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These picture has been taken during a visit to Antwerp
Simple a stroll through the city, I found the market with the a lot lovely old houses.
The photograph is a part of the market, a moment of tourists look for a good place in the city.
Originally this was a Frankish square irregularly shaped square (triangular). It is bordered by sixteenth and seventeenth-century guild houses and reconstruction of such old houses. The houses which are authentic have undergone thorough restoration. Other houses are reconstructions from the nineteenth and twentieth century's. They took place a.d.h.v. paintings and other ancient testimonies. This reconstruction was mainly focused on the Market of yesteryear, although there are houses that have been reconstructed at another place in the town. Among the original buildings including the numbers are 24, 38 and 40.
The houses are located right on the picture of city hall. They are largely represented in Renaissance style. The combination of the Renaissance with Gothic elements such as the frequently used pinnacles are typical for the Netherlands. The main house is called The Estate of Spain dates back to 1580/1582. At the top stands a statue of Jef Lambeaux. He has multiple gables of an image seen. This picture is distinguished by its large and dynamic. This prominent cornice to do even eccentric. St. George is shown while on the verge of climbing up the dragon to pierce. The decoration of the houses is usually related to the guilds. Saint George is accompanied by other patrons rising above the rooftops. Such ornaments were more than an expression of religiosity. A craft guild or could by such means their power, status and wealth to express.
Thanks for viewing.
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aliabazari (16053) 2012-04-14 23:48
De très belles couleurs enregistré avec une excellente combinaison. Eh bien fait.
Merci d'enregistrer cette belle photo.
pajaran (54203) 2012-04-14 23:55
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled preko poplocanog trga na staru arhitekturu i trenutak sa ljudima, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lepo mesto za setnju i druzenje.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve njabolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu mestu.
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst met een bepaalde gegevens ...
Mooi uitzicht over de verharde plein in de oude architectuur en een moment met mensen, goede compositie.
Goede scherpte, contrast, perspectief en mooie kleuren.
Mooie plek voor wandelingen en socialiseren.
Een mooie dag verder van rust, de beste encryptie met mooie herinneringen aan een bezoek aan de plaats.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view over the paved square in the old architecture and a moment with people, good composition.
Good image sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Nice place for walks and socializing.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best encryption with beautiful memories of visiting the place.
maxifred (0) 2012-04-14 23:59
Cool ambiance for a sunny august saturday!
Two tourists at ease,grannies at shopping,and a lovely girl on her scooter...I know this place very well,and you were lucky it was not heavily crowded as usual when you took this nice picture!
What I like too on this markt,is the two trees (here we can see one).It's not much,ok,but it does not take too much place and it's relaxing and...giving shade!
We should have a couple of them on Brussels's grand-markt too (in addition to the Christmas tree of course)...
dkmurphys (51573) 2012-04-15 0:14
A fine scene from any town of your wonderful country. Great architecture and a nice atmosphere of the square. Well taken, have a nice Sunday.
carlo62 (37340) 2012-04-15 0:39
molto bella questa piazza con le caratteristiche costruzioni delle Fiandre.
Ottima nitidezza e bei colori.
Nicou (127964) 2012-04-15 0:40
très belle architecture et compo superbe vue de cette plac avec les personnage et le découpage des édiffices au sommet grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (89198) 2012-04-15 0:53
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Le charme opère toujours autant sur cette grande place bordée par de magnifiques immeubles typiques de la région.
Une ville touristique, qui recèle bien des joyaux architecturaux.
Très belle présentation.
jemaflor (88237) 2012-04-15 1:03
Well framed and composed, nice architecture for these houses, good human presence, maybe more brightness ...
SWEETFREEDOM (23280) 2012-04-15 1:10
interesting building, good colors and details.
besnard (54623) 2012-04-15 1:18
Un cliché intéressant et bien animé de cette place entourée d'immeubles remarquables. Dommage, le soleil n'était pas au rendez-vous.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
ikeharel (61549) 2012-04-15 1:27
Not so busy summer day on the market, but some tourist taking a stroll through town, John, to enjoy the exquisite architecture's.
Enjoy a nice sunday,
jjcordier (78372) 2012-04-15 2:34
J'apprécie les belles façades de ce marché de Ghent et la bonne composition "animée" de ta photo dans ce format carré qui lui convient bien.
ChrisJ (102893) 2012-04-15 3:40
Good sharpness and a fine overview of the square, with the people adding scale & context. Excellent colour & saturation with good shadow detail & diffused light. The small side street at right adds linear perspective. Have a nice Sunday!
agulberk (3794) 2012-04-15 4:04
Merhaba Dear John
very nice architectural building in a historical stone covered square and here seems touristic and shoping place. Good composition and nice presentation with perfect perspective to get depth of field and masterly light management to obtain sharpness,clarity and saturated colors. Also I liked the distribution of milky white clouds in the blue sky.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a good sunday
mohammad_H (9706) 2012-04-15 4:42
Lorsque l'image devrait ressembler, je suis là. La paix qui me donne un environnement calme. Belle architecture et un beau ciel. Enregistré dans la case appropriée. Très bonne résolution.
jacquest (18869) 2012-04-15 4:47
Nice architecture in a well chosen POV, where the street gives ddepness between the houses. The tree adds a touch of nature while the people bring life and perspective. Good colors and sharpness.
tyro (21634) 2012-04-15 4:58
What an interesting note and a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it!
The composition is lovely and the addition of people in the market place adds interest. I particularly like the couple who appear to be studying a map - perhaps to try to find some interesting place to visit.
Lovely colours and soft gentle light, a lovely sky and perfect exposure and sharpness.
pierrefonds (59426) 2012-04-15 5:04
The distance between the square and the end of the street is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings and of the houses. The afternoon light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (65369) 2012-04-15 5:46
Le beau couple sur la droite ne laisse aucun doute sur ses intentions pour le reste de la journée. Continuer à visiter pour en voir le plus possible de cette très belle ville.
Buin (42360) 2012-04-15 5:50
This is much more than architecture, this is a demonstration of wealth and power - and it is wonderful that it could be preserved in all these centuries. I like that one can see that all these beautiful gables do not compose a museum - no, they still are inhabited and "in function". All these people around really enhance the composition.
Greetings from sunny but cool Westphalia!
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-15 8:24
Wonderful buildings and square!
Very beautiful picture!
Exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33526) 2012-04-15 8:39
what beautiful Antwerp Market wonderfully flawlessly executed like allways from excellent POV and DOF too. Perfectly manage light, colors, sharpness, clarity od deatils. Marvellous photo. I love it this architecture and amazingly beautiful facade. Thanks for sharing. Awesome !!!
All the best and have a nice afternoon,
UlfE (14641) 2012-04-15 10:06
A really great photo. I really enjoy you inclusion of people. The photo would not be as good if you have waited until the tourists and the two ladies were gone. They are actually the first that catch your attention when you see the photo. TFS and have a fine week!
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-15 10:24
Beaultiful composition and very well framing of this plaza with interesting buildings design. I like you capture one tree on the photo, breaking a little the concrete domination on the scene. Nice one.
serp2000 (41700) 2012-04-15 10:37
An interesting report from Flanders, the note is very useful, good illustration. As always, a quality is perfect.
All the best wishes,
AliMoein (780) 2012-04-15 12:40
What a beautiful old houses
What a beautiful and clean city
It has a very good clarity,colors and light
Very good perspective and view
Thanks for the useful information provided by you
ebingul (1928) 2012-04-15 15:44
A nice composition from Antwerp.Good idea to have people in FG.Good texture.Fine colours,perspective and clarity.Well seen and captured.
Congrats,TFS and best regards.
siamesa (27761) 2012-04-15 16:22
Boa noite John
The architecture is the high point there. Simply magnificent. Perfect capture. Thanks for sharing.
abmdsudi (45748) 2012-04-15 21:09
You have made excellent use of the rows of houses and human elements, and what wonderfully ornate architecture they are. You are right to include the group of people in the area where the eye is drawn. What I like most is the diagonals of buildings. A pretty cool shot and subtle, is well composed. Great capture.
Fis2 (88885) 2012-04-16 3:05
I like this daily life shot.
Good frame and colors.
Curious place, is climate.
Didi (58488) 2012-04-16 4:12
Bonjour mon cher John
Vue intéressante sur cette place célèbre qui est parfaitement bien cadrée.
La dominante cyan est causée par le ciel dont le soleil est masquée par les nuages. Il suffit d'ajuster la balance des blancs sur nuageux afin de réchauffer les couleurs.
John_F_Kennedy (43355) 2012-04-16 5:47
Beautiful image, I lkie those old houses on the market place. Fine tones and lights. Well done.
Graal (99510) 2012-04-16 6:57
beautiful place in Antwerp. Ilike the architecture. Good colours and composition. Well informations also.
Have a nice day.
vasilpro (41091) 2012-04-16 9:04
Beautiful daily life composition with interesting architecture in BG, very good clarity and sharpness, lovely light and colors, very nice framework, TfS!
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-04-16 11:03
Ola John ,
Bonita a cidade de Antwerp com estes edifícios tradicionais , tem uma bela arquitetura e estão muito bem cuidados , gostei da rua em profundidade , boas cores e luz ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
bukitgolfb301 (37350) 2012-04-16 17:14
Hello my dear John
Yes, impressive portrait / architecture shot! Reflecting with your high sense!
Nice wonderful background architectures and composition with great combination.
Significant tasteful color touch indeed.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from a little cold Tokyo
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-16 19:14
I would love to visit a market like this. It does not seem to be busy and you have captured the shot well in this fine square. Well featured people with map for the guide.
Thanks and have a great week.
Alco (7077) 2012-04-16 19:57
A very nice place for visitors.I like very much the architecture of these buildings.The street on the right and people add depth to your picture.Great sharpness and beautiful colors.TFS.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-16 22:15
سلام دوست من
مستند خوب با نما عالی و ترکیب خوب
danos (89691) 2012-04-16 23:49
nice the view of this part of the city of Antwerp market,with the few people in the scene to allow us to see and admire and the beauty of the city,the architectural style of the buildings,as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
Silvio1953 (128528) 2012-04-17 0:45
Ciao John, great perspective on lovely square with beautiful buildings, nice composition with people, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mauro61 (52631) 2012-04-17 0:47
buona la ripresa di questa piazza con le particolari architetture che le fanno da contorno.
Perfetto inserimento umano a vivacizzare la scena e grande controllo della luce,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-17 5:05
Great shoot of this area of Belgium.Very nice capture of these buildings with great architecture.Very nice POV with details.Well done
adramad (39806) 2012-04-17 8:19
This place is wonderful and always a pleasure to view, compositions of the square.
A splendid POV with these facades and good perspective of the street.
Magnificent sharpness, good management of light and a nice color. Well done.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-17 9:37
Colors, and the daily lives of residents and visitors is very pleasant to see, in this light a little shy. The view well chosen and framing describe the architecture and the cobbled square in interesting ways. The exposure is well managed, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-17 10:05
Beautiful look at daily life you have capture here John, with great detail and clarity. Wonderful warm colors and lots of human action to view. The Architecture is stunning and well-presented and thanks to your POV, I am pleased.
tedesse (25133) 2012-04-17 10:56
Miraculous street shot, beautiful architecture. Lovely colours, perfect sharpness. Interesting note.
Very well done
Waylim (25368) 2012-04-17 16:58
A good city scene, the light is not ideal but you managed a beautiful photo and good composiiton. Good note for a better understanding of the location.
JFS (32459) 2012-04-18 3:21
Looking to your photo I feel like being there! I love it! Excellent work, as always.
thanks and best regards,
rbassin (19485) 2012-04-18 8:41
C'est une très belle composition, bonne présentation de cette place qui s'ouvre sur la rue et sa perspective.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-04-18 9:02
I like your view of quite atmosphere of Antwerp Market. Good composition with best presentation. TFS!
All the best!
TopGeo (38206) 2012-04-18 9:20
Well idea and POV framed and composed, nice architecture for these houses,and daily life. Very nice photo, with great contrast between these colors, and very good choice for theme of city side
Very good result
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-18 9:24
Very intersting compostion full of details to admire! excellent light and good combiantion of colors! i love the presence of the people in the position in the frame. gives life to the scene..very good job!
mvdisco (17784) 2012-04-18 11:18
Another beautiful point of view of Antwerp Market in Anvers,
Beautiful architecture and détails of this lovely place,
Excellent POV. & DOF. well presented and composed,
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-04-18 13:43
composizione come sempre magistrale, con la coppia di turisti in perfetta posizione in questa magnifica piazzetta. Molto bella l'architettura tipica di queste zone delle Fiandre, molto belli i colori e qualità che rasenta come sempre la perfezione.
Un caro saluto
raszid62 (18585) 2012-04-19 1:13
I was once, long ago in Antwerp, and it amazed me the delicate architecture and decoration of houses of this beautiful old city. Great, subdued colors and perfect picture quality.
lousat (81158) 2012-04-19 4:07
Salut John,des magnifiques facades typique des places belges,excellent capture avec un gros sense de l'espace et excellente gestione de la difficile lumiere.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
josepmarin (57841) 2012-04-19 4:24
in spite of the weak light of a partially cloudy day, you have reached a good chromatic level and a soft luminosity, which they provide a great beauty to the image.
The architecture of this square is magnificent, and I like the deep perspective of the street that we see behind the couple of tourists who look at their map in foreground.
A fantastic work.
ourania (35164) 2012-04-19 5:39
a wonderful picture which makes an impression straight away for its skillful composition and depth but also invites to an interesting detail hunt, thanks to its superb clarity and great accompanying note. I like very much the way the vertical lines of the facades open up to allow a deep view into the adjacent street which offers lovely perspective, colours and balance to the whole picture. The managemt of the soft light, the colours, contrasts and textures are marvellous.
Well done and thank you!
All the best,
sacavem (18614) 2012-04-19 14:33
Lovely architecture,the buildings of the Grand Place(?) are really remarkable and you captured them very well, with lots of quality.
PaulVDV (24075) 2012-04-19 15:23
Een heel mooie voorstelling van deze prachtige gevels met een uitstekend dieptezicht in de straat.
Het verkeersbord verbergt grotendeels de boomstam waardoor het gebladerte wat lijkt te zweven, maar toch mooi.
Heel gedetailleerd met enkele mooie ontdekkingen zoals het witte beeld op de hoek van de grote markt en de zijstraat.
jmdias (58185) 2012-04-20 2:54
I liked these beautiful façades and this beautiful tree, personages well positioned and a perfect framing and light. nice details of this beautiful town.
Kielia (24073) 2012-04-20 3:44
this new POV on this already well known place works excellently and is giving us a great impression of this wonderful square. The composition is excellent and I like the relaxed atmosphere of summer a lot. My compliments!
ybx (251) 2012-04-20 12:29
very beatiful square with lovely ancient and precious buildings.
Your explanation about Antwerp Market is very interesting and it's a ideal complement of this pleasant picture.
I read with great interest the explanations that accompany all your pictures.
Best regards & ciao
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-20 16:21
I have been to Antwerp and liked the place very much. The square looks very quiet. Like the beautiful architectural buildings. I like the soft colors. The red and the blue shirts catch the attention. Nice sharp image with good management of light.
gunbud (34066) 2012-04-20 17:43
This splendid architecture is seen in warm soft light that brings out its rich details.
The brick streetsand soft blue sky make for a charming scene.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-21 0:59
a beautiful atmosphere with attractive composition and splendid architectural details, very nice soft lights and the POV is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
mesutilgim (88220) 2012-04-21 1:21
Hello dear John,
Not only the architecture is typical but also the weather !!
Very good pov and perfect layout.
Nice to have you included this couple (most probably turists) at right into the scenery, who ar studying their map : where to go next !
Dim light allows us to notice every single detail here.
Again a perfect TE entry with many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a wonderfull weekend
bayno (18344) 2012-04-21 6:20
beautiful place with interesting architecture, the scene is well framed with the couple of tourists in the right place, the definition is at the top as always, excellent color and also the depth...well done...
have a good WE...
Royaldevon (32681) 2012-04-21 11:41
The buildings are certainly impressive with their height and sculptured upper sections.
Your pov is well chosen, creating a gap along the thirds line and with the map-searching couple perfectly situated where the thirds lines intersect.
A fine dof keeps the details interesting and accessible.
Have a lovely w/e,
eldancer1 (30873) 2012-04-24 9:21
It still amazed me to see buildings built hundreds of years ago stil standing as beautiful as the day they were built. Nice capture of this square even on a gloomy day. Good to have the people for sense of proportion. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Angshu (56460) 2012-05-01 21:45
Light doesn't seem to be great, but the details have been well captured. The houses are typical of this place and are beautiful. The place was relatively less crowded when you took this shot...the cobbled street adds to the beauty! Well done!
aloyho (6798) 2012-05-04 21:54
The beautiful architecture is very captivating and the very nice colour here generates a cool and calm atmosphere to this place, but even more interesting is the message that this shot conveys - that of a clean and safe environment where the people can enjoy. This must be the envy of many who constantly live in fear and uncertainty. Great shot!!
Regards and a great weekend ahead.
baddori (20021) 2012-06-24 15:10
Città europea il mattino feriale .
L'architettura di grandi e prestigiosi palazzi e tutti al lavoro .
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (142920)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-14 23:40