Hello friends today I offer the image of this old stone church with the beautiful Galician sky background in the interesting and beautiful town of Laxe. I hope you like the image and its history.
Lage (Laxe officially in Galician) is a Spanish municipality located in the province of La Coruña (Galicia). Belongs to the region of Bergantiños.
It is situated in the center of the Costa da Morte, on the south side of the estuary of Corme and Lage, on the coast of transition between this and the estuary of Camariñas. South delineated with the municipality and the Vimianzo Zas, east of the town of Cabana de Bergantiños and to the west, with Camariñas, although separated from it by a narrow strip of land in the municipality of Vimianzo.
The origin of the name is in the word Galician laxe, from the early medieval lagena form of Celtic origin, and whose actual meaning is, in Castilian, "slab" or "flat stone".
Until the beginning of S. Nineteenth Laxe found tied together with Camariñas land and much of the Zas and Muxía, to the jurisdiction of Vimianzo within the former province of Santiago de Compostela.
Missing the military and religious order Templar, King Henry II gives these lands to the race of Marino. The September 15, 1425 Don Frederic, Duke of Arjona and Earl of Trastámara, new owner of the land, they are given in dowry to his cousin Juana de Castro to marry Don Rodrigo de Moscoso. Laxe so happens to belong to the dynasty of the Moscoso.
In S. Century, Galicia was divided into the four provinces that currently, being Laxe attached to the new province of A Coruña. Later, it became part of the judicial de Carballo, located on land bergantiñanas, marking its independence from the House of Moscoso.
Laxe, at present, is attached to the region of Bergantiños localized at the western end of it. It is one of the smallest municipalities in extension of the province of A Coruña as it only covers a total of 34.1 km spread across the capital, Laxe, and the parishes of Serantes Soesto, Nate, and Lock Sarces.
The sources of wealth of the population of the municipality are agriculture and fishing, experiencing a boom in the mid-twentieth century with a large fleet of inshore. In recent years, there was a large increase in tourism, seeking the tranquility of the village with the central beach and rich gastronomy.
The main activities carried out in the spring Lage are related to inshore fisheries (main engine of the economy Lage), so, Lage port is the only Coast of Death, which is increasing both the number of catch and boats and workers.
Other activities carried out in this port are: unloading of tuna, wood, iron as well as for construction.
Church of Santa Maria de la Atalaya.
Within the urban core, a high on the same port, we find the jewel of the town, the Church of Santa Maria de la Atalaya, set on a large atrium formed by high stone walls on which rested in the past few guns defensive. The church and its atrium served as watchtower and defense against the entrance to the port of any suspicious vessel or fleet.
In the late fifteenth century, this church was enlarged, and at first only had the chapel on the first third of the thirteenth century by Doña Urraca de Moscoso at the express wish of his mother Dona Juana de Castro and Lara, adding to the chapel a rectangular nave and years later a bell tower.
With the traditional orientation of the Roman temples, head to the east and west portico and Gothic sailor in the most part, this church has a body made up of simple walls and an interesting external decoration.
On the main facade or porch are the gateway to the church, Gothic and Gothic style with Doric archivolt or molding. In the south wall and between two buttresses topped opens a door in arch upon which rests a stone Gothic image of the Virgin made by the late fifteenth century. A little further on stands the stone staircase access to the bell tower (XVI) with three Gothic reliefs in its baluster made in the second half of XV. THE highlight below shows the Virgin and Santa Ana to the child, the center represents a Franciscan Friar, and more than an Angel. On the north wall and also between two buttresses of the nave opens a third door dintelada by a relief of the Resurrection, probably from the early sixteenth century.
It is the highlight of the temple. Here we can observe the composition of the plant, consisting of the ship, and the chapel or sanctuary. The roof of this chapel is covered with a simple ribbed Gothic vault. The Gothic arch that leads to the chapel from the nave is based on paired semicolumns common capital, on which we can observe two coats of arms in which you can see the flag of the Castro, represented by six roundels, and that of Lara, two small boilers, both belonging to the lineage of Doña Juana de Castro and Lara.
On the altar we see: A medieval image of the Virgen de la Atalaya, a medieval stone frieze includes five scenes of the resurrection of Christ, and Christ Pantocrator XIV century. In addition we can also see several small altars with different images of the XVII and XVIII.
Throughout the temple we can see in the different soil graves. On the main altar and the symbol of a crown can see the tombs of the first Moscoso.
In the nave we can admire Gothic stone image of St. Agnes, grant from the older sister Urraca, Dona Ines de Moscoso in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth. Recently found a painting of San Domingo de la Calzada in one of the walls of the nave.
Sources: Wikipedia and Tourism Laxe.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-06 17:26
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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adramad (39452) 2012-08-13 10:04
Muy bonita composicion con este campanario,tan caracteristico de tantos pueblos de España, la magnifica nitidez de la imagen nos muestra las buenas texturas de la piedra, con sus restos de musgo y sus colores propio de la zona.
Un bonito cielo que complementaba bien el hermoso conjunto.
Pasa una buena semana ya con menos calor, aqui ahora ya estamos muy fresquitos, esperemos que dure.
ManuMay (36047) 2012-08-13 10:07
Qué buen trabajo!! Nó solo por la fotografía, tu extensa y documentada nota es bien buena...se agradece!!
La composición de la foto le da toda la fuerza, acupando casi todo el cuadro, me gusta mucho la textura de la piedra y lo bien que has conseguido reflejarla... Gran trabajo...
Recibe un cordial saludo...
jacquest (18863) 2012-08-13 10:25
This is a good presentation of this church and the bell tower is well placed in the image. I like these old stones and the passage of time on them. The light from the sky makes for good colors and sharpness. Good work.
abmdsudi (44964) 2012-08-13 10:46
Nice capture with good pov and simple layout with the wall leads the eyes in. The ancoient stonework is always intriguing, strong on detail and textures and fascinating with lots of charm about this cold church. Light is well managed with excellent color tones, contrast and the overall effect is very pleasing to the eye. Brilliant capture, a place of full of charm and great write up!. Congrats.
PS: I don't mean to be unkind, it is just my hornest opinion, the sky color appears unnatural, i think needs to be white-balance corrected to reflect the true color.
Silvio1953 (126808) 2012-08-13 11:35
Ciao Angel, great view of beautiful church, lovely composition, great contrast against beautiful sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-13 16:00
a beautiful photo of this church with attractive composition and very nice details, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
emka (82540) 2012-08-13 23:28
Hi Angel, Beautiful old stone church with marvelous sky in the background. Excellent composition, nice colours and sharpness. beautiful shot. have a nice day my friend
jemaflor (87321) 2012-08-14 4:01
Un bon angle pour nous présenter cet édifice, bon effet avec le complément du ciel bleu et ce mur en pierres en premier plan.
sacimar (26069) 2012-08-14 5:43
una imagen muy tipica de Galicia, ese tipo de construcciones me parecen interesantes, la foto esta bien sacada,
Sergiom (63939) 2012-08-14 5:57
J'aime beaucoup la texture de cette image. On sent bien la vieillesse de la pierre ainsi que les couleurs passées. La contre plongée donne une belle ampleur à l'ensemble.
eldancer1 (30012) 2012-08-14 9:07
Very nice capture of this beautiful and durable architecture. As usual the information you provided is very useful, thanks. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (23064) 2012-08-14 9:52
an interesting and characteristic church, good details and colors as usual.
ikeharel (60339) 2012-08-15 1:01
Super clarity on image, as can be seen on the stone-walls and the edifice, Angel.
The two bells are magnificent eyes catching elements, and posted the tower off-center in picture, left space for the church itself. Well taken consideration's.
fabbs99 (16799) 2012-08-15 23:51
very nice shot with good angle and colors
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-08-18 10:54
The light is perfect to bring out the tones and textures in these lovely houses to full effect. You have composed the image very well on the diagonal and making good use. Clarity is excellent.
Enjoy the weekend,
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-05-02 2:25
Hola Angel, una imagen muy bonita de un lugar que conozco muy bien en Galicia. Que zona más bonita con sitios maravillosos, tanta tradición y cultura para aprovechar. Tu foto es un encanto de color y de contraste y el encuadre es muy atractivo!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (33958)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-08-13 9:50