2016 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me
Thank you very much for your visit.
Back to the series of Bruges with a part of the city where tourists almost never come.
The Golden-Handrei is a stream and a street in Bruges. The chorus goes, as an extension of the Augustijnenrei Tower Bridge to the Langerei. The same street is located on the south shore. The Golden-Handrei is spanned by the Tower Bridge and the Golden-Hand Bridge.
Rei in Dutch = A small canal or River
Originally, the Golden-Handrei was called "St. Gillisreitje", to the north adjoining parish of Saint Giles. Later, after 1700, the chorus was called to a house in the Golden-Hand Street.
Gold-Handrei is part of the Club's first city wall and, along with the Smedenrei the Speelmansrei and Augustijnenrei dug in 1127-1128. Possibly the water and could possibly partly the bed of it, although unsightly, brook Lane used. In 1270, the Golden-Handrei, along with the other inner canals deepened to make it possible for shipping. Until the early 20th century laid regularly ships to the Golden-Handrei and was the Golden-Hand Bridge a swing
Canon EOS 5D
EF85mm f/1.8 USM
Critiques | Translate
cornejo (46782) 2016-01-26 9:51
Hello John, great view of this interesting and beautiful street I remembered the moment. Very well it composed and captured in this excellent and beautiful photography. An interesting image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Great and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
ktanska (29275) 2016-01-26 9:59
Cosy looking canalside alley. Play of sunlight and shadow looks good on these traditional town houses.
holmertz (59142) 2016-01-26 10:06
This is a fine composition of beautiful houses along the narrow stream and a few persons suitably included in the street. The small and very elegant bridge is nicely seen at the end of the view, just in front of some very pretty houses. It's a well processed photo with very attractive colours.
PaulVDV (32641) 2016-01-26 10:13
Een prachtig licht in de lucht en op het bovenste deel van de huizen waardoor het rood van de dakpannen en de ramen mooi beklemtoond wordt.
Het vormt een goed contrast met de brug, het kanaal en de straat, alle in de schaduw.
De verschillende voetgangers en de fietsen tonen aan dat dit niet enkel een museumstad is maar dat er geleefd wordt.
Excellent klaar en scherp beeld in mooie kleuren.
Vele groeten, Paul
halikarnas (8042) 2016-01-26 10:20
Böyle kimliğini kaybetmemiş Mutlu binalarda
yaşayanlarda herhalde mutludur.
Kişiliği,yani kartviziti olan evler.
Tabii en önemlisi muhafaza edilmiş,korunmuş.
Dokunun bozulmaması insanları bağlar hep burada yaşamak ister.
Bir bağ vardır insanda ,geçmişi ve geçmişini hatırlamak ister.
İnsan mutlu olmak istiyorsa yapar bunu.
Bak yürüyen insanlara, admlarını atarken sevinç var yüreklerinde,belkide işten özledikleri evlerine dönüyorlar.
Fiziki yorgunluklarını sokakta bırakıp evlerinin kapı zillerini çalaçaklar.
Onları sevdikleri karşılıyacak.Yalnış yaşıyorsa,kapısını açtığında hatıralar O'na hoşgeldin diyecek.
Elindekilerini bıraktıktan sonra koltuğuna oturup bir an gözlerini yumacak.
Açtığında diyecek ki: YAŞAM ÇOK GÜZEL...
Bu hislerle seyrettim fotoğrafı,
Gigidusud (21247) 2016-01-26 10:20
A beautiful light on this picturesque street. Well framed with the wall that leads us to the bridge, beautiful reflections on the canal too. Well done!
Silvio1953 (152991) 2016-01-26 10:28
Ciao John, great view of lovely place, nice composition with walking people, beautiful perspective, wonderful pastel colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (109312) 2016-01-26 11:26
Bonsoir, cher ami John,
C'était l'heure idéale pour rendre hommage à cette partie de Bruges. Les vieilles maisons caressées par une très belle lumière. La voie pavée longeant le canal et les petits ponts. Tout dans cette composition respire beauté et histoire.
pajaran (65764) 2016-01-26 11:57
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rsad, lepo pokazan kanal sa mostom i arhitektura, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa ljudima koji setaju i svetlo koje je naglasilo lepotu crvenih krovova.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje, srecno.
Nice view and moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work, nice shown channel with bridge and architecture, beautifully captured moment with people walking, and light that emphasized the beauty of the red roofs.
Good article on the technique and the elements of the image.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best, good luck.
poutpout (3422) 2016-01-26 11:58
Lovely street with romantic atmosphere..Like the architecture...good depth...Looks like a painting with beautiful pastel colors....GREAT présentation
ourania (51079) 2016-01-26 12:03
I like very much the play of greys and warm colours in this picture. The way you clarified all the shady areas and smoothed out the contrasts is impressive. Our glance glides through the scenery very smoothly, the lit areas illuminate the whole area and create a very agreeable mood. I also like how you filled the whole frame and enhanced the sense of depth using the perspective and the people. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
COSTANTINO (69660) 2016-01-26 12:05
Hello dear John and have a nice time
I love the peaceful atmosphere not only
in this photo but generally in your
photos your notes are really useful
and interesting and your choice to
come back to the series of Bruges
with a part of the city where tourists
almost never come
composition full of beautiful
houses with interesting architectural
details very well composed
frunchy (1800) 2016-01-26 12:07
your belgium pictures already have made me plan a trip to belgium. I plan to go at a time with a bit more daylight, but i definetely know some places to visit :-)
The buildings in combination with the canal look beautiful and the atmosphere is so peaceful and quiet, almost like a trip back in time. TFS, F.
lousat (97585) 2016-01-26 12:18
Salut John,capture magnifique avec un effect 3D super a cause de la nettete' sur la composition,parfaite sue la gauche avec aussi la meilleure lumiere,tres bien fait! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano
boa (7683) 2016-01-26 12:44
it easy to understand why Bruges is so popular. But I find it hard to believe that not many tourists visit this part of the city. If I visit Bruges I will try to find this parts as soonas possibly. Beautiful and charming architecture situated at the small canal. You have chosen a good angle for this picture, excellent overview, light and colors, well done!
Have a nice evening/
rbassin (24313) 2016-01-26 13:02
un bonne composition, angle de vue bien choisi, bel effet de la présence de l'eau
mesutilgim (97484) 2016-01-26 13:41
Hello dear John,
Very well observed and captured.
A quite dreamy and pictoureque scenery taken with perfect pov and layout. Very good light management.
TFS and best regards
PiotrF (22898) 2016-01-26 15:47
Interesting view of Golden-Handrei, beautiful street.
Nice scene, colour and presentation be super.Technical a very well picture.
Interesting and detailed notes.
pierrefonds (71137) 2016-01-26 15:53
The length of the canal is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the bridge and of the houses. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
macjake (72555) 2016-01-26 16:56
is it even possible to NOT take a beautiful photo in Belgium?
seems like every city or town is so photogenic.
I wonder what it would be like to live in a town like this, or in a home like the ones on the left near the water.
Has a real Venice type of feel, but without all the tourists walking around. This place is very quiet and peaceful.
lovely composition with a fine right/left balance and depth
npecanhuk (78549) 2016-01-26 17:56
Wonderful urban environment!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, soft light & colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all superb photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
berek (50508) 2016-01-26 21:03
very cute and a nice little town. Ataman his comments on this picture also very nice and efficient. He wrote their feelings with photographs. congratulations.
abmdsudi (57720) 2016-01-26 22:13
A lovely afternoon stroll by the canal bounded by some beautiful buildings as the strollers guide into the scene. The mixture of warm tones, colours, shades and shadows have worked best here highlighting the qualities of the sight from fg right through. A fine image with interest and content so well executed. Splendid image, Congrats, Tfs.
Periko (6214) 2016-01-26 22:50
This is really a beautiful picture, one of your best.
I like colors and textures on walls and the few people.
A pleasant site to walk on.
Alco (7537) 2016-01-26 23:15
Beautiful houses on both sides of this nice canal.Well chosen point of view showing people walking along the canal. I like the different colors of the buildings. Superb and calm place. Very well done. TFS.
dkmurphys (64573) 2016-01-27 0:10
Genuine Flemish town scene. I love the atmosphere, the architecture and the warm sunlight over the facades. Well seen.
jmdias (68677) 2016-01-27 0:20
fantastic this corner with rich façades and a canal with that arch bridge. I liked the sun making the shapes of the old houses more visible and beautiful. very nice sample of local architecture and precious compo. TFS this side of the town.
macondo (19806) 2016-01-27 2:20
A very attractive picture of Bruges, with nice highlights on the canal and some winter sunlight falling here and there on the walls of the buildings. I like the inclusion of the figures walking beside the canal, obviously not tourists. You captured the mood very well in this picture.
snunney (106533) 2016-01-27 3:06
Your visits to the unknown Bruges are always very agreeable and this image is no exception. I like the point of view here and, more especially, the light, particularly as it plays across the façades on the left side of the canal. Excellent rendering of the colours and the textural detail in the brickwork. The people contribute to the mood.
Sergiom (88317) 2016-01-27 7:07
Que cette région est belle en canaux et en architecture. Ici, j'aime le mélange entre les zones lumineuses et les zones d'ombre.J'aime la texture de la pierre dans ces belles maisons.
Graal (103038) 2016-01-27 10:01
very nice presentation of old Flanders town. I like the architecture, bridge and boulevard by stream. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
adramad (49544) 2016-01-27 16:08
That gorgeous image of this channel, with those lights late afternoon, giving it a touch so romantic and captivating; Series are ideal facades and balconies hanging over the cane, are impressive.
Very nice colorful, which gives a lot of appeal to the image.
Magnificent management brightness, sharpness is also perfect to enjoy with the details.
Very well seen and well taken.
Have a nice day.
shreya2000 (2799) 2016-01-28 1:05
Hi John Sir,
The area is really a pictursque. I like the compostion as usual a great one from your side. Colours are excellent. We can see some great architecture in the image.
BennyV (20491) 2016-01-28 7:16
Een erg vertrouwd gezicht toch, hoewel je schrijft dat het een plaats is waar minder toeristen komen. Heel herkenbaar Brugs. Mooi zacht licht, mooi verdeeld over het beeld. De zachte weerspiegeling op het water is mooi.
rychem (42630) 2016-01-28 8:43
It looks like a "Venice of the North", canals, bridges I miss only a gondola, fantastic photo with great composition, perfect
Royaldevon (43407) 2016-01-28 9:10
Another excellent photograph of Bruges!
The light and the colours are perfect, though we know that it is winter and not the height of summer!
You have chosen an excellent viewpoint where the canal acts as an irresistible guide towards the beckoning bridge. The houses, with their toes in the water and the cobbled street, give further assistance.
I'm with Gert, on this one, the figures animate the scene, adding human warmth to the beauty of the location.
My warm regards,
gildasjan (43824) 2016-01-28 11:06
Très bon cadrage sur ce quartier de la ville.Une bonne composition entre ombre et lumière bien agémentée par les personnages présents dans cette rue.
king (4242) 2016-01-28 13:28
Hoewel een wat minder bekend rei, deze plek ademt 100% de sfeer van Brugge. Natuurlijk ook door de manier waarop je hebt gefotografeersd.
Dank voor het delen,
mcmtanyel (29044) 2016-01-28 20:33
In addition to the lovely reflections and the amazing sense of depth, the colors and the light are outstanding in this photo.
danos (103144) 2016-01-29 0:04
nice the view of this section of the town of Bruges,with the canal to creates depth and perspective in the scene.I like the beauty of the place with the beautiful houses to are very attractive.
ikeharel (78317) 2016-01-29 5:42
Nice the view of the canal which is not on the regular tourists route. Only local people know those charming and un-spoiled locations.
Good view in depth, fine shaded light conditions managed in contrast to the left side under last rays.
Have a nice weekend,
Fis2 (106408) 2016-01-29 6:13
Curious fragment of town.
Very impressive canal.
Good framin, colors andlight.
Nicou (151064) 2016-01-29 6:15
Superbe image quelles belles maisons et façades quel canal et ces personnage sur le pavage ce tons sur les façades le petit pont de pierre en fond fantastique vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
dta (82386) 2016-01-29 6:27
Hello John ,
May be a kind of HDR ? the result is excellent . A masterful composition that could be a painting .
alvaraalto (20328) 2016-01-29 6:51
Schitterend om bij mijn terugkeer naar TE meteen deze prachtige foto van Brugge te zien. Ik kan me nog herinneren dat ik hier zo'n 40 jaar geleden in een druilerig regentje gelopen heb. Misschien heb ik er nog wel een oude dia van, maar die haalt het zeker niet bij dez sterke compositie.
batalay (40385) 2016-01-29 7:13
A very beautiful shot of the Venice of Belgium, which I hope one day I can see with you. The definition and resolution are both beyond reproach, along with the simple composition that includes a few strollers.
Have a wonderful weekend, John,
Karolina999 (0) 2016-01-29 7:58
fine take, sophisticated saturation, superb colors, good geometrym very good composition, fine framingg, original post.
Thanx for sharing.
ChrisJ (117855) 2016-01-29 11:50
Good sharpness and the red roofs contrast well against the blue sky. The bridge makes a fine focal point and the people animate the scene. The canal adds strong lead in lines. TFS!
mkamionka (39943) 2016-01-30 0:32
it is a view from Bruges which is less popular indeed. Beautiful spot. The light was quite challenging with this much shadow but you did a perfect job exposing it.
I like especially this fragments of the architecture which are lit by the warm rays of sun. Lovely composition along the channel.
GyurMaster (7301) 2016-01-30 0:40
I really like the composition and good light management. Colour redention is also excellent.
Buin (42506) 2016-01-30 3:41
You have had an interesting light that day and the interaction of sunlit and shady parts in the scene provides an attractive sight. The canal, the wall and the little street create a wonderful depth and all the architectural details are a real joy to detect. I like that this corner of the city isn't as crowded as the "touristic places" there are.
Thank you once again for the informative note!
Have a nice weekend! Greetings from wet and stormy Siegen!
carper (96) 2016-01-30 10:12
herkenbaare plaat mooie details en uitstekende compositie John. mooi werk weer
carlo62 (54986) 2016-01-30 14:55
ma che bella questa città, c'è una magia particolare che lega strade, canali e architetture.
Molto bella la luce che colpisce le case e le persone che passeggiano contribuiscono a dare tranquillità alla foto.
dekanski (6014) 2016-02-06 5:21
I like it,
clic (18496) 2016-02-17 15:35
You had the good idea to set your photo software for low contrast and with the help of an hazed sunlight, the minute details of those historic buildings are revealed in darker areas for an intense impression of the romantic 'by then'!
emka (106772) 2016-02-28 23:38
Is there a part in Bruges where the tourists rarely come? It would be the part for me :). beautiful composition with the canal and the houses so close to it. It looks almost like in Venice but of course the architecture is different. Pleasant atmosphere, it must be nice walk there.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Hanssie (10886) 2016-03-29 2:41
Uw foto's zijn altijd zo scherp en kleurrijk.....
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (160023)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2015-12-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon EF 85mm f1.2L, Hoya UV 58mm
- Exposition: f/1.8, 1/3 secondes
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): My best of 2016 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2016-01-26 9:36