Hello fellow today I propose two views of the beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera taken from the bridge of the dam lake, the only difference between allas is light, hope you like.
Arcos de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. It is the most populous municipality in the region of Sierra de Cadiz and also the largest. It is an important place for tourism and industry within the district, and has a strategic position between the countryside and the Highlands Jerez. It also has a rich past, having been the capital of the Taifa de Arcos in the Muslim period and capital of the Duchy of Arcos from 1493.
Like most of the people of this province, its location has been occupied by man since prehistoric times. Arcos, by its own geographical location has become all times a strategic place. The name of Arx-Arcis (high strength) comes from its Roman foundation, when the settlement appears as "coloniae Arcensium" another Roman settlement was Santiscal.
During the Muslim era its name is Arkos, emerging as a real city prosperous and flourishing. At the time of dependent Emirate of Damascus (711-757) belonged to the "Cora" of Sidon. He became the eleventh century, in a small Taifa kingdom under the rule of Ben Jazrum king of Berber origin. During this period the site of the town was walled and although there is no certainty that colmataran all land with buildings, has remained a complex network of apples, this time from the layout of its streets, the military fortress, the walls , mills, etc.
In 1255 and in 1264, King Alfonso X Castile took the city, being transferred to Prince Henry, but returned to royal hands due to its border. In 1300 received the rank of council.
In 1408 the king puts the city in the hands of his favorite Ruy Lopez Davalos, to grant it to the Ponce de Leon in 1440, Dukes of Arcos, well into the eighteenth century, reaching its zenith between the fifteenth and seventeenth century. In the fifteenth century founded the Discalced Franciscan Hospice and another near the Church of San Pedro. The City Council is transferred to the Plaza del Castillo. The jail was moved to a house where they later built the Convent of Mercy nuns. In the Plaza del Castillo stood the granary and behind the house slaughterhouse.
From the sixteenth century began the construction of the Convent of San Francisco (1510), the religious of St. John Lateran (1539), the Hospital of San Roque and San Pedro. Also began the construction of a new slaughterhouse outside the Puerta de Jerez. During the eighteenth century urban expansion occurs that exceeds the length of its Arab walls.
In 1706, Felipe V granted the title of Noble and Faithful. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, changed its face, affecting the Churches of St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Augustine, sinking the north wall of the castle, which fell to the pit and bury it, gave rise to the Rue Neuve.
During the eighteenth century, the town developed outside the walled definitely, when three enclaves: the neighborhood of the log, the more upscale, with the homes of the bourgeoisie, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Carlos III Granary, Inn the Duke and Church of San Miguel, the barrio of San Francisco, around the Church of the Franciscans of the sixteenth century, which is the Chapel of the Waters, and the slum, whose origin may be in a Moorish settlement Cómpeta the current quarter.
In the nineteenth century, besides the yellow fever epidemic and the passage of the French, which caused damage to the Castle and Plaza, the most important to the heritage of Arcos is the confiscation of Mendizabal. Transformations occur and religious buildings offered for sale rural ecclesiastical possessions, which stopped the incipient industrial development, the transformation of industrial promoters landowners.
In the twentieth century improves quality of life and is a development of the tourism industry in the period 1950-70 being when the single fastest growing city. Until the early sixties into a ring concentric growth. But from this decade, when they begin to appear new types of building (blocks and detached houses, semi-detached and row) raised on new paths, which threaten both the original walled Old Town, as the first area of growth and settlement Traditional. In the XXI century has become the entrance of the White Towns of Andalusia and a Historic-Artistic. Along with its breathtaking scenery, make prime tourist destination in the province of Cadiz, which is their main source of income.
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dta (81538) 2012-05-03 10:55
Hola Angel ,
A superb view of this outstanding white village, with the two churches face to face . Interesting coice to give a large part for the beautiful sky .
ines8 (6120) 2012-05-03 10:55
Beautiful view, splendid presentation!
All the best,
serp2000 (45532) 2012-05-03 10:58
Glad to see your phots again. Frontera? I remember this name, no doubt. Excellent composition, vivid colours. Fine presentation of Andalucia. This version is more contrast than WS.
Greetings from Russia,
jemaflor (102177) 2012-05-03 11:49
Joli pov sur ce village blanc, la lumičre donne un bon résultat comme cet original nuage qui barre le ciel bleu en formant une diagonale.
m (0) 2012-05-03 11:50
wow! What a view! Just gorgeous. A town in the sky, pure white, just like the clouds. Great colors and spirit, thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
mesutilgim (97138) 2012-05-03 12:08
Topclass capture of this beautiful city on hilltop.
The sky is a perfect background.
TFS and best regards
jacquest (19047) 2012-05-03 12:24
A nice upward view of this mostly white village. Good deepness with saturated colors under a nice sky. I am probably guessing right in saying that this funny cloud is a jet contrail that has expanded. Very nice work.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-03 13:20
WOW, look at all those beautiful white homes nestled below a most excellent blue sky. Your POV is worthy and fantastically presented. Sweet clarity and great detail to color and light. Great Job Angel!! Love this photo!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-03 15:20
fantastic view, the composition is very spectacular and I like the architectural details, superb lights and colours, great POv, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-05-03 16:29
The cloud formation is amazing like the smoke drawn from the stunning houses on that hill. Great capture with fine details of this unique setting.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-05-03 21:01
What a lovely picture. The beautiful architecture, blue sky, greenery around. All in one we have. An excellent executed image with fabulous colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV and DOF as well. You posted subsequent beautiful photo. Perfectly well done. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-05-04 13:49
It is indeed a beautiful town on the hill. Great lighting and good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Very well done, tfs.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-05-04 15:35
Una vez visité a algunos de los pueblos blancos Serranía de Ronda. Me impresionó. En Arcos, por desgracia no fue así. Panorama asombroso y maravilloso del cielo. La calidad de cierre perfecto y hermosos colores de la imagen.
Graal (103038) 2012-05-05 1:50
another nice presentation of town in Andalucia. Fine POV You had. Amazing white buildings and old towers. Good note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-05-06 0:54
very nice village perched on the hill. i like the characteristic white houses.
sacimar (28317) 2012-05-06 1:39
otra buena foto panoramica, me gusta el punto de vista de la imagen, la poblacion con las dos torres llama la atencion, y el haber abierto el angulo hacia el cielo tal como estaba fue una buena idea, me gusta,
Un fuerte abrazo,
jhm (158854) 2012-05-06 4:36
A splendid village with two church towers above the houses.
Also a lovely light cloudy sky.
I like these lovely panoramic image
Perspective and depth are pleasant.
Composition and presentation are nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-05-06 15:04
El paisaje y el cielo se equilibran. La Ciudad Blanca hábilmente corona de vegetación. Las luces, los colores y la nitidez son excelentes. Bravo.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-07 6:10
Pedazo foto de ese bello lugar, la perspectiva es impresionante! Gracias Angel!
josepmarin (58359) 2012-05-07 11:28
una composición preciosa, con un encuadre perfecto para poner en evidencia la gran belleza de este pueblo andaluz, el brillo de su arquitectura blanca, y su magnífico contraste con el azul del cielo muy bien polarizado.
Me gusta la buena estructura de los elementos en tercios del cuadro, y el bonito efecto estético de las nubes que decoran el cielo con sus pinceladas blancas.
Es una foto deliciosa, muy atractiva y muy bien realizada.
PD: sí que fue bonita la despedida de Pep, muy emotiva.
Silvio1953 (151545) 2012-05-08 1:22
Ciao Angel, great POV on lovely village, beautiful composition with fantastic sky, wonderful mediterramnean colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bayno (18344) 2012-05-08 22:34
wonderful view of this white village, there are the two large buildings that are surely of the churches, I really like your framing, great quality and an amazing sky, have a good day my friend...
danyy (0) 2012-05-09 3:37
un ciel extraordinaire pour coiffer cette jolie carte postale d'un endroit qui me paraît tout-ŕ-fait accueillant.
Les blancs ressortent bien, rejetant une lumičre agréable.
Un cadrage bien pensé et efficace.
ikeharel (77153) 2012-05-09 8:01
You made a good choise giving much pic. space to the beautiful blue sky aloft.
The houses in white contrast well, and two Cathedrals prominently dominating the skyline.
Fine details and colors, lovely.
fds (9569) 2012-05-13 7:04
caro amico come al solito un ottima composizione con ottima definizione e bellissimi i colori che si completano tra di lore
il paesino sul colle č poi veramente un gioiello
ottimo documento fotografico
buon inizio di settimana cornejo
adramad (48942) 2012-05-15 16:10
Hola amigo Angel.
Que bonita imagen has captado aqui de este precioso pueblo, la blancura de su caserio destaca maravillosamente bien, entre el verdor de los arboles en primer plano y ese intenso azul del cielo, esas nubes en diagonal dan un toque increible.
Magnifico trabajo amigo mio, te felicito y disfruto con el.
npecanhuk (77629) 2012-05-15 17:05
Very beautiful sky!
Very attractive picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (31847) 2016-12-11 5:22
By chance I came across this older picture.
It's a stunning view of the beautiful white town on the hill whereby the brown towers of the churches rise out above everything else.
The diagonal lines of the thick clouds make a splendid composition.
Surely one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen of Arcos.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (46048)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2012-04-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposition: f/8, 1/2000 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-03 10:18