Picture is showing the hell's port in Maastricht with a very fine old Citroen used that day as a wedding taxi.
The Helpoort is Holland's oldest surviving town gate and was built almost 800 years ago, along with a lengthy stretch of city wall. Further fortifications were added during the 15th century and today, the Helpoort is home to an interesting collection of local history and was once actually used as a prison.
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umutlu101 (13629) 2014-06-12 7:04
magnifique architecture et un prise verticale sublime.
Silvio1953 (143240) 2014-06-12 10:38
Ciao Jean Claude, lovely composition with fantastic gate, nice scene, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2014-06-12 10:55
Hello Jean Claude, very nice image here. It seems like a very nice place to have a wedding. I love the small balcony up the tower. Good sharpness.
fritzi007 (10717) 2014-06-12 11:03
Hallo Jean Claude,
eine sehr seltsame Kompination mit den alten Stadttor, dem Hochzeittaxi, aber es ist wirklich sehr gut, dein Foto hat eine hohe Qualität, sehr guter Kommentar, gratuliere!
macjake (67806) 2014-06-12 11:08
Hi Jean Claude
great to be back on TE!
I had to laugh...its a scene about just being married, and its located in Hell's Port! haha! thats so funny!!!!
not sure if they picked the best location :)
but i do know I enjoy the brick/stone work and the car.
fine collection of subjects
photoray (13981) 2014-06-12 11:58
Attractive view of the gothic Helpoort, the two immense towers with conical tops, and the construction elements of rough textured rocks all blend into a fine historical image, and a bonus with the classical Citroen still motoring.
Thanks for sharing,
lousat (91424) 2014-06-12 15:17
Salut JC.La vieille voiture pour les epouses est la meilleure decoration pour cette composition qui montre nous cette magnifique architechture,une capture super en details et couleurs et une perspective imposante aussi.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
emka (97683) 2014-06-12 22:50
Hi Jean Claude, Just married and already gone. Where is the young couple? Not important, wonderful old gate. Excellent picture. Warm regrads Malgo
abmdsudi (54097) 2014-06-14 5:03
This is lovely and the charming ye olde 'feel' which seems to carry the sense of great age. The lighting, vivid details of the stunning fortification & the classic veh, colour and your subtle processing make this a very special image for the wedding couple. I am sure the rustic walls seem to have so many hidden memories to tell too. I am missing the horse carriages! Great capture, TFS
ktanska (27672) 2014-06-14 5:12
That old town gate is huge! And your vertical framing gives good appreciation to it. And the old Citroen looks great and suits well for wedding celebrations! Place where it is parked is just perfect for this composition.
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (38734)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-10
- Categories: Ceremony, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, canon EF 24-105 F4 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-12 6:48