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The Dutch Connection

Can't resist another image from the underground Metro in Brussels, Belgium!

The Dutch Connection

Can't resist another image from the underground Metro in Brussels, Belgium!

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  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2009, 00:21
you can tell its not Australia
"No Graffiti"
Ginnie Hart: HA! And a lot of other places, Tony! grin
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 00:39
This is priceless, Ginnie! I have to put this in my likeys to look at again and again. smile
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Kay! Thank you. It looked so pristine from the other side of the tracks.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 00:56
wow..this is nice Ginnie...I always try to photograph the subway underground tunnel but security never lets me..
Ginnie Hart: I was lucky, Ada, because not another soul was in sight!
"So, what did you do on your holiday, Ginnie?" "Oh, I spent the whole time riding the Metro talking to people who turned out to be statues!! I have no idea what Brussels looks like!" smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! You almost got that right, Patrushka. Almost. smile
  • sherri
  • United States of America
  • 2 Feb 2009, 02:12
Love those tulips. There's wonderful symmetry in this capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri. It felt so pristine to me from the other side of the tracks.
I love that shot. A bit of perfection.
Ginnie Hart: Flattery gets you everywhere, Michael! smile
  • martial
  • Malaysia
  • 2 Feb 2009, 03:08
Do you mid if I offer you some flowers Ginnie ??? smile Such a size for some tulips you'll never forget me after that ! Hope that you will have a better look on my flowers thant miss waiting for the metro ... (really good!)
Ginnie Hart: I will never forget you for your flowers, Martial! Never. smile
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 03:18
I really like this photo. The composition is great, it feels very well balanced.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Nathan. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Superb! I love the tulips on the right and the lady on the left (in her flowered top)! Perfect!!
Ginnie Hart: She does fit in, doesn't she, Martie! grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2009, 05:23
No need to say I have a big grin on my face, een brede glimlach van oor tot oor.
We don't even have Dutch words for your tittle....
This is a very good picture, the composition is spot on, the light superb, LOL when I read Patrushka....'I went to Brussels....and spend two days underground....smile
One day I like to go back there and have a 'second' look.
A likey to me, dat kon ook niet anders.
Ginnie Hart: One day we will go back and spend the whole day underground, lieve vriend, and see all the different art along the entire Metro system! We'll never forget it. Ontzettend bedankt.
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 05:49
well spotted and executed gin smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2009, 06:13
So clean and crisp I like it Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It did look pristine from the other side of the tracks, Vintage!
tu as capter le sublime là! superbe
Ginnie Hart: It was such a fun place, O-P. Merci.
very well composed
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Olivier.
An interesting photo with one dimension at first glance. I like the stance of the woman.
Ginnie Hart: She was ready to go, Wim, for sure. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2009, 07:31
Oh, a nice spot and a wonderful title- de gele tulpen zijn bijna zo mooi als in de werkelijkheid, de lente zal komen!- I knew which persons could take a seat there in order to present the Dutch connections: first the three musketeers and then...!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Philine. Spring is coming...the time of tulips everywhere...and then maybe the Musketeers and Scrooges will be able to meet once again! I love the thought.
une bien belle photo.
bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claude, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 2 Feb 2009, 08:49
This speaks volumes Musketeersmile
A billboard picture. Well seen and captured mijn vriend.
We have snow but not as bad as the south.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, it DOES look like a billboard, Tracy, doesn't it! smile Thank you, lieve vriend! Stay warm with all your snow!
Superb capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard.
Goodness this is just so clinically clean and fresh ... not like a lot London's underground stations.

Great composition.
Ginnie Hart: It did look very pristine from the other side of the tracks, Richard! Thanks.
Delightful picture Ginnie. A clean underground. Must be unique!
Ginnie Hart: Now I want to go back and see the entire thing, all up and down the tracks, back-n-forth across the city. All the art is different everywhere you go!
The seats are the shape of tractor seats which are superbly comfortable. Nice work.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love that thought, Mary. Tractor seats in the Metro. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Feb 2009, 12:14
Lovely tractor seats, no wonder she chooses to stand smile

Great picture and don't resist blogging them.
Ginnie Hart: I am so itching to go back and spend a day with a 24-hour pass to take pictures at every stop back-n-forth across the city, Louis. It truly is an art gallery.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 12:44
What a wonderfully simple and elegant composition. It's so clean and modern and I love the flower mural. Nothing at all like Boston's subway system!!!!
Ginnie Hart: It really is delightful, Marcie, and I want to go back!
Apart from the interesting seats and decor you have made this a great composition with the lady in it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It felt so staged, Brian. So pristine. smile Thanks.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2009, 13:27
The flowers in the background look beautiful and the composition is fantastic.
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, Carsten. smile Thanks.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2009, 14:12
perfectly composed Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • david
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 14:26
glad that shutterchance finally got their act together!

sweet shot, brussel's metro looks pretty good.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, David, finally. You can imagine how relieved we all are!

And yes, I really want to go back again to see ALL of the Metro art in Brussels!
  • vera
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 14:40
excellent, you are right not to resist!! the flower answers to flowers!
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Vera! Flower answers to flowers, indeed!
I like this Ginnie: you have produced art of the highest quality here
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind, Sir Phillips!
Other members have said it all..Brilliant capture.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Ron. Thanks.
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2009, 18:51
I really like this Ginnie, how are you girl ? just had another look and i have to say her expression is priceless!
Ginnie Hart: WOW! Long time no see, Johnny! Lots is going on for me right now...I'll have to catch you up some day!! Thanks for dropping by again, Bro.
  • Noa
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2009, 19:02
Very good composition here. At first glance I thought the lady was part of the tulip background smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can see that, Noa. Thanks a million for stopping by and commenting.
Stunning image Ginnie. Love the almost monochrome appearance. The chairs and background are so fascinating. What an outstanding capture!
Ginnie Hart: You're always a sweetheart to comment, John. Thanks.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2009, 19:54
And I can see why you can't resist it, well captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Les. I want to go back some day!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2009, 20:37
very cool composition Ginnie, very very lovely shot and use of the location. mal
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It's a place I want to go back to some day!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 2 Feb 2009, 21:57
Love the composition and the beautiful tulips. Well spotted!
Ginnie Hart: I guess Belgium IS close to the Netherlands, right??!! smile Thanks, Frida.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2009, 00:04
wonderful capture. The composition is terrific - did you hire her to stand there? She could not be more perfect.
Ginnie Hart: I really was lucky, wasn't I, Beth! smile Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2009, 01:02
Superb, Ginnie.
An avant garde art installation!
Ginnie Hart: The entire Metro system is full of stuff like this (and the previous post), Ray. I can hardly wait to go back! smile
  • rian
  • Mobile, AL
  • 3 Feb 2009, 01:03
now this is utterly amazing.. the clarity with which you've captured this scene is just wonderful.. great work! grin
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Rian. It was such a fun day for me. smile
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2009, 04:17
this one is so surreal, Ginnie. These flowers look very much carnivorous to me. smile They already devoured four passengers; last one is standing. She better turn her head to the left. smile
Love the shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like your imagination, Viktor. smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 3 Feb 2009, 04:46
Fantastic capture Ginnie.
The dutch connection finally! Makes my heart sing.
Ginnie Hart: Mine, too, Aussie. smile Actually, Astrid was with me the day before in Brussels when we went to Mini Europe together and the next day I went back by myself to take pictures in the Metro...and to go see St. Catherine's cathedral!
Well seen! great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dawn.
The biggest issue I have with living in Bombay is the pathetic and over crowded public transport system. What won't I be ready to give to live in a place something like this
Ginnie Hart: Just yesterday I saw the huge movie hit, "Slumdog Millionaire," Navin, and I saw what you mean! How do people actually find their way around?? grin
Absolutamente exquisita! Me encanta.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Enric. That means a lot.
  • Thomas
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2009, 15:14
I have been having problems accessing your site for over a week now. I guess it is a problem with shutterchance since I had the same problem with another blogger's site.

That lady in the image looks like she's an integral part of the poster behind her. Beautifully done
Ginnie Hart: Sadly, Thomas, it was most definitely not you! Our entire site was down for several days in a row but is now, thankfully, up again. Thanks for trying back again. And thanks, as always, for your thoughtful comments.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2009, 20:06
very nice urban shot and the panoramic design here! that metro station sure looks peaceful! =D
Ginnie Hart: It looks peaceful because she was the only one there on that side of the tracks, Liang. grin It felt so pristine!
  • itamar
  • Israel
  • 3 Feb 2009, 20:19
very successfull shot. congratulations!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, itimar, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2009, 21:40
wonderful shot...I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Padraig.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 3 Feb 2009, 21:55
What a cool urban shot ... great work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2009, 02:23
Very nice shot and cropping here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank a million, Brian.
What can I say but WOW!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Gina. smile
very good wide angled view - sorry I have been a stranger lately, stil sick
Ginnie Hart: So sorry you're sick, Chantal. I had no idea. Hopefully you're feeling better by now?
  • kim
  • Belgium
  • 4 Feb 2009, 19:23
i live close to this metro station and hardly recognised it. Clean (opened very recently) and spotless compared to the others unfortunately.
Very nice picture, i like the serenity and colours of it...
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you so much, Kim, for stopping by and commenting. I just LOVE your Metro and want to go back some day and use a day's pass to go up and down all the lines and take pictures. smile Some day.
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2009, 19:35
Huge flower paintings! Where is all the graffiti?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Clarence! I guess that's why it was so mesmerizing! smile
It seems to me a brilliant scene! Perfect composition, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I still remember the moment as though it were yesterday, José Angel. smile Gracias.
Brilliant shot, simple and sooooo fresh smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Fotografa. You're a sweetheart.
I'm in awe how straight the photo is... Great image!
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's what the straightening tool is for, Jen. grin
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2009, 19:12
Sweet shot! You were in the neighbourhood??
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ilger, I was there for two days...went back the second day to take pictures. I was so mesmerized by the "underground art!"
This is really good - I could see this hang in a gallery - not to much here and not too little...very classy
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You just made my day, Aksel!
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 18 Feb 2009, 00:49
Hi Ginnie,

What a wonderful picture! Sorry I wasn't around lately. Had a lot of things to fix as I'm travelling to India and Thailand the next two month. Hopefully returning with lots of photos, which have the same quality as this one. Stunning! I made one, which is quite similar from Stockholm station smile
Ginnie Hart: OMG! Your photos will be a treasure trove, Cliff. Lots of luck and bon voyage!
Very very creative work : A likey !!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww, merci, kind sir. smile

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