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The bikers

The bikers
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10765 W: 146 N: 27099] (129753)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-10
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Event
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Small Talk [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-02-08 0:06
Viewed: 835
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time the picture from my not old archive - from the autumn 2016 trip to Belgium. I have a lot pf photos from Bruges, but it seems that John has shown us all beautiful places. But I still found some nice places that were not shown. Here I like the sculpture of the bikers. I hope that you will also like these bikers - real and in art.

It is the square T'Zand. Ifound in Google and translated by Google Translate from Dutch:

't Zand is a square and neighborhood in the center of Bruges. The square is the largest in the city.

In the middle of the square is a fountain with four sculptures, created by Stefaan Depuydt and Livia Canestraro in 1985-'86. The groups of sculptures represent scenes from the past of Bruges: the group with the ladies presents the four Flemish cities of Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Kortrijk. The second group, with the sailor and the fish, refers to the historical bond that Bruges had with the sea through the ages. A third group symbolizes the Flemish polder plain. Finally, the cyclists are accompanied by the Flemish folk heroes Nele and Tijl Uilenspiegel.

Around the square there are various shops, catering establishments and entertainment venues. On the south side of 't Zand is also the Bruges Concert Hall since 2002.

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Lidka, papagolf21, Fis2, snunney, holmertz, jhm, alvaraalto, fritzi007, ikeharel, adramad, cornejo, lucasgalodoido, mcmtanyel, ChrisJ has marked this note useful
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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-08 0:38]

Dear Małgorzata!
Ale ładna scenka. Jak na zdjęciu są księżniczki, to zdjęcie zaraz żywe się robi. Ciekawe o czym gadają. Ładne światło i kolory. Ładny cień roweru. Ciekawy monument.
Well done!

Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Bravo pour cette prise de vue qui convient parfaitement au sujet, cette fontaine sculpture est très originale.
Félicitations pour cette composition origninale.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10356 W: 161 N: 17201] (131029)
  • [2018-02-08 1:18]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Widze rowerki i to mnie cieszy.
Pojezdzilo by sie po Brugii rowerkiem :)
Rzadko sie widuje pomniki z rowerzystami.
W Poznaniu "Marych" stoi z rowerkiem.
Fajna scenka.
Ladny kadr.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14510 W: 0 N: 16401] (176235)
  • [2018-02-08 1:52]


Géniale compo et image quelle fontaine superbe ces vélo en décoration et comble de bonheur quls personnes avec leurs vélo quel ensemble et vue quelle compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Malgo,
Lovely daily life composition showing this interesting juxtaposition between the ladies chatting, one with her cycle, and the rather unusual sculptures. Ideally exposed with excellent colours and sharpness.

I remember well this beautiful modern fountain, somewhere on the road from the railway to the old center. Enjoyable scene, well taken.


Hello Malgo,
It was a nice coincidence that someone had parked a bike beside this original monument. The women having a talk in the sunshine almost look like reflections of the statues. Bruges is so full of famous, beautiful buildings that it is good to see something different now and then. The warm light also makes this a pleasant photo.
Kind regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25077 W: 520 N: 42342] (181384)
  • [2018-02-08 5:03]

Hello Malgo,

Since six month be all the bikers disappeared, I think coming not back, why I don't know.
Almost one year are big work busy, also the saterday markt is to othe place.
This place was almost always a place for a pause, tourists coming of railway station to city Bruges .
This is a nice picture of the statue, maybe for the last time.
Lovely composition also perfect of colours and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Malgo
Bikers all around then it must be Flanders or else Holland. Only the figure on the top of the statue don’t seem to need them.
‘t Zand exist on more places along the Northsea coast. It means that there was a sandy stroke between the layer of peat where they could built houses.
Lovely picture, well done
Have a nice day, groet Rob

Ciao Malgo,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. C'est l'endroit idéal pour un petit repos après avoir circulé à bicyclette dans la ville. Un beau moment pour une rencontre.



Hallo Malgo,
interessante Skulpturen und Reportage aus Brüssel, ich fahre sehr gerne mit dem Rad (im Winter ist schlecht radfahren)

Einen schönen Tag

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3679 W: 0 N: 8609] (60441)
  • [2018-02-08 8:16]

Z tego, co widze to spotkanie dwoch grup rowerzystów :)
fajny pomysl na rzezby i fajny pomysl na zdjecie
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hi, Malgo.
Very beautiful and original composition, with the contrast of that monument dedicated to the world of cycling, while we see these three girls talking, along with their real bike, they give the vital touch to the image.
Magnificent color, good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hola Malgo, muy buena foto de esta interesante escena de la vida cotidiana con interesante monumento, muy bien captada en esta bonita imagen con buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Un estupendo trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amigo mio. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.

Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Todo lo mejor desde el sur de España.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9748 W: 57 N: 16678] (61680)
  • [2018-02-08 23:04]

Hello Malgo,
A great photo of this monument and the people. There is a striking similarity between the sculptures and their bicycles and the bicycle of one of the ladies in the foreground. I really like the warm sidelight too. Very well spotted and captured.

Olá Malgorzata,
uma composição interessante essa mesmo, tendo como assunto principal a bicicleta. A luz mais suave do sol ficou muito bonita também. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

Ciao Malgo
ricordo molto bene questa piazza e questa statua, ho anche io uno foto da qualche parte, ma tu hai aggiunto anche una bici vera e delle persone che parlano completando una composizione piacevole.
Buon we

Hi Malgorzata
Nice composition capturing the subject of interest with great dof, bright colours where its directional light is a winner to clinch the shot. Excellent capture, Congrats
Best wishes

Hello Malgo,
What a nice find, an actual biker resting by the statue of bikers. This is also a great "smalltalk" photo. I think I'll add it to the theme.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2018-02-10 4:46]


curious these sculptures in this fountain. the figures in the top aren't evident for me. nice inclusion of the real bikers contrasting with the metal ones. perfect.

take care


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14878 W: 1055 N: 30587] (143157)
  • [2018-02-10 6:55]

Czesc Malgosiu!

A nice collection of whimsical metallic bicycle sculptures with good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. Splendid graphism of the dark statues against the lighter toned bg sky. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16196 W: 159 N: 28237] (148514)
  • [2018-02-10 9:42]

Hi Malgorzata
Super bien pris la fontaine avec toutes ces sculptures, j'ai prise aussi mais pas poster....belles versions en WS aussi
Bonne soirée

Dobrze zaobserwowane, rowery uwiecznione w rzezbie, prawdziwy rower oraz jego cien. Swietna scenka rodzajowa.
Pozdrawiam raz jeszcze

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