Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another picture (this time, the fountain in the courtyard, one of the lateral line) of an iconic landmark of my city, The Cloisters of Santo Domingo (a former convent), I hope you like, then some letters about its history.

The cloisters of Santo Domingo are cloisters of s. XIII in Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia, Spain). Originally linked to the Church of Santo Domingo, became civilian use after the confiscation of Mendizabal in s. XIX, and therefore is managed independently and autonomously. It is one of the jewels of Gothic architecture in Andalusia and a space for cultural use of first order in Jerez. The origin of the cloisters dating from the Almohad fortification extramural King Alfonso X gave the order in 1264 dominica The Dominicans were expanding the resort and in 1436 the work of the cloisters began, concluding in 1595 meant the confiscation of Mendizabal in 1835 the expulsion of the Dominicans and civil sell the space. In 1983 he became municipal property. The Cloisters are defined with the classic square structure with a central courtyard dealer units. The cloister stands on two floors and hallways are covered by simple ribbed vaults. The upper floor is simpler, with its own recessed arches of the sixteenth century. Highlights: Cloister Upper: s. XVIII. Bedroom Under: s. XVI long narrow room where the monks slept. Bedroom Alto. Refectory hall with Renaissance dome. It grew to more than three hundred monks. Ribadeneira Diego Oratory of S. XVI. The gate dates from 1572 Almohad Home: only visible remainder of early Islamic building donated by Alfonso X the Dominicans after the conquest of the city in 1264 Confessional: oldest monastery confessionals. Gate Thanks and Chapterhouse. For damage to structure, the building was closed for renovation from 1999 to 2012 This restoration has not been without criticism. During construction there have been findings, such as the appearance of some 5,000 vessels which are being cataloged by staff of the Archaeological Museum. The Faculty of Nursing is still in rehabilitation.
Source Wikipedia.

Make: SONY
Model: DSC-W170
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2013-02-24 13:29
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 300 kb

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