Belfort van Gent
Yesterday I was browsing through my archives and looking in the folder with pictures from my trip to Gent and Antwerpen in Belgium two years ago. Here I found three pictures of het Belfort van Gent, which I stitched using Autostitch.
Het Belfort van Gent (Belfry of Ghent) is one of the three medieval towers in the centre of the Belgian city of Gent (English: Ghent, French: Gand). The tower is 91 metres high. Building of the tower started probably before 1314.
The building in front of the tower is de Lakenhal (Cloth Hall). Both buildings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the background you can also see de Sint-Niklaaskerk (St. Nicholas' Church), an gothic church from the 13th century.
The city of Gent is the capital of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen (East-Flanders). The city is located at the place where the rivers Leie (Lys) and Schelde (Scheldt) come together. The city has 231,000 citizens.
In the Middle Ages, Gent has been an important city in Northern Europe and was only a little bit smaller than Paris and bigger than cities like Hamburg, Cologne and London. The city was in those days important city for cloth.
Hope you like it!
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mortijo (12828) 2007-09-26 12:57
Hi Lars, so you were on the other side of Saint Nicolas!! A nice stitch of the Belfort!
I am chauvinist of course, but I think Gent is a really beautiful city. :~)
Guenther (10915) 2007-09-26 13:08
great stitch of the beautiful and famous Belfort, excellent light, the red coloured people at the lower right corner add some vivacity to the composition.
Thanks for sharing.
dip (23766) 2007-09-26 13:13
nice image,great POV and clarity,very well captured and composed,interesting note!
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-09-26 14:36
Very nice building with an impressive tower and a nice decoration. I like the fact hat some space has been left all around and not only the large place in front of the building. excellent sharpness and nice colors.
All the best,
danyy (0) 2007-09-26 15:05
momunment imposant que ce beffroi qui demande du recul pour tenir sur une seule photo.
Belles lumières, une photo aui inclut aussi un peu de vie.
C'est bien vu.
paura (47166) 2007-09-26 16:39
Excellent photo to show to all us this amazing building. The tower is really interesting and full of architecture details.
singuanti (15250) 2007-09-26 19:14
Hi Lars. That's a nice find in your archives. I usually find really bad shots and nothing like this! ;) I'm amazed you were able to fit that much wide-angle in your camera. The people and the rich colors they are wearing adds a useful burst of color. You should have posted this a long time ago!
UnTrained (0) 2007-09-26 23:08
good job to show us the complete one. The view over the place with some life and the statue is a wonderful entrance for that good composition of cloth hall and tower. Good contrasts on that impressing architecture added by some city and a good sky.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ahmetgedikli (25508) 2007-09-26 23:24
Very nice shot, beautiful architecture and good light... I like this composition and POV.
carper (96) 2007-09-26 23:29
mooie foto Lars,
de compositie is fraai, mooie contrast goede details, de mensen in het rood doen het trouwens ook goed in de foto, goed werk. prettige dag.
jhm (142067) 2007-09-27 4:12
Hoe dikwijls heb ik hier op deze plaatst gestaan, ik durf het niet te zeggen.
Gent heeft echt mooie gebouwen waarvan u het Belfort op een grootse wijze laat zien, samen met Lakenhalle. Enkele jaren terug zijn de verdediging bunkers er uitgehaald, die gemaak zijn door de duitsers tijdens de oorlog, wanneer de Engelse Gent zounden bombarderen.
Mooie foto goed samengesteld.
Onze vriend John is een Gentenaar, zal zijn stad nogwel kennen.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen,
Tort (2266) 2007-09-27 6:10
The architecture is great and is well presented. Your composition is fine including the people in the foreground. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-09-27 8:38
Very beautiful medieval church, very well captured with great sharpness. Nice colors, excellent light. I like the inclusion of the people in the square.
xavshot (69835) 2007-09-27 9:44
l'architecture est impressionnante et ta photo la met bien en valeur. j'aime tous les détails que l'on peut voir sur la façade. belle qualité.
alvaraalto (6177) 2007-09-27 15:04
Mooie klassieke foto van uitstekende kwaliteit. De rode familie rechts vooraan maakt de foto extra aantrekkelijk.
markstaples (15670) 2007-09-28 2:51
This reminds me so much of the cloth hall in Ypres. You did well to frame this in its entirity, which couldn't have been easy. A nice sharp shot too. Hope you are well Lars,
Best wishes to you and your dad,
bertolucci (13358) 2007-09-28 3:12
Hej Lars, een prachtig plein dit en je hebt 'm op op een fraaie manier in beeld gebracht met de St Niklaas kerk net zichtbaar achter dit specta gebouw en met bruisend pleinleven op de voorgrond. Het wolkenpatroon is een gespiegelde versie van de vlakverdeling hier - mooi werk!
danos (88923) 2007-09-28 5:07
very nice composition of this vivid stitched capture with the Belfry of Ghent in this splendid placement in your frame.Really the bell-tower is impressive and captured with great sharpness and clarity.The people add a nice colourful stroke in your shot.Well done Lars.
feather (51130) 2007-09-28 8:19
What a great find in your archives. I would have forgotton by now that I intended to make a stitch and would be wondering why I had taken parts of buildings. ;D Excellent quality in all respects. Well done
Mikos (4326) 2007-09-28 8:27
My memories from Ghent are much more cloudy than your picture ;-P
You have taken a great angle, which one and only "actor in the leading role". I like the placement you have chosen, well centered, the light and colours are very natural and the result is excellent!
Cheers Lars, enjoy your weekend! ;-)
UlfE (14641) 2007-09-28 11:29
A really impressive vertical picture. Very well composed and pleasant lighting. I do not how your did your stitching job. Nevertheless, the result is a superb picture. Have a nice week end!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-09-28 14:26
Beautiful composition!For many reasons,for the impressive architecture,for the colors contrasting very well each other.I like very much than in many of your photos you include a daily life scene.Like this one,full of life...
wishes for the weekend,
Stepan (27210) 2007-09-29 1:17
Has been a long time since I went in Belgium, but that's how I remember the country and its mood. A typical shot for me, with a really beautiful architecture.
gildasjan (41946) 2007-09-29 1:28
Excellent framing of this architecture in the vertical format. Very good management of the light and clearness is perfect.
In a friendly way
tabora (0) 2007-09-29 3:17
Un bien joli piqué d'image,il est impressionnant.
le recul permet de la voir la garnd place et les personnes donnent de la vie et de jolies taches de couleurs.
Emile (20350) 2007-09-29 15:59
Very interesting work with the stitches, getting three shots taken 2 years ago and put them together, this is an amazing architecture very well captured from a good POV. Good sharpness and lighting, the people dressed with red colors produces a nice color contrast.
You wrote in your note "I stitched using Autostitch", is there a special program called Autostitch or you can get it in Photoshop??
papagolf21 (88239) 2007-09-30 0:42
Bonjour, mon ami Lars,
Je devais avoir 14 ans lorsque j'ai vu Gand, c'est dire, si les souvenirs sont lointains.
La beauté de cette architecture est magnifiquement mise en valeur. Impressionnant ! Bravo pour le respect des verticales.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-09-30 8:53
This is a beautiful architecture image, again. POV is very spectacular, details are decorative and rich. Lights are excellent, this is a fascinating work, Congratulations. Have a nice sunday
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-09-30 13:22
Beautiful view of the Belfort van Gent. Great colours, very good sharpness and details.
Nice contrast between the red coloured people and the grey/blue background
TFS and have a nice week
Gerrit (50752) 2007-10-01 4:08
mooi gebouw en uitstekend genomen met de mensen ervoor en de bankjes. Goed strak gekaderd.
jafadabret (56501) 2007-10-01 8:42
Lars, c'est une photo bien composée avec cet édifice massif sous une belle lumière. L'animation du premier plan est du meilleur effet.
atus (15838) 2007-10-01 15:33
well captured and nicely framed shot of this impressive tower. Before reading your note, I was wondering about how did you put it in one frame, because I remember that I had a lot of problems to do it, when visited Gent in my pre-digital era. Very good work with stitching!
Tfs and best wishes.
batalay (36151) 2007-10-01 20:31
I like this photo very much showing the majestic edifice in Gent. The woman with her two children add significant red highlight to the image. The vertical format is of course the correct choice for this presentation. Thank you as usual for your informative note.
Silvio1953 (127002) 2007-10-02 5:19
Hi Lars, splendid view of beautiful cathedral with wonderful architecture, beautiful composition with a lot of people in the square, great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
aloyho (6798) 2007-10-02 19:49
This point of view gave the necessary poise that this building deserved and with the clarity and fine colours,a lovely sight to the beholder. The clouds did the finishing touches to this nice composition. Great capture!!
Have a fruitful day.
edal (6804) 2007-10-03 22:19
It's a perfect stitch, color, sharpness and explanation note. TFS!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-10-04 13:52
Good capture of this big building. Good light and composition.
pablominto (53744) 2007-10-11 0:32
It is quite impressive when looking at the building skills back then! And I guess it was the same motivation back then as it is today concerning having the tallest building in the world...
The square makes it possible here to get a full view of the structure; great details in the architecture and well framed, and I like the guys in red!
ekinokswest (2994) 2007-10-20 16:08
I am glad to see your photos after a long while. the building, the big square of town, very peculiar to benelux countries. your angle is very correct lets us see the people and location very well
Didi (58094) 2007-10-31 12:01
Nice architectural composition and noting disturbs the foreground and I appreciate the summer luminosity.
riclopes (35577) 2007-12-17 6:23
Olá Lars, quite a pleasant place that you present here. The architecture is impressive and imposing and the square seems to be a nice one to relax a bit from a long walk around the city. Nice human atmosphere with the people sat around. I like the contrast of color from the family in red at right FG. Excellent presentation and good work with Autostitch.