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This nice old building found I back in my archive, is to lovely for not to use.
2009 I was on visit in the Wallonia city Mons, I bring very gladly a visit to museums and nice old buildings,
I had most of my life in contact with the construction industry, through studies and I was years in the construction project, last 23 of my career inspection in construction.
The Space and Earth Materials museum was established in 1988. It is located in the buildings of the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons downtown. The museum showcases the industrial heritage of the region (earthenware, porcelain, glassware ...) but also the geological wealth (minerals, fossils) in the region of Mons and the rest of the world.
Polytechnologie "was designed by teams of Space" Earth Materials "and SciTech2, the new diffusion cell science and technology UMONS. Since 1 July 2013, these two teams are no longer that a Earth and Space and materials will naturally soon renamed Space Science and Technology. This venue will host interactive exhibits UMONS such as "Waves of History" and other creations coming
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pajaran (52952) 2013-10-13 22:25
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o zgradi, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na skulpturu i zgradu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i trenutak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo lepotu fasade.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good day, sir.
Interesting and good article about the building, with the given data ...
Nice view of the sculpture and the building ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and time with the light emphasized the beauty of the facade.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
carlo62 (34380) 2013-10-13 22:36
un'architettura sobria ed elegante, resa molto interessante dal punto di vista fotografico, dalla pianta rampicante e dal suoi colori autunnali.
Ottima la composizione, ci mostra anche il posizionamento del palazzo nella piazza, il tutto sotto una bella luce.
besnard (53786) 2013-10-13 22:38
Les couleurs de l'automne ajoutent un plus à cette belle architecture. La belle luminosité le met en valeur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
ifege (10225) 2013-10-13 22:43
An interesting old building made more so by the autumn colours.
jjcordier (76916) 2013-10-13 23:18
L'automne donne de superbes couleurs à cette façade de ce magnifique bâtiment. Très belle photo.
papagolf21 (86952) 2013-10-13 23:50
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Cette photographie n'a rien perdu de sa beauté. L'immeuble est fort bien éclairé et valorise la vigne vierge grimpante aux très belles couleurs.
Très intéressante note d'accompagnement également.
Très bonne journée.
dkmurphys (50144) 2013-10-14 0:02
Very fine capture of this old building. I like the colors of the ivy and the warm sunlight. Well taken, enjoy a good week ahead.
Noel_Byrne (25222) 2013-10-14 0:32
This is a beauty of a building, very imposing, but softly so with the ivy creating a nice natural color tone to soften its impressive old world style. The light you had for this was absolutely perfect with a blue background and the sun glinting on the windows. The light also makes the red ivy burst out of the screen.
All the best
mesutilgim (86006) 2013-10-14 0:46
Hello dear John,
Amazing capture with a wonderfull light and very good layout.
But after all what makes is so nice is the ivies covering the surface . And of course a scientific rsult here as well; on places whith much sunlight the color turned into orange and red but on plaece with lesser light, they are still green !
TFS and best regards
Royaldevon (30739) 2013-10-14 0:50
I thought the autumnal colours were well established in Belgium but then realised that this was taken a few years ago.
The colours, created by the clinging ivy, paint the building with an amazing, vibrant reticulation.
Your angled approach gives us details of the breadth of the building as well as its design. I like your inclusion of the garden sculptures, giving f/g interest and a sense of depth.
The light is lovely, helping to invigorate the colours and give subtle shadows.
Have a lovely day,
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-10-14 1:46
You´re right John,the building is too beautiful not to present it on TE!I´m glad you did!
It looks truly magnificent covered with so colorful ivy(it adds definitely a lot of charm and beauty to it)
But also your presentation of the building is superb!It´s well composed and you controlled excellently the light top bring out all details and to saturate the colors so nicely.
Have a nice day
sandpiper (6788) 2013-10-14 2:26
Excellent composition of this beautiful old museum. Some nice autumn colours on the vegetation.
macjake (57362) 2013-10-14 2:32
what a marvelous piece of architecture :)
and of course the autumn color combinations are super.
love seeing all the reds, greens, oranges and yellows, and a blue sky to top it all off.
wonderful side profile and angle.
bayno (18342) 2013-10-14 2:53
it's really nice to see this building with all the climbing plants already colored with the rich autumnal colors, excellent perspective and details...
have a good day...
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-14 2:58
a beautiful building made all the more distinctive in its autumnal overcoat. Superbly composed and the light is managed perfectly. Exquisite clarity, detail and colours make this so eye-catching. Love it!
Have a great week - Brian.
jacquest (18809) 2013-10-14 3:53
Indeed, a very lovely building dressed in the colors of autumn. I like the line of arches and the small tower standing over the nice sky. The angle of shot is excellent including the monument and a double perspective of the building. Very good colors and sharpness.
cornejo (32722) 2013-10-14 4:33
Hi John, very good picture of this interesting building covered in ivy with autumn colors, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with very good sharpness, nice color and interesting light. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
pierrefonds (57915) 2013-10-14 4:58
The subject is well framed. The point of view is allowing m to distinguish the details and colors of the architecture of the museum. The good luminosity is bringing out the color. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (61906) 2013-10-14 5:25
Tu peux presque aller photographier cet immeuble à tous les jours et avoir un résultat différent à chaque fois. Les couleurs des feuilles rougies sont spectaculaires et donne un résultat d'ensemble magnifique.
Nicou (124129) 2013-10-14 7:07
quel musée sueprbe iamge quel édifice tout rectangulaire sueprbe une très imposante bâtisse et ce lierre rouge jaune et vert la statue en premier plan sueprbe ensemble merveilleux.
Bravo et belle soirée
ChrisJ (100052) 2013-10-14 7:31
This reminds me of the Empress Hotel in Victoria, Canada, also covered in ivy changing color from green to gold to red, & also in October. I like the 2 seated bronze green statues in the fg and the modern cars add scale and contrast to the more traditional bg architecture. The diagonals add dynamism and linear perspective. Tfs!
holmertz (42235) 2013-10-14 9:08
As always this is a very well balanced composition and carefully cropped photo. The building is impressive, but in spite of its architectural qualities I suppose most of us are mainly attracted by the fantastic colours of the ivy climbing all over the walls.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-14 9:35
A beautiful old building with the plants on the walls creating a unique effect. Nicely taken shot with perfect lighting and PoV.
Tfs an excellent one from your archive.
ourania (32763) 2013-10-14 10:45
I like very much your composition and how you managed to include the whole building in the frame making it look very elegant too. You've added several points of interest around it and the composition is very well balanced. There's wonderful sharpness on this interesting facade and the transfer from the illuminated to the shady part is smooth and agreeable. The brightness and richness of the orange tones is effectively contrasted by the surrounding colours. The interior must be very pleasant with much light coming in from all these large windows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
boa (6081) 2013-10-14 13:49
it is an interesting and impressive building, extra bonus with colorful clinging ivy. Talk about Eye-catching color:)
I like your Pov, there is a very good overview here and a balanced composition, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
Alco (6994) 2013-10-14 18:54
Very nice autumn picture showing that museum full of beautiful colors.Very nice architecture presented from a good angle.The sculpture in the foreground is an interesting addition to your picture.Very well done.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-10-14 23:02
a marvel of architecture to look at and I'm sure is as exciting inside..great angle, beautiful details showing, fantastic colors..
compliments on your work!!
all the best
saxo042 (37588) 2013-10-15 0:40
The autumnal colours of the ivy that cover this building are very good. The building itself shows interesting architecture too. A very pleasant picture.
ikeharel (58847) 2013-10-15 2:27
The plants grow on the building walls with different colors, made the view so vivid and decorative addition.
Marvelous sight, with two statues in FG, one modern and the other in older style.
Fine shot, favorable light collected.
josepmarin (57831) 2013-10-15 3:31
a fantastic architecture in the building of the Museum, I like specially the plants climbing its façades, decorating it with its beautiful autumn colours.
The good framing offers us a fine perspective, and the combination of old and modern sculptures adds a high aesthetical level in your composition.
Beautiful work, my friend.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-15 5:32
A very nice presentation of this old museum building with some lovely architectural features. The arches on the front of the building look superb and from your POV we can see them quite clearly. The whole building looks resplendent in its covering of ivy in beautiful autumn colours.
tyro (20778) 2013-10-15 7:42
An interesting note and, as always, a beautiful photograph to illustrate it.
I presume that this was the site of the August, 1914 battle between the British Expeditionary Force and its allied armies and the German First Army.
This beautiful building is spectacular, lit by bright sunlight which really brings out the glorious autumnal colours of the ivy growing up its walls. Your composition is excellent and pleasing, the light and colours are divine and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-10-15 12:04
This is a beautiful museum building.I love the architecture of the building as well as the colorful plantations on its external surface.The picture is perfectly good on its composition, details, colors, atmosphere and quality. Excellent job!
PaulVDV (23013) 2013-10-15 23:00
De tijd van het jaar te samen met de juiste lichtinval bezorgt het gebouw met zijn overwoekerende klimpop heel wat verschillende en schitterende tinten, van frisgroen over geel tot vuurrood.
Met de blauwe lucht erbij is dit toch een heel kleurrijke voorstelling van het museumgebouw.
Mons is voor mij nog steeds een onbekende stad. Dus ben ik heel blij met je bijdrage hier.
Vele groeten, Paul
Waylim (25362) 2013-10-15 23:21
Wow! when I first saw the little image, I thought it was strange the color of the museum. the fall color of the climbing ivy is really wonderful with bright red and orange, and the way the sun shine makes it glow like fire. Excellent photo quality and perfect composition. Thanks.
Hanssie (10403) 2013-10-16 0:55
Ooohh, beautiful, the total building in the photo and lightened by the sun, nice statue in the front too.
Hansaphotos (6913) 2013-10-16 1:21
A very good picture of this interesting museum. Splendid architectural details. A very nice effect of the autumnal coloured ivy crawling up the walls of the building. Lovely work! TFS.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
Fis2 (86723) 2013-10-16 1:37
Wonderful autumn climate.
Excellent POV, composition and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25869) 2013-10-16 3:17
a beautiful museum here. Nice to see with all of its colours and textures. You captured is nicely with a nice POV. Great sharpness and depth as ever. Another great shot. Tfs.
mohammad_H (9530) 2013-10-16 4:43
شگفت انگیز و بسیار جالب
نمایش بسیار زیبا با دکور بندی گلهای زیبا
رنگهای قشنگ و ترکیب عالی از رنگ و نور
تماشایی با کیفیت بینظیر
متشکرم و موفق باشید
Silvio1953 (124525) 2013-10-16 5:54
Ciao John, great view of fantastic building, excellent perspective, good clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-10-16 7:48
That is a lovely shot. The colors of the ivy and the light of the Golden Hour are fabulous. I also like seeing the sculptural art!
Didi (57482) 2013-10-16 9:46
Bonjour mon ami
Bonne prise de vue où l'on apprécie le volume de l'architecture
J'aime bien cette variation de couleurs du lierre
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-10-16 11:35
very beautiful photo job. Perfectly well done like always brilliant execution with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV. I like it. Tfs, Barbara
clic (15308) 2013-10-16 13:56
What a fashionable wool coat the museum put on to show the best of its elegant historic design for the cold season!
The color mix is outstanding and I wonder why you hid this piece of art so long in your strong-box!
kato (11630) 2013-10-16 13:58
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellen tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant Space and Earth Materials museum with a good design and the moss of red/green to outer wall. It's also impressive in many windows and the roof with tasteful shape and And, the statue in courtyard draws out a good atmosphere in this image.
danos (87873) 2013-10-17 3:11
very nice and effective the view of the old building with the colourful climbing plants to cover almost all of its sides,making the whole image unique.The brilliant light enhance the vivid colours of the image with the clarity to be superb.
gervaso (10829) 2013-10-17 4:36
Very nice idea to give different colors to the building according to the season, and you captured it perfectly! The colors are wonderful, and so is the perspective to show this beautiful building! Great composition! Well done!
rychem (24534) 2013-10-17 8:34
What could I say? Simply a fantastic photo of a beautiful buiolding with autumnal colors
mvdisco (17774) 2013-10-17 16:32
Hi John, Bonjour,
Très belle architecture et détails,
Excellent point de vue et composition,
jolies couleurs naturelles et présentation,
Une belle capture et l'encadrement des fenêtres par le feuillage d'automne est superbe,
une perpective des plus réussie..
tous mes compliments...bravo..
jcpix (13704) 2013-10-17 18:37
Outstanding John, this is...for lack of a better cliche, beautiful! :)
So many neat aspects and objects to take in from this composition and display of nature. It's a wonderful mixture of Autumn colors and man made elements, composed in a most appealing fashion to 'wow' the visual senses.
And what better to have such a blue sky with traces of clouds for added effect. The angle taken provides not only a strong perspective, but a good sense of dimension. That small glare of reflected sunlight on the upper middle window is the "cherry on top" to complete this impressive image. Compliments all around! Have a great day ahead.
resat1972 (7394) 2013-10-18 4:23
harika bir bina
renkler ve ışık muhteşem
mcmtanyel (14217) 2013-10-18 16:01
Looking at the thumbnail, I was expecting a brick building. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I came across an autumn-colored ivy covered facade. Excellent as usual!
Buin (42330) 2013-10-19 9:54
Goedendag John! ;-)
What a sight!. The already beautiful and impressive building somehow becomes a fairy-tale castle by all these colourful wine leaves. The warm sidelight helped you to emphasize this impression. A worth seeing photo indeed - taken from a good angle.
Greetings from Westphalia where summer obviously has come back. 21°C today!
John, I hope you are doing better meanwhile! Have a nice weekend!
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-10-19 10:59
You presentation of this museum is a very good one. The architecture is simple but elegant. The light was good. Splendid sharpness and good POV. Congratulations for this result!
UlfE (14641) 2013-10-19 23:46
Marvellous autumn colours of the wall of the building. Your photo is also taken in excellent lighting and you make perfect use of it. I love you perspective and conposition where you have the corner of the building at 1/3 and you see the gable. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Romano46 (18466) 2013-10-20 1:10
le tue foto sono smpre molto curate in ogni dettaglio ed anche questa non fa eccezione.
Nitidezza, bei colori e soprattuitto composizione molto gradevole.
Anche il palazzo che ospita un museo attraverso il tuo obiettivo diventa un soggetto bello da riprendere.
Ciao e buona domenica
eldancer1 (28961) 2013-10-20 18:50
It would be a shame if you didn't post this image of a beautiful architecture, and I agree with you even though I don't any knowledge about construction but I know a well constructed building when I see one. Great pov and good details. I like those vines on the wall, it reminds me of the buildings at major schools in the Ivy League. Well done, tfs.
hdl (6995) 2013-10-21 4:20
Heel toepasselijk voor de tijd van het jaar met die mooie herfstkleuren. Eentje uit het archief dat er mag zijn. Mooi gepositioneerd.
carper (96) 2013-10-23 4:10
prachtige kleuren mooie foto fraai gemaakt John.
goed fotowerk John.
adramad (38830) 2013-10-23 7:58
A really splendid composition with this beautiful building, which is embellished by the vine that covers the entire facade, the various shades of color of the plant, from green to red, creates a stunning image of beautiful chromaticism.
A perfect colorful natural.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a nice day.
NorthernLight (2313) 2013-10-24 4:35
actually I'm more of a friend of nature landscape photos, but ...... your pictures of buildings are so beautiful that it's always a pleasure to look at them.
Again - as in many of your photos - a very nice clear, sharp image with beautiful colors. Excellent!
Best regards from Sweden
jemaflor (85980) 2013-10-24 11:35
Superbe avec ces feuillages d'automne, la lumière et les teintes sont bien rendues, bien composée avec la statue au centre de l'image.
adores (38134) 2013-10-24 15:55
A beautiful and different autumn shot! The tonalities of the leaves covering the walls are wonderful. Light is good and I like the composition with the beautiful building and the sculptures. A good work!
ricardomattos (4659) 2013-10-26 7:45
What a beauty my friend! I almost lost this picture how nice to see. Very very beautiful. How it is well cared. I love the colors changing.
Best regards and a nice weekend to you!
Gigidusud (16493) 2013-10-27 15:59
Splendide architecture recouverte de végétation aux couleurs automnales. J'aime beaucoup!
Merci pour le partage,
branley (3681) 2013-10-28 4:11
This is a fine looking building, enhanced greatly by the various colours of the ivy. Perhaps an evening shot looking at the long shadows and this just gives it a warm glow. A very fine capture John.
npecanhuk (66814) 2013-10-28 15:44
Wonderful building, both for its architectural details and those colorful plants on its façades!
Very attractive and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
mkamionka (30866) 2013-11-01 9:40
this is a beautiful building itself and you caught it in a great light with lovely sky with including the nice monument in the froeground but the real highlight are the colors of leaves covering the building. They have very attractive autumnal touch.
jmdias (56579) 2013-11-06 15:26
the texture of the golden leaves created a marvelous visual effect here. I liked the perfect angle catching the building in two sides. nice inclusion of the sculpture. TFS.
Herquin (7525) 2013-11-10 2:29
je suis passé tant de fois devant sans même savoir que ce magnifique bâtiment existait ...
Merci pour le partage .
Bon dimanche .
claudeD (33584) 2013-11-11 9:04
wonderful architecture picture from Mons showing this amazing old building. Perfect colors and light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxcembourg
thebest (4276) 2013-11-24 14:45
What a wonderful stately building for a museum - so grand & I love the facade covered in the ivy - just beautiful - having said the above I would have thought a more modern building would have suited the theme of Space & Earth - but we are talking about 1988 & a lot of new ideas on architecture have evolved since then. Today with so many modern buildings being constructed... I still think this is a wonderful building all the same & I very much like the old & beautiful stately houses... I can only imagine what interesting object d arts are housed here.
bona (13035) 2014-01-18 9:59
I love this kind of building with façade covered with pretty green plants. Curious to see a old style building having a SciTech museum. I like it!
Periko (2813) 2014-05-07 15:41
Splendid building, John. The plants on the walls are an eyecatching detail with these colours.
A close up of the sculpture in the foreground would be a great picture as well.
All the best
abmdsudi (44238) 2014-05-07 20:20
The crop takes me right from central view into the corner, really emphasises the aged beauty of the building and takes the left edge off centre on which I find more pleasing & the very careful placement of the statues. These carry enough interest to make it an effective photograph as it conveys the local flavour, tradition and culture full of matured mellowed colours. An interesting piece well shot, Congrats.
fritzi007 (6619) 2015-02-08 2:58
sehr schönes Foto aus der Herbstzeit, interessanter Platz und Kommentar!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Sonntag
unclehotshot (1913) 2015-02-11 12:24
I thought that this photo was very well made. The colors of the leaves climbing the walls are quite exceptional. The composition is as it should be and weather was fine. It's a beautiful building and the statue in front is a bonus feature.
I don't understand what the sculpture to the left is?
Good job -as usual, John.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (140585)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-13 22:13