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Almost every week I am in Ghent for shopping of my wife, but also a stroll in the city with my camera in the hand.
I was long time not on these place I saw a nice renovated building of the Bishop of the Province of East Flanders Van Looy, with in background the tower of the St Baafs Cathedral.
A nice blue sky and pleasant colours
I've made this picture, I hope that you enjoy.
The Episcopal Palace of Ghent is the administrative seat of the diocese of Ghent and the residence of the bishop. It is located on the “Bisdomplein” in the capital of East Flanders Ghent.
The building is protected as a monument
In 1840 it was decided to build on the east side of the Saint Bavo Cathedral. A new palace The neo-Gothic plans were drawn by engineer Matthias Joseph Wolters and the building was inaugurated by the then Bishop Louis-Joseph Delebecque in 1845. The land was a wasteland after the end of 18th century the cemetery to the cathedral was cleared.
The palace is to date (2013) is still inhabited by the current Bishop Lucas Van Looy
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pajaran (65070) 2013-06-23 23:18
Dobar tekst o dvoru sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak sa gospodjama.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the court with the given data ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful architecture and shown the moment the lady.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
papagolf21 (108031) 2013-06-23 23:25
Bonjour, cher ami John,
la résidence du Prélat est de qualité et a été parfaitement réhabilitée.
La joliesse de l'ensemble est remarquable.
Une vue originale et dépourvue d'éléments importuns.
serp2000 (45536) 2013-06-23 23:42
Good morning, John,
That's pretty poetic! Very nice architecture and elegant details. I like these two red points, as mutual support. Very nice postcard format.
ourania (50573) 2013-06-23 23:54
this is a very elegant and lovely building, its architecture is quite austere but there are eleborate decorative patterns that grace it. Its location is great too. There's a well considered slight perspective, superb depth and sharpness and also an effective tight framing that work together in such a great way making the image very attractive and giving to the building and people a 3D effect. The walking ladies provide a delightful sense of animation, the light and the consistent colours are most agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-24 1:29
this is really well considered and executed shot.I like the way you juxtaposed these two buildings.The Palace in the FG and the tower of the Cathedral in the BG.Very elegant composition with nice framing and excellent quality.Also the combination of soft light and so lovely,warm colors creates here very nice mood.
Have a nice day
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-24 2:12
un gradito incontro di due edifici di rilievo che hai condensato in una sola foto.
La nitidezza eccellente unita ad una illuminazione perfetta ed adeguata ha permesso di esasltare ogni più minuto particolaree la bellezza dell'architettura si commenta da sè.
Una bella composizione eseguita con ottima perizia.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
snunney (105503) 2013-06-24 3:02
It is rather splendid this building made all the more so by the addition of the tower courtesy of the cathedral. I like the lighting very much and the beautifully tones that come together to make a harmonious whole.
holmertz (58256) 2013-06-24 3:14
This is a nice building with a church tower seen behind. No doubt the composition has gained a lot from the inclusion of the woman in red and the red thing (letter-box, telephone-booth?) outside the building. The wonderful light is of course another important reason for the beauty of the photo.
sabermonajati (11383) 2013-06-24 4:10
excellent combine from two facade you captured.
jacquest (19047) 2013-06-24 4:58
Good superposition of the two buildings. The renovated one is really beautiful and the good light has allowed to enhence it,s colors and details. The two pedestrians add life and perspective in an image of very good quality.
Sergiom (87179) 2013-06-24 5:06
Une belle image bien construite qui nous montre bien le contraste entre les deux périodes de construction. J'aime les personnages qui passent devant tout en donnant une belle relation dimensionnelle.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-24 5:07
a stunning looking building this, so full of Flemish character and restored magnificently. Nicely chosen composition giving a real sense of its size and style, and captured with full clarity and in a wonderfully flattering light.
Have a good week - Brian.
Fis2 (105140) 2013-06-24 5:23
Beautiful tower in the background.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
pierrefonds (70455) 2013-06-24 5:47
The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and colours of the architecture of the Episcopal Palace. The good luminosity is enhancin g the colours. Have a nice day.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-06-24 5:50
Again amazed by the extreme quality of this shot but of course no big surprise from you
Have a nice day, best
Nicou (149788) 2013-06-24 7:08
quelle merveille ce building sueprbe vue et captage quelle rendu architectural et iamge avec la place ce ciel pur grandiose vue.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-06-24 8:53
I love the lay out, a fine shot of a magnificent architecture details filled by bright light and sublime colours. The diagonal touch works well with portion of the tower glues nicely there, the blue sky and specks of vivid colour finish off nicely. Superb capture, Well done.
Didi (60590) 2013-06-24 10:27
Bonjour mon ami
Je vois que le nouveau format donne plus d'ampleur à l'image
La lumière rasante sur l'édifice le met bien en valeur sous cette belle luminosité ambiante
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-24 10:40
Hello dear John
Awesome composition with splendid architectural details.Very good lightning usage and good POV.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (42533) 2013-06-24 11:08
It does not surprise me that this building is a protected monument for it is a beautiful building, part of Ghent's history and needs to be looked after for future generations to enjoy.
You have placed it well in the frame, with excellent, sharp details. The two figures help to give scale whilst the one closest to the front adds a wonderful, red vivacity and links well with the other red item near the building.
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (33424) 2013-06-24 11:14
This is a very elegant building, and fitting of its title of palace. It is sophisticated and subtle, but very well designed and obviously the abode of somebody important. I like how you have captured this with the darker architecture behind peeping over. Great contrast of styles and all under such great light.
tedesse (25135) 2013-06-24 12:06
Beautiful renovated house bishop of the province East Flanders Van Looy.
Good POV and composition, great colors and sharpness.
PiotrF (22458) 2013-06-24 12:21
Interesting place, very well composed and captured this beautiful image , good presentation too. Very well done
cornejo (46076) 2013-06-24 12:31
Hi John, excellent photography of this interesting building, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (31907) 2013-06-24 12:55
Een prachtig gebouw, heel mooi gepresenteerd. Het warme licht en de kleuren geven het bisschoppelijk paleis een licht gele tint en maken het zeer aantrekkelijk. Uitstekende scherpte.
Vele groeten, Paul
carlo62 (54122) 2013-06-24 15:27
quando sono stato a Gent, stavano facendo i lavori e non ho visto questo bel palazzo, ma ricordo molto bene St Baafs e lateralmente, la statua dedicata ai fratelli van Eyck.
Molto bella la composizione, i due punti rossi colpiscono l'attenzione ed il palazzo sullo sfondo è molto elegante.
rychem (41630) 2013-06-24 21:30
Beautiful architecture photo, attractive windows, fantastic light, well composed and presentaed
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-24 22:51
Ton bon cadrage donne presque l'illusion de ne voir qu'un seul bâtiment. Très bien fait et sous une très bonne lumière.
tyro (26142) 2013-06-25 1:02
An interesting note and a very fine photograph of two very elegant buildings.
Your composition is excellent and owes much to the lady dressed in red and the red pillar which together make a fine diagonal foreground feature and lead the eye directly to the magnificent façade of the palace.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Is that Canon 7D a new camera for you?
dkmurphys (63687) 2013-06-25 3:17
Very fine postcard with the impressive buildings. Lovely architecture and a nice atmosphere around the square. Well taken.
A7XSxnFold (0) 2013-06-25 5:03
Beautiful photography, very nice and high quality work.
Good contrast and sharpness of the image.
I asm new on TE and I hope it will be nice to hang out.
jmdias (67941) 2013-06-25 6:58
excellent framing and use of the elements and buildings. I liked the sharpness and the light too. TFS.
ikeharel (77217) 2013-06-25 8:50
Before opened the thumbernail, John, thought this is a modern Cathedral - than realized what the title is about.
Nicely spotted the perfect line-up of the tower with the Bishop-edifice in FG.
Exquisite renovations shown, fine modern outlines with a touch of older era's style.
kordinator (22077) 2013-06-25 14:56
I like this fantastic building and her facade.
Woman in red give dynamic to the image.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-25 18:32
Excellent POV of this historical building with a woman walking towards it from the right, what automatically boosts DOF. Good light management producing vibrant colour tones. Well done
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-06-25 22:19
wonderful POV and fantastic snapshot of this Cathedral with so many beautiful details. The colors, sharpness, clarity, light are perfect. I like it a lot. Tfs.
fritzi007 (12120) 2013-06-25 23:34
sehr gute Darstellung, gratuliere!
Hansaphotos (8603) 2013-06-26 0:42
A splendid shot of these architectural delights. Well controlled light and fine colours. A well thought inclusion of the people, especially the woman in red. Lovely work! TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
kato (11630) 2013-06-26 6:06
Youre capturing well this building by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful/elegant architecture as the residence of the bishop in medieval times. It has a good design and elegant wall/roof by which weariness does not come. And, it's good at the contrast with Cathedral of backdrop. The whole is balanced well by a good arrangement and excellent color combination.
clic (18244) 2013-06-26 6:29
A soft hazed light shows the best of this elegant architecture wich majesty seems envied by the older campanile at rear that stretches its neck, so we will not forget to admire it!
You show a fine piece of Ghent with superb details.
Graal (103038) 2013-06-26 9:33
very nice architecture of palace. Also interesting old tower of cathedral in BG. I like the Gothic details. Good presentation. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (71731) 2013-06-26 10:12
now this is classy!
rich, elegant, sophisticated, beautiful looking.
funny to see the lady in red and the red mail box :)
successful shot with the full frontal composition.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-06-26 10:24
Very nice capture of this palace! Nice to have the people for scale. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. I think it's a little tilted, otherwise well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-06-26 11:50
Very beautiful composition using a splendid light. I like your idea with this juxtaposition. The architecture is superb. Congratulations for this beautiful presentation!
Silvio1953 (151627) 2013-06-26 13:10
Ciao John, great view of fantastic building, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (27994) 2013-06-26 13:26
This is a very pleasant frontal photo of an intricate building. I love the soft shadows on the building. If I may be greedy here: The right side of the building looks ripe for a photo of repetitive patterns, if you have one, could you post that, too?
Alco (7531) 2013-06-26 18:04
Very nice picture of that palace.Interesting composition with the tower in the background.Perfect light with beautiful details.I like the architecture of the windows and the door.Nice colors.Very well done.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-26 23:27
The renovated building looks really very fresh and rejuvenated.The windows look classic and the colors on the walls have been done with great care.The spires in the BG stick out well to add to the charm of the scene.Very well done.TFS.
Regards and best wishes,
mohammad_H (10072) 2013-06-27 6:11
Hello dear friend
Very attractive building with a beautiful view of the background, blue sky, beautiful colors with attractive scenery, good resolution,
Have a nice day
williewhistler (16412) 2013-06-27 12:08
Hello John,the quality of the light combined with the very clear details of the fine architecture of the buildings make a very fine photograph.
The lady in red striding into the frame adds a nice dynamic touch to a very well presented capture.
jcpix (13930) 2013-06-27 20:09
Good thing you take your camera along while your wife goes shopping...you should have all sorts of time to take photo's when women can keep themselves occupied with that! :) Your composition and perspective has virtually turned this into a singular building, it was difficult to differentiate the two from the smaller thumbnail image. Picture perfect in so many regards...and you've done great to showcase its elegance and detail. Well done indeed! Have a great weekend ahead.
Best regards from Arizona,
Angshu (56760) 2013-06-27 21:58
The apparent justaposition of the two buildings have been done well. Good light brings in pastel tones which makes this beautiful. Good work!
I see you are shooting with 7D...new for you in addition to the MKII?
ChrisJ (117201) 2013-06-28 2:32
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Excellent sharpness with good graphism of the building against the lighter bg sky. The people in the fg add scale and context. The shadow detail and toplighting are superb. Well framed and composed with good breathing space and control over perspective. Bon weekend!
mjw364 (1466) 2013-06-28 9:21
Creating one building out of two is a good idea here! A photography teacher would say that you shouldn't do things like this but what do they know?!
Vitaly (1021) 2013-06-28 11:03
The perfect combination of two architectural masterpieces. Matchless symmetry. Very soft pastel colors. The picture gives me real pleasure.
bayno (18344) 2013-06-28 13:04
beautiful architecture, excellent management of the strong light from the court shadows would seem noon, but also by the few people that circulates in the street, perfect framing and excellent detail...
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-06-28 16:14
Hello John, this is what I call "class", regarding the composition, the color, the light and the frame?
Nobody, but nobody can top you off, you will always be on the top!!!
all the greatest best to you
siudzi (34141) 2013-06-29 1:47
This is very beautiful capture of this charming architecture of Ghent. Like the classy composition you have created and very good quality of the pic. A plus here is also a warm light captured on the building which gave a nice touch to them. TFS.
Have a lovely day!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-06-29 2:29
nice buildings with interesting details. good light management and fien colors.
jemaflor (102247) 2013-06-29 7:29
Interesting architecture well taken, perfect presentation, light sahrpness and frame are well managed.
Miguel82 (27730) 2013-06-30 4:56
Excellent view of this religious monument, good sky conditions and light, good photo comment
Have a nice We
mkamionka (39803) 2013-07-01 7:15
I am so jealous you live so close of this beautiful town so that you can visit it so often! Although last weekend I went with my wife to old York mainly to accompany her with her shopping and on that occassion I was also trying to take some photos. So there is some similarity here but the difference is mainly that while my wife shops I have to watch our little baby and cannot focus on photography then.
Lovely composition here. I like the symmetry and an interesting combination of these two beautiful structures.
Very well done,
carper (96) 2013-07-01 22:22
mooi Gent fraaie foto goed genomen John, het rood doet het hier goed.
claudeD (41246) 2013-07-03 7:19
very fine picture from this amazing city of Ghent.Very interesting architecture , very good colors and sharpness.Very well done.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
branley (3681) 2013-07-06 21:25
I love these old buildings. This one is very elegant and your perspective, slightly offset, is very pleasing. There is a splash of colour from the box at the front of the building, and from the lady in red. The two ladies also give scale to the building. Another fine shot my friend.
baddori (20159) 2013-07-11 12:00
Congratulations for this beautiful presentation! The pefezione of the line, the sharpness of the details. The right time to click. GF
mirosu (16273) 2013-07-13 1:03
This is marvellous view to the beautiful building and the church behind. The colors, light and clarity are excellent and the low angle viewpoint perfect. I like to see the superb building details. It is also nice to see the two ladies in front, adding nice life to the scene. Brilliant image indeed. Greetings, Miro.
adramad (48980) 2013-07-14 8:46
A very nice picture with this beautiful building after its restoration looks flawless in every detail, superb POV with cathedral tower peeking out behind it.
Very nice colorful, these soft colors.
Very well managed a perfect brightness and sharpness to dwell on the details.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-08-03 10:15
an efficient overlapping of both buildings, with which you have created a very graphical and powerful image with a few different architectural styles.
Excellently managed light, a high quality of colors, I like your chosen framing and the elegance of the composition.
A great work, my friend.
Indrasish (2943) 2013-09-02 22:18
Excellent shot here.. You took this shot maintaining a good composition.. Like the perspective also.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
And thanks for attaching an interesting note with it..
Good morning and best wishes from India..
Hanssie (10886) 2013-09-22 2:49
Twee in 1 !
Mooi strak, deze foto, John !
danos (102500) 2013-09-27 3:21
fascinating the view as the presentation of the two buildings of Ghent,with the clarity and the sharpness to bring out the details especially on the foreground Episcopal Palace.The excellent light and colour management make the image even more effective.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-09-29 6:07
namaste John, interesting shot with the church building and the tower of cathedral. Though in my thought the catheral at back is more beautiful without the newly made building at front. You got the frame nicely. Razor sharp image quality. Excellent colours. The lady in red in the yard made it lively. Excellent work. Tfs.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-10-02 10:12
A very beautiful building in front of St Baafs Cathedral, here top part of the Cathedral has seen in this frame but it seems the whole building is Cathedral, very nicely shot it with good contrast and sharpness.
my deep regards and thanks for sharing,
aliabazari (16252) 2014-10-08 22:40
Mooi schot van deze mooie architectuur. Duidelijkheid en verlichting was zeer goed. Dank u voor het opnemen van deze leuke foto
COSTANTINO (68902) 2015-01-29 8:43
Hello my dear friend John Maenhout
and have a nice time
you are very luck visiting every week Ghent for
shopping I also love ancient houses and I am
feelinf very happy when I see them nicely renovated
simple but interesting construction with simple
architectural lines bringing memories from the
past the amazin blue sky adds light
Matyas (0) 2015-06-20 4:24
Hello John! Two buildings and two women. Fine scene. Superb architecture. Marvelous colours. Perfect cut and frame. Splendid effect. Good luck!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (158904)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-23 22:59