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Provincial Government

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

In the market square, near the Belfry, is this Provincial Government building from the 19th century.  Belgium came into being as a constitutional monarchy in 1830 and is divided into 9 provinces.  Bruges is the main city and Governor's seat of the West Flanders province on the coast.

This neo-Gothic building was designed by Buyck and De La Censerie.
I took this pic at the same time as last week's
Belfry when the sun was setting and the storm was brewing!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Provincial Government

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

In the market square, near the Belfry, is this Provincial Government building from the 19th century.  Belgium came into being as a constitutional monarchy in 1830 and is divided into 9 provinces.  Bruges is the main city and Governor's seat of the West Flanders province on the coast.

This neo-Gothic building was designed by Buyck and De La Censerie.
I took this pic at the same time as last week's
Belfry when the sun was setting and the storm was brewing!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (23)

Dark sky but still sunny. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: I love that combination, Mary. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Aug 2007, 03:38
Yet another postcard-perfect shot, Ginnie.
The lighting could not be better.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Ray. Thanks.
  • Kay
  • 14 Aug 2007, 03:55
What a beautiful building, Ginnie! So regal! Great capture of the sunlight on the building too. smile
Ginnie Hart: Regal is definitely a good word for this building, Kay. Thanks! smile
A real beauty ! And this sky. Well done again, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Flo.
A perfect example of how red can lift a photograph. The stormy sky gives a wonderful backdrop, too. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Roz. Thanks. smile
Lovely shot, ginnie. It is such an impressive building.
Ginnie Hart: It really IS impressive, Aussie. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • 14 Aug 2007, 08:48
I love this building Ginnie. Stood outside it a few times and it takes your breath away. Nicely taken shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Aha! So you know what it's like, Tracy. Glad you've seen it for yourself!
Nice symmetry
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
This looks very magestic Ginnie. I like it. The people look a bit like toys though, and if you look hard enough, the picture starts to look like a painting. Going into my likeys this one.
Ginnie Hart: Majestic is another great word for this structure, Fehinti. Thanks.
WOW! Would you look at that!! That is one beautiful building! and this is one beautiful picture. Ginnie, I think you are a real artist to be able to capture these so well. The colors just pop in it!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart to say that, DD. Thank you!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Aug 2007, 09:27
Excellent architectural. The storm and orange accents contribued big time here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir!
Another great sunlight on building/dark moody skies shot - you excel at these, Ginnie
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your kind words, Ingrid!
  • Saed
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • 14 Aug 2007, 11:30
Very well! I like the photos of these great buildings, very much!
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Saed! Thanks.
Nice shot . The way grand buildings were constructed in those days still amazes me.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Shakara! Thanks.
Really nice work with the light on the buildings in front of the stormy sky! It has a postcard feel to it. If you will allow me a minor nitpick, I think fully symmetrical or fully asymmetrical architecture shots work better than nearly symmetrical ones.
Ginnie Hart: Oh Man, Martin. You are so totally right. If you only knew what a bugger this pic was! It's probably because I wasn't standing dead center, but I tried cropping this a hundred times, I'm sure. Finally I just said, "To heck with it. It is what it is!" And believe it or not, I decided it was symmetrical! grin

So anyway, don't ever worry about being nitpicky. In this case you are absolutely right on. Thanks.
Another lovely building Ginnie. The stormy sky certainly brings the buildings alive. The red dormers set into the roof line really make this picture and the foreground shadow is a nice lead-in to the whole scene. David.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, David. Thanks.
1st thing as soon as i logged on...COLORS! the blue and the orange caught my eyes before noticing the image in detail. I like the treatment here. Nice Shot Granny!
Ginnie Hart: There certainly was color that day, Nacha!!!

BTW, I have tried several times today to pull up your photo and it's the only one of all SC that simply won't load, no matter how long I wait. What's THAT about??? I will keep trying....
Great contrast in this picture, the light building and the dark moody sky. And I agree with the rest, the red/orange color looks great.
Ginnie Hart: It really had a lot of character in that moment, Magnus. Thanks.
Lovely, lovely lovely scene grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, S&S! smile
Works a treat with your use of the light - sunshine behnd you, inclement weather behind the subject. Like the little red windows in the roof - like a fairy story castle. Mike
Ginnie Hart: It does seem like a fairy castle...just like the rest of the city, Mike! smile
  • mal
  • 14 Aug 2007, 23:23
very fine peice of work Ginnie! The sun lit face of the buiding against that brooding sky line is great. Top shot. mal
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mal. Thanks. smile
  • monika
  • London
  • 16 Aug 2007, 15:09
Amazing colours Ginnie! Great capture, brewing storm works well for this one smile I really like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Monika!
This building is unique and interesting.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Helen! Thanks again for backtracking.

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