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Two weeks ago I was in Bruges for a small stroll through Bruges, came I on this small park with modern art as subject.
In background the nice facade is of it museum "Arentshouse "
Arentshuis is a museum in Bruges. Together with the Groeningemuseum are here Fine Arts from the 15th to the 21st century housed. The museum is located at Dijver.
On the top floor of the 18th-century building is the work of the Bruges-British artist Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) on display. He painted realistic, scenes in which he expressed the industrial life of docks and factories and the hard labor of workers. He also explained many travel impressions colorful oils, watercolors and engravings. He also designed amongst other furniture and carpets.
On the ground floor changing exhibitions of visual arts will take place, in line with the Groening Collection.
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Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-10 23:07
I like this photo for its natural colors and light as well as properly planned composition. The square is surrounded by very attractive architecture and the colors of the buildings stay in nice contrast with each other. People present in the image have been placed in nice and not disturbing way. The trees and some greenery help diversify the image and add more interest.
Thanks for sharing
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-10 23:30
a beautiful photo of this famous place with spectacular composition and vibrant colours, great atmosphere,
pajaran (55091) 2014-02-10 23:42
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o mestu, muzeju i umetniku, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na mali park i arihitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto, arhitektura i trenutak sa posetiocima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
A good article on the place, the museum and the artist, with a description ...
A nice view of a small park and architecture been forgotten ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place, the architecture and the moment with the visitors, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
papagolf21 (90576) 2014-02-10 23:48
Bonjour, cher ami John,
La beauté des lieux intéresse les photographes et les visiteurs.
Il faut dire que l'architecture environnante bénéficie d'un intérêt manifeste.
Belle présentation, comme à l'accoutumée.
carlo62 (38773) 2014-02-10 23:59
Bruges ha tante piccole piazze e in ognuna di queste, ci sono sempre opere d'arte, questa è una delle città d'arte per eccellenza e il contesto in cui sono presentate, è indubbiamente un valore aggiunto molto evidente.
Proprio come in questa foto, turisti, sculture e uno scenario unico, dove starsene lì ad osservare le opere, è un vero piacere.
tyro (22168) 2014-02-11 0:01
Again you have given us a very interesting and informative note about this part of Bruges and, in particular, about this art museum. The area is obviously very photogenic as I see another photographer here in your photograph!
A very well composed image with the buildings all elegantly placeed within the frame and with the horse-drawn carriage being a fine addition. The long hedge gives a fine "lead in" to the composition too.
The light is beautifully soft and brings out all the details and textures in the buildings with lovely colours, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (27440) 2014-02-11 0:35
I see other photographers there too, I guess this kind of place will attract many lens'! A nice view of this park, and you have placed it really nicely in it setting here. The park with the artwork looks great, but the building behind does a lot to set the scene. I love the colors in the shot too, from red through browns and greens to the great light blue of the sky.
Thanks as always
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-11 1:22
looks like every corner of Bruges has something to offer.
This is really picturesque and lovely scene.And the square has definitely its unque,own charm.I like your perspective and angle to present us this scene.Chosen carefully and with great attention for all details.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-11 1:26
Beautiful photo of the park with modern arts. I see it has attracted other photographers as well. The museum with attractive architecture has provided for a nice backdrop for the park. The tourist and the photographers add life to the composition. Excellent composition with natural colours and light. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (82684) 2014-02-11 2:34
Salut John,les couleurs sont un peu trop saturees,mais les details sont excellents,pas facile dans cette lumiere,un tres joli corner depuis Bruges,une ville tres riche de opportunites.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-11 2:57
love the way the art is both accessible inside and outside this fine looking museum building. A beautifully constructed composition that intrigues and is full of wonderful old architectural elements as well as the art. Marvellous!
Regards - B.
mesutilgim (89140) 2014-02-11 3:01
Hello dear John,
Another perfect capture of this nice corner in Bruges.
Citylords have made here a perfect job to bring the citizens together with artworks in open air.
As usual in your case many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards from İstanbul
John_F_Kennedy (43445) 2014-02-11 3:19
This architecture is a very photogenic subject. A great place for photographers as well.
jacquest (18871) 2014-02-11 3:46
This is a nice architectural scene coupled with some life moments with the horse and blue umbrella and the photographer busy getting this statue on his memory card. The colors are saturated but natural in an image of quality.
Sergiom (67528) 2014-02-11 4:11
Un très beau square. Un trésor pour les photographes surtout avec les très beaux arrière plans offerts par cette superbe ville. Il y a beaucoup d'informations dans cette image et beaucoup de choses à voir pour les amateurs d'art.
pierrefonds (60434) 2014-02-11 4:26
The distance between the park and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the buildings. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
cornejo (35905) 2014-02-11 4:41
Hi John, very nice shot of this interesting scene of daily life in a place that brings back fond memories, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
saxo042 (37694) 2014-02-11 7:14
Bruges is indeed a very special town with all these old buildings and beautiful architecture. You have found a pleasant square here with interesting objects of art. A peaceful street capture!
adramad (40702) 2014-02-11 8:24
Splendid that you caught the corner of this so magical city, beautiful buildings in the square and a good gig vital touch and the people next to it, the trees with bare branches provide a good graphics.
Wonderful range of colors in very soft tones.
An image with lighting and sharpness are very well managed.
Well done. I love this image.
Have a good day.
ourania (36472) 2014-02-11 10:01
this is a very interesting place and your presentation of it is great. I like very much how neatly and elegantly you used all the elements in this view to create a well balanced, solid composition. The buildings are very attractive for their architecture and colours, the park in front of the museum must offer fantastic backdrops for the artworks displayed. The bare trees and the moody colours are very charming too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
COSTANTINO (59963) 2014-02-11 11:46
is it a shot from the past?
again you gave us an interesting capture
about this place of Bruges with nice
buildings with interesting architectural
details this park with the artwork looks
nice view indeed
have a nice new day
ngk (2413) 2014-02-11 14:53
Very beautiful photo from this interesting place. Nice colors, excellent atmosphere!!
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-02-11 18:08
a beautiful stare here surrounded with beautiful buildings and trees. Excellent presentation using a nice POV. Excellent photo quality. Nice depth. A superb one.
mcmtanyel (16719) 2014-02-11 18:14
It looks like you were not the only photographer there. The colors are nice and warm for a winter day. Commanding POV includes many interesting details to keep the viewer's eyes occupied.
Alco (7131) 2014-02-11 21:12
Nice picturesque picture of that museum. Interesting to see all those small sculptures outside the museum. The buildings have a nice architecture and colors.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (24431) 2014-02-11 22:57
Een plaats in Brugge waar de paardekoetsen langs komen maar ook vaak massa's toeristen voor de camera lopen.
Vermoedelijk heb je hier geduldig gewacht.
Indien ik me niet vergis, loopt het water onder het witte gebouw door en varen er ook vele bootjes onderdoor.
De kunstwerken vormen een mooie voorgrond voor het beeld van de gebouwen.
Een charmant en pittoresk zicht waarbij het aanwezige groen toch voor wat rust zorgt in het druk bezochte centrum.
Doorheen de bladerloze winterbomen toon je ons mooi de architectuur.
Wat betekent '1.2' in de titel?
Vele groeten, Paul
shreya2000 (1718) 2014-02-12 0:39
The buildings are looking very beautiful. The whole atmosphere you are showing is beautiful.
ikeharel (63019) 2014-02-12 8:53
A view that combine a few subjects in ne picture, John.
The statues park, and the horse with a carriage, people around the garden and the museum edifice on the BG, that has beautiful turrets upon.
All culminate to a marvelous corner in town, you managed to show so well. Most enjoyable looking at.
Fis2 (90111) 2014-02-12 9:28
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice evening
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-02-12 10:04
John, your image is artistic itself, a very beautiful architecture, exceptional colors, great contrast and a very complete note as usual!!
UlfE (14641) 2014-02-12 10:52
In Bruges there are many well-known views. For this reason it is very nice with a little unusual picture showing something else than usual scenes. Your POV and composition are excellent. The horse and the cart is well-postioned and for this in focus. Colours, sharpness and details are as always of the highest quality. TFS and have a nice evening!
Silvio1953 (130472) 2014-02-12 11:57
Ciao John, great view of beautiful aquare, lovely composition with nice people, excelent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (15571) 2014-02-12 12:57
were it not for the photographer in the square this could have been a picture from many years ago with the coach and horses adding a pleasing touch to a fairy tale scene,the architecture including the pointed towers is delightful.
Best regards Les.
clic (16088) 2014-02-12 14:29
This view on the Art Square is a Piece of Art in itself, given the elaborate ancient architecture showed without any modern artifact and, of course, with rigorous verticals from 'wall to wall'!
mvdisco (17784) 2014-02-12 17:00
Beautiful this art square in Bruges,
Nice perpective and architecture,
Beautiful contrast and light,
lovely place too,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-12 23:45
Nice clear image with a mix of beautiful colors.
The architecture is really appealing.
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-02-13 1:46
Remarkable shot of this Art Square.Nice colors and excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
claudeD (35519) 2014-02-13 4:44
very fine picture and a very good informative note. Bruges is really a very interesting town especially for photographers(but not only).TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jmdias (58984) 2014-02-13 4:54
I liked these architecture around the square and the way you shows it. nice elements to enjoy in this urban landscape. TFS,.
Nicou (130203) 2014-02-13 5:37
quelle iamge sueprbe image une belle place avec les personnage cette haite et les belles maisons en fond sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Miguel82 (26543) 2014-02-13 7:04
John, thanks for your support, you captured that plazza animation in Bruges, a horse cart is used to carry the visitors of the city, all the best, greetings
macjake (61514) 2014-02-13 10:40
always enjoyable to re-visit your gallery and see what new in Belgium :)
I know you mentioned the artwork here, but what interests me the most in this scene is that building on the left.
very elegant black roof, slanted on a very steep angle with tiny windows.
beautiful architecture and angle you took the photo.
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-02-13 20:49
very beautiful capture of daily life scene with architecture, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done. Best regards, Barbara
mirosu (15302) 2014-02-14 2:05
Excellent view to nice quiet square. You have captured many details to keep viewer a bit more busy. Nice to see the horse carriage and the people around it creating a very lively atmosphere. The beautiful houses in BG add nice bonus to this beautiful photo.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice, relaxing weekend.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-14 5:05
What an inserting and super square here in Bruges.
So much to see and admire, from sculptures,statues horse and carriages and splendid architecture.
Great Pov, so we can view most of it. Well managed and presented.
abmdsudi (46936) 2014-02-14 5:54
What an interesting sight, love the juxtposition of a beautiful scene with lively people presence and the imposing old buildings. Great colours too and lots to see lots to enjoy, good comp well captured. Congrats, Tfs.
chrislo (4155) 2014-02-14 7:51
Mooie foto van dit gezellige pleintje met de prettige architectuur van het Arentshuis. Het licht was niet denderend, maar dat heb je niet in de hand. Je hebt goed van die kunstwerken gebruik gemaakt om een interessante voorgrond te hebben. Blijkbaar was je niet de enige die hetzelfde idee had ! Maar volgens mij is het museum de grootste blikvanger van dit beeld. De kale bomen geven precies het winterse gevoel weer, en de rust die op het pleintje heerst, draagt bij tot de charme van deze plek. Mooi werk, John.
rychem (28139) 2014-02-14 8:22
Excellent photo, very nice scene on a beautiful sqare, nice idea to collect the artworks in a small park, well done
bukitgolfb301 (37736) 2014-02-14 12:28
Hi dear John
Wow another fantastic European moody image indeed.
So tasteful and historical high sense park via deep exposure with best match of the main subject, nice shot as usual.
All the best and have a good night! TAKERO
jcpix (13814) 2014-02-14 19:19
Art is very much subjective, just like photography of course...but I believe anything that can enhance the beauty of a public space is appreciated by all those who come in contact. A beautiful little corner of town here, and worthy of a photo opportunity for sure...in fact, looks like you weren't the only one. :) Despite what appears to be an overcast sky, you've managed lively color to match your standard of image quality with focus and detail. A pleasing look at this square and surrounding space. Enjoy the weekend. Take good care.
omid266 (6700) 2014-02-14 19:58
** Salam , Hi dear John ,
Thank you for sharing this nice work with us ,
Also for 1200 TE ,
This place has shown very nice , with nice colours,
and people is passing Peacefully ,
Nice moment and place captured ,
I hope and wish more success for you friend ,
Buin (42362) 2014-02-15 6:11
The architectural surroundings of this place really are beautiful and your today's contribution shows a a bit unknown part of this magnificent city. I like that it isn't as crwoded as many other parts of Bruges. The photographer colleague is a nice detail here.
John, have a nice weekend! I hope you are fine.
Greetings from stormy but really springlike Westphalia!
batalay (36994) 2014-02-15 7:16
You have made Bruges a most inviting and familiar city. As usual, it is a very well conceived, composed and executed shot. I like the inclusion of the photographer in the photo.
Warm regards, John, have a good Sunday.
Graal (100124) 2014-02-15 8:36
very nice and interesting place in Bruges, here. I like the architecture of buildings and garden on square. Fine colors and contrast. Well informations, photo-work also.
Have a nice evening.
carper (96) 2014-02-15 12:25
heel mooi stukje Brugge John zoals heel brugge trouwens mooie foto hier goed gemaakt.
npecanhuk (70106) 2014-02-22 19:12
Beautiful urban environment and architectural details!
Attractive and very pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
Angshu (56592) 2014-02-26 20:53
Interesting square as we see intersting sculpture works on display. The trees with their barren branches frame the picture well. Nice work!
eldancer1 (32113) 2014-03-05 7:40
Very nice capture of this nostalgic scene when transportation was simple and did not emit harmful gas or smog. Solid and practical architecture. Good lighting in spite of what looks like a cloudy day and good details. Well done, tfs.
ChrisJ (104387) 2014-03-11 5:24
The photographer at centre right adds interest to this shot. Good sharpness and the twin hedges provide good lead in lines and linear perspective, especially the fg one. A pleasant diffused light and natural looking color and saturation with nice sharpness. Tfs!
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-11-20 6:06
You have always maintained very much appreciable color, sharpness and good composition, nicely shot the two architectures almost different color and design from a perfect position with good clarity and nice color control, most impressive work.
with deep regards,
Matyas (9162) 2015-07-08 0:43
Hello John! Fine photographer. Fine scene and scenery. Superb architecture. Sophisticated lightness, brightness and colours. Good contrast. Good cut. Well done!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (144318)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-10 22:45