In the third day of my travel in Lusitania I visited Caceres in the West-South of Spain. I did not know how beautiful the Old Town of this city was, but it impressed me very much, maybe more than Brugge in Belgium. A nice surprise for me.
This Old Town was declared in 1986 World Heritage by Unesco. The web site of Unesco says:
"The city's history of battles between Moors and Christians is reflected in its architecture, which is a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles."
This tower here is a poor sample of what can be seen there. It is called the "House of Storks" or Cáceres-Ovando. I guess that the reason can be that this tower may be the highest point of the city. Storks use to made their nest on the highest point.
Many of these houses are still habited today. To access with car is forbiden. When you walk along the peaceful streets, admiring the old buildings is very easy to travel with your mind some centuries back.
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vedra (0) 2006-08-27 1:34
This is a nice view to very basic stone architecture with structures that look really solid. The contrast between rough walls and the blue sky is great. It is also good that you captured a moment with very few people around.
efigesta (12188) 2006-08-27 7:54
una buena composicion, llena de historia y con colores muy buenas
cyrrhus (2878) 2006-08-29 14:37
Una foto interesante...
Escuche varias veces de esta ciudad de Caceres. Me sorprende mucho que hay tan pocas imagenes en TE !
Y esta es una de las mejores... por cierto.
Solo que los colores me parecen un poco frias (podrias aumentar las tonalidades de rojo como indicado en el WS)
- Copyright: Clemente Perez (kLe) (2196)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS 17-85 EF-S, 67mm UV haze
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Lusitania
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-26 12:59