Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I propose this overview of the Guggenheim Museum of the beautiful city of Bilbao, with the famous dog in the foreground. I hope you like it, then some letters about the city.

Bilbao (in Euskera Bilbo) is a municipality located in the north of Spain and a town of said municipality, capital of the province and historical territory of Vizcaya, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. The town of Bilbao is the most populated capital of the autonomous community, being the head of the metropolitan area of Bilbao, one with a urbation that extends along the estuary of Bilbao or the Nervin.

The urban nucleus is surrounded by two mountain ranges with an average altitude that does not exceed 400 meters, these chains form some of the natural limits of the municipality. The main bordering municipalities are Sondica, Zamudio, Basauri, Baracaldo, Galdcano and Arrigorriaga.

Since its foundation, at the end of the 13th century, it was a commercial enclave that enjoyed particular importance in the Cantabrian coast thanks to the privileges granted by the Crown of Castile that allowed the development of a large port activity that was based mainly on export of the wool coming from Castile and to a lesser extent of the iron extracted from the Vizcaya quarries. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries experienced a strong industrialization that became the epicenter of the second industrialized region of Spain, behind Barcelona.14 15 This was accompanied by an extraordinary demographic and urban explosion that led to the annexation of several adjoining municipalities. Currently it is a thriving city of services, which is in a process of aesthetic, social and economic revitalization led by the symbolic Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

On May 19, 2010, the city of Bilbao was recognized with the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, awarded by the city state of Singapore, in collaboration with the Swedish Nobel Academy. Considered the Nobel Prize for urbanism, it was handed out on June 29, 2010. On January 7, 2013, its mayor, Iaki Azkuna, received the 2012 World Mayor Prize awarded every two years by the British foundation The City Mayors Foundation , in recognition of the urban transformation experienced by the Biscayan capital since the 1990s. On November 8, 2017, Bilbao was chosen the Best European City 2018 in the The Urbanism Awards 2018, awarded by the international organization The Academy of Urbanism.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2015-06-25 10:57
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 499 k

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