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photoblog image The Bareldonk Chapel

The Bareldonk Chapel

 

One of my favorite chapels in the world, from 1302!

In Berlare, Belgium.

 


The Bareldonk Chapel

 

One of my favorite chapels in the world, from 1302!

In Berlare, Belgium.

 


comments (47)

nice subject, your processing enhances the feel of this image
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
I love this little church, and the hint of writing in the upper left...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. It was so charming.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 22 Jun 2011, 01:01
Love the parchment roll ends on the roof, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Ray. Thanks. Simple but elegant. Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2011, 01:03
this is simply charming. i also find all the bikes really add to the feel of this image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Maria. At first I wished the bikes weren't there but then I realized they added to the charm. There was a Vespers going on and everyone came by bike.
Very good composition and treatment Ginnie.....i didn't even try to red the beautiful penmanship in the top left corner this timegrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I thought of you , Peter, when I chose that texture. I figured you had it down pat by now. grin Thanks.
I imagine the inside is interesting as well Ginnnie... Are there benches or boxed seating? Great old world feel to this photo.
Ginnie Hart: The inside is every bit as charming as the outside, Jacquelyn, yes. Thank you. There are individual chairs set up in neat little rows. You can see images I took at the bottom of this link:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2011/06/pentecost-birthday.html
  • Margaret
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2011, 05:59
The roof line and scroll detail ... Just so charming. Was it quaint inside too? From 1302... Just imagine all the prayers sent heavenward. Wow
Ginnie Hart: Yes, yes, and yes, Margaret. If you scroll down this link, you can see the inside shots:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2011/06/pentecost-birthday.html
Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2011, 07:05
It has a distinctive architectural style Ginnie and looks full of charm
Ginnie Hart: As charming as can possibly be, Chris. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2011, 07:10
Two worlds....the bike and the most beautiful Chapel...
It is amazing how simple and beautiful can walk hand in hand.
You did a great job with the texture.
Going there was a delightful end of a perfect day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. Everything you said is true. After the big cathedrals of Ghent, this calmed down my soul. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jun 2011, 07:26
Yes, a lovely little church (the facade looks a bit baroque, too) - does there just take a service place or the choir is just studying a song - or only tourist bikes? In any case the chapel might be a popular destination for walkers, bikers, wedding couples...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, dear Philone. We watched the bikers come and go into the chapel. A few minutes later, after the bells chimed on the hour (7 p.m.), they went out behind the chapel and followed the looping path past 7 stations of the cross. My guess is it was a Vespers service, because it was that time of the day, early evening. We had a chance to go inside while the worshippers were gone. The experience was very soulful after a day in Ghent looking at the big cathedrals!
hahaha! Look at all the bikes!!So Dutch/Belgian! You would not find a church here with bikes parked outside. Great treatment Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marion. It was fun to see the parishoners arrive, one by one, in time for the 7 p.m. Vespers service. It DID feel so Dutch. smile
A building of great charm, and i love the bicycles
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. I especially like that we saw most of the parishoners arrive on those bikes and park them there. I'll never forget it.
small little chapel, still in service I see
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. Yes, still very much alive and well. Charming.
Lovely treatment, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Interesting image editing. Good sepia toning. Good frame. Beautiful place. Regards.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pedro. Gracias.
Complete with bicycles, nicely processed Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We even saw the people who rode the bikes, Les, as they arrived for 7 p.m. Vespers. It was very touching. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2011, 09:44
And all those bicycles says it is still in use. Great picture of this
Ginnie Hart: Still in use, indeed, Louis. We watched the people, mostly ladies, arrive on their bikes for 7 p.m. Vespers. It was quite touching. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 22 Jun 2011, 10:09
Beautiful little church
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aussie, and thank you!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 Jun 2011, 11:03
oh this is charming ginnie!! i'm usully not one for sepia, but i do like this!!! and thanks for liking my salt n' peppa lolol you're funny smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. Sometimes the sepia seems to fit the old-world charm. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jun 2011, 11:43
I can see why its a favorite,the window and doors are soo good
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. It felt cozy, which is more conducive to worship for me than the huge cathedrals. But that's just me.
This gorgeous chapel looks so welcoming with all the bikes outside and your lovely warm treatment smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Linda. It felt particularly soulful after seeing the big cathedrals of Ghent earlier in the day.
This is truly a 'Hart' warming image, Ginnie. Seeing the bicycles parked against the walls of the chapel makes it even more enchanting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. It definitely warmed MY heart, after the big cathedrals of Ghent earlier in the day. smile
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 22 Jun 2011, 13:55
A perfect postcard picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Krunal. smile
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2011, 14:13
Love the scroll!
Ginnie! You and I have similar images today with the bikes..smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ken. Leave it to us to be on the same page, right? smile
Very nice shot. With the colour treatment and the bicycles it looks like a very old shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Navin. Gotta make it fit the age of the chapel, right?!
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2011, 14:53
1302, unbelievable. It's small but beautiful.
I love your processing Ginnie. Are you doing this with Picnik?
Have a nice day!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fokko, and yes, 1302. It blows my mind. So charming.

I do all my photo manipulation in PS CS3. I do my collages with Picnik but don't use their manipulation tools. I hope that makes sense! smile
  • Arash
  • Dubai
  • 22 Jun 2011, 15:31
1302?? interesting building!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Arash, 1302. It's hard to believe, isn't it! Thanks.
Oh yes I would lie to visit this one Ginnie, the inside looks really great and just look at all those Dutch bicycles lined up outside.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. You would absolutely love this precious gift of a chapel!
It does look charming, nice to see all the bikes.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. Half the fun was watching the people who rode the bikes come and park them there. smile
  • ahmad
  • Isfahan
  • 22 Jun 2011, 17:54
great shot with the nice processing , specially those text at the top of picture . well done !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ahmad. That texture is one of my favorites. smile
Strange feeling looking at this, the old look combined with all the bikes, that doesn't look that old wink

Don't know if you got the information when you tok the Hurtigruta, but yesterday they ended a live coverage of the whole trip. On one of the TV chanels here in Norway they have brodcastet live for more than 5 days...amazing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. I see so many bikes everywhere against these old-old stuctures. I'm so used to it by now I'm sure the bikes can be 1000 years old. smile

And yes, Tor from Oslo told us about the Hurtigruta coverage on TV there. We tried to get it here but couldn't. It would have been fun to compare it with our own experience!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 22 Jun 2011, 20:32
I falling in love of yopu textures... I aprecied expecially the words in leftup corner
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Oscar. Gracias. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jun 2011, 21:55
It looks delightful, it is like stepping back in time smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. It really IS like stepping back in time.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2011, 01:25
this looks like a charming place for worship.. you captured it perfectly.. nice catch! smile
Ginnie Hart: Charming and simple, Rian. It was very soulful after the 2 huge cathedrals we saw in Ghent earlier that day. Thanks.
Wow, this one has distinction. Imagine all the souls (and their life stories) who have passed through this beauty. Wonderful photograph Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Doug. I always try to imagine the history of such places. It really blows my mind!
Beautiful church, that day you had a great light, I love the treatment too. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Val. It was very sweet, charming and soulful. Merci.
Always difficult to photograph a church! This one is lovely! I love the bike and simply laid against the walls! a beautiful shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, as always, Mathilde, for your sweet comment.
What a wonderful image Ginnie! The composition is great, the processing terrific, really well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth.
Do people go there to pray?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, KWB, I'm sure. After they arrived that day, they went out on the path behind the chapel that followed a loop past 7 stations of the cross. They were having their Vespers service outdoors, I guess. I wonder if they do that every day, weather allowing?
Me gusta la edición que le has dado a la toma. Te ha quedado genial.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo!
I love all those bikes and the timeless tones & light, feel back in decades !
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Jun 2011, 16:39
I love the Dutch look to buildings.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Chad! smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Jun 2011, 22:09
Such a beautiful little chapel. I can understand why you like it so much.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. It really IS a charm.
Une belle lumière et des vélos qui désorganisent parfaitement cet édifice bien établi !
Ginnie Hart: It was a pure delight to the eyes, Olivier. smile Merci.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 3 Jul 2011, 18:40
superbe post traitement.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2011, 23:12
love the scene .... and i like the bikes surrounding the church !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Dennis!
I can see why it is a favourite Ginnie. Love the bikes too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pamela. I'll never forget it.

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