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Groot Begijnhof, Leuven, Belgium by Lenka

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Groot Begijnhof (or Great Beguinage) in Leuven was originally founded in 13th century, giving home up to 300 Begijns (or Beguines, that means women living a religious life but still keeping their own property and supporting themselves) in 17th century. The oldest brick houses seen today date from the 16th century. The entire complex (except for the church) serves now as a University residential quarter for students, professors, employees of the University as well as foreign guests.
I love this peaceful place.

October 2007. Leuven, Belgium.
Canon EOS 300X, Sigma 28-135. Post-processing: increased contrast (incl. dodge/burn), sharpening.

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leuven, medieval architecture, great beguinage, groot begijnhof, belgium, brick houses, cobblestone pavement, narrow street, streetscape

Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves finding unique and unexpected perspectives of subjects normally considered as ordinary.

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Comments

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    Superb shot! so many wonderful textures – makes me want to walk that path!

  • Suraj Mathew
    Suraj Mathewabout 6 years ago

    Excellent picture!

  • Alison Cornford-Matheson
    Alison Cornfor...about 6 years ago

    This is such a nice place to wander! I love to stroll here with my camera. You really captured the solitude of the place. Well Done!

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 6 years ago

    nice comp and presentation

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 6 years ago

    very nice picture Lenka

  • JoelMurdoch
    JoelMurdochabout 6 years ago

    I love these old fashioned city streets. Fantastic capture.

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    Lovely image…I want to go there immediately….

  • Ranald
    Ranaldabout 6 years ago

    Lovely. Been to the Begijnhof in A’dam but this looks like a must see also.

  • elisab
    elisababout 6 years ago

    Great shot. Nice history to the shot too. Like how you are led down the path to the back of the shot.

  • HoltPhotography
    HoltPhotographyover 5 years ago

    I’ve been there! My friend goes to school in Leuven.

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