The building that houses the Brussels Stock Exchange does not have a distinct name, though it is usually called simply the Bourse/Beurs. It is located on Boulevard Anspach, and is the namesake of the Place de la Bourse/Beursplein, which is, after the Grand Place, the second most important square in Brussels.
As part of the covering of the river Senne for health and aesthetic reasons in the 1860s and 1870s, a massive program of beautification of the city centre was undertaken. Architect Léon-Pierre Suys, as part of his proposal for covering of the Senne, designed a building to become the centre of the rapidly expanding business sector. It was to be located on the former butter market, (itself situated on the ruins of the former Recollets Franciscan convent) on the newly created Anspach Boulevard (then called Central Boulevard).
The building was erected from 1868 to 1873, and mixes elements of the Neo-Renaissance and Second Empire architectural styles. It has an abundance of ornaments and sculptures, created by famous artists, including the brothers Jacques and Joseph Jacquet, Guillaume de Groot, French sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and his then-assistant Auguste Rodin.
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snunney (83769) 2013-12-03 8:45
The Christmas atmosphere is evident in this well composed image. The light management is very well handled with very good colours and sharpness. I like the play of the street lights across the cobbled paving.
Kielia (23581) 2013-12-03 8:51
I love the rich colours of this picture. The curve of the street leads the eye well to the decorated building on the right side. The pedestrians make for good foreground interest. Christmas is a rewarding time for the photographer!
carlo62 (32793) 2013-12-03 9:43
eccellente esposizione, le luci sono ben dosate e il risultato è suggestivo e di grande effetto.
Nicou (122006) 2013-12-04 2:12
Mervielleuse rue et iamge quelle maîtrises des tons et lumirèe et ces illumnation avec les personnage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (139214) 2013-12-04 3:49
Brussels by night or during the late evening, not the excellent place for during the night, Brussels is not safe during the night.
Also excellent perspective and depth picture.
Very well presentation, nice done, TFS.
rbassin (18183) 2013-12-04 3:54
une superbe photo,à la tombée de la nuit.
Lumière et animation de rue sont bien réalisées, avec le léger flou.
timecapturer (48740) 2013-12-04 3:56
a shot that typifies the last minute shoppers on Xmas Eve and that warm glow that seems to be around the night before Christmas. A perfectly executed night shot that is full of charm and character. Really like it!
Regards - B.
claudeD (32721) 2013-12-04 6:24
very fine picture from Brussels with a perfect light managment. Excellent night shot. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
ChrisJ (97920) 2013-12-04 10:31
The dual converging sides of the flagstone street add good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. The motioned blurred people convey how busy this night scene must have been and animate the scene. Good sharpness and color and excellent saturation. Nice warm cold color contrasts in the blue hour with the golden lighting. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (122215) 2013-12-04 13:14
Ciao Daniel, fascinating blue hour, lovely composition with walking people, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (31514) 2013-12-05 1:58
Hello Daniel, very good view of this interesting scene of everyday life in Brussels, with interesting buildings, beautifully 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 afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
COSTANTINO (55506) 2013-12-10 11:51
nice place to have a walk in this street
I love shots of this kind with hundred
Christmas atmosphere is evident
many wishes for Christmas days
Gigidusud (15873) 2013-12-14 14:58
Beautiful street scene at blue hour with nice architecture and splendid light. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday my friend,
mkamionka (30618) 2013-12-16 13:01
it seems you had a very fruitful photographically walk in Brussels. I always especially prefer the blue hour, it adds a special atmosphere as in this photo here. It must be a great place for a photographer. Very well used opportunity here.