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Friday Market Ghent

Friday Market Ghent
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Architecture
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: 2017-12-29 9:13
Viewed: 659
Points: 72
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Happy New Year healthy 2018

JHM New site Aug 2017 – 2018

2007, this picture comes out of my archive

Market Ghent “Friday Market”

On this square, in the past centuries, most of the public political and social life took place. Here princes were solemnly received, feasts celebrated and vetes settled. Except for the 15th century, all buildings on the Vrijdagmarkt from the 18th century, the monumental socialist public house (Ons Huis, Bond Moyson) date from the beginning of the 20th century.
Even now this large, open market square buzzes with activity. On sunny days, the square is surrounded by terraces as it were. Every Friday morning and Saturday afternoon the market vendors stow their goods.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2017-12-29 9:26]

Hallo John,
Deze plek in Gent kan ik me goed herinneren, ik meen dat de eerste foto die ik ooit van Gent uploadde hier ook genomen was. Een mooi plein met verspreid verschillende mensen die de foto levendig maken. Het zachte licht is ook prettig. Alvast een fijne jaarwisseling gewenst.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
I red carefully your useful notes
that princes celebrated there
I like this place with so many
people down there everybody
interested in something else

herkenbaar beeld John,
Ik zag op flickr dat ze aardig bezich zijn aan de kades.
mooie view van dit beroemde plein goede foto weer.
gr. jaap
Bedankt voor Uw kaart.

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazan trg i arhitektura, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima i oblacima koji dolaze. Lep trg za druzenje i trgovinu, lepe kuce i detalji na fasadama.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Hello John,
On the sides of the square, near the beautiful old houses, we see market stalls attracting customers. All over the square small groups of people are evenly distributed, which serves your composition very nicely. The mainly very light clouds gave you a fine light and attractive colours. Everything we see has created a pleasant atmosphere. You end this year in a good mood, and I wish you too a happy and healthy 2018.
Kind regards,

Hello dear John,
Another typical capture a la "jhm" ! Perfect layout and sharpness, usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Hi John,

The wideness of the market place is creating depth. The presence of the people is animating the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the buildings. Have a nice day.


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6144 W: 277 N: 12039] (92372)
  • [2017-12-29 11:32]

hello John ,
Splendid view of the Market Place with its amazing architecture . I like how people and cars are harmoniously placed in the composition .

Hello John, very good view of this interesting square with beautiful buildings in its outline, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful picture. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

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

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2017-12-29 12:39]

Witaj John!
Very interesting square, curious architecture.
Excellent frame and colors.
Nice scene from daily life.
Have agood weekend.

Ciao John, great view of fantastic market square, superb sky, excellent perspective, good clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy new year, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12324 W: 126 N: 22230] (113175)
  • [2017-12-29 13:59]

Salut John,tres jolie vue sur le marche' et la place,avec les magnifiques architechtures aussi capturees dans une qualite' excellente malgre' la difficile lumiere,bien fait! Bon 2018 a toi aussi et merci,Luciano

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2017-12-29 15:41]

Hello John,
An interesting photo from the market in Ghent with interesting old architecture.
Perfect captured and fine details.
Well done, fine presentation.

Hi dear friend John
This is a very beautiful shot of everyday life. Great clarity and exposure. Warm and lovely colors.

Hi John
Fab market square. Must be so inspiring to see this huge lively place from good shooting point that easily catches the eyes along with its wonderful imposing old architecture all round and some vibrant colour scheme to finish with. Mingling people lends impact and strength to this shot with super interplay of light, shade and clarity. Simply delicious to look, Congrats
Best wishes

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Merci de bien vouloir nous faire profiter de vos prises de vue des années passées.
C'est toujours avec un réel plaisir de les contempler.

Salut John,
Très jolie place du marché avec ces belles façades, les détails sont bien rendues sur ta photo avec la bonne netteté et tous mes voeux pour la nouvelle année 2018, à toi et à tes proches.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2017-12-30 0:13]

Hallo John,

Ghent looks like a charming town to visit as evidenced by this attractive town square and the ornately decorated buildings surrounding it. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2017-12-30 0:17]

Hello John
Another nice picture from your archive. Charming view of the Friday market in Ghent.
wonderful buildings, nice street scenes.

Happy healthy New Year 2018!


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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2017-12-30 1:49]

Dear John!
Wonderful place, wonderful square, fine market.
Very fine architecture.
Nice people.
Good point of view, very good perspective.
Marvelous clouds and sky.
Nice natural colours.
Original image.
Well done!

Hello John,
A pleasantly animated composition with lots of lovely architecture to appreciate. Excellent technical realisation. Very Happy New Year 2018 to you and your loved ones.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14518 W: 0 N: 16410] (176325)
  • [2017-12-30 3:17]


quelle vue et ocmpo quelle belle place e tiamge sueprbe captage avec un petit marché et ces stands et les personnages avec l'animation ce rendu au sol et tous ces merveilleux édifices spendide compo.
Bravo et amnitié

Hi John,
Nice view of the square. For me, this kind of open space events where they sell everything, is not attractive, but the surrounding buildings are. Good catch!


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3684 W: 0 N: 8616] (60509)
  • [2017-12-30 8:39]

A beautiful photo of this square, fantastic houses and a very nice market scene, excellent detailed photo
Happy New Year 2018!
regards Ryszard

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2017-12-30 9:32]

Salut mon ami
Jolie vue sur cette place aux belles architectures
Pas de foule, cela donne une image non chargée bien aérée
Sincères amitiés

Dag John
In een flits dacht ij even dat je in Haarlem was geweest. Een paar gevels op dit prachtige plein deden mij even denken aan de Grote Markt hier. Het klopt ook wel, want veel gebouwen op de Grote Markt zijn ontworpen door de Vlaming Lieve de Key.
Groet uit een stormachtig Haarlem en alvast de beste wensen voor 2018, vooral ook met je gezondheid. Rob

Hi John.
Your photos of Gent always bring back memories. In fact, we celebrated the new year in Gent in 2006. I can certainly remember the Friday market square, which is splendidly presented in this wide angle view. What a magnificent array of architecture shown here, and throughout Gent.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Hello John,
This is a lovely photo from 10 years ago (11 calendar years at your location while I'm writing this). The architecture is very pretty.
Happy 2018!

Hello John, my guess is that this view has not changed in the last 10 years; take away the van, it is timeless.
I never tire of seeing the architecture from your part of the world, and the distinctive roof lines look great against the beautiful sky.
Excellent sharp focusing, as always.
Regards Jean.

Hi John,
a daily life scene in this city caught perfectly, where we can enjoy the gorgeous beauty of its elegant architecture, in a very sharp and clear image.
I like also the quality of the natural colors, and the beautifully decorated sky with clouds.
The composition is great. Well done, my friend.
Friendly regards,
Happy and Healthy 2018!!

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 732 W: 131 N: 1172] (7823)
  • [2018-01-02 13:31]

Hello John
Summer in all its glory!
I admire the architectural beauty on your photos, like this one.
Have a great 2018

Kind regards

Hi John
I'm always impressed with Belgium in your photos. everything looks so very clean and 'nice' and of course I mean that in a positive way. Love the architecture here, its so Gothic looking, yet also so beautiful. Wonderful cloud coverage is the icing on the cake. cheers

Hi John.
Wonderful perspective of this wide square, surrounded by beautiful buildings, the market in it, puts a festive and vital touch.
Magnificent color, which gives great strength to the image.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hello John,
The wide square and the surrounding architecture made a wonderful picture.
Street market stalls, people around, the blue partly cloudy sky above and the view towards the far side road - all wonde4rfully shown.
Good afternoon,

Excellent view, with lots of old constructions, all very stylish, and a very broad view, including people in different parts of the photo. Very well done, congratulations!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-01-11 13:47]


a nice flagrant of the daily life in the center of this square with these beautiful façades around.

take care


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