Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cádiz Pictures WebSite

A friend of a friend of mine just launched a new website. His site is a balcony to my hometown Cádiz.

Cádiz is the oldest city in Europe, founded in 1100 BC by the Phoenicians who called it Gadir and traded Baltic amber and British tin, as well as Spanish silver. The city subsequently became a naval base for the Romans before fading into obscurity until 1262 when it was taken from the Muslims by Alfonso X.

The real boom period was with the discovery of America as Columbus sailed from this port on his second and fourth voyages. Much later the city enjoyed a golden age during the 18th century when it enjoyed 75% of Spanish trade with America. From this time it grew into one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan cities in Spain and most of the city's fine buildings date from this time.

On his new website my friend provides hundreds of pictures of Cádiz that certainly show the beauty of the city. Walking through Cádiz is walking through history. I invite you to take a minute of your time to walk through its fine buildings, monuments and lose yourself for a moment in the beauty of its beaches. Just Click HERE to begin the journey.


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