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Peerdebrug Bruges

Peerdebrug Bruges
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-05 8:30
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Points: 62
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Taken during a visit at Bruges 2013

The Peerdebrug
The oldest Meebrug and picturesque Peerdenbrug.
What I can tell you is that the Meebrug is the oldest bridge. Originally (in 1290) there was in that place a wooden bridge, Meebrug as she looks now dates from 1390 and is being restored.
The second oldest bridge still remaining, is located a few 100 meters and also brings about the Groenerei, it's the Peerdenbrug. The first mention of a wooden bridge called Peerdenbrug found it in writings from 1392, the bridge as you see them now dates from 1642.
If you have some time reading then certainly a stroll along the picturesque Groenerei in and walk over two bridges, really worth it.
Between the 14th century and now there are many bridges built, two of the most recent two pedestrian bridges are designed for Bruges Cultural Capital of Europe, which was in 2002.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-01-05 8:44]

Snow in Bruges! ... a rare sight! One nearly can feel the cold in the picture - especially because of the lack of all loud coloours. The brige's wall and the small street leads the eyes wonderfully into the picture.
John, have a nice weekend - hopefully with some sunshine!

Hi John
Deserted scene looks like a ghost town in winter that you've captured this dreadful weather really good and you can actually feel the cold coming off the photo. Wonderful perspective and the slight colour changes from snow to sky makes this a very enjoyable shot to view, no direct message just a peaceful scene.
Love shot and tfs, Congrats
Best wishes

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2018-01-05 9:05]

Bonjour John
Bon POV, la profondeur de la rue de pavés, c'est beau Bruges, même sous la neige ça lui donne un autre côté charmant de hiver
Belle soirée

Hello John, a lovely composition with the snow topped wall taking the eyes right to the centre of the scene.
It looks exceedingly cold! Is the canal frozen? The grey sky adds to the feeling of cold and the general atmosphere.
Lovely textures and sharp details.
Regards Jean.

Hello John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with snow in the beautiful city, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-01-05 9:41]

Hello John,
nice the view of this part of the town with the melted snow to cover some of the town.I like the creative perspective as the beautiful presentation.


Hello dear John and have a nice
wow!!!snowy place in the oldest Meebrug
your notes are really useful and
help everybody of us to travel
No people down there it seems
abandoned and a dynamic grey sky

Hello John,
It was a rather dark and cloudy day in winter, but the lack of sun has not affected the colours. The brown and beige and grey tones of the buildings create a very harmonious colour scheme. The snow gives this photo a different character from most of your photos and especially I like the thin layer of snow on the roof of the main building.
Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9986 W: 157 N: 16407] (127643)
  • [2018-01-05 10:12]

Witaj John!
Very curious fragment of town.
I like street and bridge.
Nice winter view.
This year we are waiting for the winter ;)
Excellent photo from your archive.
Nice weekend.

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep stari most i fasade kuca, lepi prozori i krovovi sa dimnjacima.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam mirnu noc i dobar san, sve najbolje.

Hello dear John,
Nice capture from Flanders.
The city is covered with a nice soft snow like a curtain.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Ciao John
ottima scelta dell'inquadratura, riusciamo a godere di una bella profondità e di belle facciate.
La presenza della neve aggiunge fascino.
Buona Epifania

Hi John,

The street is sending my eye toward the houses which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the bridge and of the houses. The gray sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2018-01-05 17:04]

Hello John, Nice view of this oldest bridge in Bruges. interesting to see some snow. It looks very cold, so no wonder there is no one in the street.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Hello John,
This is charming urban scenery on a nice, snowy day. My eyes want to go to the brick facade but the cobblestone street takes them away.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Merci de nous montrer ces trésors enfouis qui bénéficient d'un intérêt certain.
Le résultat est de toute beauté à tous les niveaux.

Salut john,
Bien cadrée cette vue avec le bon effet de profondeur d'image du à la vue de ce mur et de la perspective de la rue, jolis pavés au sol et bon détail avec cette couche de neige.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2018-01-06 1:50]


sueprbe vue et perspective du pont vers la rue avec ce mur et la neige sur le sol sur le mur quel ensemble avec ces maisons en fond le cours d'eau à l'air tout gelé toute la profondeur voulue sueprbe.
bravo et belle journée

Hi John,
Very good shot which takes us towards the very scenic buildings of Bruge.
Sharpness, colors and light and perfect.
Best regards

Hello John,
I do not remember seeing Bruges in the snow before; I hasten to say it does nothing to spoil the beauty of the place, rather creates a particular atmosphere. I like the point of view looking over the bridge which provides a good lead-line into the main scene. Also, the soft light and understated tones.

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2457 W: 34 N: 4465] (25027)
  • [2018-01-06 5:01]

Mooie eerste foto van het nieuwe jaar, John. Beetje sneeuw dat er nog overschiet en een heerlijk verlaten straat. Knap gekozen gezichtspunt, vind ik.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2018-01-06 5:34]

Hallo John,
Een prachtig stadsgezicht in de winter met het dunne laagje sneeuw op de rand van de brug en op de dakpannen. De compositie is erg mooi en goed verdeeld, de brug aan de rechterkant neemt ons mee het straatje in met alle mooie gevels.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 129 N: 1160] (7673)
  • [2018-01-06 12:56]

Hello John
Winter and its gray sky is a good scenery for excellent photos and this is the sample.
Good framing and charming architecture.

Kind regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2018-01-07 7:21]

Hi John

Taken just a few weeks before I arrived in Istanbul (+15c) and thence to Erzurum (-20c). Good sharpness and the snow covered fence adds excellent lead in lines. Tfs!

Hi John
I like this snowy version, usually we see your snowy shots with nature, but buildings. the diffused lighting works out in your favour, making the scene smart exposed. charming little street, photogenic. cheers

Dag John
Mooie sfeervolle foto om op zo’n rustige niet al te koude winterdag naar te kijken. Als ik het me goed herinner was de winter van 2012-2013 voorzien van aardig wat sneeuw. Voorlopig zit het er voor deze winter niet in.
Prettige dag, Groet Rob

Hello John,

Brr! This looks cold!
I remember how cold it was in the U.K. in 2013!
The snow topped wall makes a very effective lead across the cobbled bridge to the narrow street, lined with old houses.
The brick house, at right angles, makes a second lead along the side of the canal, which appears to be frozen!!
You really have portrayed the mood of a cold, grey winter's day!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

mooie winterplaat John,
sfeervol en koud en glad,
mooie compositie uitstekend werk weer John.
gr. jaap

Winter of almost 4 years ago, ice accumulate and the place looks cold, John, the water also seem to be frozen, I assume.
But, with all the prevailing grey and low light condition managed a fine photo.
Good evening,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2018-01-16 14:45]


excellent pov and image showing the medieval street and the precious old façades with the touch of the snow. well done. TFS.

take care


Hallo John,
sehr schöne, alte Pferdebrücke von Brügge und gute Qualität

Einen schönen Sonntag

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