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Jenneval XXI

Jenneval XXI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24277 W: 523 N: 40588] (174734)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-03
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/2, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-14 9:37
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A picture out of my archive, 2015 Brussels
Monument to Jenneval, Brabançonne poet; & Flemish Prime Minister's Office; Brussels, Belgium 1
A brief history of Belgium, and the Place des Martyrs - Martelaarsplaats (Martyrs' Square) in that history -
Among the most moving places to visit in the capital of Belgium, is Martyrs' Square in Brussels, where over 400 heroes of the Belgian Revolution of 1830 lie buried in a crypt beneath the cobblestones. This square is usually known by its French name, La Place des Martyrs, or also by its Dutch name, De Martelaarsplaats. Many of the dead here lie not far from where they were shot, in fierce battles amid the Brussels streets and barricades.
A wonderful monument here honours these heroes who died for the cause of freedom, in the brief 1830-31 revolutionary war that created the Belgian nation.
Particularly extraordinary and moving at the Place des Martyrs - Martelaarsplaats, are four beautiful sculptures of angels, with the angels´ faces in touchingly eternal expressions of mourning for the brave ones who gave their lives for the freedom of others.

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pajaran, dale54, swapankumarroy, papagolf21, PaulVDV, Fis2, Royaldevon, pierrefonds, mcmtanyel, Cricri, ChrisJ, ikeharel, alvaraalto, macjake has marked this note useful
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Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima.
Lepa arhitektura i zastave, lep spomenik i prozori.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 0 N: 1293] (12345)
  • [2017-06-14 10:10]

hello to you john...very interesting looking building,plus i like these 3 flags in the middle to add color,and these people! dale

Hello dear John,
Very nice capture of this famous building in Brussels taken with good pov and light management.
Perfect sharpness.
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Bonsoir, cher ami John,
Outre la beauté architecturale de l'édifice à usage politique. Cette place est chargée d'histoire selon la note.
C'est bien de ne pas oublier.
Belle composition avec un ciel qui fait merveille.

Hallo John,
Meestal is het vrij rustig op het Martelarenplein. Zeker in vergelijking met de naburige Nieuwstraat of het Muntplein.
Die rust valt wel wat van deze foto af te leiden met het beperkt aantal personen op het beeld en met de twee duiven.
Statige architectuur, mooi helder en scherp weergegeven.
Onder de zwaar bewolkte lucht, verlicht de zon het gebouw toch nog voor een groot gedeelte.
De kleine boompjes en de drie vlaggen brengen wat meer kleur.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 157 N: 15246] (122929)
  • [2017-06-14 12:27]

Witaj John!
Beautiful building and curious monument.
Excellent composition and frame.
Good colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hello John,

You are right; we, who enjoy freedom of thought and expression, owe much to those before us, who gave their lives.
This is a very beautiful, tranquil place, made even more so with reference to your notes.
The monument is very strongly placed in the frame but does not obscure the details of the slightly angled building which has a grand facade. The trio of flags add a sense of importance.
As always, the exposure is pin sharp.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3853 W: 2 N: 6383] (32138)
  • [2017-06-14 16:02]

Hello John,
Interesting view of this building in Brussels.
Beautiful picture with amazing composition..
Interesting and informative note. Fine presentation.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10438 W: 174 N: 17656] (78427)
  • [2017-06-14 16:56]


despite using the classic elements this façade has something unusual in my opinion. maybe the great number of windows, maybe the wide aspect of its façade. nice details of its architecture and good note.



Hi John,

The tight frame is putting the buil;ding in evidence. The point of view is showing the details of the building. It is clear and precise. Have a nice day.


Hello John,
It is a majestic building on a heroic square. Not knowing much of Belgian history, against whom did they revolt?

Hi John,
Well photographed this monument, good angle, perfect light and sharpness management, good contrast with the colors of these flags.

Good morning John,
Nice capture of this monument, I remember it well. Also, I like the square around it. Good shot.


Hello John,

very fine and interesting shot from Brussels showing much details of this building in perfect sharpness and clarity. Very wll done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9001 W: 57 N: 15106] (55970)
  • [2017-06-15 1:07]

Hallo John,
Een uitstekende foto van dit statige paleis in de hoofdstad. De gevel wordt door een mooi en zacht zonlicht uitgelicht en de paar mensen die op het pleintje zitten of staan geven een kalme sfeer aan de foto.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13679 W: 0 N: 16021] (168114)
  • [2017-06-15 1:57]


Les trois drapeaux de couleur donne une touche de charme ces personnage ceux sur le banc et quelle architecture quel rendu sur la facade fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15344 W: 159 N: 26871] (140816)
  • [2017-06-15 5:02]

Bonjour John
Bel effet de lumière sur le bâtiment malgré le ciel nuageux, beaucoup de détails a voir, les personnes anime la composition, qui est d'une excellente qualité d'image
Belle journée

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14151 W: 1033 N: 28239] (134648)
  • [2017-06-15 5:34]

Hello John,

Impressive tight framing on the imposing neo Greek Doric styled mansion, with the unusual placement of the facade on the 2nd floor, rather than the usual ground floor entrance. The people add scale. Tfs!

Hello John,

good image of this monument, the building is also beautiful, details are interesting such as people around the place, well seen,

Best regards,


Ciao John, great view of fantastic building, lovely composition with couple on benche, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Namaste John,

Very beautiful architecture with repetition of windows and nice foreground make it outstanding, excellent clarity and very natural color, unique presentation.

my deep regards,


Good evening John,
The monument placed against the magnificent façade behind.
A superior photo with excellent clarity and distinct details of the building, people enliven the scene and the flags added several colors to the white edifice.
My best regards,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-15 9:09]

This beautiful building dominates the square and the sculpture in the front of it, fantastic high quality photo with perfect management
regards Ryszard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11636 W: 126 N: 20917] (108071)
  • [2017-06-15 15:22]

Salut John,je me souvein bien de ce palais que j'avais vu dans ma visite bruxelloise,une capture excellente avec details et exposition parfaits,bien fait! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9989 W: 144 N: 25031] (122263)
  • [2017-06-15 23:30]

Hello John, Interesting note about the importance and history of this square. I was there several times (my hostel was nearby) but I didn't know it. Nice view of this classic building and monument. Fine composition.

Kind regrad s Malgo

mooie foto John,
goede architectuur plaat fraaie compositie,
staat er weer uitstekend op John,
3 weekje vrij nu, tot later.
gr. jaap

Dag John
Mooie scherpe foto van dit classicistische gebouw in Brussel. Het gedempte zonlicht geeft een goed contrast aan de foto en de foto geeft een prachtig beeld van de architectuur.
Een zonnig weekend toegewenst, Groet Rob

Hi John
A bright street shot with unique designed building grabs attention and much to look at here: the building architectures, colours and of course the people. Better balance nicely captured image. Well done.
Best regards

Hi John
reading your note, yes, this does sound like a wonderful place to visit - so much history has occurred here.
It would be nice to see those Angels you spoke of.

your photo has an HDR type of look and feel to it which I enjoy alot. excellent exposure, excellent clarity. wonderful piece of architecture as well. nice shot. cheers

Ciao John
non avuto modo di visitare bene questa città, ho visto i luoghi più comuni, ma il mio interesse era verso Bruges.
Dovrò tornare per vedere meglio il resto.
Nel frattempo godo delle tue foto.

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