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This is no advertisement for this hotel, but I found the nota as introduction.
Quietly situated on the outskirts of Bruges, surrounded by a beautiful park.
Where everyone can enjoy a pleasant stay at the hotel, a delicious dinner in the restaurant or for a successful party in the ballroom.
Also as hotel
Has comfortable rooms with all comfort. With private parking, beautiful garden, looks at my picture.
The hotel is ideally located for visiting Bruges and the surrounding castles
History of this castle; but it big castle is 300m further, this was for the low class visitors, not the big nobility
Louis II of Flanders (25 October 1330, Male – 30 January 1384, Lille), also Louis III of Artois and Louis I of Palatine Burgundy, known as Louis of Male, was the son of Louis I of Flanders and Margaret I of Burgundy daughter of king Philip V of France. He was Count of Flanders from 1346 until his death.
On his father's death at the Battle of Crécy in 1346, he inherited the counties of Flanders, Nevers, and Rethel. The Guilds, depending on the English wool trade, forced Louis to recognize Edward III of England as his overlord and arrange an engagement to the daughter of the English king, Isabella. Louis managed to avoid this by fleeing to France in 1347.
On the death of his father-in-law in 1355, he took the title of Duke of Brabant, but was unable to wrest the duchy from his sister-in-law Joanna, Duchess of Brabant in the War of the Brabantian Succession. Louis managed to defeat the Brabantians in the battle of Scheut near Anderlecht (17 August 1356) and capture the cities of Mechelen, Brussels, Antwerp and Leuven, but he was unable to acquire the duchy. By the Peace of Ath (1357) he gained the Lordship of Mechelen and the city of Antwerp.
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pajaran (63506) 2014-05-29 22:51
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o dvorcu, sada hotelu sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutaks nimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokzan park i arhitektura sa detaljima na fasadi.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve njabolje za vikend, srecno.
besnard (56798) 2014-05-29 22:54
Une jolie photo de ce superbe château qui a été reconverti en hôtel si je comprends bien et qui ne doit pas être à la portée de toutes les bourses. Une architecture remarquable et intéressante.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-29 23:26
Ce château-hôtel est magnifique mais certainement pas à la portée de toutes les bourses! Tu en as réalisé une très bonne photo.
jemaflor (100181) 2014-05-29 23:44
Nice architecture for this castle, well presented and composed with green grass, light is well managed between sun and shades.
papagolf21 (105382) 2014-05-29 23:44
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore une merveille architecturale proposée à travers cette composition, qui s'en plaindrait ? Pas moi !
Merci pour ce partage d'une grande qualité.
shreya2000 (2665) 2014-05-29 23:55
Very good pic showing the good architecture. The composition is very good. Colours are very nice. The green grass is very attracting.
siolaw (38292) 2014-05-30 0:12
Good shooting angle and a fine subject, you managed the available light very well, giving it an interesting atmosphere.
Regards, after long time!
Noel_Byrne (32542) 2014-05-30 0:52
Amazing that there were levels of castles, it's richness depending on your place on society! Far from today where many are lucky to have somewhere to live at all. This is a beautiful building, and the angle you chose makes the towers and crenellations stand out beautifully against the sky. I love the color of it too. Your note and picture match each other pertly making this look like a fantastic place to stay and visit.
Thanks as always
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-30 1:07
The place looks so impressive due to the fantastic architecture and elegant gardens around. Beautifully presented! Excellent execution as always. TFS!
Have a nice day!
limielski (0) 2014-05-30 1:07
Hi All your photos are excellent and with superb quality. This one shows to us the beauty of Belgium . Wonderful place!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-30 1:59
Very interesting photograph of the castle-hotel. The huge wide garden in the front provides an excellent foredrop in the photo.
Everything is so exquisite about this place, except the chairs. :) You caught that well too.
Have a great day!
snunney (103327) 2014-05-30 2:39
A fine capture of this rather classy hotel. I like the point of view, which helps create a pleasant balance between the various elements in the scene. The light is most agreeable and the colours natural and to my taste. As ever, clarity is excellent.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-05-30 3:44
i like this composition well balanced. i like colors and sharpness too.
jacquest (18983) 2014-05-30 4:15
Your point of view on this hotel is very well chosen with the distance on the grass giving deepness and the very well done framing with the trees. The colors are well rendered and the image is of very good quality.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-30 4:23
this place looks amazing and your capture of it could easily grace any leaflet used by the owners to entice people in. Glorious light and immaculate detail make it look both regal and impressive. Stunning image!
Enjoy a peaceful weekend - B.
Fis2 (102426) 2014-05-30 5:08
I like POV and composition.
Superb colors and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (146864) 2014-05-30 5:36
quel h^otle la grande classe comme un château c'est mervielleux avec le parc, la terrasse sueprbe iamge et mise en valeur cette terrasse dans le jardin les buisson la statue cette architecture mervielleux.
bravo et amitié
ricardomattos (7563) 2014-05-30 5:38
A pleasent place with an amazing and quiet garden with this beautiful hotel on BG. I liked so much of the POV you choose.
PaulVDV (30773) 2014-05-30 5:43
Jij bent wel diegene met de meeste kastelen in zijn galerij :)
Eerlijk gezegd, heb ik nog nooit van Male gehoord ... tenzij dan dat dit ook de naam van de hoofdstad van de Maldiven is.
Je toont dit kasteel mooi vanuit een goede hoek tussen het standbeeld en de sierstruiken in.
Het weer was bewolkt. Doch de top van de torens vangt nog zonlicht op en toont daarmee de rode tinten wat vuriger.
De stoelen, tafels en parasol tonen aan dit kasteel meer is dan enkel historisch erfgoed.
Uitstekende scherpte, helderheid en compositie.
Vele groeten, Paul
ikeharel (74799) 2014-05-30 5:44
A castle turned into a hotel, a common practice in last few centuries.
Beautiful green lawn and a garden, in front of the red-bricks edifice, which by itself a marvelous place.
POV chosen superbly from diagonal approach.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
mohammad_H (10052) 2014-05-30 8:00
Like all your photos, grand, beautiful, and pleasant
Beautiful colors, good clarity, excellent lighting
But in the case of rice, 90% things, machine planting and harvesting is done, but this is a beautiful traditional planting method
Have a good evening
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-30 9:15
un superbe château-hôtel qui donne des envies de vacances! Une très belle composition, la photo est magnifique.
ourania (48802) 2014-05-30 9:39
I smiled when I read in your note that this is not an advertisement:) In my opinion, your photo is an excellent advertisement, beautiful and inviting. I like very much the wide perspective and the fine balance you achieved in your frame. The details of the building are very attractive and the surroundings are so pleasant too. The definition of the colours is extraordinary and the castle is graced by lovely touches of light. A very vivid presentation of this delightful scenery. Congratulations and thank you! Thank you also for your wishes!
All the best, have a great weekend,
PiotrF (20608) 2014-05-30 10:15
Nice castle and good frame with the environment. The castle with its details and textures is presented excellently. Very beautiful shot with excellent light management. Very good and nice job perfectly done.
cornejo (44713) 2014-05-30 11:17
Hi John, I love this beautiful composition with the beautiful castle and the lovely garden, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Royaldevon (41060) 2014-05-30 15:07
I have never previously heard of a castle that operated on a tier system!
It is a beautiful building, with its terra cotta colours, turrets and ornamental decorations.
You have created a lovely, balanced composition with the group of trees occupying the r/h f/g, opposing the castle in the l/h corner.
The soft, spring light is glorious, illuminating the upper regions of the scene, like a natural spotlight.
Have a lovely w/e,
pierrefonds (68925) 2014-05-30 15:48
The distance between the trees and the hotel is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the hotel. The good luminoaity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-30 21:23
John, one marvel after the other and your gallery is richer and prettier!!
so many beautiful monuments, so much history to discover and so much beauty to admire!!
fine work very well done, as usual and nothing expected less from you!!
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-05-30 21:37
Brilliant shot of the Castle.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
Buin (42468) 2014-05-30 23:06
Hallo John! Another beautiful architecture photo accompanied by a most interesting note. "Low class visitors" - actually incredible! I like how you show this fairytale castle in its well-kept surroundings. The bit of side-/backlight on the building creates a wonderful and a bit mysterious effect.
A place to feel good - even as a low class visitor ;-))
Have a nice weekend!
Greetings from today sunny Westphalia!
jmdias (66385) 2014-05-31 7:01
you have shown us lots of marvelous castles like this, hidden treasures. very beautiful this one, I liked the contrast between the colors of the building and the green lawn. good view. TFS;.
clic (17607) 2014-05-31 7:39
I consider those evergreens gathered for a 'pep talk', as football players do, compose a fine attraction in front of castle and especially a much-catching visual balance, compared to the elegant building.
Met vriendelijke groeten.
Didi (60590) 2014-05-31 9:02
Bonjour mon ami
Jolie vue sur ce château
Le peu de lumière solaire permet de donner à cette image un certain attrait
marabu61 (11189) 2014-05-31 11:54
A beautiful castle in a truly magnificent setting. The diagonal perspective is very attractive and I am sure this hotel is a wonderful place for a tranquil weekend out of town.
have a great weekend
fritzi007 (11563) 2014-05-31 15:03
wunderschöne Landschaft, sehr gut gepflegt, sehr gut fotografiert, gratuliere!
npecanhuk (75736) 2014-05-31 17:13
Wonderful and very pleasant-looking place!
Very beautiful and attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Alco (7511) 2014-05-31 19:20
Very nice hotel with a beautiful architecture.If this was for low class visitors,I imagine the beauty of the big castle. Nice greenery around the hotel.Nice composition and beautiful colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice Sunday.
omid266 (6748) 2014-05-31 20:40
Dear my artist friend , John,
Thanks for sharing this old beautiful hotel,
very very nice POV, excellent sky , trees and other details shown,
very well managed , very well done and Thanks!
Have nice moments,
Warmest Regards, ***
rychem (39493) 2014-05-31 21:10
Great composition with the park in the FG, beautiful castle, splendid photo, peaceful atmosphere, perfect clarity
gildasjan (43654) 2014-06-01 4:12
Une petite touche de lumière latérale vient éclairer quelques éléments de cette superbe demeure,cela donne du bonus à cette réalisation.Une photographie nette et parfaitement exposée.
COSTANTINO (67370) 2014-06-01 4:12
Hello my dear friend
impressive capture of this hotel standing
pround into this green landscape
I agree that the place is so pleasant
that everyone can enjoy a pleasant stay
a delicious dinner in the restaurant
I would like to stay there for a while
lets hope in the future
this park is almost perfect surronded
by a beautiful park a real Paradise
nice architecture for this castle
and your notes are very useful
light is well managed between
shades and lights
have a nice new week
kato (11630) 2014-06-01 5:26
You're capturing well this architecture and its garden by a good angle and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the architecture with traditional elegant style and spires. It's also the outer wall with a good color. Here seems to be surrounded a good environment with lush green and keep the noble atmosphere. Now, it is one of the hotels to come to visit.
bartekp (4746) 2014-06-01 6:40
Very good composition, lovely place You found. I like POV which shows palace and garden. Very good natural colors with little touch sunset light on the roof.
Have a nice evening!
carper (96) 2014-06-01 7:46
ja leuk optrekje mooi kasteel hotel,
fraai neergezet met een mooie balans.
goed werk weer Johnm.
Silvio1953 (148575) 2014-06-01 10:00
Ciao John, great view of fantastic castle in a magnificent scenary, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciso Silvio
resat1972 (7576) 2014-06-01 10:14
a great view
the colors are lovely
gorgeous shades of green
abmdsudi (56348) 2014-06-01 23:17
A peaceful sight well caught as the illumination on the stonework of the beautiful building is so brilliant and standout out against the green setting! Very well retained detail throughout with attractive foreground leads smoothly to main focal and the trees lend good visual interest and finishing touch. Great capture, TFS
lousat (94786) 2014-06-02 3:25
Salut John,une composition decentree' vraiment magnifique qui montre nous ce magnifique hotel,architechture imposante et tres riche des details,peut etre un peu cher mais je voudrais y passer une nuit..ehehe.belle journee' et merci,Luciano
Graal (103036) 2014-06-02 6:59
park and castle are very nice. Good shot. I like the composition, light, colors and sharpness. Interesting informations also.
Have a nice evening.
adramad (47704) 2014-06-02 11:05
Very interesting note, which introduces us to the contemplation of this splendid castle and its beautiful park, definitely a leisurely stroll from the green grass and enjoy a pleasant tasting in the outdoor terrace which we place next to the imposing building.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a great week
All the best.
jcpix (13930) 2014-06-02 18:55
I'm quite envious John, none of our hotels look anything like this...beautiful! I think if I were to stay here I might not want to ever check out!? :) As you mentioned, not only is the hotel striking, but the manicured grounds just beg to be used up by the guests for a nice relaxing walk, or simply pulling up a chair and absorbing the natural allure and atmosphere of the area. I would almost be too afraid to disturb any of the peace, which is delightfully conveyed with this picture. Hmmm, time to book a room...looks great! Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
Sonata11 (33969) 2014-06-03 7:27
wonderful composition with amazingly beautiful execution, like always perfect. Colors, sharpness, clarity of details are fantastic. I love it. Best regards, Barbara
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-03 9:26
Simple and not as ornate as old castle goes but good enough that I wouldn't mind spending a few days there especially with the beautiful and peaceful garden around it. I like the lighting and it has good details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (25620) 2014-06-03 12:59
Another well balanced, well composed photo od beautiful architecture and grounds under interesting lighting.
emka (102666) 2014-06-03 23:44
Hello John, For sure it must be nice to stay in a hotel like this, in a castle for less important visitors. Pleasant big garden. Good that one can just stroll around and no need to stay. Nicely composed shot.
WArm regrads MAlgo
chrislo (4097) 2014-06-04 2:20
Dit sfeervolle kasteel is inderdaad een prachtige locatie voor fotografen maar ook zeker voor allerlei evenementen, en dat laat jij zien door deze mooie plaat. Het statige van dit gebouw komt subliem over, heel mooi van uit deze hoek in beeld gebracht. Het is fijn om naar alle bouwkundige details te kunnen kijken en ik vind dat de rode kleur van de baksteen perfect past in deze groene omgeving. Mooi standpunt ook met het standbeeld en de sierstruiken in de voorgrond. Ook de kleuren zijn heel natuurgetrouw vind ik. De foto straalt pret en rust uit, het is werkelijk een prachtig plaatje. Eveneens een goede note met veel nuttige info.
carlo62 (52142) 2014-06-05 0:32
questa foto non l'avevo vista, magnifico castello, qui l'architettura fiamminga è molto evidente. Belle le torri differenti e la mancanza di simmetria che lo rende curioso e originale.
mkamionka (39191) 2014-06-06 8:12
beautiful composition you have well presented the lovely house in the context of the garden. I like the asymmetric way you composed it. The light is already low but it results in a melancholic atmosphere here.
mirosu (16273) 2014-06-08 4:03
Good placement of this beautiful building (I'd guess castle and not hotel) to anchor the composition, showing all of the pertinent surroundings and nice sky in backdrop. A beautiful spring day well recorded with detail and excellent light to proudly display this fine green park land and beautiful building.
Very well done.
TRB (14116) 2014-06-08 13:40
Perspective, framing, sharpness, colors, architecture and excellent image.
A very successful exposure, liked it very much.
macjake (70519) 2014-06-14 9:34
always a pleasure to re-visit your gallery to see what photos I have missed.
this one caught my attention because it just has that classic look and feel to it.
really like how you set the main subject into the background, allowing for more depth.
beautiful building, well composed.
Periko (5948) 2014-06-16 15:39
This is a very harmonious composition, with balanced proportions of Nature, architecture and blue sky.
It would be great to spend a couple of days there.
Angshu (56760) 2014-06-17 21:34
You show us Flanders which is relatively unknown...thanks for that!
The building looks like a castle, elegant and in a nice environment...as a Hotel, this must be a goodluxury property. Very nice picture in the subtle light with the green hedges in the FG...
halikarnas (7708) 2014-06-20 8:58
iLK ÖNCE NETLİĞİ SÖYLEMEK İSTİYORUM.
Sağdaki yeşil yığın bir anlam vermiş fotoğrafa.
Bunu düşünüp kadraja almışsın.
Gene Usta işi bir iş çıkmış.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-13 7:48
You have selected a beautiful shooting position and exhibited a lovely image. Nice combination of foreground to background, good color balance and well framing.
with warm regards
berek (50506) 2014-10-09 22:39
impressive architecture with green atmosphere. A beautiful composition, the picture is well framed. Greetings.
Matyas (0) 2015-10-08 2:22
Hello John! Superb palace (or castle), amazing garden, fine place. Wonderful brightness and colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Good frame. Well done!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (156580)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-07
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-29 22:47