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5 year TE J-IV-a
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, My best of 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 23:02
Viewed: 10289
Points: 254
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends of TE, five year TE, 883 pictures and 33.000 critiques wrote, during these five year.

A lot hour I have before me desk working, I am with old age pension, for me a nice hobby.

I want in the future placing one picture per week, than I get the possibility to bring, a visit to new members on TE.

I want as tradition use, a interior photo for these anniversary day.

I wish all members of TE a lot healthy days, and a lot pleasure in your life, where also in the world.
25 Oct, 2007 opened the most prestigious project of Antwerp its doors. Nearly 7 years after the devastating fire was “Stadsfeestzaal” back in its full glory restored, and they got a new destination as' Antwerp Shopping Hot Spot'.
Some 40 shops, including a number of pilot stores of international brands in a unique historical setting with modern accents know absolutely captivate visitors.
On weekdays an average of 25 000 visitors find their way into the Stadsfeestzaal. On Saturdays runs this number to 30 000 visitors and sporadic Sunday openings get 'The Pride of Antwerp' more than 40 000 visitors on the floor!
Antwerp is the real urban deal, a refreshingly down-to-earth yet vivacious cosmopolitan habitat blessed with magnificent architecture, fashionable shop fronts, beer-washed pubs, dazzling monuments, jazzed-up clubs, inspired artworks and restaurant tables piled with plates of superb Belgian and multicultural food. Antwerp, home of the Flemish Baroque master Rubens, not only has a wealth of outstanding museums, picturesque galleries, sculpted streets and beautiful architecture, but is also laced with refreshing greenery and urban haunts. Its culture, history, vibrant nightlife and world class shopping are within easy reach, thanks to excellent access by air, train, motorway and even water. Antwerp, a pocketsize metropolis.

Warmest regards,


Canon EOS 5D
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To bertolucci: Toevalligjhm 1 2008-12-16 02:34
To oochappan: Dat is afjhm 1 2008-12-16 11:06
To emilbo: 5ème anniversairejhm 2 2008-12-20 09:23
To toto: quelle belle galeriejhm 1 2008-12-16 11:13
To Jean-Luc: anniversairejhm 1 2008-12-16 11:18
To jplebrun: félicitationsjhm 1 2008-12-16 11:22
To trekks: 1 picture/weekjhm 2 2008-12-20 09:15
To hdl: perfect genomenjhm 1 2008-12-16 11:20
To alvaraalto: receptiejhm 1 2008-12-17 04:09
To leo61: Congratulationjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:39
To zahoor_salmi: well reproducedjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:40
To mesutilgim: ombudsmanjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:43
To sweet_universe: autodidact photographerjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:44
To MLINES: in-door photographjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:44
To riclopes: 5 years is a lot of timejhm 1 2008-12-20 08:45
To Graal: Beautiful interiorjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:46
To mauro61: splendide fotojhm 1 2008-12-20 08:47
To emjleclercq: 5th anniversaryjhm 2 2008-12-21 02:29
To batalay: beautifully restoredjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:48
To Silvio1953: five years on TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:50
To gildasjan: TE depuis cinq ansjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:50
To gracious: talent and qualityjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:51
To TopGeo: room festivejhm 1 2008-12-20 08:52
To Longroute: conveys an atmospherejhm 1 2008-12-20 08:53
To zeynepe: 5th. TE anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 08:54
To Budapestman: 5th anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:04
To bobocortis: your amazing shotsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:05
To mikeo: 5 years on TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:06
To macondo: 5th anniversary of TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:07
To josevescovi: enquadramentojhm 1 2008-12-20 09:10
To Buin: My congratulationsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:11
To jafadabret: Cinq ans ça se fêtejhm 1 2008-12-20 09:11
To bracasha75: TE birthdayjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:12
To JCG: 5 ans sur TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:13
To Didi: Heureux anniversairejhm 1 2008-12-20 09:14
To wolf38: Five years trekearthjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:14
To parbo: excellently selectedjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:16
To parbo: fifth year on TrekEarthjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:18
To bostankorkulugu: for your 5th birthdayjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:19
To Sistercosmo: Congrats on 5 years TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:20
To maltese: très active sur TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:21
To josepmarin: Congratulationsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:21
To Alco: for your 5 yearjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:22
To dip: 5th year on TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:22
To darek1978: composition is greatjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:24
To yedirenk: for your 5 years in T.E.jhm 1 2008-12-20 09:25
To s_lush: fifth TE anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:25
To Vames: bellisiima lavorojhm 1 2008-12-20 09:27
To gneufeld: striking detailsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:28
To edytungkal: 5th years TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:28
To jrj: little anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:29
To saylan-cb: symmetrical compositionjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:29
To gunbud: 5th anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:31
To polpo56: 5 years on TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:32
To xavshot: TE-anniversairejhm 1 2008-12-20 09:33
To gilou530: professionneljhm 1 2008-12-20 09:33
To Waylim: five years of wonderful photosjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:34
To anokutan: Ripe wonderjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:34
To Vasa: Felicitationsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:35
To luighi: felicito por tus cincojhm 1 2008-12-20 09:36
To ymrk: Excellent compojhm 1 2008-12-20 09:37
To Cormac: 3 years on TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:38
To Emile: fifth anniversary in TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:39
To John_F_Kennedy: beautiful picturesjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:39
To stego: for the anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:40
To serp2000: ongratulationsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:41
To pierrefonds: celebrate 5 years on TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:41
To cbrman: anniversaire 5 ansjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:42
To hatti52: for 5 years in TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:43
To azaf1: congratulationsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:44
To belido: Congratulationsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:44
To JLG: superbe photojhm 1 2008-12-20 09:45
To clnaef: belle perspectivejhm 1 2008-12-20 09:46
To ChrisJ: Good repetitionjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:46
To delkoo: this milestonejhm 1 2008-12-20 09:47
To rodgerg: perspective.jhm 1 2008-12-20 09:48
To nwoehnl: TE anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:48
To Nicou: félicitations pour cet anniversairejhm 1 2008-12-20 09:49
To fayeulle: Congratulations.jhm 1 2008-12-20 09:50
To kermit350: 5 années sur TEjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:50
To patshoo: Congratulation and thankjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:51
To phwall: marvelous workjhm 2 2008-12-20 02:33
To PJE: congratulations onjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:53
To pablominto: fine symmetricaljhm 1 2008-12-20 09:54
To danyy: Belle perspective icijhm 1 2008-12-20 09:54
To barrufeto_77: congratulations for your 5 yearsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:55
To AiresSantos: celebrate the 5 yearsjhm 1 2008-12-20 09:56
To devimeuxbe: Beautifull lightjhm 1 2008-12-20 10:55
To Bluejeans: aniversariojhm 2 2008-12-21 08:15
To bakes888: 5th yearjhm 1 2008-12-20 11:05
To ysabaner: wonderfuljhm 1 2008-12-20 11:06
To cunejo200: 5th yearjhm 1 2008-12-20 11:07
To Fis2: 5 years in TEjhm 1 2008-12-21 04:32
To Giorgio: superb qualityjhm 2 2008-12-21 06:45
To danos: 5th anniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-21 04:35
To edal: 5th aniversaryjhm 1 2008-12-21 04:37
To swiatopelk777: Perfect compositionjhm 1 2008-12-21 04:38
To sacavem: Parabénsjhm 1 2008-12-21 04:40
To Jeppe: five years at TEjhm 1 2008-12-21 11:21
To lucasgalodoido: 5th birthadyjhm 1 2008-12-21 11:22
To Angshu: where is it locatedjhm 1 2008-12-22 11:01
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Hi dear John
Magnificent picture to celebrate the 5 years in TE
Congratulations !
Fine colours and light. Great details and quality
Have a nice week


Hi John.

A picture in a week? Well....that's better than nothing....

Of course...congratulations for your 5 years here and we'll be waiting for 5 years more at least hahahaahha.

Nice, nice picture. The simmetry you got is...lovely!

Rgs, Oscar

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-14 23:33]
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Bonjour John,
tu apparais comme un des vétérans du site, dans 4 mois, j'atteindrai aussi mes 5 ans sur TE et je suis ravi de le connaitre, tout comme toi, je ne m'en lasse pas.
Belle perspective ici, des lumières intérieures fortes mais bien maitrisées, une netteté imparable.
Bonne continuation sur TE.


Hello John,

A fine symmetrical composition, well worthy to mark this important milestone!

Great sharpness in all details, and the fine colours are well reproduced....

Congrats on this important Anniversary, my friend!

Pablo -

You deserved a great party!



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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2008-12-15 0:24]
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John congratulations on this wonderful capture for your fifth year on this site. Thank you also for all your wonderful contributions and insight in the world of photography. Keep up the excellent work and may God give you health and strength to do was your heart desires. Blessings on you John.

Hi John,
Superb capture to mark your fifth anniversary, wow, 33,000 critiques as well, an amazing contribution you have made to this site.
Thank you for all your marvelous work, but most of all, thank you for taking the time to help me and many others along the way.

Congratulation and thank you for you great and kindness comment,Your highly standard still in this shot,Well capture POV and well arrangement of all element in frame,Love the way you control the exposure and DOF in this frame,Its look like interior presentation.Picturesque work,TFS.

Bonjour John, comme l’était feu Stadsfeestzaal, cette photo illustre parfaitement ton texte en nous faisant découvrir le renouveau d’Anvers Spot' chaud d’achat, à l’image de cette vue, qui associe graphisme, humanité, et modernité du renouveau, est à l’image de ta seconde vie qui commence, riche dans la continuité d’une galerie impressionnante, et je dirai au allure multiculturelle aussi de part la nature de tes postes, et la proximité historique qui associe souvent la grandeur passée et présente des villes sans oublier quelques portrait de personnages intéressant de part leur activité ou leur métier, cette photo qui corrobore tes 5 années sur TE, est attractive et dans une belle continuité, le POV depuis un endroit supérieur en fait un cadrage très recherché ou le luxe et l’attrait de ces tables de restaurant semble émerger de l’image, je crois que tu as idéalement restituer l’esprit du renouveau dans une agréable lumière ambiante, bien amicalement, et bonne continuation

33000 critiques John ! You are the king !
Sorry I have no time enough to get this hit. You are also one of the pillar of TE. Congratulations. Good quality for this shot with theses artworks for seating and waiting.
Congratulation on this milestone.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2008-12-15 1:01]
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Toutes mes félicitations pour cet anniversaire, , 5 ans sur le TE, mangigique.
Cette image est de toute beauté, , quel intérieur, ces dorures sont fantastique.

Bravo et félicitations


Congratulations on your TE anniversary, John - you have contributed a lot to this website in many ways. This is a fine interior shot with a good symmetry and a strong graphical aspect provided by the ornaments and the interior architectural elements. Lots of colorful details to be discovered, and well-managed light.

Bonjour John,

Bravo pour ton activté intense et de grande qualité sur TE. Cette photo en est encore la preuve avec un POV très bien choisi qui donne une effet de symétrie et de perspective. De nombreux détails très bien captés. Bravo.
Amitiés et excellente semaine,

hi john
nice shot today for this milestone, you must be the oldest on TE currently,

it is always a great pleasure to discover your splendid photos week after week .

best regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2008-12-15 1:50]
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Hi John

Good repetition of the circular fg shapes, with excellent use of diminishing linear perspective & a good high pov. Superb colour & sharpness. Tfs!

Une belle perspective bien cadrée.
Bonne journée.

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  • JLG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 0 N: 167] (2086)
  • [2008-12-15 2:06]
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hello John
une superbe photo d'un tout aussi superbe batiment pour feter tes 5 ans sur ce site
bravo et bonne continuation
jean louis

Hi John,

I wish you more 5 years of nice photos. Congratulations! Nothing would better than this superb interior shot. The place is very beautiful. Nice combination of modern and classic. Lighting and symmetry were well thought. Well done!

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2008-12-15 2:59]
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Good morning Dear John.
My warmest congratulations for this very proliferating gallery and your warm note.
I wish all the best to you and your family and many Happy returns of the Day.
Best wishes

Bonjour John,
Congratulations for 5 years in TE
magnificent indoor shot with excellent details
best wishes

gefeliciteerd John, met deze mijlpaal.
over U fotowerk hoef ik niets meer te zeggen. U weet wat ik daar van denk. mooie winkelcentrum trouwen mooie foto, uitstekend werk.
prettige dag.
groet jaap

Hello John,

Félicitations pour cet anniversaire ! 5 ans !! Tu faisais certainement parti des premiers inscrits sur le site ! Tu fêtes cet anniversaire de très belle manière avec une vue presque aérienne de cette splendide salle richement décorée !
Une très belle image avec comme d'habitude, une belle perspective.
Bravo !



Hi John
Wish you many more years of happy photography.As a retired person I also enjoy my this hobby.I am sorry I have not been active on TE but I dont miss to see my favorites and you are one of them.

Van harte gefeliciteerd, John. Werkelijk een prestatie van jewelste, chapeaux!!!
Jouw foto? Zeer mooi samengesteld, met veel gevoel voor symmetrie. Rond en diagonaal smelten moeiteloos in elkaar, hetgeen tot een wonderbaarlijk schouwspel leidt. Prachtig om te zien en gehuld in schitterende kleuren. Bedankt, vriend! Ik wens je nog een fijne dag, tot gauw.

Hi John,

A good comparison a restaurant to celebrate 5 years on TE. The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the activities of the restaurant. The wall are framing well the scenery. The light is enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice day.


Hello, John,
I add my congratulations! I wish you all the best in the future! I like your gallery, your works always is very interesting!

Hoi John,
Voor uw lustrum even een bezoek aan TE - van harte met uw 5 jaar op TE !! Voorwaar een lange periode. Het is altijd weer een plezier om uw mooie en goedverzorgde en gepresenteerde pic the bekijken. De stadsfeestzaal is erg fraai weergegeven! Tijdens een weekend in de stad van de sinjoren begin November heb ik 'm ook gefotografeerd: hier.
Mijn Flickr account is :hier.
Fijne dag toegewenst vanuit een koud (5 gr C)en mistig Rotterdam,

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2008-12-15 4:44]

Dag John,

Mooie foto van de stadsfeestzaal, alleen jammer dat je niet nog geen grotere hoek kon gebruiken, dan was het nog indrukwekkender.

Prestigieus en trendy, de stadsfeestzaal nu, maar persoonlijk vind ik toch een beetje te veel 'shopping center'...en zo zijn er al zoveel.

Groeten uit de 'pocketsize metropolis' - of, zoals we 't zelf zeggen, "een dorp me nen tram".

& proficiat met de TE-verjaardag, he!


Bonjour, mon ami John,
Eh oui ! cinq ans sur le site, le temps passe vite sur TE ! C'est plutôt à nous de vous remercier pour votre contribution active au sein de ce site. Votre album est toujours un pur régal pour découvrir des lieux, des monuments, des instants magiques.
Ici, encore, vous nous faites la primeur d'une étonnante réhabilitation d'une zone commerciale avec ce superbe et magnifique toit en verre.
C'est beau tout simplement.

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2008-12-15 5:39]
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Hi John,
Congratulations for the anniversary! And we all have to thank you, not only for your posts and critiques, but also for this nice party you offer us in the form of a photography.
Regards, José.

Congratulations and thanks for so many beautiful pictures! Your photo of is very nice and is very well realized, a nice contribution for today.
Best wishes,

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2008-12-15 6:40]

Hi John,
Gefeliciteerd met uw eerste lustrum. Dat er nog vele mogen volgen met evenzovele prachtige foto's.
Groeten gerrit

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-12-15 7:21]
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Hola John.
Congratulation for your fifth anniversary in TE and also your fine note. Hope you will be in TE for many more years.
You chose for this occasion an excellent picture, your high POV give us a nice view of such beautiful place. Very well captured with very good colors, sharpness and composition.
Hope that you will keep enjoying your hobby for many years to come.
Best regards.

Congratulations on 3 years on TE! Your figure of 33,000 critiques is simply amazing, and shows what a big contribution you have made to the life of the site. Wonderful shot with perfectly symmetrical position and perfect exposure too. Hope we see you around here for many more years!

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
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Dear TE friend John :)
Superb Light and contrast balance.Perspective ,details and color tones...Wonderful!
Excellent compo!
Have a nice day,
See you soon,


Cuanto tiempo sin visitarte jhon , espero que esteis bien .Te felicito por tus cinco años y que sean por lo menos 5 mas amigo.Disfruta todo lo que puedas de tu jubilacion .
Un abrazo.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-12-15 12:26]
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Hi John, friend,

you know to find the position. The best one, like this time. Nice presentation and complete idea about this great corner of Antwerp.

Kind is your note, famous is your motivation to write it. Felicitations for all your work and...waiting for the next.

Friendly your


Hi John,
What lovely colours and fine details!Ripe wonder.Thanks.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
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Thanks John,
for five years of wonderful photos and very useful and constructive critiques to many of us. It's such an encouragement for me. This off course is another excellent shot as I have always come to expect from you. Supperb clarity and beuatiful light for an indoor shot and very good composition. Thanks John!

salut john
je pense que tu fais partie des premiers qui ont posté sur TE et ca montre une belle fidélité et un travail remarquable d'une galerie qui est digne de professionnel comme celle ci qui n'est pas facile a faire, donc toutes mes félicitations pour l'ensemble de ton oeuvre

Bonsoir John
je rejoins tous les amis de TE pour te féliciter et te souhaiter un joyeux TE-anniversaire; Belle assiduité et belle galerie. Cette photo est d'une grande qualité.
Je te souhaite donc une belle continuation sur TE.

Hi John,
my best compliments for your 5 years on TE and thanks to have given us so many beautiful pictures.
A perfect symmetric composition here, with a fantastic sharp.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
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Hi John,
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary and what a lovely photo you have chosen for the occasion.
Wonderful geometric shapes and lovely lines to this indoor shopping plaza.
The colors are fantasticlly clear to go along with your trademark sharpness and depth.
Regards, Tom

Bonsoir John
toutes mes félicitations pour tes 5 ans et pour tes 883 magnifiques photos, bravo et en route pour un autre 5 ans.

Hi John,
An impressive facility you show here in striking details and excellent colors. I appreciate your note also. Well done and TFS. Gerald

Its a perfect composition to celebrate your great achievements, unusual from you but very nice. Really like it John and congratulation for the 5th years TE, 883 shots...wow !!!


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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2008-12-16 1:28]
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Good photo to mark your little anniversary John. No doubt that your line of activities is amongst the most remarkable at TE.
In the photo a good capture of this special and interesting place.

Hi John,
Congratulation!This is a wonderful photo wiht great symmetrical composition and very nice POV the details.Great colours and good light.
Excellent work!

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  • Vames Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 0 N: 517] (4356)
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hi John,very beatiful grand room , fantastic new architecture!good composition John and nice work of 5 year.bellisiima lavoro alla italiana mio amico !

Dat is af John met een dramatisch wide, gedetailleerd tot in de puntjes en een mooi licht kleurenpalet !

Bonjour mon cher John,
Bravo pour cet anniversaire et pour votre contribution très appréciée par les membres de TE.
C'est toujours un plaisir d'admirer vos posts et cette composition est une bonne idée pour fêter l'évenement.

Hi John,
Congratulations on the fifth TE anniversary and on posting such a lovely picture.
Looking forward to more your great shots,

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-16 7:10]
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belle photo de cet endroit ou vous pouvez fêter ces cinq ans de TE, ces 883 photos et vos 33000 critiques, quelle patience, quelle belle galerie, que de conseils et de gentilles choses dite a ceux qui comme nous essaie de faire pour un mieux dans ce domaine de la photo.
Quel bel endroit, le bas est très jolis et bien arrangé, mais le haut est superbe, bien fait et attire le regard avec ces jolies dorures et cette magnifique verrière.
Merci de tout ces plaisir et de ces bons moments passé a visionner votre très belle gallerie.

Rosa et moi nous vous souhaitons a vous et a votre famille de merveilleuses fêtes de fin d' année et une très bonne année 2009.
Amitiés Thomas

Hi Dear John,
congratulations for your 5 years in T.E.thanks for this wonderful 883 pictures and thanks for your friendship..
very fantastic scene with interesting details.depth,colours and sharpness are excellent.a peaceful atmosphere,great architecture.well done.TFS
Best Regards


Hello John and congratulations!
This symmetrical composition is great. I really like this bright capture. Well done my friend!
Regards and Merry Christmas to you!

Salut John!
Félicitations pour ton 5ème anniversaire sur TE et pour nous avoir fait voyager è travers tes belles photos. Bien choisie cette merveilleuse photo pour fêter l'Anniversaire, Une image bien éclairée et de qualité. L'architecture est superbe, un bel endroit à visiter. Toi 5 ans moi 3 sur TE la semaine dernière et j'en suis rendu à deux photos par semaine. Excellente présentation, ça vaut une bouteille de champagne.
Félicitations!... et bonne continuation avec d'excellentes photos,

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
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Congratulation dear John!!!
very beautiful image to celebrate your 5th year on TE,
I wish you all the best for the future,

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
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Hello John,
Congratulations for your 5 year contribution to Trekearth.I hope we will have the pleasure to admire your photos during many years.Your country must be proud of you because I think you are a very good ambassador by letting us learn many things about your country.Good anniversary.
Best regards.

Hi John,
Five years! The time passes quickly.
I congratulate you on it, on your magnificent gallery and your great photographic work, which has been an example for me. I must say that I have learned very much with your photos.
And, of course, your photo of celebration is very elegant and beautiful, of a very interesting place, with a symmetrical framing that has a good perspective, and with a light and a few really magnificent colors.
Congratulations, my friend, I will continue waiting for your photos.
My best regards,

Hallo John,

Ik dacht eerst voor een ogenblik dat dit een foto was van de receptie ter gelegenheid van je 5 jaar TE-lidmaatschap, maar ik denk dat deze zaal te klein is voor alle TE-bewonderaars van je schitterende foto’s. :-)))
En nu op naar de 1000e foto. Met 1 foto per week gebeurt dat op 13
maart 2011.
Een goed idee om meer aandacht aan de nieuwkomers te besteden.

Groet Rob

Hello John
Bravo pour cette présence très active sur TE et tout ce que tu as pu apporter aux membres comme moi!!
Une belle réalisation comme toujours dans ta galerie, avec une très belle gestion de la lumière

Dear John,
Congrats on 5 years TE!! Thanks for all the wonderful images you have graced us with! And I am sure that the next years will be as good or even better!
Your photo here is well captured, sharp and with great detail. The furniture looks like it was designed in the 70s, but that seems to be becoming modern again!
Thanks and take care!

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
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Dag John. Proficiat met je TE-verjaardag. Het lijkt onwaarschijnlijk dat het al 5 jaar is. Je hebt er een toepasselijke foto voor uitgekozen, die van de stadsfeestzaal. Hij is perfect genomen; ik zie niet wat iemand er zou aan kunnen verbeteren.

a couple of my friends were in antwerp for a medical congress last week and they all fell in love with the city... stadsfeestzaal looks really cool this way... perfect combination of classical and modern lines...

congratulations for your 5th birthday out here john... it is always a pleasure to visit your gallery...

all the best...


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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
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Hello John,

Congratulations for your first fifth year on TrekEarth, its really a meaningful milestone.

Your photo is excellently selected to celebrate this meaningful anniversary. It looks like from another space with its unique atmosphere, depth and interior design. I like your perfect light management and your photo's excellent clarity and sharpness in natural colors. Congratulations.

Best Regards,


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
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hello John

This is a superb view of the beautiful interior. Very impressive capture of the colorful decorations and colors. I like the symmetry in this presentation.

Congratulations on your 5 TE years and 883 posts. Your gallery is full of great photos.

Is 1 picture/week too little? Because you will have many photos in your computer waiting to be posted!

Merry Xmas and Happy 2009 New Year to you.

tfs, bill

Hello John. Five years trekearth. Congratulation. Above all however acknowledgment for the fantastic photos. Also the today's photo is excellent and works outstanding. Above all the composition is exemplary. Best regards, Wolfgang.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
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Bonjour mon cher John
Heureux anniversaire pour ta présence sur TE et j'espère que tu continueras à nous montrer tes belles images.

Intéressant point de vue sur ce hall commercial; un mélange de moderne et de traditionnel, c'est très appréciable.
Amitiés et surtout une bonne santé.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
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Bonjour John,

Je pense que tu es un des piliers de cette grande communauté de la photographie alors "chapeau bas" et un très bon anniversaire pour tes 5 ans sur TE, et il y a encore beaucoup de place sur le gâteau pour mettre de nouvelles bougies !!! C'est toujours un véritable plaisir de venir sur ta très belle gallerie pour apprécier ton regard sur la nature.
Une jolie prise de vue pour marquer cette étape, cet endroit renaît de ses cendres d'après ta note. Faire son shopping ici ne doit pas être désagréable si en plus on aime la belle architecture... Merci John et encore plein de plaisir sur TE.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne fin de journée,


Helo John
Happy fifth "TE" birthday and dont stop to send great works my friend

One more one wonderful Belguim view thry your lens



Bonjour John.
Tu es un pilier de TE. Cinq ans ça se fête, aussi je lève mon verre à ta santé. La photo est bien choisie pour un anniversaire. La salle est magnifique avec ses belles verrières pour l'éclairer et ses proportions exceptionnelles.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
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Hallo John!
My congratulations! You show a really fitting scenery to your 5th anniversary ;-) This room really is gorgeous and at the same time solemn. You managed the light here very skillfully and this centered view works really well here.
Greetings from cold but rainy Siegen - with clear ice!
All the best to you and yours!

Interessante enquadramento e efeito de distorção na imagem. Lindas cores, nitidez e composição. Belo trabalho.

Greetings John.
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary of TE!!! And thanks for your note - yes, it is a nice hobby for us retired or semi-retired people. It's a lot of time spent in front of the computer, but not wasted in my opinion.
Your photo as usual is impeccable. And this looks like a tasteful joining of historic architecture with modern commerce. A very nice interior shot with good colour and light on ISO 400.
I hope another five years' photos will come from your camera, even if more slowly than the first 883.
Regards and best wishes for Christmas,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9143 W: 57 N: 15348] (56876)
  • [2008-12-18 5:03]

Goedemiddag John,
Ik ben dan wel een paar dagen te laat, maar desalniettemin van harte gefeliciteerd met uw eerste lustrum op TE! En dit is een prachtige foto om deze mijlpaal mee te vieren, het geeft een heel mooi overzicht over deze zaal. Het licht is goed en de symmetrie is erg mooi. Bedankt!

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
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Hello John,

Congratulations!!! 5 years on TE is an amazing achievement...Your gallery is a great example of excellent style of photo taking. It is quite easy noticed your photos and I think it is something really difficult to have own style.

And this photo...Superb choice for this anniversary. Lovely place!

Best regards,

Hello John.
My sincere congratulations.
You are really a TE-icon for me.
I appreciate your amazing shots and your always interesting critics.
Best regards.

Hi John,
Congratulations for your 5th anniversary and your beautiful collection! This is an amazing festive atmosphere to the occasion with elegant and decorative details. The symmetrical composition is very spectacular, the light control is great. Beautiful image, congratulations! Have a nice day!

Hi John,
Congratulations on your 5th. TE anniversary:)
A perfect interior shot well captured with perfect exposure and focus.
Congrats and have a great weekend,

Hello John,
A fine composition of this beautiful interior. I like its symmetrical framing and the deep perspective. Light and colours are very good and bring out the details to good effect. A great image to celebrate 5 years on TE. Many Happy Returns!

Hello John,

I'm glad to be able to congratulate with yoy for your 5th year in TE, as an almost a new comer (1 year only) 5 years look great!
And you really have chosen a great shot for this celebration: this architecture is superb and appealing and your photo shows it in all its splendor. It conveys an atmosphere of gayness and feast thanks to its bright light and colours.
My best compliments,

Hi John!
Interesting internal picture with a room festive, in order to you celebrate your 5 years presence in the TE. I wish you continue being here! I love your qualitative work and your love for the good picture. I like I see speaking and to feel your presence. Again Wishes many

Hello my dear friend John,
I heartedly thank you for being with us from the past 5 years with your excellent contribution in this wonderful site of sharing the world! your work has been greatly recognized by all of us for the talent and quality!
definately will see another 5years coming!
thank you for this wonderful image as well and the notes, much appreciated!
sincerely wishing you and family a happy festive season!!
your distance friend from NZ

Bonsoir John
Toutes mes félicitations pour votre travail accompli sur TE depuis cinq ans et ici encore une très belle image pour fêter cet anniversaire.
Bonne soirée

Hi Dear John, congratulations for your five years on TE, no member of this side write so muuch critics as you, and your critic are often useful, thanks for this fantastic composition with splendid light and colors, wonderful POV and superb perspecive, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Dear John,

The symmetric presentation of the beautifully restored Stadsfeestzaal shows its full majesty. It is an unusual photograph for you, but a very good one as usual. Between your superb photograph and your nostalgic note there is a mood of festivity and joy. You have brought much more to Trekearth than what Trekearth did for you. Many members learned so very much from you about quality photography, including me! Warm regards, John. Have a wonderful weekend.


Congratulation for this 5th anniversary, and for the nice complent about Antwerp city (which I visited in 2006 during the Tall Ships' Race and really enjoyed).

All the best for your future posts,


ciao John,
auguri e complimenti per il traguardo raggiunto.
Cinque anni in cui hai mostrato splendide foto e fatto ammirare posti meravigliosi, bravo
buona giornata

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
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Hi John,
congratulations on Your jubilee in TE!. Beautiful interior here, an interesting place and informations. Good photojob.
Gr., Aleksander

Wow, 5 years is a lot of time, John. You sure have been making a great impression in TE and I can see well in this image the big party they arranged for you ;-) 5 big circles: 1 for each year :))) It's a very interesing concept for people to join together and rest for a while. The space is amazing and the work of restauration seem to be fantastic. Excellent shot showing the whole gallery. Congratulations for the 5th anniversary.
warm regards,

Hi John, A most appealing in-door photograph. You are multi-talented with the camera in your hands. I like the spacial aspects of this beautiful room. Congratulations on your 5 year milestone. TFS. Murray.

Ciao John!
I'm sure you're a Master...
You pics are so wonderful and fantastic! And your critiques are very important for me, passionate for the "Beauty" of the world, and autodidact photographer.
Buon Natale!!!

Hi dear John,
What a nice capture, photographically perfect details and what a nice message !
First of all congratulations to your 5th anniversary at TE.
Secondary congratulations to your perfect capture with an amazing light management.
And last but not least for your wonderfull notes carrying so much interesting details, worth to think on !
And a very last comment ; I think with my 66 years I can also count me to the seniors of tihs site; and expect every kind of requests if I can be of any help as ombudsman !!!

TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Great sharpness in all details, and the fine colours are well reproduced.

Hi John!
Congratulation for five years of good photos and useful critiques.
Great shot of this hall,taken from an excellent POV.Good depth and nice symetry.
It's a very good exposure with good sharpness overall and perfect lightmanagement.

Ola amigo ,
Parabéns pelo 5 ano de TE , uma bela foto para festejar este aniversario , com uma bela profundidade e cheia de detalhes , gostei muito das cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom Natal

Seasons greetings John. Congrats on your 5th year. Like you photography is a great hobby, keeps me out and about (when I’m not on TE ;-). Great photo. Good handling of light. Nice perspective and symmetry also. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good Xmas, Paul.

Very good place, colors, contrast and sharpness wonderful, nice composition,
Well done.

Hello John,
Fantastic indoor shot of the Stadsfeestzaal. Sharp and well exposed. The ceiling is most attractive and with good details. Congratulations on this 5th year milestone. Happy holidays...Danilo

Hi John
elegant and rich vision. The symetry is nice here. Beautifull light also
Well done

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
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My congratulations for 5 years in TE!!!

Nicely photo, good frame and perspective.
Lovely place. Well done.
Nice sunday my friend!

- Happy birthday for these five years of good and loyal services, this time still, you offer us a very pretty composition with a superb quality, many thanks and bravo!
Have a nice sunday.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
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Hello John,
congratulations on your 5th anniversary in TE,this big worldwide photographic family.I wish you more years with even more creative shots.
Nice the interior of this Shopping Hot Spot center that rebuilt as you write, after the devastating fire.Impressive and luxurious with a lot of people to enjoying their presence in it.Well done.

Have a good Xmas, Danos

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
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Congratulations, John with you 5th aniversary on TE! Thanks for all your beautiful photos and your substantual and encouraging comments and critiques!
Beast wishes for your 6th year here on TE and Merry Xmas!

Hi John!
Amazing interior. Ideal POV and capture. Perfect composition. Good symmetry. Very good art work.
Greetings from Warszawa!

Olá John,

What about my FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years,883 pictures and 33.000 critiques wrote, it's a nice periode.
A lot lovely pictures have we seen.

Parabéns !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Portuguese)
Complimenti !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Felicidades !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Félicitations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Xmas to you,

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
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Hi John

Congratulation with your five years at TE and thanks for for your contributions. I like to watch the fine photos and notes, even it seldom I take time to comment.

The interior taken with a great perspective - it gives a good feeling of beeing there.

Merry X-mass and happy new year to you and your family

Hi Jonh,
impressive yours numbers at TE, and great image to celebrate your 5th birthady on this site, with good bright and quality. Great job my friend and congratulations.

Hi John my friend,
Wonderful pov and superb capture with wonderful details and sharpness. The sense of depth and the details look wonderful.
Best regards. Salvator.

Hello John, My sincere congratulations on this occasion, 5 years, many friends, many fotos & many many memories, well done. Excellent light control & good natural colour.
My best wishes for the festive season to you & your loved ones.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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Dag John
5 years is an amazing achievement & no less an achievement is posting of 883 pictures! I don't know this place in Antwerp..where is it located? A fine interior shot full of rich details to see & savour. Congratulations once again for your fine achievement & look fwd. to see many more pictures in the coming years
Best Regards
Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Hi John,
A good pov about this lovely architecture and good light capture perfect sharpness ... and happy TE birthday !

Dag John,

grappig, want eergisteren heb ik op precies dezelfde plaats gestaan tijdens het Kerstshoppen. Een heel dikke proficat met uw 5e TE verjaardag, en hopelijk mogen we nog heel lang genieten van uw schitterende fotowerk. Een heel prettig eindejaar voor u en uw hele familie. TFS


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2008-12-25 4:49]

Hi John. Yours has been a gentlemanly presence on TE- always supportive and helpful. As for your photos, they have been inspirational and an ideal to strive for. Like this one, beautiful in its symmetry, colour and light.Time to wish you a healthy and happy 2009. In friendship.Klaudio.

Hi John. My compliments for your 5th birthday on TE. Fantastic lightness and sharped taken. Faboulouse colours. My regards and happy new year.


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  • Bandit Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 284 W: 28 N: 309] (2360)
  • [2008-12-27 11:21]

Bonjour John,
Très belle symétrie dans cette image !! Tu as bien mis en valeur l'architecture de ce bâtiment !!
Bravo !!

Hello, John!
Best wishes on your impressive anniversary! Good choice of this static, central and reach in colors scene. I like the composition and this wide angle.
best regards,

visited today all your photos and I found this one,special for your your 5 years inT.e.
Many wishes for happy and prosperous new year
many wishes for more photos...
This one has so many details and descriptions
of everything that looks very impressive..
thanks for sharing
regards and greetings

Hi John, A great indoor photo, the light is very good indeed & what a beautiful roof offering wonderful detail, there is nice symmetry & it's a superb piece of work, kind regards Wilson.

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2009-06-13 3:41]

Hi John.

I arrive late to your 5th anniversary. Anyway, congratulations for the 5 years (now 5 years and a half) and also for this picture and your whole collection.


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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-06-17 2:56]

Hello John,
Wonderful place!!! Superb composition, my friend!!

Thank you for sharing!!!

With the kindest personal regrads,

PS - It's only to inform you shortly that I will be some days out, working in France where I will go tomorrow afternoon. I come back at June 30th. See you on TE again!!!

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  • JudyR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 0 N: 168] (1671)
  • [2009-07-13 7:33]

Belgium seems like such a civilized county, a model for the rest of us. Your portfolio expresses that beautifully. Lovely to look at. Thank you. Judy

Hi John,
beautiful very elaborate and interesting interior.
I like very symmetrical straight presentation with perfect quality.

Bonsoir John,
J'ai repéré celle-ci dans ta galerie. Je la trouve très belle et très bien composée. Vraiment de l'excellent travail!

Dobro vece gospodine.
Vrlo interesantno i lepo mesto sa mnogo posetioca ...
Dobar snimak i mnogo lepa fotografija za jubilej pet godina rada na TE.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o vasem dosadasnjem radu.
Moje cestitke na postignutim rezultatima u petogodisnjem radu.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu sa dobrim zdravljem i saradnjom sa kolegama na TE.
Lepo je setiti se jubileja i postignutih rezultata.
Prijatno vece sa lepim secanjem provedenim u radu na TE i druzenju sa kolegama.
Sve najbolje.


Goedenavond meneer.
Zeer interessante en mooie plaats met veel bezoekers ...
Goede clip, en vele mooie foto's voor het Jubeljaar vijf jaar op de TE.
Een goed artikel met informatie over uw eerder werkte.
Mijn felicitaties voor hun prestaties in de vijf jaar werk.
Al het beste werk in goede gezondheid en de samenwerking van de TE.
Het is leuk om te onthouden van de verjaardag en de bereikte resultaten.
Gezellige avond met goede herinneringen gewerkt op deze en socialiseren met collega's.
All the best.

Good evening sir.
Very interesting and beautiful place with many visitors ...
Good clip, and many beautiful photos for the Jubilee five years on the TE.
A good article with information on your previously worked.
My congratulations on their achievements in the five-year work.
All the best work in good health and the cooperation of the TE.
It's nice to remember the anniversary and the results achieved.
Pleasant evening with good memories spent working on these and socializing with colleagues.
All the best.

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
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Hi John !!
you are the mater of the diagonals as the majority of your photos are taken that way ( that is O.K )... so this one is a bit different......front on ..... and luckily from an elevated point of view.
Very nice ambiance on this internal Hall ..... your photo makes justice to the splendour.
Perfect sharpness & neat colours.
Have a nice week end

Hi John,
Belatedly (by 5 years, give or take a few months) happy 5th. You chose a spectacular photo to celebrate your fifth. When I look at the photo, the adjectives that come to mind are: Bright, cheerful, elegant, spacious, historic, modern (yes, both on the same look), in short, super!

Hello John,
moving backwards, I've reached halfway your long career on TE and the point where you decided to post only a picture a week:) For your anniversary you had chosen a photo that's both elegant and spectacular, with fine perspectives and symmetry, lovely architecture, very agreeable light and human presence. The light and the colours have a wonderful mildness and the buzzing setting on the ground looks neat and peaceful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

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