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Cloisters of Santo Domingo V

Cloisters of Santo Domingo V
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Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5127 W: 5 N: 11167] (55812)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC W170
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-29 10:06
Viewed: 1872
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you another picture (this time, a diagonal view, with two of the lateral line) of an iconic landmark of my city, The Cloisters of Santo Domingo (a former convent), hope you like then some letters about its history.

The cloisters of Santo Domingo is around 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 the s. Century, 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 that King Alfonso X gave the order dominica in 1264. The Dominicans were expanding the resort and in 1436 they began the work of the cloisters, concluding in 1595. The confiscation of Mendizabal in 1835 led to the expulsion of the Dominicans and the civilian sale of that space. In 1983 he became municipal property.

The Cloisters are defined with the classic square structure with a central courtyard distributor dependencies.

The cloister stands on two floors and hallways are covered by cross vaults simple. The upper floor is simpler, with recessed arches own XVI century.

Highlights include:
Cloister High: s. XVIII.
Bedroom Under: s. XVI long narrow room where the monks slept.
Bedroom Alto.
Refectory: Renaissance vaulted room. Had more than three hundred monks.
Ribadeneira Diego Oratory of S. XVI. The gate dates from 1572.
Home Almohad: visible only remaining primitive Islamic building donated by Alfonso X the Dominicans after the conquest of the city in 1264.
Confessional: oldest monastery confessionals.
Thank Gate and Chapter House.

For damages in structure, the building remained closed for rehabilitation of 1999-2012.

This restaurant has not been without criticism. During the works 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: 10/5000 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2013-02-24 13:25
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 283 kb

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Ciao Angel
altra bella visione della tua regione sempre ripresa con la tua solita accuratezza e accompagnata - come tuo solito - da note più che dettagliate.
Eccellenti sia i colori quanto il contrasto e la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata

Salut Angel,
Un intéressant cloître bien cadré, la lumière et les teintes sont agréables, bon effet également avec l'ombre qui forme un angle en opposition à celui formé par les murs.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2014-01-29 10:55]

Hola Angel ,
Un très beau cloitre , bien photographié , ce qui n'est pas toujours très facile . j'aime bien les zones d'ombre en bas et à droite , qui rappellent les deux auttres cotés de l'édifice .

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2014-01-29 10:58]

Hola Angel,
nice the viewof the interior of the cloisters of Santo Domingo with teh brilliant light of the day to enahnce the vivid colours of the image.
The quality of the scene enhanced from the clarity and the sharpness of it.


Hello Angel,

This is a good presentation of the cloister and I like you POV with this angle and th fountain adds an element of interest. The light coming on the walls allows for good colors and good sharpness of the architectural details.

Best regards


Ciao Angel, gran bella vista del delizioso chiostro, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2014-01-29 11:33]

Hi Angel,
very nice building of cloister. I like the Gothic architecture. Nice patio also. Well informations and photo-work.
Have a nice evening.

Hello Angel,
Nice capture of this court in Cadiz.
Perfect pov and layout.
Nice framing and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Hi Angelo,
a very attractive photo of this spectacular view, the composition is superb, I like the details and the POV,

Buenas tardes Angel

Muy buena toma del angulo de estos claustros, da profundidad y perspectiva a la imagen y permite ver lo mas interesante,la fuente y el trabajo de tallado sobre las puertas
Un saludo y gracias por la informacion de la nota

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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2014-01-29 20:04]

Bonsoir Angel

Belle prise de vue de ce cloître avec une belle lumière. Point de vue bien choisi pour permettre d'apprécier les détails. Note intéressante. Bien fait.


Ciao Angel
molto belli i particolari, soprattutto la lavorazione degli archi.
Sono molte le bellezze della tua terra e ce ne mostri sempre di più belle.
Ottima foto e ottima condivisione.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2014-01-30 1:22]


quelle vue de ce cloître sueprbe ces arche avec cette architecture cadrage parfait et jeu avec la lumirèe quelle compo.
bravo et belle journée

Hello Angel,
You had a fine light to capture the detail in these beautiful cloisters. The warm tones of the stonework nicely complement the clear blue sky.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2014-01-30 9:20]

Hola Angel
Une lumière qui met en valeur les détails du cloître, joli jeu ombre sur celle de face, bon cadrage et superbe ciel bleu
Belle soirée

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2014-01-30 9:36]

Beautiful photo of this courtyard, great architecture and decoration elements and fantastic light, splendid photo

Hello Angel,
Wonderful shot here of the cloisters of Santo Domingo with a nice perspective. The light treatment is very good emphasizing the architectural details of the place. Excellent colors.
Your elaborate note is also an asset of the presentation.
Thanks for sharing.
With regards,

Very nice capture of this courtyard. Good use of the shadows to create depth. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

hello Angel
une belle présentation de cette architecture.
La lumière est superbe et révèle les magnifiques détails.
Bonne soirée

Hello Angel.
Nice work well capturing the frame.
Excellent selection of photos.
Nice sky great adheres to this architecture.
Greetings and all the best

Hola Angel,

A photograph made extra attractive by working from the shadows into the light.
The exposure is sharp, showing clear details of the sculptures and the textures.
You had beautiful light for a winter's day. I suppose that is the benefit of living in Spain!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2014-01-31 1:38]

Hello Angel,
The cloister building is a very interesting and impressive structure; it looks in great shape after so many centuries. I like the clarity and colours of your picture. I also like that you've included the part of nice yard and beautiful water fountain adding a very appealing and useful context.
Well done.
Wish you a very nice weekend.

Hello Angel,
this is very pretty courtyard and nicely shot from well chosen POV. The architecture of the cloisters surrounding the courtyard is very impressive with its attention to the detail. Great colors and nice light management.
Thanks for sharing

Hola Angel.
Soberbia imagen de este precioso claustro gótico, me gusta el POV que has captado, para mostrar dos de los lados del mismo, el sol ilumina las fachadas maravillosamente, con lo cual vemos con claridad el precioso calado de los ventanales.
Magnífica esta gama de colores.
Perfecta gestion de la iluminacion y de la nitidez.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Un fuerte abrazo.

una tarjeta postal con un color maravilloso y una luz preciosa!! algun día tengo que visitar...
un saludo

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