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de la Faille Bruges

de la Faille Bruges
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-12
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/6.3, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-19 8:36
Viewed: 631
Points: 62
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Minnewater Bruges

Geography and water management,
Castle "de la Faille" at the Minnewaterpark, now a hotel restaurant
It was built in 1893 to the design of architect Charles De Wulf in a neo-Gothic style.
On the grounds to the left of the castle was first a faience factory from 1750 by the sculptor Pullincx.
In 1860, Eugeen De Wulf established a flour mill with a home.
In order not to disturb the picturesque view of the Minnewater, grandson Leon De Wulf agreed to move his factory to Kristus Koning in the Stubbekwartier: the new factory was called "De Bloemmolens De Wulf". That building still exists today but has been converted into an apartment building. A room with an impressive original steam generator is still preserved.
Shortly after 1860 the factory and later on the house were demolished to make way for a garden park.

I hope you can enjoy.

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Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep restoran na obali i zeleno drvece, lep refleks na vodi.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj trehnici i elementima, snimka.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje, srecno.

Hello John,
This photo is well composed with the building slightly towards the side and the parasols of the restaurant well spread out across the view. On the left half the bushes and hedge form a fine background. All parasols are very nicely reflected in the water. Colours and sharpness are excellent as always.
Kind regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-19 8:56]

Hallo John,
Wat een prachtige plek aan het water. Het statige gebouw met het torentje op de hoek is erg mooi en staat goed aan de rechterkant van de foto. De terrassen onder de witte parasols, die bovendien mooi weerspiegeld worden in het water, zien er erg aantrekkelijk uit op deze zonnige dag.

Hi John
It must feel great to stand there and see all this waterfront basking in the sunshine. It gives the image a great visual effect, Excellent.
Best wishes

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-05-19 9:14]


light wasn't easy here. nice the shapes of the old building. I liked the row of the white tents here too.

take care


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-05-19 9:22]

Hello John,
Interesting capture of castle "de la Faille" , beautiful old architecture.
Good composition, excellent quality. Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation

Hello John, very good view of this interesting and beautiful building, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful picture. An interesting image, with good sharpness, 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 Sunday.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-05-19 11:35]

John, sitting there, having a coffee and some poffertjes must be wonderful - especially in these beautiful surroundings. You have has a wonderful light that day. What a gorgeous place! A special thank you for the interesting note!
See you!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-05-19 12:24]

Witaj John!
Lovely view, beautiful place.
Amazing building, I like towers.
Excellent frame, colors and light.
Nice sunday.

Hello John,
Nice capture of this beautiful scenery in West Flanders.
Taken with perfect pov and ligth management. Very good shapness, nice framing and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Ciao John, lovely composition with fantastic building, beautiful reflections, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day Sunday
delicate photo and romantic
pretty and pleasant
excelent with artistic reflections
this photo has great sharpness
and the reflections are unique
fine presentation

Ciao John
anche Bruges gode di belle giornate primaverili, eccellente luce per fotografare questo delizioso luogo.
Buona domenica

Hallo John,
'de la Faille' is dus de naam van dit kasteel.
Dat wist ik niet alhoewel ik er al vaak voorbij gekomen ben.
De ligging is prachtig aan het water en met de omringende tuin.
De kleuren en vormen van de bomen en parasols worden goed weerspiegeld in het water. De rimpelingen tonen aan dat er toch veel wind stond.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the hotel. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello John,
I like it when they open these elegant old castles to the public. It has turned out to be a very pleasant place to spend time. I like your POV and the reflections. The light is a bit harsh but you dealt with it just fine.

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1012 W: 77 N: 2862] (13316)
  • [2018-05-19 22:17]

Hi John
A good spring photo from Bruges with good, almost abstrct reflections.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-19 22:25]


Quel reflets blanc sur le plan d'eau de ce maisonettes sueprbe vue et cpatage quel alingée et ocmpo et cet édifices de toutebeauté une mervielle quelle architecture superbe.
Bravo et amitié

bekend gebied,
mooi neergezet goede compositie,
fraaie verdeling goed gemaakt John.
gr. Jaap

Salut John,
Belle présentation de cette église depuis ce POV avec le joli effet des reflets sur l'eau, parfaite capture de la luminosité.

Hello John,

The fine weather in Belgium is similar to that which we have been experiencing!
It is great for photography and allows you to take advantage of reflections as well as lots of outdoor activities.
As always, you have composed the scene beautifully, the edge of the canal making a fine separation line, the building strongly placed off-centre and the parasols creating a lovely balance across the frame.

Have a great Sunday,
Bev :-)

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2544 W: 34 N: 4736] (26188)
  • [2018-05-20 2:48]

Dit lijkt me een mooie plek om een terrasje te doen, John. Mooie foto ook. Geniet van de zondag & tot de volgende.


Hello John,
The castle is imposing, dominating the surroundings. It is well placed in the frame right of centre. The people under the parasols make for a lively atmosphere. Pleasant lights and colours and some lovely reflections in the rippling waters.

Hello John,
You keep surprising us with beautiful places around Bruges, endless and in abundance pictures. Chhers for that.
Perfect placing the castle off-center picture, where people seem as enjoy the waterfront caffe' / restaurant.The parasoles in white provide an interesting objects added.
Good afternoon,

Bonjour, cher ami JOhn,
A croire qu'il pousse des joyaux architecturaux pour le plus grand plaisir des amoureux des belles pierres.
Ce site est superbe et mérite d'être présenté.
Fabuleuse ambiance générale.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-20 16:27]

Hello John,

Well composed using the rule of thirds with excellent sharpness and nice fg reflections in the water. The outdoor dining area overlooking the canal looks nice. Tfs!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-05-20 23:29]

Hello John, Lovely view of this castle at the Minnewater Park. Interesting architecture in the neo-Gothic style. Nice place for a meal or just relaxing. beautiful reflections.

Kind regards Malgo

Dear John,

That's what I call a lovely postcard. :) Having a coffee or a beer there would be great.

Best Wishes,

Hi John
is every scene in Belgium so photogenic and picturesque?
its incredible...seems like all these places in Belgium are so beautiful and tranquil. you show us another one here.
so charming, wonderful little Castle turned into a hotel.

Hi John.
Idyllic composition, with this beautiful building, with castle-palatial air, that terrace is ideal to drink anything and relax, beautiful reflections in the water.
Sharpness, lighting, color, and the magnificent composition; they are all perfectly realized factors, in this beautiful image.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hello John, a lovely well balanced composition with the beautiful building off centre.
I like the fresh greens of the trees and shrubs, and their reflections add to the scene, as do the parasols.
Best wishes

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