Leuven is a small town with a big university.
The history of the (catholic) University of Leuven goes all the way back to 1425, making it one of the oldest in the world. It is the biggest university which has Dutch as its main language.
Leuven is also famous for its beer. The Stella tradition goes back even further, to 1366.
Students and beer make a great combination, so Leuven has an even higher café per head ratio than most other Flemish towns.
This picture is a close shot of Leuven's iconic town hall. It was built in gothic style in the 15th century.
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dta (72007) 2014-02-28 3:12
Hello Benny ,
Une décoration gothique on ne peut plus riche . Intéressant cadrage , et très bonne lumière ;
serp2000 (42188) 2014-02-28 3:21
amazing way for illustration of this title and so interesting note. Anyway I like this close up of the famous Belgian architecture. I remember my culture shock in Brussels.
Perfect combination of the colors and so attractive details.
Greetings from Russia!
lousat (83400) 2014-02-28 3:47
Hi Benny,great close up looking for the details of this piece of the town hall,great exposure in the best light and perfect sharpness too despite the distance,a beautiful example of style,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (53455) 2014-02-28 7:06
Impressive architecture well captured in this detail. I love the cities of your country, amazingly build.
Have a nice weekend.
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-28 12:11
What a great close crop and effective POV to capture beautiful architectural detail and contrast against the sky. Well done on the saturation too.
Have a nice weekend,
worldcitizen (7702) 2014-02-28 16:46
This Gothic architecture is truly beautiful, and your close crop is great. The sharpness lets us enjoy so many details. I like the small, red flowers in the windows, and all of the carved figures. This piece of the town hall that you shared with us only makes me want to see more.
emka (87416) 2014-02-28 23:48
I am not interested in beer, even Stella d'Artois, but this City Hall from Leuven is for me the most beautiful I have ever seen. Fantastic shot showing so many fine details. It looks like a silver reliquary. Very beautiful picture, a pity you post it small.
WArm regrads MAlgo
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-01 7:36
Excellent study of this impressive old building! It looks absolutely stunning due to the fantastic decorations and design of architecture. Creatively cropped and composed. Very well done!
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-03-20 14:47
a beautiful detail of magnificent architecture on this historical university, great light to enhance the marvelous little elements and a great note!!
take care Benny!!
adores (41576) 2014-03-28 16:46
It must be one of the most beautiful city halls! Beautiful details and you framed it very well! I see this University has a very old University, just like Coimbra here. Good shot!
Royaldevon (33783) 2014-04-24 7:37
This is a fine crop, with the front face right on the thirds line. The definition of the carvings is superb. I can't think of another town hall so beautifully decorated.
My warm regards,
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- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (14689)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 3:07