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streets of paradise

streets of paradise
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Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4388] (24669)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-10
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictures of Home [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-06-10 2:29
Viewed: 661
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
one more picture and story from my hometown


Antwerpen is a city of many churches. This is a rather onorthodox view of one of them, I like the view of half hidden treasures down narrow and shaded streets.

Sint Pauluskerk (the Church of Saint Paul) dates from the 16th century and has a fascinating history. Much of the original interior was damaged in a fire in 1968, when many of the art treasures of the church (including several painting by Rubens) were saved from the fire by the prostitutes and hippies, who lived in the area.

The dark gate at the end of the street leads up to Sint Paulus' Calvary Mount, an ensemble of baroque sculptures next to the church.


This picture is the view in the Korte Doornikstraat with the Sint Pauluskerk in the background.


song title reference: Richard & Linda Thompson

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hello Benny
C'est une belle composition de rue, bonne profondeur dans cette rue étroite.
Bonne présence des visiteurs.
Bon W-E

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2017-06-10 2:51]

Hi Benny.Very effective composition in which the bright building is flanked by the darker presences on the sides and I see a bit of vignetting which makes the lit areas even brighter. Lovely architectural details. Regards. Klaudio.

Dag Benny
Deze schitterende foto laat goed zo’n verassend doorkijkje zien zoals we die in onze oude steden kunnen zien als we er maar oog voor hebben. Er staat ook nog een huis te koop zoals we op we kunnen zien op het qua kleur uit de toon vallend bordje.
Mooi werk, Groet Rob

hello Benny,

A nice street view, vertical framing is quite appropriate for representing the activity of street and this beautiful architecture, perfect exposure and sharpness, like it.

my warm regards,


Ciao Benny, great perspective on beautiful street, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Benny,

J'aime beaucoup le format vertical de cette composition. La rue étroite et les maisons hautes qui la bordent sont du plus bel effet. Une belle sortie de l'ombre vers la lumière.



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24295 W: 523 N: 40633] (174904)
  • [2017-06-10 7:13]

Dag Benny,

Antwerpen heeft zoveel te bieden ik keek steeds uit om een wandeling te maken in de stad.
Maar de onzekerheid met de aanslagen heeft mijn vrouw besloten om nooit niet meer naar Antwerpen te komen, ook naar Brussel niet.
Het bewijs dat Antwerpen mooi is toont uw foto, met diepte en perspectief en heel mooie architectuur.
Ik hou van dit type foto's. Bedankt.

Prettig weekend,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6061 W: 277 N: 11676] (90171)
  • [2017-06-10 7:30]

Hello Benny ,
You explain very well in your note , the kind of places that we hesitate to photograph despite of the fact they have a lot of charm .
well done .

A place that looks very beautiful
Narrow street
Good perspective
Good idea to add human element..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11654 W: 126 N: 20962] (108219)
  • [2017-06-10 15:59]

Hi Benny,a very nice idea to take a part of the church from this POV,the facades of the street are like a natural frame to the magnificent architechture in background,lovely composition and top sharpness everywhere. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Benny,
Ha, Antwerpen als paradijs! OK, een beetje optimisme mag wel.
Inderdaad, een minder alledaagse voorstelling van de Sint-Pauluskerk maar het portaal van deze zijingang mag er best wezen.
Mooi zicht doorheen de eerder smalle straat.
Een foto die goed illustreert hoe de huizen in onze steden onmiddellijk aansluiten bij de centraal gebouwde kerken.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi Benny
Fascinating and classic scene of the narrow alley
with amazing colour palette on the olde building facade livened by some good activity going on there. It's a great looking sight, peaceful and well organised capture with lovely shades and shadows. Delightful to view, Congrats
Best wishes

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15362 W: 159 N: 26902] (140988)
  • [2017-06-11 23:15]

Bonjour Benny
Bon POV, donnant de la profondeur, l'architecture bien mise en valeur dans cette rue étroite, bonne présence des personnes
très jolie
belle journée

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