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Tossa de Mar
29-DEC-2012

Tossa de Mar

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Sometime in the 12th century the mediaeval town was walled off and a castle was built on the highest point of Mt. Guardí, this castle was to be subsequently replaced by a wind mill, and this in turn by a lighthouse which is still operational.
By the year 1500 the first houses were built extra-murs to accommodate population growth. This process was greatly accelerated during the 17th and 18th centuries, shaping an urban configuration which was to remain practically unchanged until the arrival of mass tourism in the 1950s.
In 1989 Tossa de Mar was the first place in the world to declare itself an Anti-Bullfighting City.

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Yohanan David08-Jun-2013 12:14
Beautiful town! still on my list of visits! V
Mark Chambers14-Jan-2013 21:00
A well composed shot. V
Gill Kopy14-Jan-2013 01:55
Lovely old castle - and beautiful trees V
hge5413-Jan-2013 16:40
Great image. You can really see that the castle is perfectly place to defend the harbor.
John Hamers13-Jan-2013 15:43
Fabulous shot of the remainder of this fortification !!V
gary rouleau13-Jan-2013 15:31
Neat looking spot.
Gérard Koehl13-Jan-2013 14:54
Cet endroit est magnifique et bien mis en valeur. V
Ted Aanensen13-Jan-2013 14:14
Lovely perspective and view of this interesting fortification, great capture. V
Jim Coffman13-Jan-2013 14:06
A fine capture of this fortified point!
John G Reed13-Jan-2013 14:01
Nicely done. Looks like it gets lots of wind. Best. J
Walter O. Koenig13-Jan-2013 13:35
Very nicely composed with this perspective and the inclusion of the old cannon. I like the warm lighting. "V"
Stephanie13-Jan-2013 13:12
Excellent compo Jose! V
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