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Back to my archive where I found these nice picture of the garden in April 2011
I hope you like it.
Picture of garden of hospital
This hospital was very important for Bruges to 1970, than became a new hospital built at the exterior of Bruges.
This old hospital is now an exposition space.
Certainly a visit worthy.
South facade of the medieval St. John's Hospital .
The hospital was implanted on Mary Street , the former access road from Ghent and Kortrijk . Of the first original hall , only the foundations and some wall fragments remaining . To meet the increasing demand for care for sick pilgrims and travelers began early 13th century with the construction of three new wards . A phase that lasted until about 1310. Later entered the monastery ( 14th century ) and the convent ( 1544 ) .
From the disappearance of the fraternity at the end of the 16th century, the Augustinian sisters were alone in the management and health care . From the 20th century, this was done by ordinary citizens .
From 1796 the hospital came under the administration of Civil Hospices and in 1925 turned into 1977, that the Commission for Public Assistance ( COO ) , to the current PWC.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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pajaran (47712) 2014-02-15 23:08
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o mestu i arhitekturi, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa cvecem, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto sa klupom za odmor.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
A good article on the place and the architecture, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with flowers, beautiful colors.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Nice place with a bench to rest.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
saxo042 (36632) 2014-02-15 23:19
A very beautiful springtime picture with sunshine and flowers. The church in the background look very interesting and the walking man adds life. Pleasant colours!
papagolf21 (82936) 2014-02-15 23:29
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une composition qui sent bon le printemps et le retour de la nature.
Jolie prise de vue avec un très bon effet de perspective dont vous avez le secret.
Très bonne journée.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-15 23:36
a superb photo of this beautiful garden, the composition is spectacular, superb lights and details,
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-02-16 0:08
Deze tuin ken ik nog niet. Het ziet er wel heel mooi uit in de lente met de vele bloesems.
Dit lijkt me een ideale plaats in Brugge om een foto te nemen van de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal. De toren prijkt prachtig boven de rustige tuin uit.
Mooi licht en kleuren. Uitstekende scherpte.
Vele groeten, Paul
subhendu_bagchi (25065) 2014-02-16 1:11
beautiful natural view here. You got a nice frame from it. Good light. Excellent colours and nice depth. A very good presentation using a very good point of view. Very well done. Tfs.
photographer_sg (2540) 2014-02-16 1:33
superb composition with perfect exposure and colours. Great perspective with the beautiful tower in the distance. Thanks for sharing.
Schnappilic (9686) 2014-02-16 2:01
A very beautiful picture with a perfect POV chosen. So, we are in the middle of the garden. Very real! Superb atmosphere! Congratulations!
umutlu101 (13254) 2014-02-16 2:16
belle composition...le trait diagonal bien utilisé
le printemps prés que arrivé en Europe prématurément
très dangereuse pour la nature si il y a le gèle
snunney (78609) 2014-02-16 2:16
An interesting story to accompany this fine composition; it is nice to here that the old hospital has been put to good use, rather than being torn down. I like the perspective down the floral pathway and the focal point offered by the church tower. The man walking and admiring the shrubbery brings the scene to life and contributes to the sense of depth. The image is pleasantly lit and has very good colours and sharpness.
timecapturer (44241) 2014-02-16 2:22
lovely spring shot this, with clear blue skies and a sense of winter being gone. Perfectly composed and so enticing, with glorious detail and a tranquil atmosphere that is both welcoming and beautiful. Magic!
Have a great Sunday - B.
holmertz (36335) 2014-02-16 3:46
The man walking towards us is a very important part of the composition, in my opinion. The view as such is beautiful with the very nice fences creating diagonals along the garden and the brick building. The church provides a very nice background. The colours and sharpness are excellent, as always.
Subhogen (4063) 2014-02-16 3:49
Excellent view from the garden. Like the perspective you have created with the row of trees. Very strange trees, never seen such trees with branches perpendicular to the stem. Good inclusion of the person who provides life to the scene. But the star in your photo according to me is the spotless blue sky. It has a silky feel to it. Excellent photo with vibrant colours and perfect sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (53569) 2014-02-16 4:22
Tout pousse le regard vers ce superbe et très haut clocher en arrière plan. Des belles lignes de fuite nombreuses . Le passant apporte une touche de normalité à la composition.
jacquest (18073) 2014-02-16 5:04
The nice tower of the church becomes a focal point for the eye as the oblique straight lines seem to lead to it. The man walking adds perspective and life on this beautiful day of spring. The inage quality is, as usual, very good.
ourania (25364) 2014-02-16 6:37
the garden looks like a very pleasant place for a walk on a bright sunny day like this. Your point of view and the strong perspective you've established within the frame make this area very inviting, especially since, at the borders of the garden there are some intriguing buildings for the visitor or the viewer to study. Depth and clarity are excellent, the light and the colours very appealing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ikeharel (51339) 2014-02-16 7:33
Beautiful photo with the lone man stroll along the garden, nowadays an exposition ground, John.
Fin4e clear shot, details appear in juxtaposition, leading the view towards the tower on far side.
Lovely and pleasent to watch.
serp2000 (37392) 2014-02-16 7:37
Yes, I like this nice photo too, amazing design of the trees, good idea. Another interesting picture from your archive. Thanks!
chrislo (4149) 2014-02-16 9:31
Een mooie opname van deze fraaie tuin die tijdens de zomer een pracht moet zijn. Het pad met de gesnoeide bomen trekt je het beeld in met een goed perspectief tot gevolg. Door je goed gekozen standpunt krijgen we een prachtig uitzicht op de Sint-Salvatorskathedraal die zo mooi afsteekt tegen de blauwe lucht. De banken zijn uitnodigend om van de rustige omgeving te genieten. De ontluikende natuur en de bomen die in bloei komen zorgen voor een zeer aangenaam beeld. Hopelijk wordt het snel zo’n weer !
adramad (34843) 2014-02-16 10:00
Very nice and original composition, this garden in which highlight these trees, whose branches are joining with the next, creating as a plant fence, delightful view of the tower behind both green, the road gives a good perspective.
Very good color, perfect lighting and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Good Sunday afternoon.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-02-16 10:40
John, lovely contrast and brightness, such a peaceful scenery, good for mind and soul!!
have a great Sunday!!
jcpix (11018) 2014-02-16 16:03
These grounds are head and shoulders above any I've ever seen at a hospital before. If you hadn't mentioned it, I would have assumed there was something more of a castle nearby to initiate this well manicured landscape. Another strong perspective from your keen compositional skills, leading us down the path and into the distance with the tower as a solid focal point. It also makes for a good contrasting vertical element to break up some of the negative space. Bright, colorful, and detailed as always. Enjoy the week ahead. Take good care.
mcmtanyel (9967) 2014-02-16 16:13
This is yet another photo with wonderful perspective. I find the trees along the path very intriguing. It must be a very pleasant place to visit.
COSTANTINO (50525) 2014-02-16 21:53
nice and pleasant atmsophere during springtime
your notes are very useful about this garden
of the hospital
a shot different from the usual
thanks for sharing your thoughts
shreya2000 (767) 2014-02-16 22:31
Dear John Sir,
Colour of the sky is cristal clear. I like it. A good detail of the hospital.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-16 23:13
The haphazard fencing adds a bit of drama to this otherwise calm and peaceful image.
Colors are excellent!
Graal (94980) 2014-02-17 2:12
nice spring picture. I like the blooming plants. Fine composition, perspective and colors. Good presentation. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day.
clic (13922) 2014-02-17 5:57
What caught first my attention were those strange exotic tree rows that give to themselves some airs of railroad power lines of yesteryears and then, their 'funneled' perspective leading attention to the bells tower for an attractive poster.
John_F_Kennedy (41980) 2014-02-17 6:31
Picturesque and peaceful place. Great view of this garden, nice natural colours. Well done.
Fis2 (81439) 2014-02-17 8:46
Good frame and colors.
I like tower ;)
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-02-17 11:36
It didn't surprise me when I read that this was in Bruges; to me, all parts of this city have great beauty.
Your viewpoint uses the guide lines very effectively and, also, creates a fine sense of perspective.
Your figure appears to be enjoying his view of the garden, where the white blossom is cascading into the f/g.
I like how the church acts like a backstop.
My warm regards,
Silvio1953 (114897) 2014-02-17 12:44
Ciao John, lovely composition with beautiful alley full of flowers, good DOF, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (51865) 2014-02-17 16:39
very nice use of these curious fence-trees. I liked the beautiful bell-tower ahead and the inclusion of a personage. nice job.
omid266 (2985) 2014-02-18 5:41
** Hi , Salam dear John ,
Thanks for your useful notes about Peace **
Yes , i know that Belgium and also Holland have
Peaceful living with many different Religions and
hope the same for all the world ,
This picture is another beautiful captured ,
with nice walls with this unnatural trees ,
nice colours , and a young man is lookind at ,
Very nice shown , Best done , well done friend !
Thank you for sharing this beautiful image ,
** Best moments and picrures **
rychem (18707) 2014-02-18 8:30
What a fantastic clarity of the photo, great light, very nice and peaceful atmosphere, great depth and sharpness
abmdsudi (38710) 2014-02-18 9:48
This lovely garden provides good focal to the scene with array of diff colors adding the cheery feel to the shot. The person and diagonal add perspective and depth.
Indeed a pleasing shot so well taken. Congrats, TFS
Alco (6434) 2014-02-18 21:53
Beautiful picture of that garden and that old hospital with a nice tower. Interesting lines formed by these strange trees. That man add life to your picture. Superb colors. TFS.
danos (82577) 2014-02-18 23:08
nice the view of the hospital's garden with the gardener? to walk on the narrow alley adding life in the scene.I like the creative persective with the light and the colour management of the image with the trees to have this specific shape.
krzychu30 (15258) 2014-02-19 0:40
early spring is a delightful time of the Year,where the nature awakes to life.
This is beautiful scene and I enjoy th eway you framed the scene and how you created this diagonal line leading our sight through the whole scene.In thsi aspect I find also this walking man crucial for the scene.
And the last thing I´d like to mention are colors-fabulous,vivid and so nicely contrasting.Lively like
Wish You a nice day
Nicou (115084) 2014-02-19 1:11
Merveilleux ces buissons en fleurs quelle compo et vue quel captage avec ces perspectives ces personnages ces édifices sueprbe vue.
Bravo merci et amitié
lousat (71297) 2014-02-19 4:08
Salut John,tres jolie composition,avec les fleurs du primtemps qu'on dois attendre encore quelque semaine...ehehe..une perspective longue et riche dominee' par la cathedral en arrier plan,qualite' au top comme d'habitude.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
mvdisco (17630) 2014-02-19 7:02
Quel bel endroit et une jolie perpective!!,
Une belle lumière de printemps et de jolies couleurs naturelles,
Belle composition et présentation...
tous mes compliments.
macjake (51264) 2014-02-19 14:42
I would never have thought this was taken on the grounds of a hospital!
very interesting history, always changing hands over the hundreds of years - we don't have such history here in Canada :)
I wonder if there are any ghosts in or around this hospital because of its age.
tranquil type of setting for a hospital, i like that, perhaps it helps the healing process.
fine shot in the cloudless sky which can often be difficult.
berek (32573) 2014-02-19 21:59
Everything grows look to this beautiful and very tall bell tower in the background. Many beautiful lines leak. Passing brings a touch of normalcy to the composition.
Kamilutka (8081) 2014-02-20 2:07
that is a very pretty path leading through the garden and probably it managed to cheered many of patients. The church visible in the distance is lovely example of architecture and adds very much to this image.
Very good depth and perfect sharpness.
Well saturated colors.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
claudeD (30097) 2014-02-20 4:19
very fine picture from Bruges with an excellent composition and fine colors. By adding the person into your shot you have added life to the shot. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (24647) 2014-02-20 15:08
Trees comes alive in the spring and with them heavy dose of pollen which is not good for my allergy, nice capture of this spring scene with flowers blooming and the grass green. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
photoray (9767) 2014-02-20 15:30
I am attracted to the row of unusual tree pruning, resembling multiple crosses, then a glimpse of the medieval hospital tower architecture.
Thanks for sharing,
rbassin (15796) 2014-02-21 8:49
Une promenade agréable dans ce jardin qui sent bon le printemps.C'est bien vu, bonne perspective jusqu'au clocher.
npecanhuk (60100) 2014-02-22 19:11
What a lovely and charming place!
What a beautiful, pleasant-looking and attractive picture! Those leafless trees and the tower in the background are highlights!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Corry (4506) 2014-02-23 5:57
Belle prise de vue de ce parc avec l'église en arrière-plan. J'aime beaucoup l'effet de ces arbre avec les branches horizontales. L'image a beaucoup de profondeur. Salutations.
kato (11630) 2014-02-25 12:28
You're capturing well this old hospital by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see low layer hospital enclosed by the tasteful wooden fence. It looks like a beautiful architecture with facade of calm tone. And, it's healthy that it is surrounded by rich nature. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
fabbs99 (15657) 2014-02-25 23:35
Awesome colors and tone in this image of this old hospital.Very well captured with good lighting.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
mkamionka (29151) 2014-02-26 3:31
as usual a great quality and perfect performance here. I like the amazing sharpness and clarity . The weather was beautiful and consequently so are the colors: very vivid and natural at the same time. This picture is a nice combination of this lovely garden with some attractive architectural element appearing behind.
very well done!
Didi (54651) 2014-02-27 9:30
Bonjour mon ami
Une intéressante perspective agrémentée par la présence humaine
Très bonne luminosité ambiante qui met en valeur cette vue
carper (96) 2014-02-27 10:45
mooie foto het lijkt wel lente hier, fraaie balans,
mooi gemaakt john.
Angshu (54475) 2014-03-04 4:08
I have never been to this part of Brugge, but it looks great!
The perspective is well defined by the path which culminates in the tower in the BG dominating the scene. Great light to show fine details!
ChrisJ (94238) 2014-03-10 6:20
Missed this one. The path at left adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Excellent sharpness with good color and saturation. The man animates the scene and provides scale. Good to see the trees at right flowering at last. Have a great week!
Hanssie (10273) 2014-04-21 1:20
Nice to see the path leading us into the photo,
a well composed picture with a nice voew on the church.
carlo62 (26690) 2014-05-28 16:00
non avevo visto questa foto, mi piace molto, è molto diversa dalle classiche fotografie di Bruges.
Un pov originale che lascia spazio allo sfondo classico, ma che concentra la sua forza sulla diagonale di questa piccola strada pedonale dove sono presenti anche delle persone.
Ottima composizione, bei colori e bella luce.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (134360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, Cokin 77 UV-0
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-15 22:56