The Belgacom Towers are twin skyscrapers on King Albert II Street in the Northern Quarter central business district of Brussels. The buildings take their name from the telecommunications company Belgacom. They are among the tallest buildings in Belgium.
The towers are both 102 meters tall to the roof, and Tower 1 has a spire reaching 134 meters high with a Belgian flag mounted on top. The two towers are linked by a 30 m long glass skyway between the 25th and 26th floors of each building. The towers were originally conceived as part of an eight-building Brussels World Trade Center complex, but were splintered off into a separate project. The construction of the towers began in 1994 and was completed in 1996. Source: Wikipedia.
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bayno (18342) 2012-08-07 2:37
wonderful shot, very beautiful the tones blue and gray and beautiful reflections on the front of this amazing building, excellent framing and sharp and good depth...very very nice...
have a good day...
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-07 2:55
a splendid photo of this imposing view with beautiful clouds (the reflections are fantastic), the composition is spectacular and I like the architectural details and the attractive POV. Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
maxifred (0) 2012-08-07 3:26
Nice view of my district!Belgacom is the leader of communication here,and wants to swow it to everyone!
In Brussels we call this place "Gotham City" in reference to the skyscrapers in Batman movies.
You show very well the kind of sky we have in Belgium for a while:blue,white and dark grey!
But its much better than the endless period of rain we've just come out...
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-08-07 3:34
Beautiful cityscape.Just you and this stunning architecture.I like the POV you choose and the framing.The image has also superb clarity and lighting. Imressive image.
Have a good day,
snunney (81641) 2012-08-07 3:42
You have framed the shot well, producing an interesting ensemble of architecture. I like the lighting and cool blue tones, as well as the reflections of that very interesting sky. Very good clarity.
SnapRJW (30629) 2012-08-07 3:48
Hello Malgorzata - The light and atmosphere in this shot is exceptionally good. The grey sky is the most wonderful backcloth for the tops of the buildings, they and the yellow flag stand out so brilliantly. All the architectural elements have a 3 dimensional look and your POV with rock sculpture adds very good depth to the shot. Marvellous. Warm regards Rosemary
dta (64838) 2012-08-07 4:22
Hello Malgorzata ,
A fantastic capture of this modern architecture , with a superb effect of the cloudy sky and its reflection inthe buildings .
timecapturer (47284) 2012-08-07 4:24
love this composition, it is so eye-catching and perfectly balanced. The lines and light here are quite special and the fg black sculpture so effective in making this image work so superbly. Love the reflected sky in the glass, so irresistible.
Best wishes - Brian.
Sergiom (57601) 2012-08-07 4:47
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. La sculpture devant donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble . Le building est très beau avec les nuages qui s'y reflètent.
dkmurphys (48030) 2012-08-07 6:02
Very fine modern composition with the contemporan architecture. Bruxelles is quite interesting, beautiful and ugly in the same time.
williewhistler (13483) 2012-08-07 6:48
the graphic shapes and impressive towers are awe inspiring,the steely blue tones suit the image perfectly,the clouds reflections in the tower are gorgeous whilst the threatening clouds above add real drama.
Best regards Les.
yquem46 (38484) 2012-08-07 7:04
Nice blue colors of the buildings standing out on the dark gray sky
Excellent visual impact of the white cloud reflected and very pleasant mild light that breaks through
Have a nice day, best regards
sabermonajati (9167) 2012-08-07 7:16
the reflect of cloudy sky on building exist fascinating view. and you captured excellent frame.
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-08-07 9:03
Ah, one of my favorite photo 'tricks' - the beautiful day reflected in a building in front of dark stormy clouds. Always makes for a dramatic contrast, and you've done it very well here. The lighting in the shot is superb and complex - very well managed.
rychem (21541) 2012-08-07 11:30
Noooo!! Super efekt abstrakcyjnego dziela sztuki skladajacego sie z roznych ksztaltow i kolorow, doskonale
dipsybee (296) 2012-08-07 12:45
Interesting POV you have taken here to show these huge buildings at this angle. Showing everything slightly on the diagonal makes the shot appear quite dynamic. I like the mainly blue tones in the image and the reflections of the clouds in the glass. Your detail is sharp and there are so many different little things to look at here. The bicycles on the left show the scale of the towers well and I like the position of the round sculpture on the left which adds interest to the scene.
carlo62 (30383) 2012-08-07 15:39
sempre molto brava nella presentazione e nella ripresa di architetture moderne.
In questo caso, oltre alle strutture, c'è la scultura in primo piano ad ampliarne la composizione e lo spettacolare riflesso delle nuvole ad aumentare l'effetto dei vetri.
npecanhuk (63398) 2012-08-07 18:46
Interesting modern buildings and urban enviroment!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition really pleased me in this one too!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (75074) 2012-08-07 23:27
Excellente composition pour cette très bonne photo. Le reflet du ciel sur l'immeuble le "peint" de magnifique façon.
jimkil (1720) 2012-08-08 3:49
This is a very cool urban shot, the towers stand out real well, I like how one has a cloud reflecting and one doesn't. This ball is odd but I think it anchors the shot well.
sacimar (25975) 2012-08-08 5:51
I like these modern buildings, the reflection of the cloud in the facade is eye catching, you chose a good perspective,
mesutilgim (82154) 2012-08-08 12:55
Hello dear Malgorzata,
Amazing architectorial capture with perfect pov and very good layout. Great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
Gigidusud (14595) 2012-08-08 12:58
Nice city composition with beautiful blue tones and splendid reflections on the building.Excellent POV and well seen!
Nicou (119245) 2012-08-09 9:31
quelle merveille quelle iamge et compo fantastique cette boule coupée tout en noir avec ces bâtiment et ce ciel q1ui se fond dans les tons bleus, sueprbe compo et image.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (74839) 2012-08-09 15:07
Hi Malgo,magnificent capture of this kingom of modern architechture,spectacular wide view and great light management,details and colors,i like it,very very interesting.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
PaulVDV (21557) 2012-08-10 13:31
This is a view I've seen so often in reality. But never so beautiful. I have never considered this composition. And I've never seen the Belgacom Towers with such a wonderful reflections.
A sight I've recognized immediately but I wondered why I never realized it was so beautiful. Next time I will look at it with different eyes. A merit of the photo!
Best regards, Paul
brianmcc (6095) 2012-08-10 14:41
you have composed this cityscape perfectly to create a wonderfully interesting picture. the foreground sculpture is a great lead in to the architecture behind. the repeating patterns are superb and very effective in this image.
Fis2 (83820) 2012-08-11 5:10
Fajne te klocki...
Odbicie nieba superowe.
No i widze tyyyyyle okienek :)
Ldny kadr i kolory.
mjw364 (7234) 2012-08-11 5:11
I really like this shot. It has two of my favourite themes - architecture and reflections. The palette of colours - blue, silver, white and grey complement each other well but I like the way the flags at the top of the tower have contrasting colours - almost like colour popping in a black and white image. I like the sense of scale provided by the object in the foreground relative to the height of the towers. There are some very strong geometric shapes here but the odd shape of the object in the foreground contrasts well with with that and gives a surreal quality to the image.
Nicely composed - well done.
annjackman (18891) 2012-08-11 6:37
I like the way that the large sculpture balances the picture and makes a creative picture from this modern architectual scene. The dark clouds in the sky and the white ones reflected in the tower help to make the scene lively and interesting.
Kind Regards, Ann
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-08-11 8:04
a great specimen of being a sample on how to display such a arch..
COSTANTINO (53545) 2012-08-12 1:47
No more comments,this shot is one thousand words
it is an amazing building top modern and your
useful notes helped me to understand better
this capture,splendid photo of this imposing view
with beautiful clouds,the reflections of the
clouds on the buildings are unique
have a nice Sunday
photoray (11327) 2012-08-12 12:17
Excellent combination rectangular architecture, offset by the dominating sculpture, nature's reflections, and all in fine resolution and natural coloring.
abmdsudi (41936) 2012-08-12 13:29
Very creative ideas and vision, a superb urbanscape and bags of fabulous detailed with enough depth revealing the scale and nice colors tones. I like the way you've arranged the elements and really guides the viewers into the main interest. You have got the composition just right, lots to see and take in and the color contrast is superb. with the black dot anchors thr eye firmly there. Great work. Congrats
josepmarin (57689) 2012-08-13 3:35
the clouds did not avoid you were taking this photo under a nice light, emphasizing the shapes and the geometry of these two towers connected by means of a spectacular glass sky-way.
I like the blue tones of the buildings and of the sky, and the strong graphism of the composition.
The sculpture in foreground and the Belgian flag they are a few effective elements that increases the attraction of the image.
A beautiful work.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-08-14 5:48
il cielo ti ha regalato una fantastica tonalita con tanto azzurro nei riflessi.
Bandiera belga che spicca come punto di colore,
janneman (2526) 2012-08-14 10:12
Nice composition and colours
The sky seems to go on in the building: beautiful!
danyy (0) 2012-08-14 23:49
tu nous l'as bien réussi ce ciel belge, acteur comme toute cette architecture, d'une phot parfaite sur tous les plans. Tu mets vraiment la capitale de mon petit pays, à l'honneur. Merci ;-).
C'est net et très soigné.
Cricri (104241) 2012-08-15 1:48
Je vois que tu a visiter Bruxelles dans tout ces coins ( que moi même belge je ne connaissait pas!!)
Superbe le cadrage, l'architecture moderne avec les reflets du ciel qui est vraiment magnifique, passant des nuages blancs, au bleu puis au gris, un vrai ciel belge :-)
chawax (19060) 2012-08-17 11:12
A nice architecture shot. I love how you used the scuplture in the foreground to add depth. Nice colours and beautiful reflections on the glasses.
jemaflor (82832) 2012-08-18 0:16
Well framed and composed with this fg, i like these reflections on building with sky and clouds, interesting photogenic effect.
Tigerlily (3053) 2012-08-19 0:29
Very smart shot, Malgorzata. Wonderful light management and colour, great POV, I especially love the foreground. Very well done!
macjake (54816) 2012-08-19 11:09
I had a fantastic time in your fine country of Poland!
SO many photo's to go through! :)
you yourself have an extra special one here.
Fine fine subjects, colors, and composition.
it hardly even seems real!
lovely shot, it looks futuristic.
Graal (96348) 2012-08-22 0:02
niezwykla nowoczesna architektura w Brukseli. Te wieze sa imponujace. Jakze to rozne od starych kosciolow i kamieniczek. Fajne ujecie i wykonanie.
claudeD (31689) 2012-08-23 8:03
very fine architecture picture from Belgium with a perfect composition and excellent sharpness. I especially like the reflections in the windows of the buildings.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
francio64 (38276) 2012-09-01 12:24
bellissima immagine di architettura molto ben realizzata.
Bellissima la nuvola bianche riflessa sulla facciata dell'edificio sulla sinistra.
Luce ben gestita e ottima nitidezza.
Well done and TFS!
kasianowak (5810) 2012-09-04 6:46
Piekne kolory i swietna kompozycja - bardzo podobaja mi sie te chmury w "lustrze" budynku po lewej.
alex4ndru (1376) 2012-09-09 0:34
the architecture, the lines, the clouds, the reflections...u combined them in a very unique and stunning composition! TFS!
all the best!
bergese (6699) 2012-09-13 9:24
Un format très cubique qui met bien en valeur les édifices.Le ciel et les reflets des nuages sont exceptionnels.
Nard (6970) 2012-09-14 5:25
Waou, great shot. Splendid light, nice sky split in 2 parts with the reflects of the clouds and excellent POV. Congrat
jmdias (53993) 2013-02-10 12:05
fabulous view you got here, the light is fantastic and you got the best of these reflections, colors and shapes. amazing visual effect. TFS.
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- Date Taken: 2012-05-01
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