Hello friends, today I present this beautiful town hall of the beautiful city of La Coruña, in the famous Plaza de Maria Pita, hope you like it, then some letters on the beautiful city.
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.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-07 14:35
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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Noel_Byrne (31114) 2013-02-04 10:27
This is inded a beautiful building, and you have chosen a perfect point of view to show it, with the sweeping curve of the block behind left, and the decorative lamp pointing up into the sky like this. The red domes looks excellent against the blue sky, and the whole image is very vibrant with great light. Really nice capture of this wonderful place.
All the best
jacquest (18927) 2013-02-04 10:38
Nice presentation of this imposing building with it's interesting architecture. The light from the beautiful sky brings out the colors with sharpness. Excellent composition
Silvio1953 (143015) 2013-02-04 11:09
Ciao Angel, great perpective on fantastic square with wonderful palace, superb sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (29017) 2013-02-04 12:09
It isn't only a beautiful but also a monumental town hall. Strange that there are so very few visitors on the square.
The white and blue sky is an excellent backdrop for the three big red domes of the building.
Best regards, Paul
dta (77956) 2013-02-04 12:31
HoLa Angel ,
Un superbe hotel de ville , parfaitement cadré , avec un joli ciel . J'aurais peut etre redressé un peu les perspectives , mais ça fonctionne assez bien ainsi .
siudzi (34141) 2013-02-04 12:36
Wow! What a fantastic architecture here seen and presented from a well selected POV! Really a nice shot! The cloudy sky is a superb background for the view. Well done. TFS.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-04 13:26
the building is a real architectural jewel and it´s a pleasure to admire it on your magnificent picture.I liek the perspective you chose to immortalize the scene.The view slightly from the side enable us to see the whole splendour and beauty of thie building.For me also the partial cloudy sky is a eye-catching element,that contributes to the success of your composition.
Have a good night my friend
lousat (91302) 2013-02-04 14:26
Hi Angel,i never been there and this is a great surprise.What a magnificent architechture,i never seen before,a very spectacular building whit a beautiful facade,great point of view and impressives details under the best sky to complete the composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (48179) 2013-02-04 14:59
un palazzo bello ed elegante, impreziosisce la piazza ed è bello il cielo, con il blu e le splendide nuvole che lo riempiono.
npecanhuk (75422) 2013-02-04 16:16
Wonderful building and architectural details1
Pleasant-looking urban environment and "Plaza"!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Special regards to the colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
shevchenko (20516) 2013-02-04 22:34
Beautiful old architecture that in artistic and complicated design, good pov and good frame to show the magnificent arcgitecture, tidy shot, distinct photo, good shoot.
macjake (67706) 2013-02-05 0:51
thats one of the pretties town halls I have ever seen!
the 3 domes at the top really steal the show dont they!
and on the ground the black light posts try to steal it back.
everywhere you look in this scene thee is beautiful architecture.
raszid62 (18515) 2013-02-05 3:44
Una hermosa sala con una espaciosa plaza en la ciudad de La Coruña. El edificio tiene una muy hermosa y un cielo maravilloso sobre él. La composición me gusta.
snunney (98918) 2013-02-05 4:06
A most splendid City Hall and you have captured it beautifully under a very good light. Colours and detailing are both excellent. I also like that very fine sky, which brings a particular atmosphere to the scene. Surprising to see so few people about, not that I object in architectural shots like this.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-05 4:21
Su nota larga e interesante complementa esta foto magistralmente hecho. El punto de vista y el encuadre da nobleza a este hermoso edificio. La calidad es excelente. Bravo.
Sergiom (79525) 2013-02-05 6:51
J'aime beaucoup la construction de l'image, à partir du point de vue bien choisi, de l'excellent cadrage, de la gestion de la lumière et des couleurs joliment saturées.Une carte postale.
ikeharel (71321) 2013-02-05 8:08
An impressive three domes edifice, and the vast plaza in front.
The many archs on ground floor, and the surrounding buildings show a marvelous archi-design.
Fine DOF and clarity, well chosen POV.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-02-05 10:07
I know this place - have been there many years ago on my way to Portugal! It is beautiful building and you took the photo from really nice POV which allows to admire the whole town hall. Very good composition and lovely colors. The sky makes such a pretty background!
m (0) 2013-02-06 8:24
beautiful postcard of a magnificent place. Like the colors and contrast, the cloudy sky is wonderful. I only think you should have corrected the perspective here. Otherwise it's just great.
adramad (45538) 2013-02-06 14:27
Preciosa composicion con este esplendido Ayuntamiento, aqui el bonito edificio luce mas impresionante con es bonito cielo que has captado, las farolas son un buen complemento en la imagen.
Muy buena luminosidad y detalles en este precioso trabajo.
Pasa una buena semana.
Cricri (119395) 2013-02-07 4:36
Très belle architecture, j'aime le bas avec les arches et les coupoles rouges, belle lumière qui filtre ce ciel nuageux, belle présentation
jemaflor (97169) 2013-02-08 2:26
Belle présentation, le monument est bien cadré et parfaitement éclairé, merci de nous le faire connaître.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-02-09 23:31
beautiful p.o.v. and picture, the building is interesting. great details and colors too.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-02-13 9:28
Very interesting perspective, with great architecture!
I like details and good clear colours there!
JFS (32459) 2013-02-13 10:29
Me perdí esta foto! Es una maravilla! El ayuntamiento de La Coruña es poderoso....y tú lo fotografiaste estupendamente!
claudeD (38674) 2013-02-15 1:31
wonderful architecture picture from La Corunia with a good composition and excellent sharpness. I like the view and the details shown very much.Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-03-02 12:02
Its an amazingly picturesque photograph, good capture of the mansion,Nice bright colors! TFS!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (42251)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-04 10:23