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 12:28
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claudeD (33258) 2013-04-15 6:49
very interesting architecture picture from La Coruna. Very fine sharpness and clarity. I like your informative note.I like the shot very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
mohammad_H (9482) 2013-04-15 7:10
Attractive display of magnificent buildings, which in their culture for generations have kept ideas
jacquest (18747) 2013-04-15 7:34
Very good presentation of the galleries which are in for piece of nice graphism with all this fenestration. The framing with the trees and the street action is well done. The ligh has been well controlled on these white surfaces and the details are sharp.
macjake (57074) 2013-04-15 8:25
now thats what I call windows! wow!
can you even try to count them all! I don't think so.
If you look at it long enough it has a graphic type of look to it and it begins to hurt your eyes a bit :)
very cool architecture and effective compo to bring out the best feature.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-04-15 9:45
Muy agradable y al mismo tiempo el edificio es increíble. Es como si la vieja casa plantado entre la arquitectura moderna.
Excelente calidad de imagen.
Silvio1953 (123643) 2013-04-15 10:24
Ciao Angel, great perspective on fantastic architecture, lovely composition with beautiful graphic, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
lousat (77848) 2013-04-15 10:54
Hi Angel,what a incredible optical effect is create by these geometric facades,a beautiful catch-eye very well exposed and taken whit impressives details too,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (85536) 2013-04-15 12:30
Impressionnant contraste d'architecture avec ces façades, bien pris depuis cet angle, bonne netteté.
divail (8330) 2013-04-15 18:05
C'est une série d'édifices assez étonnante. Heureusement que l'édifice du centre se démarque avec sa teinte plus sombre et ses belles colonnes. Belle présentation.
fabbs99 (16489) 2013-04-15 21:16
Great shot of the facade of the famous building and captured in warm colors.Fine details, good light and clarity.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
wolf38 (31282) 2013-04-15 22:59
Hello Angel. An interesting photo. Old and newer parts of the building are complementary. One could also say, we kept the old and the new is added. Informative text.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-04-16 2:08
beautiful row of houses!I like the fact you captured it also with a little greenery in the FG,which gives so captivating and strong contrast to the scene.
Also the perspective you chose seems to be perfect to present us the scene and as much architecture as possible.
Superb quality of the image with really good sharpness,clarity and nice,natural colors.
Wish You all the best and pleasant day
delpeoples (53167) 2013-04-16 2:22
Hola dear Angel
Fantastic architecture, beautiful graphism and colours. The sharpness is superb and I like the perspective you create with the beautiful row of buildings.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
jhm (140090) 2013-04-16 3:46
This is incredible as architecture picture the symmetry in these building.
I like the middle façade of the building.
Colours and sharpness be pleasant.
Wonderful composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Best regards out of a cold Flemish Belgium, 15km from Bruges,
eldancer1 (28529) 2013-04-16 7:29
Looks like a mixture of modern and old style architectures. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Good pov and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
adramad (38573) 2013-04-16 8:22
Esplendida esta sucesion de fachadas, de las famosas galerias de La Coruña, un POV sensacional con estos jardines enfrente de las mismas y que pone un precioso toque vegetal.
Muy buena iluminacion y nitidez.
Muy bonito trabajo y presentacion.
Pasa una buena tarde y ya con bastante calorcito, casi puedes ir a la playa. Que envidia........
Graal (97885) 2013-04-16 8:37
great building of galleries in La Coruna. Unusual facade and details of architecture. Photo is very well done. Interesting informations, too.
Have a nice evening, my friend.
dkmurphys (50032) 2013-04-16 13:02
Impressive and interesting architecture. A real spectacular image, well taken.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-17 1:07
A beautiful architecture. Very nice combination of same windows in both side of the Roamn windows. Excellent focus, clarity and lights you captured. Very well done.
Cricri (107330) 2013-04-19 22:18
Un contraste impressionnant des buildings moderne, pleine de vitre et celui ancien, bonne lumière et présentation
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2013-04-19 23:53
nice and interesting building cauht from a good side p.o.v.
have a nice week end.
josepmarin (57829) 2013-04-22 4:16
captaste perfectamente la potencia gráfica y la magnífica geometría de estas famosas fachadas de madera y cristal, formando unas galerías preciosas.
Me gusta el contraste entre ellas y el edificio que las separa, así como el colorido que proporcionan los toldos y los jardines, que dan más alegría a un día un poco gris y tristón.
Buena elección del encuadre, con una ligera perspectiva que dinamiza la composición.
Bello trabajo, amigo mío.
ikeharel (58253) 2013-04-22 7:36
A marvelous long facade based on the old building and looks as renovated in modern style. The old part there gives a good clue how this looked before.
Fine clarity and DOF, The green in FG made a vivid addition to the wwhole.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32224)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2011-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2013-04-15 6:17