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The verdant valley, Sigüenza
28.5.12 Chris Spracklen

The verdant valley, Sigüenza

Sigüenza, Guadalajara, Spain

"The site of the ancient Segontia ("dominating over the valley") of the Celtiberian Arevaci, now called Villavieja (“old town”), is half a league distant from the present Sigüenza. Livy mentions the town in his discussion of the wars of Cato with the Celtiberians.
The city fell under Roman, Visigothic, Moorish and Castilian rule.

Around 1123 it was taken by Bernard of Agen, its first bishop. Sigüenza played a large part in the civil wars of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The fortress palace of the bishops, an earlier Moorish qasbah, was captured in 1297 by the partisans of the Infantes de la Cerda, and in 1355 it was the prison of Blanche of Bourbon, consort of Peter of Castile. In 1465 Diego López of Madrid, having usurped the miter, fortified himself there." (Wikipedia)

Nikon D7000 ,Nikkor AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
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ann07-Aug-2013 11:16
i love this..
William Barletta05-Feb-2013 15:00
A marvelous panoramic view Bravo!
CM Kwan05-Feb-2013 12:36
Amazing light, tones and layers, Chris. V
Graeme05-Feb-2013 10:29
An outstanding view across this beautiful landscape with all of the red roofed buildings, Chris.VV
Chris Morton05-Feb-2013 07:50
a splendid eminence & good to know no opportunity was ever missed for squabbling over it
John Reynolds05-Feb-2013 06:18
A great view! V.
Anitta Vuorisola05-Feb-2013 05:52
Oh Chris! What a view you have captured us to admire! Fabulous work my dear friend! V
Gérard Koehl05-Feb-2013 05:43
Magnifique paysage. V
Dan Greenberg05-Feb-2013 05:29
A fantastic view and a fairy tail capture. Stunning! ~BV~
joseantonio05-Feb-2013 05:06
Amazing green colors. Love your POV here.V.
Ali Majdfar05-Feb-2013 05:05
Fabulous! ~V
SageCreek Images05-Feb-2013 05:02
Super image of this valley...
Mildred Alpern05-Feb-2013 04:44
Wonderland dynamism - colors intensify the rich detail of verdant valley and puff ball cottoned sky.
Simon Chandler05-Feb-2013 04:07
Wonderful composition, atmosphere and mood. Love it. v
globalgadabout05-Feb-2013 03:19
a rich history and a vivid view...those clouds are rapturous...V
Mike H.05-Feb-2013 02:57
For all of that, it now looks peaceful and pleasant -- my kind of place!
Delightful view of this village landscape, Chris.
Walter O. Koenig05-Feb-2013 01:54
This is beautiful Chris. What a great view form this well chosen vantage point. A wonderful composition with lovely colors and lighting. "V"
Hank Vander Velde05-Feb-2013 00:52
A beautiful valley view well captured and well composed chris.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)05-Feb-2013 00:39
Excellent view point with lost of depth, well framed Chris.....
Karen Stuebing05-Feb-2013 00:35
This is so pretty. Wonderful light and colors and so much to look at. V.
Marcia Rules05-Feb-2013 00:32
intricate details weave a wonder here....V
Frank Brault05-Feb-2013 00:19
A magnificent composition, image and scene. Thanks for the information too. V
Don Mottershead05-Feb-2013 00:13
Love the patterns and complexities. So many paths for the eye to follow. It looks like a place with a long history. ~V~
Stephanie05-Feb-2013 00:11
Simply amazing view of this gorgeous valley! BV++
Jim Coffman04-Feb-2013 23:31
What a absolutely beautiful view! Well captured,Chris!!
janescottcumming04-Feb-2013 23:18
Such a wonderful range of beautiful colors in this lovely photograph. V
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