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Friday's Street Life

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

Remember the Provincial Government building from Tuesday's post?  There it is at the end of this typical Bruges street in the center of the old city...on an early Friday evening.

Does this look like your rush hour after the end of the day on Friday?  Wouldn't that be nice!  Have a great weekend.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Friday's Street Life

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

Remember the Provincial Government building from Tuesday's post?  There it is at the end of this typical Bruges street in the center of the old city...on an early Friday evening.

Does this look like your rush hour after the end of the day on Friday?  Wouldn't that be nice!  Have a great weekend.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (35)

This is great Ginnie, love the light and the ominous sky.
If only! Have a good one too.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Bridge. Wouldn't we love every Friday to look like this!!! Thanks.
Really, the brightness of each one of the buildings against the dark sky, creates a precious urban landscape! smile
Ginnie Hart: It's hard to even think this is an urban landscape, isn't it, Jose! It's so quaint.
  • miu*
  • USA
  • 17 Aug 2007, 01:06
It is clean row of houses along a city street.
My town is not like that...
Ginnie Hart: It's very quaint, Miu. You definitely don't see many towns that look like this! Thanks.
I like the way light and shadow switch from one side of the street to the next. This looks like a bustling, high-energy street that would be nice for a stroll.
Ginnie Hart: Perfect for a stroll, Red Pen. It was wonderful!!! Thanks.
Busy Busy here Granny. Nice Shot! :d
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sweetie. smile
i love how the centre right of the picture looks sundrenched and yet the left hand side manages to look somewhat grey. Do you have selective 'sunligthting' capabilities perhaps? grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I am definitely no wizard when it comes to stuff like that Fehinti! smile You're a sweetheart. Thanks.
Nicely done once again, lucky day for a photograph with this sun and this stormy sky !
Ginnie Hart: I felt like I was the luckiest woman alive that day, Zeb! grin
  • Kay
  • 17 Aug 2007, 03:55
This is pure artwork, Ginnie! I love it grin No wonder Bruges is one of your favorite towns.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Kay, and now you do know why. You would love it, too. smile Thanks, as always.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Aug 2007, 04:16
Beautiful streetscape, Ginnie.
You have demonstrated how gorgeous the street is, with its wonderful architecture and well-maintained old buildings, even though this picture is totally without a green leaf.
Thanks for the tour.
Ginnie Hart: I never once thought of that, Ray! Wow. You are so observant!!! Thanks.
  • Ted
  • 17 Aug 2007, 05:14
Fantastic view into the city, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ted!
Great street perspective and that remarkable sky !! Have an excellent week-end Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Flo. You, too! smile
To bad Belgium is not entirely like bruges...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe that would be too boring?

I'll be headed back to your fair country on Monday! Too bad Holland is not entirely like Amsterdam? Nah! We have to keep the special cities set apart! smile Thanks, Lu Mik.
busy street, i so wanna travel now
Ginnie Hart: Pics like this can certainly give you the bug, Asiko!! Thanks for your comment.
superbe photo. tu mets en évidence l'atmosphère de la ville.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, O-P smile
Asiko sums it up. Can we come too. Lovely photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure Bruges would love to see you, Aussie! Thanks.
Excellent perspective !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shakara.
  • Saed
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • 17 Aug 2007, 08:55
Very nice shot. Love the point of view.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Saed.
Ditto the above comments about the sunny side/shady side. The eye is drawn down the street to the beautifully sunlit building at the end = it's as though it's in the spotlight!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It totally shocked me to see that building so well when I turned back to look, Ingrid. That's why I took the pic...then later, I saw all the wonderful street life. Thanks.
what a great street capture...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
Brilliant exposure Ginnie. So bright and contrasing against that darker sky againg. Great.
Ginnie Hart: I really appreciate your comment, Chris. Thanks.
hmm I wish mu rush hour was like this. I'd get out of the car and walk... I love this.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ngozi! Exactly!!!
  • Tracy
  • 17 Aug 2007, 11:04
Love the activity in this shot Ginnie and the fab building in the background. Have a chilling weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Tracy. You have a "chilling" weekend, too. smile
I love this one...again the sun shining and that dark sky.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks much, Mary! smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 17 Aug 2007, 12:20
The economy of space in Europe is overwhelming. But it's so aesthetically pleasing that it's all good. Gorgeous capture of this street scene. The variety of building fronts and gables is astonshing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ruth. I totally agree about Europe. It's so...soulful, as you know.

Have a great weekend (after Farm Day!). smile
  • Gale
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 17 Aug 2007, 12:21
Wow this is stunning . You have really captured the busyness of the architecture through the perspective. I can feel the bustle of the street. great lighting.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Gale, for commenting. Have a great Friday!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Aug 2007, 13:21
This is great, no excellent. I consider how I had problems with this type of street shot in Hungary. If I went below 50 mm I had a chance that the buildings started to cave inwards. But then those buildings were not always in line.

I think this bridgeans believe in a gentle rush only smile
Ginnie Hart: A "gentle rush," is a good way to describe this, Louis. Thanks, as always, for your comment.
  • JoAnn
  • Holland
  • 17 Aug 2007, 13:59
A good looking overview of this street in Brugge ,

Have a nice weekend and ( a late) birthday wish but here it is: I hope you have had (in June) a "Happy birthday".

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smile greetings JoAnn
Ginnie Hart: It was a fabulous birthday weekend, JoAnn! It couldn't have been better! smile
I have to say it again: I do like the way these shots are lit!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Martin. Just like I love your night shots. smile
Extremely crisp and clear street shot, me feeling it a lot grin
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind to say so, S/S. Thanks. smile
Amazing view ;o]
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Inspired, for stopping by and commenting!
Fabulous vibrant street scene - again those highlights of red do it for me. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Roz. Thanks for commenting again!
  • Shailja
  • Boston
  • 17 Aug 2007, 21:26
Looks like the sun was peeking out of the clouds...the street somehow reminds me of Paris (maybe because i just came back from there smile!).
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. Paris! Both are Europe, Shailja, so in that regard they are indeed similar! Thanks.
LOL The traffic looks lighter, but the parking looks pretty much the same as everywhere - tight! Have a good week end Ginnie. Mike
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing like so many places in Europe, people learn to get around without cars, Mike! We rented bikes and had so much fun. smile
Wonderful light here!
Ginnie Hart: It was a great day, Wim. Thanks.
I love the colour and the hustle and bustle that you have captured. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, kind sir!

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