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Old houses Bruges 2007

Old houses Bruges 2007
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23658 W: 523 N: 39356] (169914)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-22
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, Cokin 77 UV-0
Exposure: f/18.0, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-27 8:57
Viewed: 330
Points: 70
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Taken during a visit at Bruges 2007

History of a part of the street
Basic building up until the 16th century. At the time of Marcus Gerards (1562), densely built-up street, scarcely cultivated towards the street end. Present, heterogeneous development of both houses with stairways and gables and wide houses with gables and also varying volumes of two to four bays and one to two and sometimes three storeys under pans saddle or hipped roof. Major building activities in the course of the 17th century, but few original façade revolts, among other things as a result of 18th and 19th century adaptations, historicizing restorations and the replacement of gable and stepped gables by gables.

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22/08/2007 14:31:48
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Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, interesantan tekst ...
Lepo pokaz\na ulica i arhitektura, dobra perpspektiva i kontarst, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa prolaznicom i oblacima. Lepa fotografija i secanje.
Lepo cvece i fasade kuca, lepi proozori i lampa na zidu.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam mirnu noc, sve najboljre.

Hello John,
This is a very good photo from your archive. It is wonderfully sharp and clear and you captured a most pleasant view from a good angle. The cobbled street goes largely on a diagonal, the buildings are nicely designed and the colours make them very charming. The flowers provided you with a good foreground on the right side and the view along the walls on that side has given the composition fine depth. It's a very well balanced photo.
Kind regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13052 W: 0 N: 15864] (162536)
  • [2017-12-27 9:23]


quelle belle rue e tiamge quel pavage au sol des personnages dans la rue et ce rendu sur ces facdes de maisons fantastique vue et compo sueprbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié

Bonsoir John
Une bonne idée d'avoir ressorti cette jolie photo de tes archives. Une belle profondeur d'image avec cette rue bordée de maisons colorées.
Bonne fin de journée.

Dear John,

Nice glimpse of this cosy little street.

Best Wishes,

Hello dear John,
Another topclass capture in your gallery. Perfect pov and layout. Nice framing and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8770 W: 157 N: 13995] (117395)
  • [2017-12-27 10:37]

Witaj John!
Interesting street.
Beautiful houses, I like it.
Good frame and perspective.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Best regards.

Hi John.
Wow ...... wonderful the perspective of this beautiful street, small houses but with an outstanding charm, ideal shapes and volumes, I like the touch of that flowery geranium on the right in the foreground.
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, point of view and the composition chosen are excellent.
Very good work. I like it.
You have a good day.
Best regards.

Hello John, very good perspective view of this interesting and beautiful street, very well composed and captured in this excellent and beautiful picture. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Great and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy rest of the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hello John,
This is a terrific view of this cobblestone street lined with old houses. The lilac colored one is the most interesting.
Happy Holidays,

Hi John,

The road is sending my eye toward the house in the background wich is creating depth and perspective. The point of view is showing the details of the old houses. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8346 W: 57 N: 13982] (51584)
  • [2017-12-27 13:55]

Hallo John,
Een prachtig gezicht op deze straat met de kleine steentjes en de aantrekkelijke huisjes in verschillende kleuren. Vooral het roze huis valt op, maar ook de rode ramen en deur van het gele huis springen eruit. Uitstekende compositie.

Salut John,
Un bel effet de perspective avec la vue de cette rue, intéressant résultat photo avec ces façades colorées, bien aussi le cadrage qui laisse une bonne place à la vue des pavés au sol.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9397 W: 144 N: 23650] (117195)
  • [2017-12-28 0:10]

hello John, Wonderful view of this older part of Bruges, rather rarely shown here on TE. Beautiful low houses in pastel colours. Lovely composition with geraniums. Nice photo from your archive.

Kind regrad s MAlgo

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13635 W: 1026 N: 26789] (129138)
  • [2017-12-28 0:15]

Hello John,

I like the colorful facades of the buildings in alternating colours. Good sharpness and the grey flagstone street adds good linear perspective with the arch at right well placed over the vp. Tfs!

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 209 W: 22 N: 589] (2210)
  • [2017-12-28 0:49]

Dear John!
Only architecture.
Empty street. Any people.
Fantastic effect.
Nice bright and colours.
Good composition, very fine geommetry.
Superb contrast and sharp.
Ideal delicate frame.
Interesting note.
Well done!

Hi John
Fascinating peace and quiet image and great viewpoint adding lots of depth, lovely individual colours especially the tiny fig with its stunning red provides such an excellent matching colour. Always so interesting. You've captured this well to peak our interest. Congrats
Best regards

Hello John,
These terraced houses are really very attractive. You offer us a wonderful perspective along the full length of the street with its nicely patterned cobblestones. The geraniums in the right foreground supply a delightful frame. Perfectly framed with superb colours and sharpness.

Hi John,
Charming street scene from that wonderful city. I like the colors and the textures. Well seen.


Bonjour John,

Quelle jolie petite rue. Je crois d'ailleurs l'avoir marché un jour. Les maisons sont jolie, les fleurs présentes, les couleurs douces et la ligne de fuite parfaite.



Bonjour, cher ami John,
Il pleut de belles photos pour notre plus grand plaisir émanant du passé.
La réussite est toujours présente et c'est tout le charme que l'on aime.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2961 W: 0 N: 6804] (51075)
  • [2017-12-28 8:19]

Beautiful small street, charming, old and colorful houses, very nice perspective ending with a gate, a splendid photo
regards Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14771 W: 159 N: 25741] (135618)
  • [2017-12-28 8:27]

Hi John
Bonne profondeur de cette rue aux façades colorées, les petites portes typique de voir à Bruges, bonne netteté , très belle présentation
Belle soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11066 W: 124 N: 20082] (104697)
  • [2017-12-28 10:05]

Salut John,une capture differente depuis Bruges,pas des canals ou places,mais cette ruelle avec les maisons du 600 encore bien preservees,j'aime les couleurs et la longue perspective aussi. Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 662 W: 129 N: 1043] (7166)
  • [2017-12-28 21:58]

Hello John
The colorful façades and the cobbled street make a very beautiful composition. This is an immaculate and charming town.
A perfect picture as always.

Kind regards

Ciao john, great perspective on lovely old houses, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

Dag John
Ik vind het altijd boeiend om de ontwikkeling van zo’n straat door de eeuwen heen te zien. Vaak lijkt het allemaal oud en bij elkaar horend, maar in een levende stad ontwikkelt dit door de eeuwen heen, net als bijvoorbeeld de Amsterdamse grachten. Alleen die paarse gevel intrigeert me wel een beetje.
Groet uit een koud Haarlem, maar dat schijnt maar voor een dag te zijn. Rob

mooi die oudjes John,
Zelf ben ik ook een beetje aan hetg spitten geweest, fraaie straat foto vanaf een mooi standpunt mooie kleuren goede foto.
gr. jaap

Hi John,
it feels like a picture taken ages ago: the whole street is lined up with old style houses.
Cloudy day but there is plenty of light and attractive colors.
Lovely spot and I don't recall seeing this street before. There must be really so much to see there!
Excellent work,

Have a happy New Year!

Büyük Usta,
İlk önce Yeni Yılda Size sağlıklı günler diliyorum.
Tablo gibi olan fotoğraflarından bir tanene daha.
Evlerin renginden çok etkilendim.Zaten sende bu efekti yakalayıp bir baş yapıt daha meydana getirmişsin.
Tebrikler, Bodrum'dan selamlar

Hi John
Belgium certainly has tones and tones of photographic charm! Here we have another perfect example of just that.
amazing to think these homes or these streets are that old, and they have been kept clean and running well since. This is a fine tribute to the people living here. Wonderful subject content, lovely depth and exposure all around. cheers

Hello, John!

It seems to be a lovely and calm street with the beautiful and colorful façades of these houses captured with excellent light and perspective! The flowers in the foreground are a very nice detail that makes the scene even more beautiful! Well done! And Happy New Year!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10109 W: 175 N: 16863] (74841)
  • [2018-01-06 4:53]


I liked the texture of the ground in evidence in this image. beautiful colors and samples of local architecture around. well done.

take care


Interesting old houses, colorful and stylish. The floors was well shown in all its details too, and the composition is enriched by the flowers. Very well done, as usual. Good work, my friend!

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