Hello friends and colleagues, today I present this interesting view of the famous and beautiful galleries of the city of La Coruña, unique facades of this beautiful community is autonomous Galicia, hope you like it, then some letters on the famous galleries and over the city.
Galleries La Coruna
The galleries, which are best represented by the set of grouped them in the houses of La Marina, but have plenty of examples in the city and county. These galleries are what led to the designation of Corunna as Crystal City. It is enclosed balconies with woodwork painted white and with a large area of glass that function as miraderos and are characteristic of the houses in the Avenue Marina de La Coruña. The galleries are, in truth, the rear facades of the houses. From the nineteenth century and stem from the emergence of the market for flat glass and cut, initially manufactured in La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia). They arrived first at Ferrol for glazing the sterns of the galleons in the mid eighteenth century and were used to close the homes of Ferrol, Pontedeume, Betanzos and Corunna. The purpose was to allow sunlight enter the indoors avoiding the rain. There are also balconies of wrought iron and cast iron.
La Coruña (in Galician and officially A Coruña) is a town and municipality in Spain. It belongs to the autonomous community of Galicia and is the capital of the homonymous province.
Important historic port, is located on the northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Rias Altas. The center of the city lies on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, thus having two different coastlines: the port (towards the estuary of La Coruña) and other open sea towards Orzán Cove, and on extending the main urban beaches (Riazor and Orzán).
Much of the area devoted to industrial activity is located in the neighboring municipality of Arteijo, one of Galicia's most industrialized. Thus, is centered mainly in the service sector. Its secondary sector is mainly concentrated in the port and oil refinery.
The climate is oceanic in its southern range, with mild temperatures all year.
The municipality is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the estuary of La Coruña and Oleiros Township, on the south by the municipality of Culleredo and west by Arteijo.
The bay of La Coruña is cited by classical geographers by the name of Portus Magnus Artabrorum (Grand Harbour of Artabros), and was one of the key points in the "path of tin." The name seems to correspond to the current Brigantium Betanzos. Ptolemy refers to the city of Faro (it certainly belongs to the current Coruña) and cites the Tower of Hercules. Dion Cassius speaks of Caesar's arrival on the shores of Brigantium. Under the Romans, Corunna was the end of a road and port of some importance. Julius Caesar's troops arrived in the year 62. C. and Romans as they baptized Brigantium place. In s. I d. C. they built the Tower of Hercules lighthouse called proof of the importance attached to the sea route through the area and in ancient times. Recently there have been remains of a necropolis and other Roman buildings under solar works in areas of Fish and Monte Alto.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the tiny settlement on herculino fall under Visigothic rule and Swabian. The Arab invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 only had an impact in this area, that in less than a century became part of the Christian kingdom of Asturias. Bermudo II Compostela Church gives dominion over Crunia and Faro Island (then known as the peninsula on which stands the Tower of Hercules) but between the ninth and tenth centuries, newspapers Viking fleet attacks end with the depopulation of the area and its inhabitants preferred to settle in the area Betanzos, an area of the estuary more protected.
It was not until 1208 that the city was refounded by King Alfonso IX of León, transferring to the inhabitants of the nearby village of El Burgo to the current site of the Old Town, rebuilt the city and granting privileges Law of Benavente. So, Corunna becomes an enclave that reports directly to the king, free of vassalage to clergy or feudal lords who divided the rest of the Galician.
Decades later, his successor Alfonso X granted exclusivity to the town landing and selling salt without paying taxes, which translates into a great economic prosperity.
During the reign of Henry III, in the last years of the fourteenth century were built the walls that protected the grounds of the Old City. Some remains are preserved, and three doors that opened the city to the sea along Parrote Ride, bayfront. There also remains the stronghold known as the Old Fort, which is the present Garden of San Carlos.
Already in the fifteenth century, Juan II gave La Coruña the title of city in 1446. Charles I held it cuts, the House of Trade established for spices and departed from the port to be crowned emperor in Germany.
Source Wikipedia, for more information from the same source.
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Date Taken: 2011-07-07 12:27
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Sergiom (61982) 2013-03-03 5:00
Elle est immense cette verrière. J'aime le point de vue et la diagonale de l'immeuble dans l'image, qui lui donne de la profondeur. L'image est d'une grande netteté sous cette lumière difficile.
lousat (78427) 2013-03-03 5:29
Hi Angel,a great choice of point of view to create this neverending perspective in diagonal,a very rich composition and great details on the facades,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
chrisvek (7001) 2013-03-03 5:36
Hello dear Angel
Very wonderful composition and awesome architectural details.So modern.Great background and depth.I believe that this is the best POV you could chose.Well done!
All the best for March
jacquest (18811) 2013-03-03 5:54
The oblique point of view is well chosen to present this long building. I like the graphism of the windows. The colors are well rendered and the sharpness of details is very good.
Nicou (124193) 2013-03-03 8:14
quelle perspective et façade superbe image avec ces vitre, ce graphisme de fenêtre superbe captage et compo.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (28999) 2013-03-03 8:56
It is indeed a unique facade and a beautiful architecture. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Rafer (15385) 2013-03-03 10:19
Esta zona me encantò hace unos años...aquì muy bien capturada.. bonito color!!! Saludos Angel
mjw364 (7512) 2013-03-03 11:21
Interesting note and nice shot of this interesting building with the fascinating windows. You teach me more and more about Southern Spain every day. Thanks.
williewhistler (14697) 2013-03-03 11:38
Hello Angel,this is certainly a most attractive view of the galleries,the details are most clear and the composition across the vertical very dynamic.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-03-03 16:40
very beautiful capture of this impressive architecture with fantastic perfespective. Magnificent moment you capture this image with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity , great light, POV. I really love this photo. Perfectly well done. TFS.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-03-04 4:17
Hermoso edificio combina elementos de la tradición y la modernidad. Gran muestra el efecto de la perspectiva. Grandes colores y una calidad de imagen excelente.
adramad (38854) 2013-03-04 7:38
Sensacional composicion en la que has captado esplendidamente, las hermosas galerias de esta fachadas, me gusta la gran perspectiva en diagonal de estos bonitos edificios, la esquina infeiror con los jardines dan un bonito complemento.
Preciosa la gama de colores.
Muy buena luminosidad y nitidez.
Un bonito y buen trabajo amigo mio.
Pasa una buena tarde, por lo que veo en TV lluviosa, aqui esta comenzando a llegar.
Un fuerte abrazo.
carlo62 (34448) 2013-03-04 9:43
questa foto farà molto piacere ad una mia amica che è nata e cresciuta a La Coruna, ma che da molti anni vive e lavora qui in Toscana.
rychem (24576) 2013-03-04 10:43
Excellent photo of this fantastic architecture, beautiful perspective, perfect light and sharpness
Silvio1953 (124609) 2013-03-04 14:11
Ciao Angel, great perspective on fantastic building, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (98293) 2013-03-04 23:15
interesting view of street and houses in La Coruna. Good presentation. Nice architecture here. Fine photo from your archive. Great galleries. Note good, too.
Have a nice day, my friend.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-03-05 1:34
I´ve heard a lot about La Coruna,but never seen pictures of it.You start your series of this city with really magnificent picture.The Galleries look beautiful.It´s nice mix of glass and stone.Excellently captured by you in very good quality and delightful,well-saturated colors.Well done!
Have a nice day
ikeharel (58895) 2013-03-05 7:06
Well achieved the DOF along the big building's facade, framed with white constructed iron.
Contrast is very well rendered, with green and grey.
abmdsudi (44262) 2013-03-05 7:19
You have summed it up very well. Your composition is splendid making the best of the opportunities as there are lots of pictures within a picture here. You're certainly getting huge detail out of the arcitecture, the cheery colours and mood. This is pretty well taken and I am sure you are more than happy with this result as much as I do. A pleasing shot, Well done, TFS
macjake (57430) 2013-03-08 6:17
wow!! have you ever tried counting all the windows!!!!
I dont' think i've ever seen so many small windows in one structure before.
very strange yet very visually entertaining :)
love the photo for the subject and its uniqueness.
korbee (6617) 2013-03-22 14:02
Ive never seen this style of buildings Angel,I cant bring it home what time it is build,I think maybe in the 1800s ??
Looks very modern for its time.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32722)
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- Date Taken: 2011-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 4:50