Photographer's Note

Hello friends, today I present this photo of a nice balconies with beautiful flowers of the fishing village of Muros, in the Galician province of La Coruña, I took it on vacation in 2011, networks are seen decorating the streets of the town, they were at a party with locals. Hope you like, as I like to me when I took it.

Walls is a Spanish municipality belonging to the province of La Coruña and the region of Walls, in the autonomous community of Galicia. It is located at the northern end of the Ria de Muros y Noya, the northernmost of the Rias Baixas.

In the tenth century, King Sancho IV of Castile had to repopulate the area between Ponte Nafonso and Ézaro, naming the region as the village of Wall. The site corresponded to the south. The first paper of this place is 1286, In 1298 Ferdinand IV gives these people the miter Compostelana, disappearing from its shell the castle and the lion (symbol of the kings of Castile) and two shells becomes Pilgrim, which represent the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. A mid-fifteenth century, King John II of Castile allowed the port city to export and import goods.

The city gained importance over time, and was walled in 1520. Construction of 3-4 m thick and high as seven, and the population is divided into two districts very defined: the fence and brush. The main entrance was the village gate, flanked by two towers strong defense and was located near the present town hall, the wall had two doors and eighteen other crenelated towers up to 11 m high. Also in 1520 Alonso III de Fonseca built the fortress of Mount Laurel to defend against hacker attacks. In 1544 a battle took place in Walls, where the Spanish Armada, led by Admiral Álvaro de Bazán, defeated the French. At that time the local government meets in the cemetery of San Pedro. At the end of the sixteenth century, the Marquis of Cerralbo built a castle near the old fish market, which in the eighteenth century came to have 12 guns.

In March 1809, in the Spanish War of Independence, the city was destroyed by Napoleon's troops in twelve hours. In addition to the human and material damage (190 homes destroyed), burned the Municipal Archives, which caused the loss of most of the historical record. In the nineteenth century, reached the village Catalan businessmen, who created more than 30 factories Salting, especially sardines and herring. Along with the yards, which marked the professional life and appearance of the city.

In May 1970 the city was declared a Historic-Artistic, is defined as "fishing villages that preserve environmental values, characteristic and picturesque, with the severe grandeur of the monumental Gothic palaces and temples as the former collegiate church and chapel the Virgin the Way. "
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Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 35 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-09 15:29
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 271 kb

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