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Terrace season

Terrace season
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4553 W: 17 N: 10825] (44050)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-20
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-05-22 12:25
Viewed: 535
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tournai - Terrace season

Colourful pictures can also be taken in Belgium. We only need beautiful weather :)
And nice weather means terrace time.

The pictures here have been taken last Sunday on the Grand-Place of Tournai, a town with 70.000 inhabitants in the French-speaking region.

Tournai is the second oldest city of Belgium (after Tongeren) and has played a major cultural-historical role.
It already existed in Roman times (Turnacum) and as you can see on the picture it’s still alive and kicking.

The tower on the background is the belfry from the end of the 12th century, the oldest belfry in Belgium, and yes for the tower climbers among us a staircase of 257 steps leads you upwards.

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Hello Paul,
Very nice capture of this place in Tournai taken with good pov and layout.
The atmosphere is a typical weekend atmosphere.
Very good layout and sharpness. Usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-22 12:54]

Hallo Paul,
Wat een prachtige en zonnige foto van deze aantrekkelijke stad. De foto is heel levendig dankzij de heldere kleuren en het plein met alle volle terrassen. De compositie is heel mooi met de rij trapgevels die in een schuine lijn naar de toren lopen. Prachtige foto van de vroege zomer.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12293 W: 126 N: 22185] (113009)
  • [2018-05-22 14:23]

Hi Paul,a very lucky day talking about the weather,not like in my village under the rain everyday..ehehe..people and life everywhere in this magnificent scenery with the old facades and the big tower in background,perfect quality and useful WS too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Paul
bella città e belle foto, purtroppo non sono riuscito a vedere questa città nella mia unica visita in Belgio, dovrò tornare.
Luce splendida, le bandiere aggiungo colore alla scena, le persone sono veramente tante.

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Cette place est immense et peut recevoir une terrasse aménagée grandiose tout en laissant un espace pour les piétons;
Quant au décor, il ravit les regards les plus tristes.
Une composition qui fait plaisir à voir à tous les niveaux.

Salut Paul,
Un beau temps qui invite à se poser en terrasse ... bien cadrée cette vue entre les gens et la perspective qui mène le regard des façades de gauche à la tour, belle lumière et teintes.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-05-23 0:09]

Hello Paul, Of course, one can find the colours everywhere, not only in India. Also in Warsaw. and Belgium. Nice picture from Tourney. Maybe I would prefer to see the beautiful square better without these big umbrellas, on the other hand, there is nice holidays atmosphere, with many people sitting there, chatting and doing nothing. (It happens rarely for me in travel). I would at once climb these 257 steps to see the view from the tower. haha, what are 257 steps? Superb composition, nicely saturated colours, fantastic sharpness.

Kind regards Malgo

Hi Paul,
Beautiful postcard from the lovely old square. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Great catch.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-05-23 1:58]

Hello Paul,
nice to see someone all these people to enjoy this beautiful day in Grand-Place of Tournai.I like the creative perspective with the brilliant light of the day to enhance even more the beauty as the details of the image.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-23 2:36]


quelle vue et perspective quelle image avec ce clocher en fond et quelle animation entre deux quelle place avec ces terrasses et ces personnages qui profitent du beau temps des terrasses des cafés et ce rendu de chaque côté sur les façades superbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
  • [2018-05-23 2:49]

Dag Paul,

Doornik een heel mooie stad, enkele jaren terug heb ik nog een mooie reportage gemaakt.
Maar toen was er helemaal niet zoveel volk op de terrassen, dit moet ergen dicht tegen de fontain zijn.
Heel gezellig om dan even te stoppen voor de harmonie en misschien even mee te luisteren.
Beide foto zijn heel mooi.
Inderdaad België heft wel degelijk mooie plaatsen. Bedankt.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-05-23 6:29]

Witaj Paul!
Beautiful view, curious square.
Good frame and colors.
Tower add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

Bonjour Paul

C'est la plus belle des saisons. Un endroit où les mères auraient de la difficulté à retrouver leur enfant et où les serveurs doivent en perdre le nord.Quelle belle rangée de maisons.



Hello Paul, very good picture of this interesting scene of everyday life in the interesting public space with beautiful facades, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job 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.

Hi Paul,
The square seems quite busy, there are so many tables and all full of people.
Indeed we had as well some sunny days recently. Sadly not always I have time to enjoy them but I did my best. Now the weather is gone since three days it is back to winter, although I have seen that Bev still has the sunshine. I wish the weather in Belgium stays so sunny and warm like in this photo. It is a nice problem to have: "should I post photos from a faraway exotic trip or rather something captured locally because it was so beautiful".
Girls with ice creams add a lovely touch to the foreground.

Great reportage,

Olá Paul,
parece ser um local bem agradável mesmo, ainda mais para beber uma boa cerveja belga. O dia ensolarado estava propício. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

Ciao Paul, great view of fantastic square, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light v ery well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Paul,

La présence de la foule anime la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des immeubles et du clocher. La lumière donne un bon rendu aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-26 22:36]

Hello Paul,

I like the repetition of the stepped pyramid shaped roofs at left. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The people animate the scene and provide scale. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-05-28 8:02]

An attractive view of the square, it is really a very nice scene with so many people enjoying the warm weather, very well captured
regards Ryszard

It was a wonderful bright sunday, Paul, and so many people were out on the beautiful square.
The people, the flags, the red-bricks facades and the tower are attractive and colorful assets of the magnificent picture.
My cong.s for this outstanding sight on photo, well collected.
Good afternoon,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-06-25 12:32]


very nice framing using well the tower and the façades and the public in the street. excellent result. very beautiful view.

take care


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