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Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2550 W: 34 N: 4758] (26302)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-14 4:57
Viewed: 462
Points: 20
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I spent last weekend in and about Mechelen, a wonderful small village in the deep south of Dutch Limburg.


This picture shows a part of an impressive old building in the village centre. I love the pattern of the black wooden beams in this construction.

The house is located right next to the Sint-Jan de Doperkerk (Church of Saint John the Baptist), so I believe this just might be the part of the old rectory.


song title reference: The White Stripes

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To emka: Two MechelensBennyV 1 2018-05-15 11:22
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Bonjour Benny

La symétrie est très belle et pourtant c'est très difficile à obtenir avec ces motifs tellement aléatoires. Les textures et les couleurs sombres sont très agréables.



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25077 W: 520 N: 42342] (181384)
  • [2018-05-14 9:26]

Goedenavond Benny,

Het allermooiste aan uw foto is het metselwerk tussen de houten constructive.
Wild verband van metselwerk wat er op wijst dat de stenen reeds aan een tweede of derde leven aan het leiden zijn.
De sterkte van de gevel werd gemaakt door de balken te verwerken met kruis verbanden.
Die dacht dat vroeger de metser een dommerik was moet zijn theorie herzien.
Heel mooi gefotografeerd, bedankt

Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9748 W: 57 N: 16678] (61680)
  • [2018-05-14 13:17]

Hallo Benny,
Grappig, ik ken Mechelen alleen als de Vlaamse stad. Een prachtige foto van deze vakwerkgevel. De wittige stenen zorgen voor een heel mooi patroon en bovendien een mooi contrast met de zwarte balken en het donkere raam.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6143 W: 277 N: 12034] (92334)
  • [2018-05-14 13:53]

Hello Benny ,
Superb graphism , attractive contrasts .
I like a lot this kind of architectural details .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12316 W: 126 N: 22223] (113151)
  • [2018-05-14 15:22]

Hi Benny,original idea to create this catch-eye with a part of this facade,looks like an abstract painting,very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1022 W: 77 N: 2868] (13388)
  • [2018-05-14 21:32]

Hi Benny
At first glance I thought that this was a photo through a window before realising what it is - a great piece of detail of an ancient wall.
Well spotted.

Hi Benny
its hard to tell what the entire building looks like, but I guess thats also part of the point isn't it. interesting to see the old construction, they're not made like this any more. if you look at it in an abstract way, they look like tire treads. cheers

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10765 W: 146 N: 27099] (129753)
  • [2018-05-15 0:20]
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Hello Benny,

Interesting details from the half-timbered house.
Attractive graphics effect.
I visited Mechel during my Benelux trip. Fantastic place. I do not remember this church, I was in the cathedral and I climbed so many stairs (with my backpacks!) to see the view from the tower. Have you also made this effort?

Kind regrad s Malgo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14510 W: 0 N: 16401] (176235)
  • [2018-05-15 6:17]


Superbe vue et compo quelle couleur et vue quelle forme et colombage sur cette façade ce bois sombre et le rendu sur la pierre superbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40157)
  • [2018-05-17 22:35]

Hi Benny

The black frame of your picture seems to be part of the building, a good pattern due to the stones and wooden beams

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