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Hello friends and colleagues, today I present this small fishermen's house famous for its decoration with mollusc shells, located in the interesting village of Tazones, in the province of Asturias. I hope you like it, then some letters about the villa.

Tazones is a parish and a town of the Asturian council of Villaviciosa (Spain).
Tazones is formed by two neighborhoods, divided by the local road that connects the town with Villaviciosa, capital of the council: San Roque and San Miguel. The limit of the Historic Site occupies the area between the coastline, from Punta de la Mesnada to Punta de Tazones and the crest lines of the mountains of La Atalaya and Villar, up to the junction point of the Tazones road with the highway of Gijón- Villaviciosa. Inside it is the Castro del Picu Catalin. Tazones has a beach in whose pedrero Jurassic dinosaur footprints can be observed. It also has one of the 18 fishing ports of Asturias, belonging to the captaincy of 3ª Lastres, in which small boats dedicated to inshore fishing and a fish market dock. The town is located between two large rocks, and their houses, one or two floors, are arranged in a staggered manner. Important whaling port in past times, it is supposed that it was in Tazones where, at that time, very young King Carlos I stepped on Spanish soil from Flanders for the first time in 1517, a fact that is commemorated every year during the local festivities of San Roque, that are celebrated in mid-August, with a representation of the landing.

The port of Tazones currently stands out for its fishing and tourist activity, but in the past, this fishing village lived on the whale hunting. Its port was one of the many of the Cantabrian cornice that were dedicated to the capture of cetaceans, turned into a prosperous business in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, although it was practiced since the XIV, according to Luis Laria, director of the Coordinator for the Study and Protection of Marine Species (Cepesma). However, from this part of the history of Tazones, minimal references are kept. Gonzalo Álvarez Sierra echoed, in 1979, in the work "Villaviciosa, en imagen", some words of Caveda in which he said that, around 1550, Tazones was "a small flourishing port" with whaling activity. By that century, all the commerce of Villaviciosa and its council can be said to have come from Tazones, where many vessels arrived not only from the Kingdom, but also from abroad. In fact, long trips were made to Galicia, Vizcaya, Andalucia, France, Holland, England, as it is recorded in the archives of the City Council of Villaviciosa. The main items that were traded were flax, hemp, wax, oil, tar, cloth, canvas, etc., amen of fishing and the product of whales, which were also fished.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32 mm
Date Taken: 2013-07-04 16:04
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 597 k

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