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I hope you enjoy of these picture, I try always to do my best for a good picture.
This is my second picture of Brussels market, these picture is taken, out of another angle.
Maybe are some members more accord with these version, I wait on your reactions.
The market was a little bit changed with green trees and flowers.
Also the city hall was completely with flowers ornate, but forbidden take pictures.
A pity I did not know this.
My picture is taken with in background the "Bread house" together with the city hall the one of the most beautiful buildings of the market.
The Grand Place is the central square of Brussels.
The square, famous for its aesthetic and historical wealth, is surrounded by the Town Hall, the King's House and many guild houses.
The Grand Place is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world (according to include the French writer Victor Hugo, who was in Brussels).
The Grand-Place of Brussels since 1998 on the list of World Heritage of UNESCO.
History of the Market:
On the Grand Place many historical events played out.
A brief overview:
1523: the Inquisition put Voes and Hendrik Jan Van Essen, the first Protestant martyrs, there at the stake
1563: the Counts Egmont and Horn are beheaded in August 1695. Brussels is attacked during the War of the League of Augsburg (Nine Years' War). The French troops, led by Marshal de Villeroy, destroying most homes during a raid on the Grand Place, which some in wood. Only the façade and the tower of City Hall, the purpose of the shelling, and some stone walls remained standing between the burning cannon balls.
The various guilds built the houses quickly again, this time in stone. It is also the home of the brewers, which now houses the Museum Brouwer.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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pajaran (41787) 2013-10-20 22:24
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i ljudi.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Lepa arhitektura i trenutak.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good day, sir.
Interesting and good article about the place, with the given data and history ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and the people shown.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and the architecture shown.
Beautiful architecture and moment.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
fds (6319) 2013-10-20 22:30
dear flanders friend very nice picture and postcard from Brussels
i visit this very beautiful market 2003 and 2005
the colors are very beautiful and great scharpnees
for my very interested document
serp2000 (33225) 2013-10-20 22:36
Good morning, John,
Are you an early bird? Thanks for this iconic view of Brussels. I remember I was shoked by this architecture when I came into this square in August day of 1999. Fantastic sharpness, very nice details.
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-10-20 22:44
Wonderful shot of the Brussels market area.I like the buildings in the background with classic architecture.Lovely image with great colors and exposure.TFS.
Have a great day,
macjake (45588) 2013-10-20 22:47
I'm always amazed at this architecture in Brussels, simply stunning to say the least.
and this classic postcard style point of view is probably the best.
excellent conditions for your photo, love it
jjcordier (67332) 2013-10-20 22:49
Très belle photo de la Grand Place et de ses splendides façades. La décoration particulière de la place ajoute un intérêt supplémentaire à l'image.
besnard (49971) 2013-10-20 23:00
Une très belle image de cette place réputée, animée avec ces superbes immeubles de caractère qui l'entourent.
Bravo et bonne journée.
siudzi (27779) 2013-10-20 23:49
A classy postcard from Brussels! The architecture of this place looks amazing and with great pleasure I always check all the posts from that square. This one is really superb executed with an excellent clarity so we can admire the smallest details of the buildings around. Very well seen and taken pic! TFS!
Have a nice week!
Indrasish (2351) 2013-10-20 23:55
Excellent shot here.. I like the wonderful composition.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. And thanks for attaching an interesting note with it..
Good afternoon and best wishes from Kolkata, india..
papagolf21 (79598) 2013-10-21 0:06
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Magnifique présentation d'une architecture d'une beauté incomparable.
La mise en image est impeccable et les détails ressortent merveilleusement.
ikeharel (44125) 2013-10-21 0:44
Best architecture's in Brussels draw many tourists around, John.
Wonderful location especially on a bright day, its details are enhanced by the favorable light.
Exquisite taken shot, vivid and vibrant with all the people stroll there.
Have a nice week ahead,
tyro (15729) 2013-10-21 1:35
This is a stunningly beautiful photograph of a row of magnificent buildings seen on a glorious summer day and made all the more appealing because of the many people in the foreground.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and the details and sharpness, particularly in the stunning façades of those buildings, are superb.
Kugart (1776) 2013-10-21 1:44
Good morning John,
Superb shot of the market in Brussels with spectacular architecture of the buildings in the area. Good POV gives depth to the picture and the colours,lighting and clarity in the shot are magnificent.
Have a good week.
Didi (51341) 2013-10-21 3:40
Belle vue sur cette place célèbre. Très riche architecture historique, je note aussi une bonne perspective latérale
Les monuments Français attendent ta visite
jacquest (16444) 2013-10-21 3:44
You have captured this superb architecture very well under a good light. I also appreciate your capture of the animation of the place which adds an element of interest in a composition of great quality.
timecapturer (37200) 2013-10-21 4:16
an immaculate shot of this famous and beautiful part of Brussels. The detailing and light here are amazing and there is so much to look at. Mesmerising and just wonderful. Flawlessly executed and presented.
Have a great week - Brian.
hdl (6995) 2013-10-21 4:23
Prachtige foto van de "Granplac" in Brussel. Een goed gekozen moment met het groen op het plein en niet te veel volk op de voorgrond.
pierrefonds (51056) 2013-10-21 4:32
The pressence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is allowing to distinguish the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. It has an excellent sharpness. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-10-21 4:47
What a building this is, the level of perfect detail in its construction is really astounding, and its even better that its placed among so many other architectural treasures. I really love this viewpoint that you have chosen, especially with this perfect lighting. A place I would really love to see someday.
All the best
cornejo (22590) 2013-10-21 5:07
Hi John, very good view of this interesting market in the beautiful and famous square, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
all the best from the sunny south of Spain.
snunney (72796) 2013-10-21 5:24
A fine perspective on this magnificent architecture. The tourists milling around create a pleasant animated atmosphere and contribute much to the mood of the shot. Light and colours are ideal. Top class clarity.
Sergiom (45567) 2013-10-21 5:26
La grande place de Bruxelles est probablement une des plus belles d'Europe et elle est bien mise en évidence dans ce superbe cadrage.Les détails sont d'une très grande netteté dans cet ensemble très profond.
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-10-21 6:20
Very fine capture of the most beautiful square of Europe. Well taken, fine summer mood.
Nicou (105947) 2013-10-21 7:25
Grandisoe vue et perspective sur cet édiffice quelle architecture fines quelle place avec les personnages et ce cadrage parfaite compo.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (33940) 2013-10-21 8:21
Beautiful architecture! There are indeed many details to enjoy here. There are also a lot of people to add interest. Looking at this picture on the beta version reveals even more things.
ourania (18738) 2013-10-21 8:38
a beautiful architectural setting, so intricate and elegant. Your picture has done it full justice as it has rendered the elaborate details with stunning sharpness. You've captured all the subtle colour variations on the row of splendid facades. I'm also impressed by the clarity and vividness in the busy foreground. The colours as well as the smooth transition from shade to sunshine are very pleasant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
lousat (64295) 2013-10-21 9:07
Salut John,pas seulement toi avec la camera prete dans les mains comme je peu voir...eehe....beaucoup de monde dans un lieu mangifique,dont les architechtures meritent sans doutes....image parfaicte! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano
holmertz (31380) 2013-10-21 9:37
A fine memory of a summer that is already far behind us. In those days people could still wear very light clothes and the sun was shining. To me the crowds of people walking happily across the nice square and park are just as important for the atmosphere as the magnificent buildings in the background. Architecture and street-life complement each other and make both look more attractive. The colours are very nice and the sharpness is absolutely perfect.
aleXundar (631) 2013-10-21 11:06
First thing that attracted me is how strategically you placed yourself in the location. The architectural beauties overlooking a children's park and a bunch of tourists - all so vividly colorful and distinctly documented! So many things you have covered in one frame so nicely.
A wonderful presentation sir with color, life and grandeur.
Thanks for sharing,
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-10-21 12:31
De Grote Markt zoals ik ze deze zomer gemist heb. Meerdere malen bezocht ik ze met een bloementapijt maar met deze boompjes zag ik ze nooit.
Het Broodhuis of Maison du Roi wordt hier echt heel indrukwekkend weergegeven. Uiterst scherp, vanuit een goede hoek genomen en een prachtvoorstelling van de neogotiek.
Een heel kleurrijke en levendige foto.
Vele groeten, Paul
Alco (5459) 2013-10-21 18:19
It is always a pleasure to look at the architecture of those magnificent buildings.I particularly like the grey one in the middle.A fantastic place to visit.TFS.
carlo62 (19513) 2013-10-21 22:56
ho visto questa magnifica piazza solo di notte, era fantastica.
Bella questa versione, ci hanno ricostruito un intero giardino, rendendo il municipio simile a un castello.
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-10-22 1:53
no wonder there are so many people on the square.
The architecture is truly delightful!
Apart from the architecture I like your vision of this scene and the way you framed it.Well considered shot and you kept good balance between showing us the architecture and the people on it.Their presence in the shot add some"life" to the scene and make it more pleasant for us.
Wish You a nice day
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-22 5:41
در واقع این بنا، و معماری با شکوه از یک مهندسی هوشمندانه ،در زمینه ساخت و ساز،انجام گردید
زیبا و چشم نواز با بک گراند اسمان ابی
و اما فوت چتر بازان کشور شما را از طریق اخبار شنیدم،متاسفم و به شما و مردم بلژیک تسلیت میگوییم
متشکرم و روز خوبی داشته باشید
The building and the magnificent architecture of an intelligent engineering, the construction was done
Elegant and eye-catching with blue sky background
The paratroopers died in the you country heard the , I'm sorry and i you and the people of Belgium Condolences
Thank you and have a nice day
mkamionka (27115) 2013-10-22 7:53
this is such a beautiful place. I would like to see it some day in person. I like the beautiful and rich architecture. The flower garden in the square adds a nice touch. Lovely light which helps to feel the third dimension.
Fis2 (77066) 2013-10-22 10:41
I know this place :)
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice evening
omid266 (712) 2013-10-22 20:39
In the Name of God *Allah- Almighty * The Lord *
The Beneficent , The Merciful ..
Salam , Hello dear John ,
Really nice fotos you shared us ,
Thanks alot ,
I wish for Visit your country , The Land of Flanders !
*** Let s Wish & Pray for PEACE !! ****
Grant God !
Omid from I.R.I
mvdisco (17122) 2013-10-22 20:54
Hi John, bonjour,
Beautiful place and great architecture well presented and composed,
Nice details of the Brussels Market,
very well done..Michel
danos (78144) 2013-10-23 2:44
very nice the view of this section of Brussels market,with the impressive buildings to decorate perfect the backdrop of the image.
I like the created perspective,the depth with the quality of the scene to enhance the details of it.
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-10-23 3:12
Ciao John, great view of fantastic building, lovely composition with a lot of people, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-10-23 4:00
excellent composition here. The building in front is just superb in architectural style. Great to watch at with the people in front of it, who assist us to judge the dimension of it. The image has very well quality according to light, depth and sharpness. Great clarity and excellent colour tone. Superb shot. Tfs.
carper (96) 2013-10-23 4:11
hele mooie zomer plaat fraaie foto van het hart van brussel.
goed op foto gezet John.
kato (9572) 2013-10-23 7:26
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the central square of Brussels and ekegant/beautiful buildings in behind. The Grand palace building of three stories at center with the many spires is an especially solemn and wonderful design. And, people seem to enjoy this atmosphere and place.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-23 8:57
Perfect sharpness and the people add scale and context to the Brussels Market. Good color, sharpness, density levels and saturation. I like the subtle warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky & the yellow tinted hues in the facades of the classic architecture. Tfs!
rychem (13740) 2013-10-23 9:08
This openwork architecture is simply fanatstic, great POV, excellent clarity, rich details
mesutilgim (73080) 2013-10-24 3:26
Hello dear John,
Wonderfull capture of this famous place in Brussels !
Photographycall perfect from A to Z.
Again a perfect TE entry with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice day !
Best regards from sunny İstanbul
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2013-10-24 6:24
Breathtaking architecture and a very good POV of it. It's truly an amazing architecture
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-10-24 7:10
This is nice market scene, well detail in wonderful colours and light as this photo gives a very warm feeling of the place. Full of life shot. Well done, TFS
Romano46 (11607) 2013-10-24 7:29
una bella ripresa della famosa piazza di Bruxelles, in una versione un po' diversa dalle solite e caratterizzata oltre che da una bella luce e da una composizione molto elegante, dalla presenza di molti turisti che aggiungono una piacevole nota di colore e la rendono ancor più viva e godibile.
Una eccellente definizione e colori molto piacevoli aggiungono ulteriore valore allo scatto.
Ciao e buona giornata
clic (12467) 2013-10-24 8:23
I see tourists marveling at or taking pictures of this fabulous laced architecture quite rightly; it is some kind of a 'piling up' in the same Grand Place of eleborate designs conceived by the most-talented Belgian architects that you captured masterfully for a wall-to-wall giant enlargement, given the minute details seen on it!
Hartelijke groeten van Canada.
SWEETFREEDOM (19936) 2013-10-24 10:03
good light and colors and very nice and interesting buildings.
thanks for sharing
mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-10-24 18:31
Very intricate and picturesque buildings. It makes you wonder how they put all those little decorations in place...
jcpix (6640) 2013-10-24 19:15
I could see Grand Place a hundred times over and never tire of the exquisite detail and beauty in every corner of this square! I found it a bit overwhelming and often difficult to try and compose a picture that captured the true atmosphere of this place, but each one of yours would seem to accomplish that objective with clarity and detail. Simply put, another terrific look around this most impressive attraction. :) Bravo! Have a great day ahead.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-25 1:17
As always a pin sharp, clear exposure that provides us with an excellent record of this magnificent architecture and the daily life of the square. And no converging verticals to be seen!
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-25 3:10
Beautiful architecture of this building, and you captured it with excellent colors and sharpness! The tourists in this case are good in the picture, adding life without hiding any beauty of the scene! Well done!
williewhistler (9887) 2013-10-25 13:50
The pin sharp details of the most attractive architecture are beautifully portrayed in a well composed scene.
A perfect picture post card in every respect.
Best regards Les.
Graal (92190) 2013-10-25 23:25
beautiful place and architecture in Brussel. Good presentation. Photo is very well done. Also interesting note.
Have a nice WE.
mirosu (8216) 2013-10-26 3:28
This is excellently captured city hall building from very well selected viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the building majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against blue sky excellent. Well done my friend.
dale54 (5745) 2013-10-26 4:28
john hello..love this pic of brussels..very nice sharpness to this pic..tfs! have a great day! dale
emilbo (21511) 2013-10-26 6:16
Quelle belle architecture!... Bien présentée dans une excellente qualité d'image. La place est bien animée et je vois que tu n'étais pas seul de photographe. L'éclairage était à son meilleur et les détails sont exceptionnels. Le tout accompagné d'une intéressante note.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de semaine,
Buin (42122) 2013-10-26 10:40
I have been there several times and always again entering this square is a breathtaking experience. Your photo shows only one of all the magnificent buildings but one can imagine the complete ensemble of buildings very well. A real feast fore the eyes!
Thank you once again for the informative and interesting note!
Greetings from still late-summerly Westphalia! Have a nice weekend!
Sonata11 (31253) 2013-10-26 21:22
Wow!!! this is striking beautiful composition. Wonderfully composed this image. Management of colors, sharpness, clarity , POV are fantastic. I love it. Tfs.
All the best and have a great Sunday, Barbara
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-10-27 5:17
wow..brilliant pic of this place.such beautiful architecture captured fantastically.
Corry (1547) 2013-10-27 5:50
Très belle photo de la Grande Place animée de Bruxelles entourée de magnifiques bâtiments aux façades sculptées. Très beau point de vue. Bonne journée.
zoomer (4227) 2013-10-27 7:51
Hi,breathtaking detail in this beautiful shot!Light and color are perfect too,all the best Wolf.
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-10-27 8:58
Old architectures are more beautiful than the new ones. Very ornate styling and more durable. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-10-27 12:41
Congratulations for this beautiful presentation of this place. The whole atmosphere is a relaxed one. Beautiful trees and flowers. TFS!
Vasa (16612) 2013-10-27 17:52
Thank you John,
the picture is pure direct transmission trom that nice corner, I am proud to tell you that I was on the same place some years ago...but I didn't make any photo. You are brilliant in photo and in communication with Planet. Bravo friend!
PS. If I write in French is it easy for you? My French is better than English.
macondo (18461) 2013-10-27 23:45
A very nice, bright photo in gorgeous weather. On the day I was able to take photos of this detailed architecture on the Grand Place it was a freezing day in January, very dull and wet. How beautiful it looks in this photo. The people look very happy, and I love the woman pointing towards the building in the bottom left corner. I wonder if you intended to capture her like that or if it was just chance. Anyway, it's most appropriate.
Wishing you a pleasant Autumn Monday in Flanders.
resat1972 (6531) 2013-10-28 10:23
it looks great
much like the rear building
adramad (30989) 2013-10-31 12:46
It is always a delight, to see pictures of this wonderful place, in this case doubly enjoyed by the great POV captured and good image quality, allowing us to see so many beauties, as shown by these impressive buildings, the presence of the people, gives a nice touch vital to the image.
A perfect colorful natural.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a great weekend.
josepmarin (56517) 2013-11-01 6:39
the awesome architecture of the Grand Place, which you offers us by means of a good framing, with a nice perspective and a great contrast with the blue sky, is a beautiful topic in your composition.
I like the vitality of people in the market.
The quality of the image and of the colours is high, in an attractive photo.
A superb work.
TRB (12920) 2013-11-01 9:24
Point of view and excellent exposure.
Frame, with clarity and superb, very successful sharing.
jmdias (48391) 2013-11-12 23:27
very nice view of this famous square. I liked these details of the architecture, so well shown in the image. excellent light , framing and sharpness. TFS.
Hanssie (10067) 2013-11-17 3:11
The Grote Markt as it is indeed:-))
Angshu (52956) 2013-11-20 21:54
Nice picture of the famous buildings which line the square in Brussels. The picture is sharp & clear with fine details, highlighting the beauty of the Belgian architecture. Fine postcard indeed!
tenretin (472) 2013-11-28 10:32
Je ne connais pas cette place sous ce nouveau jour et cette nouvelle décoration. Malheureusement il y a trop longtemps que je ne suis pas revenu en Belgique et je me dis qu'un de ces étés ce serait bien de revisiter Bruxelles. Vous avez fait là une belle photo (comme d'habitude), merci pour le partage.
yquem46 (35432) 2013-11-28 12:42
I missed many in your gallery and others when I was in Argentina
This one is as usual of top quality and worked up with much care
Perfect compo, colors and exposure
Bravo, best regards
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (128091)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 22:14