The Church of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg (French) or Sint-Jacob-op-Koudenberg (Dutch) is a neoclassical church located in the historic square of Place Royale in central Brussels.
The medieval abbey church that originally stood on this location was demolished by command of Charles Alexander of Lorraine during his expansive urban planning projects, despite having escaped the great fire of 1731 that destroyed the nearby Coudenberg Palace. The new church was built in line with rue Montagne de la Cour/Hofberg on its present location at the Place Royale. Construction of the facade was started by architect Gilles-Barnabé Guimard after the designs of Jean-Benoît-Vincent Barré (1775). The present building was designed to serve as the Church of the Abbey of Saint-Jacques on the Coudenberg and therefore has a deep extended choir with place for choir stalls for the monks. Source: Wikipedia
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snunney (105467) 2012-08-11 5:03
A very well presented black and white composition. The detail is excellent and the image benefits much from a lovely range of tones. The passing cyclist contributes much to the atmosphere.
Sergiom (87099) 2012-08-11 5:26
J'adore la dame sur sa belle bicyclette, parfaitement placée devant cette église aux formes inhabituelles. L'utilisation du noir et blanc fait très vintage.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-08-11 6:03
Hello Malgo! very impressive photo, Technically !Excellent perspective! Great light management, Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo! Congratulations!
wolf38 (31296) 2012-08-11 7:02
Hello Malgorzata. I look at your photos, you're a world traveler. Today here, tomorrow somewhere else. The magnificent church is a real eye-catcher. When I saw the photo, I was thinking more of a time-honored city hall. I can only say that learning with TE. Instructive text. Best Rgds, Wolfgang.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-11 17:06
a beautiful B&W architectural photo with very nice symmetrical composition, great details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Nicou (149698) 2012-08-11 20:24
Quelle compo nostalgique superb eiamge et cpatage avec ce vélo qui passe et la cycliste un cadrage centré sur cette sueprbe église fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
lpi (4857) 2012-08-12 2:51
une jolie composition en noir & blanc.
J'aime cette scène de rue, avec cette dame passant en vélo.
mesutilgim (97138) 2012-08-12 13:07
Wonderfull b&w capture from Brussels with good pov and symmetry.
The biker in the foreground fits perfect to the scenery.
Many interesting notes enriches your entry.
TFS and best regards
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-08-18 9:11
Awesome capture of this beautiful architecture especially in B&W. Nice touch to include the person for sense of proportion. Good dof with nice contrast. Very well done, tfs.
macjake (71721) 2012-09-15 16:54
we don't get to see too many monochrome photo's from you, so this one is a pleasant surprise.
its also a surprise to see that the photo has been under appreciated!
it has excellent symmetry, and having the woman going by on the bike gives it an old' time feel.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-04-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, 17-70 2.8 sigma
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cathedrals & Churches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-11 4:35