Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I present the Asturian town of Luanco, view of a part of the village with the port taken from the promenade. I hope you like it, then some letters about the villa.

Luanco (Lluanco in Asturian and officially Lluanco / Luanco) is a parish and a town, capital of the Asturian council of Gozón, Spain. The parish has a population of 9,887 inhabitants, of which 5,242 correspond to the town (2011). In 2005 the Governing Council of the Principality of Asturias officially declared the bilingual name Lluanco / Luanco to denominate this locality It is located between Candás and Avilés, a few kilometers from Cabo de Peñas, which is the northernmost point of the Principality. It was mainly fishing village, although in the last decades it has developed thanks to the tourism.

During the War of Spanish Independence the French occupied Luanco in 1809 and in 1811 causing serious damage to the town.

At the end of the 19th century, Luanco became a summer leisure center. The inauguration of a spa and a bathhouse on the beach of La Ribera in 1890 symbolizes this conversion. The summer tourism generated by these spaces provoked the installation of industrial companies dedicated to the production of preserves and service establishments related to this new form of leisure, 3 although Luanco did not undergo an industrialization similar to that of neighboring towns such as Candás or Avilés, among other reasons not to build a railway.

The town of Luanco has a busy dock and a port, the port of Gayo, whose works began in 1903 with the support of Minister Félix Suárez Inclán, a neighbor of Avilés. In 2011 the Marina is inaugurated next to Gayo. The promenade was built between 1915 and 1930. The inauguration of the Carmen Theater in 1913 allowed the appearance of activities such as theater, zarzuela, cuplé, Sunday dance and cinema. In 1929 another theater was inaugurated, the Modern Theater, of greater dimensions than the previous one and that counted on three rooms of projection.

During the Spanish Civil War it suffered the blockade of the Francoist army by sea, from the summer of 1936, and lived the evacuation in October of 1937 of the Government of Asturias and of the majority of the Republican Army of the North decreed by Belarmino Tomás.

With the construction of the factories of Ensidesa in Avilés and Veriña in Gijón in the years 1950 and 1960, Luanco acquires functions of bedroom villa. From the 1960s and 1970s, mass tourism began, mainly from the interior of Asturias, Castilla or Madrid, experiencing a remarkable urban growth and the construction of housing estates until the arrival of the housing crisis. Despite the expansion of these developments, its traditional image in the old town.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-07-01 12:37
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 442 k

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