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Donostia/San Sebastián
06-DEC-2012

Donostia/San Sebastián

Shaped by history, it started out as a fishing village; grew as a market town and military fort, with the invasion by Napoleon's troops; and after being almost completely destroyed in 1813 by the garrison's battle against the Anglo-Portuguese, it was chosen by Queen Isabel II as the Royal Family's summer residence and began to flourish as a services city.
It was in the late 19th and early 20th century that San Sebastian emerged as a city of culture, full of amenities and Northern Spain's tourist destination par excellence. Its majestic buildings and their eclectic style, which reflected the contemporary tastes of the Royal Family and bourgeoisie, give it a stately character that has adapted well to changing times.
Cultural activity grew at the same pace as tourist activity, so that today the city boasts a top quality performing arts and cultural programme. The International Film Festival, The ‘Jazzaldia’ Jazz Festival and Music Fortnight are the highlights of its year-round programme, which also includes themed film festivals such as the ‘Surfilm’ Surfing Film Festival and the Film and Human Rights Festival, and performing arts events such as the ‘dFeria’ Theatre Festival.

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samikosemi25-May-2013 11:04
Superb shot with great view !
Sami ! V
Ann Cleeves13-Apr-2013 21:09
An impressive view of this bay and its rocky little island. Your information is also very impressive, as with most of your images.
Fabienne02-Mar-2013 21:33
La vue est vraiment très belle. Superbe image.
Dani Barchana22-Feb-2013 13:32
Nice view.
MarcViskens18-Feb-2013 18:58
beautiful composition José
marc
samikosemi17-Feb-2013 04:07
Great pic
ac16-Feb-2013 16:04
Well composed, nice POV.
Dennis Hoyne15-Feb-2013 03:49
Beautiful setting, what a neat place to stay.
Irene Wehrli14-Feb-2013 18:53
What a beautiful setting for a theatre festival - love the small Island!
Irene
Walter O. Koenig14-Feb-2013 16:08
What an amazing view. Great perspective. "V"
burtmann14-Feb-2013 14:37
Very beautiful creation Jose. V
lucanton14-Feb-2013 14:10
Très jolie composition et vue ! V
Jim Coffman14-Feb-2013 13:51
What a beautiful view! A great capture,Jose!
Stephanie14-Feb-2013 13:14
What a gorgeous pov and image! V
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J S Quesada14-Feb-2013 11:07
Fabulosa vista de toda la bahía. Estupenda con los tonos del atardecer en el fondo. V
Graeme14-Feb-2013 10:53
Stunning viewpoint and capture, Jose,BV
Yvonne14-Feb-2013 10:50
Magnificent view from up there, one can see so far into the distance! v
Tom LeRoy14-Feb-2013 09:45
A beautiful view, Jose! V
Helen Betts14-Feb-2013 09:16
Wow, talk about a bird's eye view! Excellent wide angle capture. V.
Zoltán Balogh14-Feb-2013 08:29
This is excellent Jose! V
Frank Tran14-Feb-2013 06:23
Great POV and Beautiful composition. V+
Christy VB14-Feb-2013 06:08
Great history and information on this beautiful location. Pefect view to take your photo.
Vickie BROWN14-Feb-2013 05:54
There are so many things to view of this breath-taking scape! Such beautiful scnery and an isolated island! BV
Clarence King14-Feb-2013 04:54
Excellent landscape and history, fine capture. v
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