplendido de sol.
Muy bonito color, en estos tonos tan naturales.
También tanto la nitidez, como la iluminación están genial.
Disfruta de un buen dia.
Un abrazo, amigo mio.
eldancer1 (33885) 2014-07-30 10:17
The chapel looks simple but sturdy. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
npecanhuk (72028) 2014-07-30 16:45
Un lugar hermoso!
Una foto bonito y agradable!
Me gustam los colores, la luz y la composición, sobretodo!
Muchas gracias por compartir!
Cricri (113593) 2014-07-30 23:10
Quelle jolie décoration de plante et arbustes vert qui entoure la chapelle de pierres grises, bon POV avec l'escaliers qui nous y conduit
ChrisJ (107129) 2014-07-31 5:01
I like the upward pov and repetition of the stairs and the spherical, manicured topiary trees. Good sharpness and a wonderful blue sky backdrop. Excellent density levels and punchy light contrasts. Have a great weekend!
Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-07-31 9:54
This a very precise shot for architecture.
The quality is excellent with this sharpness and colour.
This is beautifully composed and the chapel is well with its surrounding cared garden.
macjake (63166) 2014-07-31 10:10
talk about having peace and quiet!
a very serene, tranquil setting.
I can feel my blood pressure reducing just looking at this photo and i'm not even there :)
good positioning with the tree in the top right corner too, just to complete the empty space smartly.
lovely light and colors.
ines8 (6112) 2014-07-31 15:37
A beautiful photo of this charming old chapel, I love this peaceful atmosphere.
SWEETFREEDOM (24104) 2014-08-02 4:55
i like the fresh green of this part of Spain, lovely colors and interesting place.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-08-02 13:52
Interesante saber que aca llego la noticia de nuestro descubrimiento
Buena composicion con contrastes de escaleras y edificio con vegetacion
Al fondo creo entrever la balustrada desde la que se divisa el mar
Buen trabajo, buen Domingo
Royaldevon (34699) 2014-08-04 10:58
This is so green for such a hot country!
I like how you have joined together the verdant garden and the pretty chapel, via the stepped pathway. A delightful piece of composition in a well exposed shot.
My warm regards,
stego (24132) 2014-08-07 11:46
Ha... La bella Galicia... Ay veo el verde y el gris del granito. Además, la composición está muy bien echa, usando los arbustos, arboles y la escalera para encuadrar la casa.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-08-16 3:54
a very kept area. All very neat and tidy. A pretty picture with great colors and great sharpness.
A very beautiful work of the gardener and of course of the photographer!
Have a good weekend
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (37671)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-11
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 10:10