In medieval times Brussels stood at the intersection of routes running north-south (the modern Rue Haute/Hoogstraat) and east-west (Chaussée de Gand/Gentsesteenweg-Rue du Marché aux Herbes/Grasmarkt-Rue de Namur/Naamsestraat). The ancient pattern of streets radiating from the Grote Markt/Grand Place in large part remains, but has been overlaid by boulevards built over the River Senne, over the city walls and over the railway connection between the North and South Stations.
As one expects of a capital city, Brussels is the hub of the fan of old national roads, the principal ones being clockwise the N1 (N to Breda), N2 (E to Maastricht), N3 (E to Aachen), N4 (SE to Luxembourg) N5 (S to Rheims), N6 (SW to Maubeuge), N8 (W to Koksijde) and N9 (NW to Ostend). Usually named chaussées/steenwegen, these highways normally run in a straight line, but on occasion lose themselves in a maze of narrow shopping streets.
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npecanhuk (56350) 2013-01-12 5:00
Interesting street & urban & architecture picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, composition and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
A great saturday for you,
snunney (72566) 2013-01-12 5:31
I like the point of view very much and the wonderful long perspective accentuated by the white lines. Very well exposed and with superb detail. Thanks for sharing, have a good weekend.
Sergiom (45244) 2013-01-12 5:59
J'aime beaucoup le format tout en hauteur de cette composition.Il apporte de la profondeur à l'ensemble . J'aime beaucoup le cadre de drapeaux sur la droite.
carlo62 (19313) 2013-01-12 6:18
le ricordo bene queste bandiere, li sotto c'è un parcheggio, io lasciai la mia auto poco più sopra ed a pochi passi c'è il centro storico.
Gran bella esposizione, è tutto molto leggibile, sia il cielo che i lampioni, con la strada che ci porta al centro della foto.
saxo042 (33856) 2013-01-12 7:46
You have captured a very pleasant view of this peaceful street. The light over the empty street is very good and the is a good blance between the street and the blue flags along the side. Beautiful background buildings.
holmertz (31208) 2013-01-12 9:01
A fine composition from the blue hour with a bright blue foreground. There is an interesting connection betweent the shape of the blue flags and the curving street below. The evening atmosphere is very well captured.
SNOOP_Chan (3662) 2013-01-12 9:02
Salut Daniel, de unde ai facut poza, te-ai urcat pe vreun stalp? Foarte fain ai prins strada asta care pare ingusta dar banuiesc ca nu era kiar asa. Imi place si cerul, pacat de macaraua aia.
ACL1978 (6497) 2013-01-12 9:44
I wonder if maybe this should be titled 'Intersection', Daniel - not just because of the interesting subject matter of your note, but also because of the presence of so many interesting intersecting lines throughout. The dotted center line, the crosswalk, the lines of buildings and windows, and of course the pyramid lines on the blue flags at right, which are wonderful colorful elements here. I like how you've set this up, I feel like my eye is being led through the frame in a really dynamic pattern. Thanks!
Schnappilic (9060) 2013-01-12 11:40
Interesanta perspectiva din acest punct inalt. Relaxanta atmosphere specifica zilei de Craciun.
claudeD (26906) 2013-01-12 14:14
Very interesting picture from Brussels. You havr realized here a very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-01-12 15:41
Nice view on the street with great perspective and excellent POV.Well done!
Have a nice week-end my friend.
Nicou (105629) 2013-01-12 21:28
Ces drapeaux bleu au vent et le cadrage sur la rue quelle compo superbe effet de tons et couleur et de perspective.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (67146) 2013-01-12 22:09
Joli cadrage vertical utilisant de belle façon ces oriflammes bleus et avec une belle perspective nocturne sur la rue. Je crois que j'aurais essayé de faire "disparaître" la grue!
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2013-01-13 0:55
good p.o.v. and contrast of colors. i like the dark sky. good exposure.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-01-13 3:13
clever composition this with enticing lines and wonderful use of fg colour and shapes to enhance the effect superbly. Wonderfully sharp and your management of the light here is perfect. Excellent and original imagery!
Have a pleasant Sunday - Brian.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-01-13 4:54
A great shot that is really made by those strong colours in the foreground that draw you in before the leading lines take your eye right to the end of the road. Great image.
kasianowak (3474) 2013-01-13 5:53
Good idea for interesting composition. The shape of the flags reflects the curve in the street. Great concept.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-01-14 0:26
Ciao Daniel, great POV on beautiful street, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
marabu61 (5863) 2013-01-14 6:56
A well framed street shot, with the flags leading the eye along the street. There are many good graphical elements in this scene, from the yellow flag poles to the stripes on the building behind them to the dotted line on the street.
have a good day
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (42409)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-25
- Categories: Festivals, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas 2012 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-12 4:32