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Saturday afternoon I was together with my wife in Bruges, happy a little bit better weather than the previous days, but a lot to cold 12° Celsius this end of May.
After my knee surgery, I first take a stroll through the city, I took these picture on one of the much small squares in Bruges.
A lot tourists that brought a visit to Bruges shall these place recognize.
A very pleasant square with a nice terrace for drinking a good glass Bruges beer "Brugse Zot" or a "Straffe Hendrik", not to much please!
In background see you the Church tower, also a lot people on the terrace.
I hope that you enjoy of these picture of Bruges.
In the 19th century the square was to be characterized by the presence of tanneries and blue dyers. It is now on the tourist trail of the” Begijnhof” through the Memling Museum at the “Groeningemuseum” and the Burg. It is a busy tourist transit and stopping. The trees, which also largely determine the character of the place, were only planted in 1903. In 1982 the Walplein redeveloped and was a bronze sculpture of the West Flemish artist “Jef Claerhout” placed.
On the square and near have always, and this since the 16th century, breweries stood at least. On today one finds the only active brewery in the town of: Brewery 'De Halve Maan' was founded in 1856 and is now run by the sixth generation of the founder family. Nowadays there are beers brewed in Bruges Zot and Tall Hendrik.
The church 'Le Maire' is also located at the Walplein. It was founded in 1910 in a converted 17th-century warehouse, which were on the garden side also some houses and a small chapel built.
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besnard (50880) 2013-05-26 23:08
Des couleurs bien saturées, une image animée qui fait plaisir à regarder.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
pajaran (45613) 2013-05-26 23:13
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na restoran i arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, pespektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima.
Dobra tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sce najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the restaurant and Architecture ...
A good time recording, contrast, pespektiva, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice place indicated, and time with visitors.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, the best scene in the new week that started.
ourania (22868) 2013-05-26 23:39
I like very much how you've composed this picture handling the characteristics of the place and its richness in details so effectively. We get a thorough impression of the scenery and the terrace at first sight but there are also a lot of small and minute details to discover little by little. There's superb sense of depth and the colours are very beautiful. Congratulations and thank you! I hope your knee is getting better by the day.
All the best, have a great week,
jjcordier (70615) 2013-05-27 0:19
Très jolie photo de ce superbe endroit de Bruges. Tu as bénéficié d'une excellente lumière, enfin revenue!
lousat (68683) 2013-05-27 0:27
Salut John,une parmi les plus riches composition de ta galerie,il y a du tout et tres bien capture,avec detaila et couelurs au top,tres tres jolie.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano
erhan1958 (14008) 2013-05-27 0:27
very nice daily life shot.
sharpnes, clear and colourfull photo
krzychu30 (14996) 2013-05-27 0:47
magnificent presentation of Bruges!You show us not only the beauty and charm of the architecture,but alo its lively and relaxed atmosphere.Nicely composed and framed scene.Sharpness,clarity as well as colors and contrast betwen them are superb!
Wish You a nice week
papagolf21 (81722) 2013-05-27 2:20
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une éclaircie et les rues s’animent d'une bien jolie façon.
Les vélos sont au repos et les propriétaires se sustentent et se désaltèrent, tout cela sous le regard des vieilles maisons et édifices.
Une jolie rencontre.
siudzi (29697) 2013-05-27 3:29
I remember this beautiful square quite well from my last year trip to Bruges. Unfortunately, this was a rainy and cold day so we had no opportunity to relax and enjoy with such a charming views like you have captured. Excellent image taken with a superb composition and very good quality. TFS.
jacquest (17787) 2013-05-27 3:47
I once drank a beer in Bruges (that's all the time I had for) and it was something like 90 fahrenheit. That was in 1984. Maybe this is the place, I can't remember. Nice presentation on this animated place where people seem to enjoy the sun. Nice architecture all around and an image of quality.
cornejo (25585) 2013-05-27 4:11
Hi John, very good and interesting photograph of this beautiful square full of people, in this beautiful city, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
timecapturer (41938) 2013-05-27 4:23
despite the cold this image has a lot of warmth about it. Bruges is a beautiful city and this shot gives us a view of its architectural heritage and a sense of its charm and atmosphere. Irresistible and perfectly executed image.
Have a great week - Brian.
Kielia (22351) 2013-05-27 4:26
I remember very well the images of this wonderful place from previous posts.
This is a charming image with a cheery atmosphere – despite the cold temperatures! A very well composed impression with very beautiful and harmonious colors and a fantastic light. My compliments also for the nice note!
pierrefonds (53358) 2013-05-27 4:49
The presence of the people is giving life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the houses, of the buildings and of the bell tower. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
Romano46 (15756) 2013-05-27 5:01
le tue foto sono sempre molto curate nella composizione e ovviamente anche questa non fa eccezione. Molto belli il soggetto, i colori e la nitidezza che definirei impeccabili.
Un altro ottimp soggetto sviluppato al meglio.
Ciao e buona giornata
ikeharel (48454) 2013-05-27 5:10
Thanks John, plan muiltipe 900th more to come.
Beautiful sprng bright day picture, out on the cafe's in front of the glorious architechture's on town.
The bikes also made a nice element on the fabulous picture.
Hope you recover well with your knee.
Sergiom (50762) 2013-05-27 5:32
Beaucoup de monde ont envahi les belles terrasses de Bruges mais on constate aussi que les gens sont chaudement vêtus, comme si la chaleur faisait défaut. Les maisons sont magnifiques et l'image très profonde.
Miguel82 (17325) 2013-05-27 5:46
Good morning John,
Very sharp picture, authentic scene of people in terraces of restaurant, red bricks architecture,
Excellent contrast, fine colors and exposition
Silvio1953 (111238) 2013-05-27 6:03
Ciao John, great view of beautiful place, lovely composition with a lot of bikes in FG, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (44715) 2013-05-27 6:06
Lovely atmosphere of that amazing city. The colors are amazing, so is the day. Good catch!
Nicou (111497) 2013-05-27 6:26
quelle compo et iamge sueprbe vue quel rendu sur ces toits ocres et ces facades ave cla belle terrasse et tous ces gens qui boivent un bon verre sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
hdl (6995) 2013-05-27 8:26
Indeed one of the nice spots in Bruges and an ideal place to take a rest and enjoy a good beer. Nice shot; I like the framing with the church that brigdes the trees left and the houses on the right.
tyro (17314) 2013-05-27 8:37
I hope that your knee is recovering well after your surgery. As a retired surgeon, I can tell you that a glass of fine Bruges beer will do much to help your recovery - but not too many of them!
It is still terribly cold for this time of year but you still have some lovely bright sunshine in Bruges and it has really lit up this scene beautifully. This area looks quite busy so I hope you found somewhere to sit down to enjoy your beer!
The buildings are bathed in lovely bright light and your picture is perfectly composed. Nice also to see the fresh spring foliage on those trees in the square.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
fabbs99 (14499) 2013-05-27 8:37
Splendid shot on a overcast day.I like the rows of cycles and the group of tourists enjoying their drinks and food.The architecture of the buildings around create a unique ambiance.TFS.
Noel_Byrne (17381) 2013-05-27 8:40
I really love the texture of the brickwork that you have captured here, in particular that building on the right hand side. The steeple is another beautiful focal point, and the whole thing is balanced by the natural greens of the trees. What a cool place to stop for a coffee!
All the best
carper (96) 2013-05-27 10:48
gezellige boel John mooie foto van Brugge.
erg fraai neergezet, n u maar hopen dat mijn comment niet wordt gedeleted.
sabermonajati (8599) 2013-05-27 11:10
interesting place with nice old building around you captured.
danos (80977) 2013-05-27 11:33
nice the view as the presentation of this section of the city with the specific buildings and the bell tower in the backdrop to dominating the image.
The people sitting and dringing their coffee of their dring make the image even more effective.
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-05-27 13:18
Het was daar blijkbaar echt wel weer voor een terrasje. De voorbije dagen was ik in Noord-Holland en het was er continu nat, winderig en echt koud. Terrasjes kon ik vergeten.
Een heel veelkleurige foto met veel warme, rode tinten van de terrasafsluiting en van de bakstenen gevels.
Mooie tegenstelling tussen schaduwgedeelten en plaatsen in het zonnelicht.
Heel goede compositie ook maar het werd wel moeilijk om tegelijkertijd de onderkant van het terras te tonen als de top van de trapgevel rechts.
Foto's van Brugge doen me altijd dromen om er nog eens op bezoek te gaan.
Vele groeten, Paul
JFS (32457) 2013-05-28 3:44
Hi John! you are right this church is made of brick too, your image show a nice town and pleasant atmosphere, i have to visit Bruges!
All the best
tedesse (24744) 2013-05-28 4:46
Wonderful postcard from Bruges. I always enjoy the view of bicycles! Excellent POV and composition, nice colors and light, good sharpness
Fis2 (79866) 2013-05-28 6:18
Interesting place, curious architecture.
I like tower.
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Hansaphotos (6329) 2013-05-28 7:31
This is a great shot of this lovely urban corner. Excellent framing, fine colours and a very nice lighting. Wonderful details along these old facades. Very nice work! TFS.
Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
ChrisJ (93442) 2013-05-29 4:39
Reminds me a little of China with all those bicycles at left. Nice spot for al fresco dining in the Spring sunshine, with superb color, sharpness and saturation. Good density and light contrasts with the superb backdrop of the distinctively shaped stepped rooftop. Tfs!
clic (13268) 2013-05-29 6:40
I see a superb plaza, so colourful, featuring the "L-shaped" alignment of historic buildings wich visual mass is judiciously balanced by the view of green leaves.
The thirsty crowd adds much "spirit" to this lovely spring scenery.
eldancer1 (23162) 2013-05-29 7:10
Beautiful scene! And it looks so nice and warm to have lunch on the outside. Good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
claudeD (28958) 2013-05-29 8:11
very fine picture from Bruges, really an amazing city especially when you have good weather. Very good composition and excellent fresh colors. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ktanska (23448) 2013-05-29 10:07
I see people are still wearing coats, this time we have better weather here in Finland. But the sun shines brightly and architecture of this old city is just magnificient.
mkamionka (28444) 2013-05-29 11:54
lovely square, people enjoying the view, the weather and their drinks -it all makes a nice foreground here. The architecture is so pretty and the church tower adds a unique character to the scene.
Bruges is definitely on the top of the towns I would like to visit in the future.
Thanks for sharing it.
I hope your knee is better so that you can enjoy more photographic walks.
mcmtanyel (8303) 2013-05-29 15:37
Very vibrant colors and a nice POV. Successful light management in difficult light. Very nice! TFS.
mvdisco (17504) 2013-05-29 17:07
HI John, bonjour,
Nice details and point of view,
I like the architecture and the daily life scene in Bruges (Belgique)of the small squares..,
Nice tone of colors and light,
A lot of people on the terrace at 12 celcius !!
Nicely taken and done.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-29 17:10
No traffic except bicycles, that must be a very relaxing square and there also is nice outdoor restaurant, where you can sit in the sun and warm up after the long and cold winter surrounded by well restored patrician houses from the Middle Age. Good light management and high sharpness with vibrant colour hues. Well done
Graal (94194) 2013-05-30 0:10
nice spring report from Bruges. Good composition and few themes in one. Interesting old architecture. Fine view of resting of visitors. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (33772) 2013-05-30 17:01
Hi dear John
Another tasteful and impressive image.
Very clear and sharp prsentation via widefcous appraoch as usual.
Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo sunny morning in the rainy season
jcpix (9324) 2013-05-30 17:50
I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Bruges that I haven't liked, and this is certainly no exception...it's charming and beautiful! I love the rustic colors of the brick buildings as they're set against the green from the trees. A quaint square with a lot of character and a relaxing atmosphere. The detail is very sharp as always, and you definitely know how to get the most out of the composition. A city that has long since been on my list to visit, and seeing this just adds to the desire. :) Thanks for sharing this corner of town. Have a great day ahead.
kato (11140) 2013-05-30 19:58
You're captiring this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the city which it has left deeply a medieval atmosphere. It's tasteful and beautiful for a row of buildings with red roof and church with tall tower. And, it's impressive in the spectacle that many residents are enjoying peacefulness to the courtyard of the restaurant.
jemaflor (77532) 2013-05-31 1:34
Nice composition, a photo well balanced with people a,d houses with also towers, beautiful colors with the light.
abmdsudi (36444) 2013-05-31 10:14
Great subject matter, a lively and vibrant looking place and good atmosphere to socialise, a great place to have few drinks. The compo works well and I love the idea of the stunning reds to catch the eyes, it's superbly arranged in this manner with the right elements. The timing is just great with inclusion of some visitors there, tks to the infor notes. Well done, Congrats
fritzi007 (878) 2013-06-01 14:21
wunderschönes, gemütliches Foto, perfekt, dein Foto gefällt mir sehr gut!
SWEETFREEDOM (20840) 2013-06-01 23:27
interesting building. nice fg view with people enjoing the 'cold' sun.
carlo62 (23828) 2013-06-02 0:35
ricordo benissimo questo angolo di Bruges, una città che volevo visitare e che ho molto apprezzato, ne conoscevo molti aspetti pur non essendoci stato in precedenza, ma la visione diretta è tutta un'altra cosa.
In questa foto sono ben riportate le caratteristiche principali della città, la tranquillità, i monumenti storici, le bellissime architetture e ....le biciclette.
Un bellissimo scatto che apprezzo molto.
Buin (42246) 2013-06-02 1:11
What an inviting place, what a colourful and cozy atmosphere! Sitting there with a drink must be real fun and somehow inspiring. You show it from an perfect angle and I like how all these beautiful facades and gables lead the eyes to the steeple in background.
It's a pity that you cut off the gable in front.
By the way - thank you for the excellent note! You can wonderfully feel how you like the visits in this magnificent town.
Greetings from still cool and cloudy Westphalia!
Have a nice Sunday!
rbassin (15098) 2013-06-02 6:29
Une magnifique compo, une belle animation sur la place, entourée de très belles constructions en briques.
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-06-02 19:45
Amazing capture scene of daily life and architectural details with awesome colors with great saturation, sharpness. Fantastic lightening usage. Very good POV and perfect result. Well done!
I wishing you all the best,
josepmarin (57277) 2013-06-05 11:23
we can see the nice atmosphere in this small square in Bruges, because of your good capture, where you have included the beautiful architecture of this charming town.
Finally it seems spring has arrived, and people enjoy it.
A great work, my friend.
photoray (8514) 2013-06-05 18:12
Attractive gothic inspired architecture, lovely outdoor restaurant, and lots of bikes for alternative transportation.
Bruges must be a great place to visit; wish I could be there.
Congratulations and cheers,
mjw364 (6522) 2013-06-06 9:36
A nice everyday scene from Bruges. It's been a long time since I was last in Bruges - in fact I was in my twenties! I ate a lot of chocolate whilst I was there but now I would drink the beer!
PiotrF (2382) 2013-06-06 13:13
Colour, light and contrast excellent.
Wonderful image from this lovely town.
adramad (33650) 2013-06-07 4:15
A fabulous composition with this beautiful corner of this wonderful city, I love the POV with the presence of all these people on the terrace of coffee, a nice touch that gives life to the composition, splendid facades line the sensational tower in the background.
Great management of both the luminosity and the optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a great weekend.
serp2000 (35892) 2013-06-10 12:08
This is very very attractive scene, so lovely athmosphere of the relax. Good background for this picture. Fine captured!
Greetings from Corfu!
jmdias (50391) 2013-06-11 17:41
excellent framing catching the bell tower in a perfect position, it looks like posing for camera. I liked the contrast between the colors and the special beauty of the architecture. TFS.
Angshu (53990) 2013-06-11 21:18
Nice picture from Bruges, this time a bit different view without the canals. The small square with people sitting in the cafe makes attractive viewing with the brick buildings as the background. Light was not the best but you did well
Vasa (16658) 2013-06-12 17:15
Bruge is the city for all inspiration. And the best rest. It seems that you post this scene with big satisfaction, John. The satisfaction id divided to see you again. Kind regards,
branley (3681) 2013-06-17 7:00
A very pleasant village scene, a good place for a coffee or maybe a beer? Lovely perspective, also very fine colours and sharpness. A beautiful composition my friend.
rigoletto (33778) 2013-06-20 3:25
the restaurant on the right is the place i had my lunch on the very last day of 2011, so, your photo brings back nice memories of bruges. the towering spire of church of our lady is a great detail in this lovely photo from walplein.
dale54 (5931) 2013-06-20 11:33
john hello..oh this town is beautifull,nice ol'buildings,great color and scene. dale
elenimavrandoni (12047) 2013-06-22 9:53
Hello John, amazing postcards, like paintings, like little masterpieces of colorful Art..this is what your pictures are!
all the best always
drt100 (2039) 2013-06-24 1:31
I have this same shot, but I did not sharpen the image as much. I like a softer look to the tree leaves, more soft than you have here. You are giving a grain-like look and this seems to over pixels the faces making them look textured. drt100
irek1 (792) 2013-06-28 23:33
I almost feel the atmosphere of this picturesque city. Fine, vivid colors & very good perspective. The light is superb.
Nice picture from ancient city.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend--
kordinator (14829) 2013-06-30 0:41
Excellent daily life scene.
Perfect sharpnes, clear and colourfull photo.
Great depth of field.
M>any nice details,difficult shot.
Excellent composition and presentation.
SNOOP_Chan (3771) 2013-07-07 3:04
Hello John , i was looking through the gallery and i found this lovely image. Never been to Belgium but this photo makes me want to. I love the relaxed atmosphere. Good details on the buildings. Well done.
korbee (6615) 2013-08-20 11:52
Nog altijd een droom van me om een bezoek te brengen aan deze schone stad,en dat bewijs je wel weer hier John!
Zou zo een tafereel voor een mooi puzzel kunnen zijn,prachtig ,de bomen ,de kerk en de gevels,de mensen op het pleintje brengen leven in de brouwerij..
Een pretige avond vanuit Hillegom
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (131986)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-26 22:42