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Between July 1 and September 15 is a very big open-air exhibition with almost hundred artist, you can see more than ten sculptures on my picture, the two sculptures against the wall are of my friend Ireen Vanderhaeghe from Torhout, a very well artist.
The picture shows the backside of the old presbytery now a museum and tourist agency, also a quiet garden in an excellent quiet environment.
A little bit history;
It white polder in Lissewege is among the top 10 of the most beautiful villages of Flanders.
Rightly because Lissewege like a decor come to life from a well-drawn comic. Housed in a 18th century moated manor fits the B & B Pronkenburg, just outside the village, into this picture. of the picturesque corners.
Some picturesque corners mentioning is put on the many other injustices in this case. Yet the recently redeveloped square a special mention. Earn "Under the Tower" and the course of the medieval old block through the village, If only for the cosy café terraces, the bistros and restaurants, where walkers and cyclists are happy to stop. The sculpture group Willem van Saeftinghe, written by Jef Claerhout, is a tribute to this legendary lay brother from Ter Doest.
A village itself is art, not only attracts artists, but also art lovers and gallery owners as a hyphen between the two. The recent renovation of the disused station Lisswege by a gallery owner, is welcomed by the villagers as a successful win-win operation.
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pajaran (41957) 2013-08-18 22:54
Vrlo intertesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podaacima ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i stara kuca.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa stara kuca.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Intertesantan and very good text with the given data was ...
Good composition, nice place and showed an old house.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful old house.
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 (79762) 2013-08-18 23:38
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ce presbytère à fière allure entouré de jeunes arbres et de statues.
Le ciel bleu couronne joliment l'ensemble.
Les détails ressortent à merveille.
Très bonne journée.
jjcordier (67562) 2013-08-18 23:43
Se balader dans le jardin de ce beau presbytère au milieu des œuvres d'art est un privilège que tu nous fait gentiment partager. Merci!
cargus (7586) 2013-08-19 0:07
A beautiful picture , de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
carlo62 (19729) 2013-08-19 0:19
ci avevi già mostrato altre foto di questo villaggio che si è dedicato all'arte, un pò come qui in Toscana succede a Pietrasanta e proprio per questo che lo trovo molto interessante. Mi piace l'unione tra la storia del villaggio e l'arte che si può ammirare camminando per le strade, come un vero e proprio museo a cielo aperto.
In questa foto è riportato esattamente quello che ho appena scritto, la storia della costruzione, l'arte e la natura che circonda il tutto.
krzychu30 (12859) 2013-08-19 2:01
very nice exposition in the open air-excellently composed and presented by you!But I must admit as much as the exhibition I´m delighted by the house,the way you captured it,its textures which are so lovely presented in the sun.
Quality of the image is here very important aspect of the image.I´m really amazed by the clarity of it and so lovely combination of soft light and vivid colors.
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (21364) 2013-08-19 2:23
namaste John, a nice composition here. Like this tight framing and your chosen POV. The cottage is looking nice with greeneries surrounding it. Excellent colour tone. A nice one. Tfs.
snunney (73032) 2013-08-19 2:37
What a delightful building, and captured here under a very pleasant ambient light. I like the point of view and the inclusion of the statues which create additional interest for the viewer. A very well presented image with excellent colours and sharpness.
ikeharel (44321) 2013-08-19 3:06
The sculptures garden in the backyard of the church seem to have many elements on display, John.
Good allocationon pic. space, for the edifice and the garden. Bright day contributed wonderful light on.
Have a nice week ahead,
jacquest (16563) 2013-08-19 3:43
I like tje doscreet placement of the presbytery amongst the trees leaving a good place for the surrounding artwork. The good light enhances the colors for a composition of hight quality.
timecapturer (37412) 2013-08-19 3:53
open air art exhibitions are always fascinating and all the more so when the sun shines like it does in this beautiful image. A glorious old building as a setting which in itself is a work of art. An original and captivating presentation. Magnificent!
Have a great week - Brian.
cornejo (22736) 2013-08-19 4:17
Hi John, great photograph of this beautiful and interesting building and attractive garden square very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, 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.
All the best from southern Spain.
Miguel82 (14584) 2013-08-19 4:23
A beautiful building John, I like the decorations, very sharp image with fine colors, good idea to convert it into a museum in order to promote tourism in that area
Thanks and have a nice afternoon
pierrefonds (51168) 2013-08-19 4:41
The trees are helping to frame the building. The point of view is showing a doubles perspective of the architecture of the old presbytery. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Nicou (106237) 2013-08-19 4:42
Grandisoe vue de cette maison sueprbe iamge et compo quel cpatage etz ensemble le ciel totalement pur et limpide ces arbres qui garnissent la façade une spendeur sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (45842) 2013-08-19 5:17
Comme toujours, une photo de qualité. Une belle maison de pierres, baignée par le soleil en diagonale, un beau terrain bien aménagé , une belle netteté d'ensemble et de jolies couleurs.
ourania (18956) 2013-08-19 6:44
a lovely presentation of the open air museum and the back side of the old presbytery. I like very much the perspective and the view to the building through trees and sculptures. I love the sense of depth and the textures everywhere but most of all the delicious light and colours, I find them captivating. The shade has a delightful mildness. The old presbytery has been integrated in the town's life marvellously. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-19 8:09
The sharpness is simply amazing (the bike, the foreground trees, everything)!
In addition to that, the exhibition adds interest to what already is an amazing photo of the church's backyard.
rychem (13874) 2013-08-19 9:34
Excellent photo and very nice event, I think this must be an interesting exhibition, beautiful place, first class photo
holmertz (31552) 2013-08-19 10:36
If I had been here I would probably have taken a very different kind of photo, going closer to the statues and hoping to include some visitors admiring them. Having said that you have certainly taken this photo well with perfect sharpness and intensity of the colours. You never fail us in that way. The building is beautiful and dignified and the statues brighten the garden.
Didi (51415) 2013-08-19 10:57
Joli point de vue sur cette belle maison où l'on apprécie le volume de l'architecture
Intéressantes sculptures dans le parc
bona (11212) 2013-08-19 11:09
nice photo of this pretty garden in front of this charming house. It seems was a nice open-air exposition. Beautiful colors.
Alco (5489) 2013-08-19 13:28
Very nice shot of that old presbytery.The environment is magnificent with all these small trees.A very nice place for an open-air exhibition.The lighting is perfect and we can see perfectly well the sculptures.Very nice colors and beautiful blue sky.Very well done.
Gigidusud (10408) 2013-08-19 14:21
Beautiful old presbytery,a great place to admire these works of art. The colors and light are splendid. I like it!
Kugart (1776) 2013-08-19 14:31
What a lovely scene and a lovely setting to display these splendid works of art. Picture of the building taken from a good angle under nice lighting showing a lovely contrast between the green trees and the colour of the brick building..
eldancer1 (20918) 2013-08-19 14:33
Simple but very functional architecture! And thanks for the valuable information. I wish I could those artworks exhibited. Nice capture of this presbytery with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Urs (14078) 2013-08-19 17:24
Vibrant shot of the old presbytery with deep saturated colour tones due to the golden late afternoon sun. Nice POV and light management too. Good photo job done.
Interesting that you saw 40 ago a similar scene like I photographed with the lotus field and the speed boat. After checking I found that the movie must have been cold Lotus Eater, made in 1973-4.
jemaflor (74340) 2013-08-19 23:08
Nice result, good angle, nice colors and light capture, an old presbytery well presented, tfs.
Graal (92308) 2013-08-19 23:15
interesting place and presentation. Amazing sculptures in the garden. Nice architecture of old presbytery. Good informations and photo-work.
Have a nice day.
gildasjan (39622) 2013-08-20 3:39
Image bien exposée et nette qui rend très bien les textures de cette maison et ce n'est que du plaisir sous ce beau ciel bleu.
Noel_Byrne (13666) 2013-08-20 4:05
That is a very beautiful building, full of character, and captured under such perfect light. The sculptures scattered around the garden are a really nice addition, and a great place to display such an event!
thanks as always
Raz13 (137) 2013-08-20 4:43
Wonderful colour contrast and clarity.
Nice mix of colours.
lousat (64563) 2013-08-20 11:35
Salut John,une capture tres interessante de cette architechture tres ancienne,et une maniere tres elegante de la celebrer avec cette manifestation cree' par beaucoup des artists dans son jardin,excellente capture comme d'habitude avec une qualite' au top! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano
limielski (2573) 2013-08-20 13:39
Yes It's a picturesque corner. Some day I must go to Belgium, the country of my father's childhood (the small town Morlanwenz) Your photos stimulate me to go there :-) Wonderful work taken from good POV. Superb sharpness and exposition (as every your shot!)
Have a niec evening
PiotrF (2380) 2013-08-20 14:12
Old presbytery - nice view!. Lovely colors, textures, shapes, interesting notes. Well managed shot!
mcmtanyel (5516) 2013-08-20 15:49
I am curious as to what you mean by presbytery. In Presbyterian circles, a presbytery is an assembly of elders. A church is governed by presbyters (elders) called the session. Assembly of representatives from sessions in a geographical area is a presbytery, overseeing the local churches. For larger denominations, the next level is a synod. The highest level is general assembly.
Anyway, it's a nice & picturesque building.
fabbs99 (11396) 2013-08-20 21:22
Anothere great shot from your collection.The old presbytery cum museum looks nice and clean.Excellent pov to take this image.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
kato (9673) 2013-08-21 6:14
You're capturing well this old presbytery by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant presbytery with a good design/structure and the colors of tasteful outer wall. It's located to a good environment surrounded by trees and green courtyard. And, It's interesting in some lovely sculptures on the courtyard.
abmdsudi (32717) 2013-08-21 6:49
Great to see this edifice and it's beauty and delicate of such a charming structures so peaceful and relaxing in equally attarctive green surroundings. Simplicity but so effectively artististic shot with all the elements well collaborated with the stunning brown brickworks pull the attention in. A pleasing way to enjoy the feel of this with a special enchantment about it. A delightful, Congrats.
Fis2 (77174) 2013-08-21 11:39
A very curious building.
Excellent composition and frame.
I like colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
elenimavrandoni (10091) 2013-08-21 14:19
I would love to visit this magnificent place and to enjoy a very interesting exhibition, I'm sure..marvelous shot John, great peaceful and unique place prompting to peace and quiet..
all the best
jcpix (6790) 2013-08-21 15:42
These types of open air "museums" are always fun to see, the mind of an artist is certainly a subjective thing!? :) This is a different setting than I would have ever expected to see something of this nature, but I enjoy the mixture of elements at play. Looks to have been a beautiful day to be outside, the bright blue sky is not only great color, but the light projected appears warm and welcoming to the scene.
Sharp detail as always, and your ability for such solid composition is well documented yet again...everything looks to be in fine order. Have a great day ahead.
danos (78330) 2013-08-22 3:04
nice the view as the presentation of the old presbytery with the trees that surrounded to make the image even more effective.I like the brilliant light the contrast of the colours as the excellent quality of the scene.
Have a good day,Danos
dip (22132) 2013-08-22 3:19
very nice photo of the old presbytery,excellent composed and framed,
the sculptures are interesting details on the pictures,
mesutilgim (73164) 2013-08-22 3:37
Amazing capture of this old building serving now partly as an open air modern arts muesum.
Nice to see the coexistence of old and new.
Many interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
clic (12515) 2013-08-22 7:08
It is a good thing you took a picture of the Old Presbitary in 2013 because all those new trees growing around it will soon mask its olden splendour!
Thanks for showing with so much fine details this historic piece of Flanders.
macjake (45832) 2013-08-22 10:21
thanks for mentioning about the sculptures, nice to know that one of them is from a friend of yours, thats always special.
bright and sharp presentation.
nice to see a different viewpoit from Belgium too haha
good shot my friend
serp2000 (33405) 2013-08-22 10:34
Good August evening, John,
Just a Hi-end quality... Outstanding combination of so lovely composition and gorgeous colors. You are right, we like it! The note is very interesting too.
Best wishes from Russia!
bayno (18338) 2013-08-23 10:05
a technically perfect image with impeccable details and a color rendering index magnificent...
carper (96) 2013-08-23 10:10
mooi dat ik het rond kan maken, hele fraaie compositie John,
prachtige foto er is veel te zien, erg fraai weer.
Schnappilic (9114) 2013-08-23 12:37
Good presentation of this place together a good informative note. I like this framing with perfect sharpness, vivid colors and good light. Well done!
adramad (31151) 2013-08-23 15:26
A wonderful composition, with this building that is a true example of the characteristic style of construction in the area, the esbelted the building and its tall chimneys give a special personality, the trees adorn much the set.
Sensational color in this beautiful day.
Very good light and sharpness.
I wish you a happy weekend.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-08-23 22:54
a very spectacular photo of this interesting building, the POV is very attractive, great details and lights. Superb shot,
bukitgolfb301 (32746) 2013-08-24 2:08
Hello dear John
Ya again perefct image as your signitured style, color;light;framework;composition are all fantastic, needless to mention. Ya I remaind agai you are master!
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
photoray (6796) 2013-08-24 8:10
A 'win-win' indeed, combining medieval village architecture with modern day art; attractive to the eye and senses, especially your resolute view.
Silvio1953 (105966) 2013-08-24 10:33
Ciao John, great view of fashinating old monastery, excellent clarty, splendid light and wonderul natural colora, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (27187) 2013-08-24 12:25
I admire a great quality of this photo. Most of all the light was amazing which also contributed to the vivid colors but The sharpness and clarity is so incredible! I feel like I am there in person. I can even see how dirty is my screen of the computer :)
drt100 (2029) 2013-08-24 14:49
Sweet looking building John. probably delightful from the inside. A very rich blue in the sky color. With a fire going and people singing hymns ... a peaceful place.
Buin (42128) 2013-08-25 3:04
Here you show us a wonderful and very atmospheric place - and a weell-kept old building. This exposition in these bautiful surroundings must be a real treat.
Thank you for the informative note!
Greetings from rainy Siegen - at last!
macondo (18461) 2013-08-25 3:42
A crystal clear, sharp photo in lovely light of this well preserved building and outdoor sculptures. You chose a good angle to make the most of the light and shadow on the walls, and the young trees. I hope you and your wife are keeping well.
PaulVDV (17485) 2013-08-25 4:00
Deze tentoonstelling van beeldhouwwerken situeert zich wel in een wondermooie en heel pittoreske omgeving.
Om de beeldhouwwerken ten volle te kunnen bewonderen, zal enkel een bezoek ter plaatse volstaan maar je presenteert hier heel goed het decor waarin de kunstwerken gepresenteerd worden.
De oude patorij en de architectuur worden mooi voorgesteld, de bomen die een groene gordel rond de gebouwen vormen, belemmeren het zicht niet maar dragen goed bij aan de rustieke atmosfeer die de foto uitstraalt.
Mooie compositie. Aangename zomerse sfeer.
Vele groeten, Paul
tedesse (24008) 2013-08-25 5:57
Nice view of the old presbytery building. Beautiful brick wall and chimney, just a pity the lack of original windows: (
Excellent POV, nice colors and good sharpness of image.
Romano46 (11871) 2013-08-25 6:25
una visione delle Fiandre che ci rende molto bene l'idea del paesaggio della regione.
Colori ben dosati,definizione dei particolari e calibrazione perfetta del colore e del contrasto rendono sempre buona ogni tua ripresa.
Ottima la composizione che rende bene l'idea del luogo.
Un lavoro ben eseguito che premia la tua cura nella ripresa fotografica.
Ciao e buona domenica.
TRB (12962) 2013-08-25 12:07
sharpness, colors, light, and very nice view.
excellent exposure, superb sharpness
like it very much
Angshu (52966) 2013-08-26 4:09
Nice picture of the house with the sculpture art in the garden. Light is strong & hence brings out the details well..the blue sky tops it up well!
jmdias (48491) 2013-08-29 3:08
very nice the shapes of this old house. I liked the special light and these sculptures and details around. nice job.
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-09-14 1:02
Very nice old house against the blue sky, the unique design of the building
Eye-catching and spectacular sharpness and high resolution with unmatched quality, fine workmanship,
Best wishes to you
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2013-09-15 5:31
nice colors and p.o.v. i like the building architecture and light.
Hanssie (10067) 2013-09-22 2:55
Wat kunt U Belgie toch prachtig op de kaart zetten !
Hier weer een schitterende plek.
De kunst werkt erg goed mee hier, als voorgrond !
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (128287)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/32, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-18 22:46