Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I present a view of the square of St. John of God and the access gallery to the town of the historic city of Cadiz, hope you like the strong contrast between light and shadow, then some letters the city.

Cádiz is a city and municipality located in the Spanish province of Cádiz , in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the extreme southwest of continental Europe . It is the capital of the homonymous and adjacent province Jerez de la Frontera is one of the two principal cities in the metropolitan area of the Bay of Cádiz -Jerez , third population center of Andalusia and one of the most economically active and industrially , in Andalusia, Spain . Also conforms with the municipalities of Chiclana de la Frontera , El Puerto de Santa María , Jerez de la Frontera , Puerto Real, and San Fernando Rota the Association of Municipalities Bay of Cadiz. Today Cadiz is known for his long and influential history, one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and archaeological remains dating back 3100 years, not only nationally but also for its importance in processes such as the Punic Wars , Romanisation of Iberia, the discovery and conquest of America, the establishment of the liberal regime in Spain with its first constitution and its subsequent influence of this for made ​​independent constitutions of the former Spanish colonies. The history of Cádiz is typical of a city marked by its strategic military and commercial situation , halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the oldest Phoenician settlements in the West. Since its founding by the Tyrians , according to the classical tradition 80 years after the Trojan War ( 1104 a.) , Was a city facing the sea and trade. Her left Hannibal to conquer Italy and Julius Caesar himself was granted the title of civitas federata the Roman Senate. The city reached great prosperity in Roman times . Amphitheatres , aqueducts and becomes the second most populous city of the Empire for a short period are constructed . During this time living in the city more than five hundred equites ( a caste of notable citizens ) , rivaling Padua and Rome itself. During the crisis of the third century of the Roman Empire, the same drop this and Visigothic conquest , the city enters a significant decline , entering a dark time and losing the provincial capital and its commercial and strategic importance . The collapse of the commercial networks of the Empire, Gades as necessary to any coastal city, did most . The style of wide open city of antiquity slowly gave way to a small walled city, style common in the Middle Ages . Desperate economic necessity , many of these ancient inhabitants of Gades were forced to give up basic rights for protection of large landowners and peoples from the interior , for example Asido Caesarina Augusta. The first became a middle class of free citizens called colonus . The city was conquered by the Byzantines in 522 , conquered by the Visigoths in 620 and conquered by the troops of Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 , the Battle of Guadalete . During that time he demolished the statue of Hercules, in the temple of Hercules. The reconquest of Cádiz is included in the recapture of the Guadalquivir (1243-1262) , incorporated in 1264 to the crown of Castile. Not until the Reconquista when it They establish in the Bay of Cadiz shipyards actual Crown of Castile and the beginning of the Age of Discovery , when the city emerges with great momentum. From left numerous ports discoverers like Christopher Columbus or Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and conquerors in colonial times , which allowed the rich and centuries later , the creation of a bourgeois , liberal and revolutionary society. As a city that had the monopoly of trade with America , home of the House of Trade and Fleet Indian , was the scene of numerous naval battles and creating the first Spanish constitution . In 1766 Carlos III definitely promoted the emancipation of Lion Island with the foundation and appointment of the first session in the new detached villa by Royal Decree with the name of Villa de la Real Isla de León . In decline, after his involvement in the War of Independence and sunk after the loss of Cuba , the city does not stop growing in population ( in the sense of benefiting rural exodus , especially from the Janda ) , until the early nineties and especially from the period 1996-2010 , a period in which around 20,000 have left the city of Cadiz . So far it has not regained its importance at the state level .
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Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 11:34
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 227 kb

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