Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I propose a view of the Asturian municipality of Ribadesella with the river in the foreground, a charming place at the mouth of the river Sella. I hope you like it, then some letters about the villa.

Ribadesella (in Asturian, Ribeseya) is a council of the autonomous community of the Principality of Asturias. It limits the north with the Cantabrian sea, the east with Llanes, the south with Cangas de Onís and Parres and the west with Caravia. Founded by Alfonso X the Wise. It was one of the main Asturian ports of the 19th century. It has a population of 6,242 inhabitants (INE, 2011).

The council also has numerous companies dedicated to adventure sports, such as canoeing, caving or climbing. The first Saturday of August after day 2 is celebrated the famous International Descent of the Sella, where athletes from all over the world come and a great local party is celebrated.

Also this council stands out for the tourist variety that it offers, and above all for the activities that surround the cave of Tito Bustillo, famous for its prehistoric paintings and for the footprints of dinosaur.

During the Middle Ages the town lived a moment of splendor thanks to the shipyards that were fed by the wood that was made to descend by the Sella, and the maritime commerce, especially of the salt (indispensable for the salting of the fish). However, the most profitable activity was the capture of the salmon in the Sella, controlled by the "Mareantes", and the hunts of the whales that hibernated in those waters. As a result of this is derived the House of the whales that lasts in the town until century XIX.

At the political level, Ribadesella became a very disputed place thanks to its innumerable sources of wealth and its strategic geographical situation. It is here when the Quiñones house takes possession of the town in the time of Juan II, returning to incorporate to the crown in times of Kings Católicos that dislodge to the family Quiñones of its possessions.

In the XVI century a historical event takes place for the town as it is the arrival of the emperor Carlos I of Spain, after which the event is celebrated for two days in a row. It is at this stage when the enclosure of the Hermitage of the Guide is fortified to defend the port of enemy villages. It is a time of relative tranquility when it comes to safety.

During the seventeenth century, Ribadesella was attempted to create the main port of Asturias, as well as a link to the plateau, presenting a road project by Ponga, but influenced by Jovellanos, finally fell to the port of Gijón, which projected the Pajares road access to the plateau by León. Not because of this the village was stalled, because Carlos III donated 100,000 reales for the works of widening and improvement of the port that would be finalized a century later.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2013-07-03 12:37
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 520 k

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