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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-04
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony A350, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom, SanDisk Ultra ll 4GB, Jessops Circular Polariser
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-03 13:56
Viewed: 1383
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its centre is the largest carfree area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. Ghent established a nice blend between comfort of living and history – it is not a city-museum. The city of Ghent houses also three béguinages and numerous churches, among which the Saint-Jacob's church, the Saint-Nicolas' church and the Saint Michael's church are the most beautiful examples.
In the nineteenth century Ghent's most famous architect, Louis Roelandt, built the university hall Aula, the opera house and the main courthouse. Highlights of modern architecture are the university buildings (the Boekentoren or Book Tower) by Henry Van de Velde. There are also a few theatres from diverse periods.
The beguinages, as well as the belfry and adjacent cloth hall, were recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1998 and 1999.

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Another fantastic capture from the famous city of Ghent with such wonderful light and exposure, John!

Good details and nice contrasts with amazing clarity and focus.
The water adds another piece of charm and beauty to the scene.
Well done!

Kind regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-02-03 14:08]

Hi John,
A splendid view of Ghent. This particular architecture of this marvelous city is outstanding.
A very sharp image adorned with glorious lighting. I like the slight ripple in the canal and the dramatic clouds in the sky.
Well done for this neat shot.

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-03 14:15]

Hello John

I do like the tone and texture you you appeasr to creature with this scene of Ghent, it give such a crisp clear image, very well presented also. TFS


HI John...nice shot. Great scenery well captured. Nice details and tones.


Hi John Bonjour,
Un bel endroit et une architecture médiévale de toute beauté,
Excellente perpective et présentation,
Superbe cliché et ton de couleurs..
compliments et Bon WE..

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-02-04 18:33]

Hi John,
A very nice photo. You can see a bit of old and bit of new. I like the soft colours that you use in your photos.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2012-02-05 10:48]

Bonjour John,
Ah oui, l'architecture a un très grand rôle dans cette composition, ces maisons avec leurs nombreuses fenêtres, apportent au paysage toute leur authenticité!!!
Belles couleurs et bonne gestion de la lumière!!!

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