The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (French) or Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen (Dutch) is a glazed shopping arcade in Brussels that preceded other famous 19th-century shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg. Like them it has twin regular façades with distant origins in Vasari's long narrow street-like courtyard of the Uffizi, Florence, with glazed arcaded shopfronts separated by pilasters and two upper floors, all in an Italianate Cinquecento style, under an arched glass-paned roof with a delicate cast-iron framework.
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tyro (24630) 2013-01-30 7:05
A beautiful interior photograph with strong perspecive and excellent light. The columned archway frames the picture beautifully and the brightly lit distant view is superbly clear and detailed. The throng of shoppers in the foreground adds human interest and there's lots to see in this attractive photograph.
Well composed, lovely light and colours, perfect exposure (in difficult conditions) and excellent details and sharpness.
P.S. An interesting and informative note too!
snunney (98253) 2013-01-30 7:29
I assume the sales have just started, here seems to be lots of people! I like the point of view and the long narrow perspective and the lighting. Well done.
PaulVDV (28797) 2013-01-30 12:58
Very good light management.
The Christmas decorations add more atmosphere into the wonderful gallery.
Best regards, Paul
adramad (45342) 2013-01-30 13:16
Superb perspective of this composition in the beautiful covered galleries, the presence of all these people gives a nice touch of vitality to the image, I like the atmosphere of calidex interior lighting and Christmas decorations perfect touch.
Have a good night.
siudzi (34141) 2013-01-30 13:19
I am sure that this wonderful gallery must be a special place with lots of awesome decorations during Christmas time. Well seen and framed crop. Good symmetry. Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (47393) 2013-01-30 14:05
la galleria è molto bella, ma i negozi di cioccolata sono anche buoni :)
emka (96439) 2013-01-31 0:01
Hi Daniel, nice photo from this impressive Brussels gallery. well shown the busy time before Christmas, the last shopping of gifts.
ebingul (1984) 2013-01-31 5:25
Nice capture of this beautiful gallery with people in FG and fine perspective.TFS and best regards.
Sergiom (78551) 2013-01-31 6:02
J'ai eu le plaisir de visiter cette galerie et elle me donnait l'impression d'être beaucoup plus large à l'époque. Le cadrage est réussi, symétrique et très festif.
mjw364 (842) 2013-01-31 10:39
Nicely composed with great lines and a focal point of that giant gold light.
Cricri (118785) 2013-01-31 12:29
Une galerie de luxe, tant pour les magasins et l'architecture qui est magnifique, intéressant la présentation avec le groupe de touriste, superbe
daddo (26754) 2013-01-31 14:15
Hi Daniel. One occasion where the tourist mob is actually contributing to the composition and mood by providing a solidity on the ground level compared to the airy and opulent effects above their heads. Excellent vertical cropping and addition of the reflections on the wet stone. Best wishes. Klaudio.
ifege (10367) 2013-02-01 1:03
Hi Daniel - a great view of this classic arcade - pity about what looks like a tour group.
delpeoples (57622) 2013-02-02 1:11
What a beautiful Galleria, the perspective and intricate architectural details have been captured exquisitely and you handled the light very skillfully. Excellent light management, the light through the roof always makes shots like this difficult and you overcame that problem easily.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-02-02 5:26
interesting p.o.v. and architecture. good light management and colors.
abmdsudi (53615) 2013-02-02 7:37
The symmetry, colours and the bold repeats make this shot so appealing and rightly treated. This is particularly descriptive, I love the brightly lit art deco ceiling which renders an excellent contrast to the low light. Presence of people make it happening timely.Great effort and vision. Congrats
claudeD (38362) 2013-02-02 8:37
very fine picture from Brussela and this well known and interesting Galerie- I like the vertical format and the perfect sharpness of your shot.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (57986)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas 2012 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-30 6:40