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These picture has been taken during a visit at the Garden days to Beervelde, a village between Ghent and Brussels.
A friend has my invited for to bring a visit at the nice Garden days and also the to a visit at the castle.
My friend has self a very nice garden in Adegem Belgium between Bruges and Ghent.
My wife and I have enjoyed of the wonderful flowers, but first shows I a picture of the backside of it castle.
I hope that all visitors of my picture also enjoy.
History of this castle.
Beervelde Park, situated near the City of Ghent, in the very heart of an area famous for its horticulture, stretches out over 50 acres. The estate was designed in 1873 in what is called (at least in France and Belgium) the English Landscape style. It was intended to serve as a display for what was at the time, a young Belgian horticulture.
Ever since, Beervelde Park has been the property of the Counts de Kerchove de Denterghem.
Today, 135 years later, it is remarkable to note that the de Kerchove de Denterghem name is still linked to the promotion of horticulture.
Count André is the former chairman of the Royal Society for Agriculture and Botany, the non-profit organization which organizes the world famous 'Floralies of Ghent' every five years.
His brother, Count Renaud, is today's curator of the estate and organizer of the Beervelde's Garden Days, a fair which takes place every second weekend of May and October
The basic idea of this landscape style inherited from the romantic period of the nineteenth century is bringing together all the elements of an idealistic natural landscape on a fairly surface.
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besnard (52211) 2014-05-10 22:56
une jolie photo de ce lieu convivial et très animé. l'architecture du bâtiment est très intéressante.
Amitié et bon dimanche.
pajaran (48931) 2014-05-10 22:58
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o parku i dvorcu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepo mesto za odmor.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, sir.
An interesting article about the park and the castle with a history and description of ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment with the visitors, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, a nice place to vacation.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
jjcordier (73704) 2014-05-10 23:05
Un bien bel endroit que tu as remarquablement photographié et où il doit être très agréable de se promener aux beaux jours.
jemaflor (81352) 2014-05-10 23:27
Nice houses, good choice for the angle with water in the FG, perfect management for the shrapness and the colors capture.
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-05-10 23:32
thats a beautiful shot with great pov and angle.love the architecture and the mood.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-05-10 23:37
a picturesque photo of this romantic place, the composition is very nice, superb lights and colours,
papagolf21 (83444) 2014-05-11 1:11
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Un cadrage très subtil pour valoriser ce patrimoine architectural de toute beauté.
Nous avons vraiment l'impression d'être sur place et de participer à la découverte des lieux.
carlo62 (28369) 2014-05-11 1:28
ecco come passare una bella giornata, rilassante e pacifica, facendo due chiacchiere e qualche foto.
Bella questa tipica architettura, ottima la tua composizione, con edificio, persone, opere d'arte e piscina con riflesso compreso.
siudzi (32645) 2014-05-11 2:17
This place looks so nice due to the charming combination of architecture, art and nature! Beautifully seen and presented from well selected POV. Details, textures and colors were mastery captured as always:)
Have a lovely day!
serp2000 (38301) 2014-05-11 2:43
This title seems me like a "Belvedere".:)
As always, excellent quality, yes, I also like this picture. Very nice architecture.
My congratulations! Thanks for this post!
Nicou (117264) 2014-05-11 2:57
quel éfiffice sueprbe en ocre tout couvert de lierre sur les façades superbe et ces personnes qui la visitent et le petit bassin au bien qui donne un charme fou sueprbe.
Bravo et belle jounrée
timecapturer (45633) 2014-05-11 3:04
any title with the word "beer" in it is bound to grab my attention :-). Joking aside this is a stunningly beautiful place, such a relaxed atmosphere that you have captured perfectly. First class image, as always!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
jmdias (52918) 2014-05-11 3:04
fantastic details of this architecture. I liked the presence of people here and the small sculptures we can see around. good details like the plants covering the red walls. TFS.
snunney (79973) 2014-05-11 3:07
The many visitors nicely animate the scene, whilst the castle makes a delightful backcloth to the whole. I like the light and colours and the reflections in the still waters of the pond. Clarity is excellent indeed.
Noel_Byrne (21434) 2014-05-11 3:25
A beautiful place, with all the towers and spires, gables and statues, people and greenery, there is so much of interest in this scene. I really like that you included the statue in the immediate foreground in front of the pool too. As always, I love the red brick on blue sky too, lovely combination of colors.
ktanska (24254) 2014-05-11 4:15
I really like that combination of red brick walls and green vines growing on them. Beautiful courtyard with that pool and statues. And looking at all the people it is also popular among visitors.
pierrefonds (55240) 2014-05-11 4:24
The reflection on the water are assets to the composition. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showinfg the details and the colors of the architecture of the building. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
dekanski (2536) 2014-05-11 5:07
Great depicted atmosphere of the yard! If the frame is a little wider, it would be even better!
Sergiom (55279) 2014-05-11 5:43
Quel bel endroit. On sent beaucoup de calme dans ce jardin. Le point de vue est excellent, la saturation des couleurs parfaite et la netteté de l'ensemble impeccable.
marabu61 (7443) 2014-05-11 6:57
This looks like quite a pleasant place indeed. The old house, overgrown with ivy, looks interesting, the garden well maintained and the ambiance is calm and tranquille.
have a great sunday
Giustiniani (2960) 2014-05-11 7:15
une très belle restitution de ce superbe lieu. Une bâtisse et un jardin d'une grande beauté.
Romano46 (16580) 2014-05-11 9:38
le diverse località delle Fiandre sono il tuo soggetto preferito ed anche in questa dai il meglio di te stesso con una composizione molto accurata allla quale si uniscono una nitidezza estrema e colori assai delicati.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (37663) 2014-05-11 10:21
A very fine castle and a beautiful garden with interesting sculptures. The atmosphere among the many people seems good. The visitors make the view come alive. The colours are excellent and the light is pleasantly mild.
Alco (6652) 2014-05-11 13:06
This is a very nice place for visitors.The castle has a nice architecture and a beautiful greenery on its walls.Nice sculptures around the pond.Superb colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (61562) 2014-05-11 14:41
Simply wonderful place and details!
A very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-05-11 19:26
John, it seems like an extravagant party of old times, with elegance, class and finesse!!
many picturesque elements, many extraordinary little details that make your image simply beautiful and very inviting!!
shreya2000 (895) 2014-05-12 0:07
A very clear image showing the good architecture. Composition is good. People are enjoying their time.
Thanks for sharing.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-12 4:36
Nice sharp shot. The atmosphere is alluring, to say the least.
TFS. Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (80576) 2014-05-12 5:10
Hello dear John,
Very nice capture of this beautiful court in Flanders.
Perfect pov and layout and again many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
adramad (35625) 2014-05-12 5:34
Of course we always enjoy the images that show us, revealing to wonderful places, as in the case of this splendid castle, the building is very beautiful and those vines covering part of his face, give him a great touch, many people enjoying the place, which gives a very vital touch to the image.
Very well balanced lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Wish you a very nice week.
ourania (27138) 2014-05-12 8:14
this is a very lovely setting. Austere architecture, elegant details, works of art, greenery and pool are very nicely laid out in your frame. Sharpness, depth and perspective are superb and we can enjoy the setting and its atmosphere in a very vivid way. The colour definition is marvelous, even in the cloudy sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
lousat (72855) 2014-05-12 8:59
Salut John,on a vu plusieurs fleurs et c'est juste maintenant de regarder un piece de ce chateau,si bien preservee' et tres elegante et originale,architechture jolie et capture excellente,un peu trop saturee' mais avec des details au top.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano
cornejo (28517) 2014-05-12 10:57
Hi John, very good view of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life in this beautiful place, very well captured in this photograph pretty good. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (20711) 2014-05-12 12:42
Een ander kasteel met heel wat bezoekers. Het lijkt wel een groot tuinfeest.
De foto is heel gedetailleerd. Er valt heel wat op te zien.
Mooi kleurrijk ook. Uitstekende compositie, diepte en scherpte. En een kleine weerspiegeling ontbreekt evenmin.
Vele groeten, Paul
photoray (10485) 2014-05-12 15:08
Fine view of classical brick Victorian architecture, steep roofs with windows, softened by the climbing ivy and pool. Looks like an excellent place to relax and soak in the history.
jcpix (11648) 2014-05-12 16:19
When I first saw this as a smaller, thumbnail image, I immediately thought is was peaceful and calm...but when I opened it up on a larger scale and saw the many people, it took on an entirely new perspective. Certainly just as charming and beautiful as first imagined, but the multitude of tourists give the setting quite more of an active and lively appeal. An all around lovely garden atmosphere with soft light and loads of interesting detail. The white umbrella makes for a small touch of super contrast against the natural surrounding colors and textures. Looking forward to seeing more of this place, a great way to start with this one. :) Enjoy the new day. Al the best.
abmdsudi (40174) 2014-05-12 18:24
Lovely and intriguing scene lined by some soothing colours and light nicely composed and placement. I love the perspective with the buildings architecture grab attention. A shot further livened by presence of people, Wonderful shot nicely done, TFS
mcmtanyel (10891) 2014-05-12 20:39
Wonderful colors, good reflections, and excellent POV to take it all in. Well positioned colorful people add variety and interest.
kato (11630) 2014-05-12 22:09
You're capturing well this garden by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant house covered to the ivy and beautiful garden with small pond. It's also impressive which people are enjyoying this atmosphere at ths garden. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and excellent color combination.
sabermonajati (8959) 2014-05-12 22:29
you captured amazing view from this nice building with people.
Fis2 (82382) 2014-05-13 6:40
Interesting building, beautiful courtyard.
Excellent POV and composition.
Have a nice afternoon
eldancer1 (25600) 2014-05-13 7:28
It is a beautiful place, I would enjoy spending a day just walking around. Good to have the people for scale. Good details. Well done tfs.
mohammad_H (8822) 2014-05-13 8:59
Hello dear friend
Beautiful landscapes, and boasts a lively and eye-catching background environment
Good job you are looking at the foreground, the depth image
carper (96) 2014-05-13 10:06
ziet er gezellig uit mooi neergezet fraaie foto John.
PiotrF (4912) 2014-05-13 12:02
Perfect area and composition with your subject an incredibly intriguing composition and image this,fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity
clic (14332) 2014-05-13 16:40
This 'pleasure for the eyes' appears quite romantic for a cure of relaxation and the vines clinging allover the walls constitute the ideal shelter for the lyrebirds performing every morning an harmonious concert!
Met vriendelijke groeten.
mirosu (12676) 2014-05-13 21:51
I like very much how balanced and elegant this composition looks as you have employed the elements that define the scenery, the colours and the perspectives in an excellent way. We get a great idea of this beautiful castle and of its natural surroundings, depth and clarity are superb. Apart from that, even beyond the physical description, the picture is a delight to look at for its beautiful light and nice colours.
Very well done.
fabbs99 (16079) 2014-05-13 23:53
Excellent presentation of the beautiful garden.Very well captured.Keep sharing.TFS.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-14 0:37
this castle looks much nicer than most of the other buildings of the type. The ivy on the walls makes it more pretty and full of warmth adding also nice and contrasting color to the red brick walls. The place seems to be busy with tourists, but somehow you managed to compose them very well in the image. I like the POV which included little pond in the foreground.
Very good colors, contrast and nice sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
rychem (20027) 2014-05-14 9:05
Beautiful, intimate castle, impressive ivy on the wall, very well captured and composed photo, simply splendid one
ikeharel (53025) 2014-05-14 11:26
Good evening John,
A magnificent and meticulous gardening job done on the inner-courtyard of the castle, for the joy of the visitors. Statues around the pond and lavish green climbers-plants decorating the scene on lower part, while the beautiful turrets, chimneies and small windows on the roof are charming archi.-details. Lovely with people around there.
My best regards,
danos (83575) 2014-05-14 12:35
nice the panoramic view of this section of the backside of the castle with a lot of people to enjoy the warm day as the beautiful gardens.The pond on the foreground dominating the scene with the climbing plants to cover the walls of the castle.
fritzi007 (3101) 2014-05-14 14:46
wirklich ein sehr schönes Foto mit sehr guten Kommentar, gratuliere!
COSTANTINO (51918) 2014-05-14 22:16
Good morning my dear friend
your friend must be very lucky having such
a beautiful garden in Adegem Belgium
wonderful composition with freshness and
beauty you must be sure that we all
enjoy this pleasant picture
I would like to live there indeed
its a real romantic place
have a nice time
Didi (55145) 2014-05-15 11:01
Bonjour mon ami
Jolie cour intérieure de ce château avec les façades garnies de lierre, une image bien cadrée
Agréable endroit pour passer une bonne journée
Sonata11 (33179) 2014-05-15 19:53
very beautiful composition and wonderfully executed like always amazing work. Perfect management of colors, light, sharpness, clarity. Fantastic work. Love it.
All the best, Barbara
jacquest (18227) 2014-05-16 3:50
A very nice and quiet place you present us here. I like the vines contrasting against the brick work. The ligh gives very good colors and the overall sharpness is very good.
claudeD (30817) 2014-05-16 7:50
very fine picture from this castle with an excellent composition , fine colors and very good sharpness. We have also a garden festival in a castle here in Luxembourg this days ... TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (29407) 2014-05-16 9:51
beautiful house and garden. Nice composition with the pond in the foreground. People add a nice touch here. It feels full of action.
Very well done,
Buin (42260) 2014-05-16 12:09
It's really amazing how many castles you have shown us already until now. This again is a beautiful building and I like its "human" dimensions. A place really to feel good, to enjoy. The sculptures in foreground give the impression of being there.
Greetings from today sunny and warm Westphalia!
Have a nice weekend!
omid266 (3476) 2014-05-17 19:41
Dear my friend on TE,
Another excellent image from your beautiful and spectacular country, Belgium,
very very nice shot with excellent POV and nice sharpness ,
All is ok and Thanks!
Best wishes and times i wish for you and family, friends,
ricardomattos (4280) 2014-05-18 18:47
Lovely composition and colors. Excellent sharpness. Very atractive and well cared architecture.
Silvio1953 (116861) 2014-05-19 12:52
Ciao John, fascinating composition, nice scene, beautiful reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dip (23528) 2014-05-21 9:25
the place seems very pleasant and you captured very well the cosy atmosphere there,
I like the framing and the beautiful saturated colours,
thanks for sharing,
branley (3681) 2014-05-23 23:37
A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon John. This looks like a very lovely place, wonderful architechture and you've presented it very well. It's a fine capture.
Angshu (54909) 2014-06-03 21:45
A beautiful small square inside the castle with the relaxed atmosphere well shown. there are a lot of things to see and I liked the light management as well. Nice work!
halikarnas (6557) 2014-06-04 10:01
Çok zevkli bir mekan
Sarmaşıklar zaten ayrıbir özellik vermiş.
Netlik senin karakterlerinden biri.
Tebrikler Büyük Usta.
Hanssie (10325) 2014-06-05 0:26
Mooie plek en dat vind niet alleen ik
als ik al de mensen zie:-))
Mooi, klooster-achtig gebouw
alive (1356) 2014-06-05 1:56
A photo with great composition.
An excellent work.
ChrisJ (94836) 2014-07-31 4:15
Nice reflections in the rectangular ornamental pool with good warm cold colour contrasts between the mottled blue grey sky and the salmon pink brick walls of the imposing old building. The people add scale. The fg statues add depth and an elegant touch. Tfs!
swapankumarroy (1100) 2014-08-09 3:00
Excellent architecture and very good detailing. Color, light and framing, everything is well. Nice composition. Great work.
with best wishes and thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (135780)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-09
- 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/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-10 22:51