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Hi buddies, in these days of May is celebrated in Cordoba yards contest and include bars and windows decorated with flowers, today I present a sample taken last year gate, I hope you like it.

The Festival of the Patios is a contest of patios of Cordoba (Spain) held usually during the second and third week of May. Participants open free of charge, their yards so they can be visited within the time established for that purpose. In recent years, courts in contests are indicated macetos of hedges flanking the doors are placed so that they can be identified clearly.

In order to promote the festival and maintain the typical architecture of the city, are admitted to recently built competition courts, establishing two categories: ancient architecture and modern architecture. In recent years, up to 50 yards have participated in the contest. In addition, the festival is entirely an educational program organized by the city of Cordoba which aims to inform students of architecture and heritage, and promote respect for it.

In addition, the feast is completed with a festival in San Basilio: the neighborhood homeowners association put a bar in a space next to the Tower of Belem, and the bars of Calle San Basilio contribute music and sale of alcoholic groups of Cordoba and tourists who gather there.

Although historically it was believed that the first contest of patios that there was in 1933, there is evidence that already in 1918 there was a competition held between patios. However, it was not until 1933 when these start to become popular, appearing to contest 16 different city courts, with substantial prizes for the time.

After the Civil War period, in 1939 is included as another act of the show, is back in 1943 for comment by the local media need to return to traditional Patios Competition. This is a list of some who at that time were adorned and were visited with no support and contribution by the City. These were: Lewis Street Aguilar 10, Good Shepherd Street, Street Angels, House of Bulls street corner to Jews. It was in 1944 the first postwar finding which is called competition. In 1945 and 1946 there is competition but no date prizes. It definitely strengthens the competition in 1947.

Source Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 140
Focal Length: 66 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-05 13:03
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 263 kb

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