Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its centre is the largest carfree area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. Ghent established a nice blend between comfort of living and history – it is not a city-museum. The city of Ghent houses also three béguinages and numerous churches, among which the Saint-Jacob's church, the Saint-Nicolas' church and the Saint Michael's church are the most beautiful examples.
In the nineteenth century Ghent's most famous architect, Louis Roelandt, built the university hall Aula, the opera house and the main courthouse. Highlights of modern architecture are the university buildings (the Boekentoren or Book Tower) by Henry Van de Velde. There are also a few theatres from diverse periods.
The beguinages, as well as the belfry and adjacent cloth hall, were recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1998 and 1999.
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alin-m (3716) 2013-01-04 1:22
Nice capture in evening of this beautiful corner of city.Good photo.Well done.
claudeD (24601) 2013-01-04 1:23
very fine blue hour shot from Ghent with an excellent light managment.I like the atmosphere very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (99199) 2013-01-04 1:57
Ciao Daniel, fascinating blue hour, lovely intimate atmosphere, wonderful colors, splendid light, excellent perspective and great clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jhm (123140) 2013-01-04 3:18
These place is me very well known, saterday afternoon I was on the same place and took the sheep barn to the other side of your picture, this is the name for the new building in centre of the square.
Excellent depth and perspective picture, nice blue hours image.
Composition makes the picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (27216) 2013-01-04 4:37
A fine view, well used light and a great atmosphere.
timecapturer (31278) 2013-01-04 4:48
well this lives up to its title. The blue hues make this so attractive, but then it is my favourite colour. Beautifully atmospheric and sharp with superbly controlled light. Captivating imagery!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
snunney (67918) 2013-01-04 5:17
I like the atmosphere here and the point of view on this nicely animated scene. Perfect exposure control as always in your night time compositions. Excellent clarity.
Sergiom (40169) 2013-01-04 5:25
C'est une très belle photo d'atmosphère que tu partages avec nous aujourd'hui. L'heure bleu est parfaitement rendue ainsi que l'ambiance entre chien et loup.
npecanhuk (54221) 2013-01-04 6:33
Very beautiful urban & blue hour picture!
Level of sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
adramad (27872) 2013-01-04 7:55
Lovely composition with this beautiful corner, the blue hour, which adds love to the night lighting, the presence of people in the street adds a vital touch to the image.
Have a nice weekend.
carlo62 (13544) 2013-01-04 9:56
un'ora blu molto bella, l'esposizione è eccellente e le luci della città sono piacevoli, come le persone che passeggiano per questa meravigliosa città.
amaryllis (30381) 2013-01-04 13:42
une heure bleue ou à peine mais avec les maisons et la place et les lumières en font une composition agréble à voir; un bon format d'image
de plus ces personnes qui se promènent donnent vie à cette place
Nicou (98775) 2013-01-04 21:42
Quelle image de nuit sur cette belle place avec ces tons bleu et gris, fantastique gestion des lumières et image, superbe captage.
Bravo et amitié
wolf38 (28300) 2013-01-04 22:59
Hello Daniel. Yes, the blue hour is appealing. Title, photo and text complement each other perfectly. I think in the time between day and night, you do your best photos. Also good handling of light.
abmdsudi (27118) 2013-01-05 8:35
I love the frame used adding the authenticity of this location that conveys the feeling of relaxation in festive mood. Framing is good blending the photogenic background to real life with the well illuminated buildings as essential to the potency of the image. The detail is awesome, excellent blue coloring and fine overall contrast. This is an interesting piece of street scene so well taken. Congrats
siudzi (24689) 2013-01-05 10:06
Lovely blue hour post taken at this beautiful and charming city! You have captured this scene perfectly presenting a special mood of the holidays. Very well done! Thanks for sharing.
Cricri (87288) 2013-01-06 11:10
Une vue différente de Gand ou le canal est le plus souvent présenter, belle ambiance a l'heure bleu, bon POV et prise des éclairages, belle réalisation
paoloardiani (96) 2013-01-18 6:43
Sì, un'ora molto blu! Dove la luce artificiale leggera non disturba il realismo della scena! Congratulations!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (37419)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas 2012 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 0:37