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The second picture of the same place but completely out of another angle
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 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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shreya2000 (1029) 2014-07-06 22:53
Dear John Sir,
Excellent presentation by you. I like the different colours of the flowers and the surrounding area of the building. Good architecture. Nice presentation by you.
Thanks for sharing.
Sonata11 (33223) 2014-07-06 22:58
Hello John, Very beautiful composition wonderfully executed and presented like always perfect. Colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastic. Love it.
Best regards, Barbara
besnard (52815) 2014-07-06 22:59
Un bon cliché de ce joli château rouge dans un environnement fleuri. La flèche s'élance dan un ciel nuageux.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
COSTANTINO (53577) 2014-07-06 23:06
Hello dear friend and
have a nice new week
Here we are we have the beloved classical
photos from you and according to your
useful notes the picture has been taken
during a visit at the Garden days to
the grey cloudy sky makes a dynamic contrast
with the old castsle and the beautiful
please enjoy those wonderful flowers
and the whole scenery
have a nice time too
pajaran (50356) 2014-07-06 23:25
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o zamku sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano cvece, arhitektura i detalji na fasadi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa difuznim svetlom koje je naglasilo lepotu zamka, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i zamak.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, sir.
An interesting article on the trap with a history and description, a nice view and a second ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated flowers, architecture and details on the facade.
Good work, nice captured moment with diffuse light that highlighted the beauty of the castle, beautiful colors.
Nice place and castle.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
emka (76213) 2014-07-06 23:27
Fascinating place. Nice castle with interesting brick walls, I like that it is covered with ivy. beautiful flowers, I can't recognize, maybe azalea or rhododendron. Nice composition, a bit dark on my screen. The place worth visiting and shooting.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (82874) 2014-07-06 23:41
Well taken, good composition well balanced with house, tower and trees and flowers, perfect sharpness and pleasant vegetation.
seres76 (780) 2014-07-06 23:56
beautiful colors, good perspective. As usual, an amazing photo.
papagolf21 (84602) 2014-07-07 0:06
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore un trésor dans votre album venant compléter avec bonheur celui existant.
C'est toujours avec un réel plaisir de découvrir ces merveilles architecturales bénéficiant d'un environnement de toute beauté.
Nicou (119293) 2014-07-07 0:51
quelle image quel rendu sur la pierre ocre quelle architecture et le beau parc superbe vue et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (28329) 2014-07-07 1:37
I like how you have presented the building so expertly integrated with its garden. The two complement each other beautifully. The f/g tree, besides giving a sense of depth, is inviting us to explore further and enjoy the building.
Have a lovely day,
halikarnas (6625) 2014-07-07 1:44
Yeşilin yani tabiatın insan yapısı ile uyum içinde olduğu bir belgesel fotoğraf.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-07 1:56
lovely mansion and it gets more charm form the greenery around the the ivy climbing is walls. I like the combination of the colors and very well chosen POV for this picture. The sharpness is at its optimum and the light has been very well handled.
Nicely framed and executed.
Thanks for sharing
pierrefonds (56040) 2014-07-07 4:56
The trees and the vegetation are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the castle. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (47320) 2014-07-07 5:01
this place looks so elegant and imposing in this excellent shot. Love the enticing organic framing that make the detailing and warmth of the brickwork stand out so sumptuously. Wonderful!
Have a good week - B.
Fis2 (83856) 2014-07-07 6:50
Wow, beautiful castle.
I love it.
Excellent POV and colors.
Have a nice afternoon.
jacquest (18489) 2014-07-07 6:50
This nice and interesting building is well presented and framed by the trees. The brick color stands well over the overcast sky and the architectural details are sharp. A nice and well done composition.
Silvio1953 (119453) 2014-07-07 6:53
Ciao John, great view of fantastic castle, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent perspective, good clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (57641) 2014-07-07 8:49
Quel bel endroit.Même par temps maussade il ressort entouré de toute cette verdure abondante. L'architecture est remarquable et les couleurs ressortent très bien.
ikeharel (55170) 2014-07-07 8:49
Good evening John,
A marvelous sight of the red-bricks castle, and the beautiful garden it "dips" in.
Flowers blossom cheer-up the scene, that happened to be taken in a cloudy day.
Lovely, and superbly chosen POV.
holmertz (39415) 2014-07-07 9:14
The fine castle with its interesting tower is nicely set among the trees. To my mind the slightly dull weather has probably improved the colours, which are very mild and pleasant. The fine details among the clouds show how well you have handled the light.
ourania (29263) 2014-07-07 10:21
this building is a jewel and surely makes a superb difference in the area where it stands. I like very much this point of view too, you have given less space to the garden but the lovely vegetation has managed to creep into your frame to adorn it and add context. The details are marvelous and the colours very attractive. This photo confirms that you can bring the most out of any lighting and weather condition. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Noel_Byrne (22669) 2014-07-07 10:49
This is a fascinating building, the architecutre is so romantic and playful, yet despite that the are some harsh elements to it too, such as the sharp spires. I like how it is nestled among the beautiful colors of the gardens, almost like it is trying to hide from view. You had a stormy sky but that has not at all impeded n the beautiful light you got in the result. Cool place, I love learning about new castles :)
PiotrF (6622) 2014-07-07 10:50
A amazing photo of his castle and garden. Wonderful light and natural colours, perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Very interesting note.
asajernigan (21066) 2014-07-07 17:59
Nice capture of this beautiful building. The muted lighting brings out the vivid colors of this scene. The trees provide nice framing as well and color to the shot.
Alco (6850) 2014-07-07 21:19
Very nice picture of that castle with a beautiful architecture. It has a very nice tower. Superb greenery and flowers all around the castle. Very nice colors. TFS.
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (21569) 2014-07-07 22:35
Dit kasteel vormt een mooi geheel met de tuin waarin het gelegen is. De klimop groeit weelderig op de gevel en de takken vooraan lijken ook naar het gebouw te grijpen.
De bloemen brengen net als de bakstenen gevel en toren meer kleur onder de bewolkte lucht. Hopelijk betert het weer maar op de foto hier vormen de wolken wel een mooie achtergrond.
Vele groeten, Paul
Didi (55963) 2014-07-07 23:35
Bonjour mon ami
Une belle photo et belle architecture aux couleurs chaudes
Bon équilibre lumineux avec ce ciel couvert
serp2000 (39244) 2014-07-08 5:15
I have see the bad weather and the grey cloudy sky is not a reason to abandon shooting. Your skills and your camera give as great photo. Impressive sharpness...
tyro (19724) 2014-07-08 5:27
If this is the back of the castle, then I expect that the front must be even more impressive!
This is a beautifully composed photograph which shows off not only the castle itself but also the beautiful and colourful flowers around it. Gorgeous rich colours and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
danos (85063) 2014-07-08 9:30
nice the view of this section of Beervelde,with its architectural style to be unique.The lot of flowers as the bushes make the image even more effective.
macjake (54824) 2014-07-08 17:21
you show us another beautiful piece of architecture.
I wonder how a castle like this one looks like on the inside? I bet its spectacular.
the grey or white sky actually helps to bring out the red brick color even more, don't you think?
lovely greens to compliment the scene too.
jcpix (13338) 2014-07-08 18:37
Although not quite as many aesthetic elements in the foreground from this angle, the castle is just as impressive and picturesque. :) There's certainly no lack of rich colors either, this is a welcome sight no matter the point of view...and you've given another delightful presentation of this architectural beauty. I'm sure there are many photo opportunities here, yeah? :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
omid266 (3914) 2014-07-08 20:58
Dear my friend,
another excellent shot from the beautiful old castle,
very nice taken with excellent POV and sharpness,
All the BEST and Thanks!
** Happy Wishes,
** PEACE, **
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-07-08 23:37
Beautiful shot of the castle.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
wolf38 (31258) 2014-07-09 1:34
Hi John. Another beautiful photo in the usual quality. Interesting and instructional text. This is also a good contribution to TE.
lousat (74853) 2014-07-09 4:06
Salut John,une 2eme magnifique image depuis ce chateau,l'architechture est vraiment unique et originale,et tu as choice une parfaicte prise de vue pour nous la montrer dans la meilleure maniere,excellente qualite' des details et couleurs aussi malgre' la difficile lumiere.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
batalay (35125) 2014-07-09 19:54
The photo, along with the highly informative note, comprise a first rate package for Trekearth, learning geography through photography. In Washington, DC there is the celebrated Smithsonian Museum, and I can see from the architecture of Ghent that there is strong influence from the architecture of Flanders. Warm regards, John,
mcmtanyel (12017) 2014-07-09 21:19
This is a very pleasant photo of what looks like a well-kept-up mansion and its lovely grounds.
rychem (21571) 2014-07-10 0:05
This castle is simply impressive, the architecture of this castle is fantastic, splendid detailed photo with great composition
jmdias (54003) 2014-07-10 2:11
this façade and its tower in bricks created a marvelous visual effect contrasting with the grey sky. beautiful details of the garden and the architecture shown here. TFS.
williewhistler (13503) 2014-07-11 4:41
the rear view features of the castle are very attractive with the tower particularly impressive,all imaginatively framed by the foliage of the well kept garden.
You have taken full advantage of the overcast conditions to capture the details perfectly,clarity is first class.
Best regards Les.
eldancer1 (26690) 2014-07-11 6:51
I like those old buildings, they are beautiful design and very durable compared to the modern ones. And thank you for the wonderful information about this place. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
clic (14712) 2014-07-11 7:09
You show with great subtlety, conveyed by the allover greenery and flowers, the architectural essence of this exotic castle which tower triumphs, seen over so dramatic skies!
Met vriendelijke groeten.
boa (5939) 2014-07-11 10:40
a perfect castle for me and my needs:) Beautiful architecture in lush surroundings, a perfect hideaway.
It is a Sharp and clear shot with a good overview of the castle and parts of the garden, tfs!
Have a nice weekend my friend/
bukitgolfb301 (35182) 2014-07-11 12:14
Hi dear John, how are you?
Sorry for my so long absense. I will catch up with you as soon as possible. As uusal greatly impressive postcard in perfect framework and composition with so tatseful color touch.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero from Tokyo
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-07-12 3:32
John, always thrilled to see every new post from you, with the exciting point of view, with the magnificent colors and with the most informative and impressive note!!
a fine photographic work!!
berek (36321) 2014-07-12 6:45
I really like the architectural details. super vibrant colors and framing.
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-07-12 10:48
The red brick facade and superstructure of the old castle contrasts well against the blue grey sky. The ivy covered wall adds interest. The fg vegetation frames and adds depth. The surrounding gardens are well kept and add nice splashes of colour. Tfs!
Buin (42268) 2014-07-12 11:19
Yes John, this must be a worth visiting place. I like the somehow playful architecture of this building and the framing you could create here.
All the best from Siegen!
Have a nice weekend!
resat1972 (7326) 2014-07-12 11:34
architecture is very nice
a great shot
it would be very enjoyable to live here
SWEETFREEDOM (22172) 2014-07-13 4:08
the weather was not the best for taking pictures but the place is Worth. beautiful colors and details.
mursaloglu (8478) 2014-07-13 4:32
I really didn't know it was my 400. picture. Thanks for remainder me. :)
great picture yours wonderful architecture mood and marvelous sky shot. Composition also is really well done. bravo bonne dimanche.
mirosu (13135) 2014-07-13 5:16
A very elegant and interesting presentation of beautiful castle building. I like very much the graphical layout and the contrast between the splendid view of the castle and the bright sky background. The arrangement with the tree and the flowers in FG is excellent.
Very well done.
carlo62 (30409) 2014-07-13 7:13
un'architettura molto bella, soprattutto la torre che da eleganza al palazzo.
Bella la targa con l'anno, crea interesse nell'osservatore.
Una bella foto, ben composta e ben realizzata.
Graal (96372) 2014-07-13 7:44
friends all told you. Beautiful old architecture. Amazing contrast. Good shot during the cloudy weather.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (29965) 2014-07-14 12:19
Hi John, here again after a brief holiday. Excellent photograph of this beautiful house that I recall very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (82178) 2014-07-15 3:01
Hello dear John,
I'd missed this one !
Very good layout and nice bright colors. Another perfect TE entry with many interesting notes again.
TFS and best regards
adramad (36869) 2014-07-16 8:17
A splendid composition, showing a great POV, this attractive castle, the tower next to the varied facades add great charm to the set, like the flowers in the foreground.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good weekend.
photoray (11351) 2014-07-17 6:42
From your image and interesting background note, I would enjoy visiting Beervelde Park's historical 19th century architecture and attractive gardens.
Kielia (23261) 2014-07-19 4:19
you are adding a very beautiful impression of this interesting architecture to the gallery. Your POV is very well chosen and the contrast of the colors makes the image very attractive. The perspective is outstanding. My compliments!
tchefi (1749) 2014-07-20 9:23
Le ciel est magnifique.Le contraste entre la brique rouge et les couleurs de la nature est superbe, le cadrage est bien choisi.
Angshu (55253) 2014-07-28 22:28
A fine picture of this magnificent castle with the red bricks standing out against the cloudy sky. The green foliage on the wall also acts as a good contrast. Very nice...
aliabazari (14093) 2014-07-31 21:35
Hi John lieve
Mooie opname van deze mooie en aantrekkelijke architectuur. Blootstelling diep en goed gepresteerd. Gefeliciteerd en bedankt voor het delen
swapankumarroy (2745) 2014-08-01 18:53
You have always presented an well colored photograph. Clarity, light control, framing and detailing of the photograph are excellent. I very much like your composition.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PRESENTATION.
with best wishes and enjoy a nice weekend.
carper (96) 2014-08-04 10:01
heel mooi neergezet John.
Ik zie dat ik wat achter loop maar dat vergeeft U mij vast wel. mooie plaat.
claudeD (31695) 2014-08-08 11:50
very fine picture from Beervelde showing this amazing old castle with its wonderful garden.Very good contribution to TE . I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
branley (3681) 2014-08-09 23:36
A beautiful capture of this lovely tower my friend. Lovely colours and a fine sky as a backdrop too.....
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-14 6:36
A well composed picture. You have made an excellent layout of the picture. I like the perspective view of the vegetation. A well taken photo with amazning colours and clarity.
Have a nice evening,
fritzi007 (4075) 2014-10-02 14:19
very good sharpness, very good colors and comment, congratulate you!
mkamionka (30068) 2014-10-18 5:44
lovely building. I like very much the design of the tower it seems quite unique. Very elegant architecture and beautiful garden. The weather was not good but the sky still preserves some features.
NorthernLight (2133) 2014-11-05 8:09
a nice little castle. A long time ago I had a conversation with a castle owner. She complained about the high heating bills and told me that it was almost impossible to get that old walls really warm.
This castle is not particularly large. There the heating should not be a huge problem. On the other hand this castle has everything else what a pretty romantic castle needs, even the ivy on the walls.
As always very nice and clear captured, John. Just as I like it.
Best wishes from Sweden
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (137502)
- 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/14.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-06 22:49