Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another nice view of the Plaza de San Juan de Dios de Cádiz, taken from the corner of the street Sopranis. Hope you like it, then a few letters of the city.
Cadiz is a Spanish town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in the extreme southwest of continental Europe. It is the capital of the province and along with Jerez de la Frontera is one of two principal cities in the metropolitan area of the Bay of Cadiz, Jerez, third core population of Andalusia and one of the most economically and industrially active in Andalusia Spain. Also conforms with the municipalities of Chiclana de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto Real, and San Fernando Rota the Association of Municipalities of Cadiz Bay.
Today Cadiz is known for his long and influential history, one of the oldest cities of Western Europe and archaeological remains dating back 3100 years, not only nationally but also for its importance in processes such as the Punic Wars, Romanisation of Iberia, the discovery and conquest of America, the establishment of the liberal regime in Spain with its first constitution and its subsequent influence of this for the constitutions of their independence, the former Spanish colonies.
The story itself Cádiz is a city marked by its military and commercial strategic location, halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This is one of the oldest Phoenician settlements west. Since its founding by the Tyrians, according to the classical tradition 80 years after the Trojan War (1104 a.), Was a city facing the sea and trade. Hannibal left it to the conquest of Italy and Julius Caesar himself was awarded the title of civitas federata the Roman Senate. The city reached great prosperity in Roman times. They are built amphitheatres, aqueducts and becomes the second most populous city of the Empire for a short period. During this time living in the city more than five hundred equites (a caste of notable citizens), rivaling Padua and Rome itself.
During the crisis of the third century of the Roman Empire, the same drop this and Visigothic conquest, the city entered a significant decline, entering a dark time and losing the provincial capital and its commercial and strategic importance. The collapse of the commercial networks of the Empire, Gades as necessary to any coastal city, did most. The open style great city of antiquity slowly gave way to a smaller walled city, style common in the Middle Ages. Desperate economic necessity, many of these ancient inhabitants of Gades were forced to give up basic rights for protection of large landowners and peoples from the interior, for example Asido Caesarina Augusta. The former became a free class of citizens called colonus half.
The city was conquered by the Byzantines in 522 BCE, conquered by the Visigoths in 620 and conquered by the troops of Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711, with the battle of Guadalete. During that time it demolished the statue of Hercules, in the temple of Hercules.
The reconquest of Cadiz is included in the recapture of the Guadalquivir (1243-1262), incorporated in 1264 to the Spanish crown. Not until the Reconquista when establishing in the Bay of Cadiz shipyards Royal Crown of Castile and the beginning of the age of discovery, when the city emerges with great momentum. Many left their ports discoverers like Christopher Columbus or Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and in colonial conquerors, who have enriched and enabled, centuries later, the creation of a bourgeois society, liberal and revolutionary. As a city that had the monopoly of trade with America, home of the House of Trade and Indian fleet, was the scene of numerous naval battles and creating the first Spanish constitution.
In 1766 Carlos III definitely promoted the emancipation of Lion Island with the founding and naming of the first consistory in the new independent villa by Royal Decree on the name of the Royal Villa Isla de Leon.
In decline, after his involvement in the War of Independence and sunk after the loss of Cuba, the city has not stopped growing in population (in this sense of benefiting rural exodus, especially from the Janda), until the early nineties and especially from the period 1996-2010, a period in which around 20,000 have left the city of Cadiz. So far it has regained its importance at the state level.
Source Wikipedia, more information from the same
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/32000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 35 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 11:43
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 482 kb
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jacquest (18927) 2014-02-23 12:47
Nice view of the animated Plaza bathed in a good light enhancing the colors of the houses and their architectural details with sharpness. Too bad for those three orange cones that could not be avoided.
npecanhuk (74442) 2014-02-23 13:45
Muchos detalles hermosos y interessantes!
Me gustam los predios de diferentes colores que son muy agradables y bellos!
La nitidez, la exposición, los colores, el punto de vista elegido y la composición son excelentes!
Gracias por compartir,
ChrisJ (111572) 2014-02-23 14:37
Cadiz looks like a nice city! Good sharpness and superb contrasted light and density levels. The shadows and highlights alike have been well exposed. The people in the street animate the scene and provide scale. The red and orange colors in the centre contrast well against the blue tones. Tfs!
carlo62 (45782) 2014-02-23 15:38
una bella scena assolata e ricca di cose da osservare, anche se la prima cosa che vedo è la Vespa, per me è come essere a casa, abito a 20 km dalla fabbrica.
Un'istantanea che blocca un momento di vita e lo conserva per sempre.
Buon inizio settimana
Corry (4508) 2014-02-23 19:59
Belle prise de vue de cette place décorée de beaux palmiers. Bonne luminosité et belles couleurs. Bien fait.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-23 23:20
an another splendid street atmosphere with beautiful details and attractive composition, nostalgic and lovely view,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-23 23:23
Excellent vertical shot. Very good POV.
Daily life is interesting, isn't it?
mohammad_H (9896) 2014-02-23 23:28
Beautiful view, the social activity of daily living
Documenting the lives of people in the street
Have a nice day
snunney (96721) 2014-02-24 3:10
A pleasant animated scene nicely captured under a good light. The well chosen point of view funnels the viewer into the background scene. I like the light and colours. Very good sharpness.
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-24 5:53
The street is busy. People are walking, riding, and sitting...They are enjoying the endless sunshine from southern Spain. The nice buildings combine with palm trees and flowers, very enjoyable.
Sergiom (76276) 2014-02-24 6:03
Une bien belle partie de la ville qui semble sortir de l'ombre pour exploser dans la lumière. J'aime les belles couleurs pastel, l'animation dans la rue et l'impression de chaleur.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-24 7:33
I wouldn't mind visiting your city of Cadiz, it look more beautiful than the Cadiz we have in the Philippines which I'm sure my Spanish ancestors named ours after your city. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
rychem (33967) 2014-02-24 9:12
Very nice photo of a busy square, beautiful architecture and nice scenes of daily life in the city, excellent detailed photo taken on a sunny day
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2014-02-24 11:50
Perfect framing of this beautiful place, the colors of the buildings being something that strikes me straight away here. I have to say though, the best part of this for me is the red scooter driving into the scene. Its color pops out so well, and brings a great sense of excitement to an otherwise calm and relaxing place.
Thanks as always
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-25 0:17
Cadiz from its most beautiful side!
Beautiful architecture and lively atmosphere are here perfectly captured and conveyd by You.
The most I like your POV and strong,vivid colors,which make the presentation so captivating and lively.
Well done my friend!
Have a nice day
shevchenko (19968) 2014-02-25 2:19
Creative pov, nice colourful buildings in background, lively shot with capture many citizens that come to the plaza, distinct photo under bright sunlight, good shoot.
COSTANTINO (63675) 2014-02-25 11:20
Hello dear friend
at first thanks for sharing with us this
nice view of the Plaza de San Juan de Dios
de Cadiz I realy like it and I feel
waling in this street
shot with the greatest lightness and sharpness
people walking everybody interested in
pleasant moments of a daily scenery
the orange colors contrast perfectly
with the blue
Silvio1953 (139811) 2014-02-25 11:33
Ciao Angel, bella scena di vita urbana, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (37563) 2014-02-25 11:54
There is a very pleasing, busy atmosphere in this street, which is quite understandable considering the lovely buildings, the abundance of flowers and the many al fresco cafes.
I don't know if you timed your shot or whether you had a stroke of good luck but the bright red lambretta scooter, just turning into the street, makes a great f/g focus, along with the smoking gentleman! Did he bump into you?
My warm regards,
Graal (102446) 2014-02-26 0:11
nice place in Cadiz. Interesting architecture, beautiful details and palms also plants. Good vertical composition. Good note and photo-work.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (138998) 2014-02-26 1:44
quel contraste et jeu de lumière avec le deux parties sombres des maisons à l'entrée de cette place et l'expolison de lumière en fond sueprbe avec l'animaiton de rue quelle vue.
Bravo et amitié
adramad (44296) 2014-02-26 8:17
Me encanta esta imagen, tan luminosa y con el bonito color de los edificios, todo ello nos transmite la vitalidad y alegria de esta luminosa ciudad, un POV sensacional, con el oscuro de las fachadas a ambos lados, lo cual da un mayor DOF a la imagen, la farola es un toque ideal y las flores y palmeras completan una imagen de extraordinaria belleza.
También tanto la nitidez, como la iluminación están genial.
Un gran trabajo amigo mio. Me gusta
Disfruta de un buen dia.
Un fuerte abrazo.
P/D. Al fin parece que vamos viendo algo de sol, el pasado fin de semana estube en Cuenca y tube la gran suerte de pillar un sol radiante, ideal para mis fotos....
mirosu (16031) 2014-02-27 4:17
Excellent note, beautiful photo. Thank you. The view to nice square is well framed by the building walls. I like to see the nice street lighting on the top.
All in excellent light, well balanced colors.
Very well done.
ikeharel (69179) 2014-02-27 7:41
Nice position between houses on a narrow ally, Angel, with a view in depth to the plaza.
Bright blue sky above a well liten houses, and the vibrant tone well collected.
Gigidusud (20717) 2014-03-01 0:53
Great street scene well captured with nice details. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end my friend.
serp2000 (43582) 2014-03-01 4:22
I think the end of May is already hot time for the streets of Cadiz. This photo brings me back to my both Spanish trips. I love your country and I'd like to visit Andalucia in future too.
Thanks for so interesting note, so rich history.
Cricri (117237) 2014-03-02 8:49
Tout bon cadrage qui nous fait entrer sur la place, très vivantes, les personnes dans plusieurs scènes dynamique ou tranquille, j'aime les terrasses aux alentour et les plantes exotiques un tout sous une très belle lumière, très belle présentation
Rafer (0) 2014-03-06 11:03
Que foto mas llena de vida.. un saludos Angel ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
tatadalou (7459) 2014-03-29 5:53
Una foto muy atractiva por la riqueza de sus detalles y los varios colores. Has captado la vida cotidiana con sencillez pero de bella manera. La sombra de cada lado forman un bel encuadre.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (40859)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-23 10:41