Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another nice view of the town of Arcos de la Frontera, and you have seen some, but I Arcos is much more than what I can offer here in this district you can view high at the edge the ravine to the river bottom, then some letters about their history, I hope you enjoy.
Arcos de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. It is the most populous municipality in the region of Sierra de Cadiz and also the largest. It is an important place for tourism and industry within the district, and has a strategic position between the countryside and the Highlands Jerez. It also has a rich past, having been the capital of the Taifa de Arcos in the Muslim period and capital of the Duchy of Arcos from 1493.
Like most of the people of this province, its location has been occupied by man since prehistoric times. Arcos, by its own geographical location has become all times a strategic place. The name of Arx-Arcis (high strength) comes from its Roman foundation, when the settlement appears as "coloniae Arcensium" another Roman settlement was Santiscal.
During the Muslim era its name is Arkos, emerging as a real city prosperous and flourishing. At the time of dependent Emirate of Damascus (711-757) belonged to the "Cora" of Sidon. He became the eleventh century, in a small Taifa kingdom under the rule of Ben Jazrum king of Berber origin. During this period the site of the town was walled and although there is no certainty that colmataran all land with buildings, has remained a complex network of apples, this time from the layout of its streets, the military fortress, the walls , mills, etc.
In 1255 and in 1264, King Alfonso X Castile took the city, being transferred to Prince Henry, but returned to royal hands due to its border. In 1300 received the rank of council.
In 1408 the king puts the city in the hands of his favorite Ruy Lopez Davalos, to grant it to the Ponce de Leon in 1440, Dukes of Arcos, well into the eighteenth century, reaching its zenith between the fifteenth and seventeenth century. In the fifteenth century founded the Discalced Franciscan Hospice and another near the Church of San Pedro. The City Council is transferred to the Plaza del Castillo. The jail was moved to a house where they later built the Convent of Mercy nuns. In the Plaza del Castillo stood the granary and behind the house slaughterhouse.
From the sixteenth century began the construction of the Convent of San Francisco (1510), the religious of St. John Lateran (1539), the Hospital of San Roque and San Pedro. Also began the construction of a new slaughterhouse outside the Puerta de Jerez. During the eighteenth century urban expansion occurs that exceeds the length of its Arab walls.
In 1706, Felipe V granted the title of Noble and Faithful. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, changed its face, affecting the Churches of St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Augustine, sinking the north wall of the castle, which fell to the pit and bury it, gave rise to the Rue Neuve.
During the eighteenth century, the town developed outside the walled definitely, when three enclaves: the neighborhood of the log, the more upscale, with the homes of the bourgeoisie, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Carlos III Granary, Inn the Duke and Church of San Miguel, the barrio of San Francisco, around the Church of the Franciscans of the sixteenth century, which is the Chapel of the Waters, and the slum, whose origin may be in a Moorish settlement Cómpeta the current quarter.
In the nineteenth century, besides the yellow fever epidemic and the passage of the French, which caused damage to the Castle and Plaza, the most important to the heritage of Arcos is the confiscation of Mendizabal. Transformations occur and religious buildings offered for sale rural ecclesiastical possessions, which stopped the incipient industrial development, the transformation of industrial promoters landowners.
In the twentieth century improves quality of life and is a development of the tourism industry in the period 1950-70 being when the single fastest growing city. Until the early sixties into a ring concentric growth. But from this decade, when they begin to appear new types of building (blocks and detached houses, semi-detached and row) raised on new paths, which threaten both the original walled Old Town, as the first area of growth and settlement Traditional. In the XXI century has become the entrance of the White Towns of Andalusia and a Historic-Artistic. Along with its breathtaking scenery, make prime tourist destination in the province of Cadiz, which is their main source of income.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 10:12
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 282 kb
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dta (64142) 2013-05-26 11:27
Hola Angel ,;
This is a superb view of the white village of Arcos , between the greenery of the cliffs (I suppose that the winter has been rainy in Andalucia), and the perfect blue sky . Outstanding sharpness and superb natural colors .
jacquest (18403) 2013-05-26 12:17
The diagonal line of the village and the downward view toward the river make a good point of view. The green contrasts with the white of the houses. The good light gives natural colors and an image of very good quality.
Romano46 (16584) 2013-05-26 12:25
un vero gioello. Composizione eccellente e tre fasce di colore che si contendono lo spazio: bianco verde e azzurro, tutte e tre molto intense nella saturazione e luminose al massimo.
Bello il punto di ripresa, ottimo il taglio verticale e molto marcata la nitidezza.
Un bel lavoro per il quale ti faccio i miei complimenti.
Eccellenti le note.
Ciao e buona serata
mesutilgim (81392) 2013-05-26 13:02
Nice capture backed with a nice deep blue sky.
Very good pov and layout. Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice evening
yquem46 (38382) 2013-05-26 13:33
A beautiful shot with vivid colors and extremely luminous
Almost a provocation to post such an image, given the weather conditions we are facing in northern europe. Lucky you !
Maybe a bit too much sky here, which makes the white city too much in the middle of the frame. But just a matter of taste for the otherwise excellent compo
Best regards, have a nice evening
carlo62 (29453) 2013-05-26 14:42
un meraviglioso taglio verticale a racchiudere tutte queste bellezze, il verde ed il blu uniti dal bianco del villaggio.
Bellissima idea ed altrettanto bella realizzazione.
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-05-26 23:08
amazing view of Arcos de la Frontera and really delightful and so nicely contrasting colors!Just love how you created here three different layers of green,white and then blue color.That´s really eye-catching!I find also it was a good choice to present the scene in vertical format.
Wish you a happy week
ikeharel (54195) 2013-05-27 0:49
Before my TE era, angel, I was not aware of this town and through your many pictures learnt a lot about it. That's the essence of TE, to my view.
Beautiful built white houses on the green cliif edge's, and nicely collected photo.
I know you were in Colmar, reckon from your gallery as well. Thanks.
jhm (136708) 2013-05-27 4:13
This is real a very nice postcard out from Spain.
The village and mountains in background make this image very attractive.
You chose a very nice angle, this image gives a lot depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Excellent composition with the reflection in water.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (56597) 2013-05-27 5:40
Un de mes plus beaux souvenirs de l'Andalousie, ces maisons toutes blanches au sommet des collines. Le beau contraste entre le blanc le bleu et le vert.
dkmurphys (47690) 2013-05-27 6:31
Lovely colors of this amazing scene. I like the POV and the presentation. Well taken, have a fine evening.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2013-05-27 10:35
it is indeed a wonderful composition. the light and colours are magnificent. a high brightness and clarity promotes optimal image viewing.
exquisite work, congratulations and thank you!
una buena noche,
jemaflor (82098) 2013-05-27 10:44
Quel contraste de couleurs, belle saturation de steintes et polarisation du ciel, Le village blanc est ainsi bien valorisé.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-05-27 11:08
Uno de los famosos pueblos blancos de Andalucía. Las ciudades se ve maravillosamente contra el cielo oscuro, se encuentra en el borde del abismo profundo cañón del río. Una composición maravillosa de la alta calidad y hermosos colores.
rychem (20861) 2013-05-27 11:29
This white village on the high cliff looks fantastic, beautiful photo with great clarity and composition, well done
npecanhuk (62544) 2013-05-27 19:04
Very beautiful and interesting place!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (95986) 2013-05-27 22:46
very nice view of town by valley and river. I like the colors and contrast. Good vertical composition. Interesting note. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
wolf38 (31068) 2013-05-28 5:43
Hello Angel. A stunning landscape with strong colors. Best composition and detailed text. ... a good shot for TE.
Silvio1953 (118290) 2013-05-28 14:01
Ciao Angel, great POV on nice village lovely composition with fantastic sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (103101) 2013-05-28 23:55
Belle prise en diagonale avec un format bien choisi qui inclus a la fois le village blanc sur les hauteurs et le cour d'eau en bas qui ce confond avec la végétation verte, belle présentation
Nicou (118150) 2013-05-29 0:52
Fantastique cadrage et iamge quelle vue cette ville tout en blanc sur la falaise dorée quel effet impressionant la ville comme elle est présentée sueprbe point de captage.
Bravo et amitié
Sonata11 (33203) 2013-05-29 11:27
wonderful snapshot of this spectacular place. Excellent composition, fine clarity and vivid colors, light, POV and DOF too. I like the view very much. Very well done. TFS.
All the best,
annjackman (18497) 2013-05-31 0:18
I enjoy this shot with town perched on the cliff and the river at its base. The green vegetation and the deep blue sky are vibrant and in perfect contrast with the white buildings. Excellent quality - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (35100) 2013-05-31 15:24
Não conheço esta cidade mas esta vista é fabulosa. Gosto do pov, da luz e das cores.
macjake (54070) 2013-05-31 17:57
its always fun to see photos from Spain, its a country thats really high on my visit-list.
the expansive blue sky makes the scene appears much larger, and gives a nice strong contrast towards the whites and greens.
this would be an awesome place to walk around with the camera!
nice shot, enjoy your weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (22000) 2013-05-31 23:54
the White village is beautiful and contrast very well with the grenn of the grass and river.
siolaw (38088) 2013-06-02 1:08
A nice spot for establishing a city or village there, right above the cliff and river. The great weather gives strong, naturally saturated colours.
A lovely place well presented.
ourania (28368) 2013-06-02 1:18
this is a magnificent picture. I love the sweeping perspective that takes us along the slope, the river and the town. Depth and clarity are amazing, the light is wonderful and the colours have an extraordinary richness and vividness. The space you gave to the clear blue sky was a remarkable decision, the contrast and the sense of space it provided are stunning. Great work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
bayno (18342) 2013-06-03 5:05
Ciao Angel, hai scelto un ottimo POV per questa bella veduta, il cielo è davvero fantastico, ottima la prospettiva e profondità, eccellenti dettagli e bellissimi colori....ottimo lavoro,
adramad (36297) 2013-06-03 7:23
Sensacional esta composicion vertical, que nos permite ver la gran escarpadura donde se asienta la ciudad, ideal epoca para captar esta imagen, que nos muestra todo ese verdor, con la blancura de la ciudad, tambien podemos ver un poquito del rio, es ciertamente un amplio panorama.
Un dia esplendido que da una magnifica luminosidad y nitidez, ademas de esa preciosa gama de colores tan vivos.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Pasa un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
abmdsudi (41266) 2013-06-03 8:47
Awesome landscape, how the white cluster of houses being sandwiched by deep rich blue sky and green foreground and needless to say that you must be over the moon! with this result. You've got this at the right time of the day when the lighting is at its premium quality. Simply delightful shot! and tx to the useful notes. TFS
Urs (14082) 2013-06-10 21:41
This is a perfect three layer shot, the deep green vegetation, followed by the bright white houses and on top the dark blue sky. It is a very dynamic shot due to the layers. Apart form the vibrant colour tones the sharpness and your informative note are excellent. Well done
jcpix (12574) 2013-06-15 19:52
What a breathtaking stretch of village perched upon this hillside, and your composition has suited this viewpoint very well! I would assume most people would take this in a horizontal format, but your approach to go vertical has allowed for a larger portion of the sky to be shown...and has resulted in a fantastic color combination and layered effect. Good light management, the white facades are detailed and not over exposed, keeping everything bright and colorful. Hope you are having a nice weekend.
Best wishes from the U.S.,
Didi (55537) 2013-06-22 10:21
Beautiful lights ambiance and very nice point of view on this old village
Now it's possible to pos bigger pictures with 1500 pixels large and 500 Kb file
With my kind regards
jmdias (53535) 2013-06-23 15:03
fantásticoco el emplazamiento de este pueblo, me gusta mucho las barreras de rocas junto al río y el blanco de las casas arriba. muy preciosa vista. Hermosa fotografia. GPC.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-03-31 14:42
Hola Angel, me recuerda tanto las islas griegas...igual igual..tengo que visitar este lugar bonito que tanto he aprendido y apreciado dentro de tus fotos..
me encanta tu composición con los colores vivos y su muy elegante encuadre!!
fritzi007 (3487) 2014-06-12 8:35
muy bonitos colores y nitidez, bien hecho, felicitaciones!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (29349)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-26 11:15