Featured My hometown Mechelen

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Brecht, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Belgium
    With this thread I would like to show you my hometown Mechelen (Belgium).

    Some Wikipedia trivia:

    Mechelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛxələ(n)] ( 11px-Loudspeaker.svg. listen), French: Malines, traditional English name: Mechlin) is a city and municipality in the province of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. The Dyle (Dutch: Dijle) flows through the city, hence it is often referred to as the Dijlestad ("City on the river Dijle").

    Mechelen lies on the major urban and industrial axis BrusselsAntwerp, about 25 km from each city.

    Mechelen is one of Flanders' prominent cities of historical art, with Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven. It was notably a centre for artistic production during the Northern Renaissance, when painters, printmakers, illuminators and composers of polyphony were attracted by patrons such as Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria and Hieronymus van Busleyden.

    Everything is shot with a Pen-F and various lenses. Feedback is welcome!

    37242747284_3259a4ccf4_b. PA210160 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    37775376785_f250a51506_b. PB260302 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    24790576478_a79afdc1cb_b. PB260307 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    37775343985_9a2a0e55f1_b. PB260312 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    37775332575_6b7e745448_b. PB260316 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    37775289695_a22d814418_b. PB260330 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    26886591939_05aa07acfe_b. PB260337 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    38606691496_816ed8b7c3_b. PB260338 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    37775251855_102ab41a65_b. PB260339 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    38606676926_5d6046a7fe_b. PB260340 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    26886577249_e67a6a838e_b. PB260342 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    37775238755_b1aa89e797_b. PB260343 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    38662578461_dd7d177f6e_b. PB260344 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    24102098947_771949e1ed_b. PC080223 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    38930373062_5f19faf22f_b. PC080224 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    38405543834_4646803bec_b. PC140402 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    24254737687_348f9ee712_b. PC150422 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    38405533194_6cae32df9e_b. PC150424 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr
     
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  2. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Belgium
    Part 2

    39085124042_c367b1a7a4_b. PC170510 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    25249372148_7872ed151f_b. PC170520 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr

    39116361311_155f5a8250_b. PC170519 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    24255421367_288881bed4_b. PC170539 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    25555568347_4f3cff223e_b. P2100650 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    25555571927_a5b3755368_b. P2100649 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


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    40426743761_6f26c7aaf3_b. P2100844 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


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    38615968770_878ae81dca_b. P2100663 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    38615945410_44e245b63f_b. P2100848 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    39530917275_2f96db54c3_b. P2100857 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    39716135824_683ca3c6f4_b. P2100858 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    26555679428_8a4075c99e_b. P2100866 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    38615960130_c1d21e8c1c_b. P2100666 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    39899320094_79f20ffdd6_b. P3041023 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr
     
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  3. Brecht

    Brecht Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Belgium
    Part 3

    39899401934_6e26b4c06b_b. P3041062 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    39899411464_f6b6fa29f1_b. P3041066 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    26738761528_ed467b2869_b. P3041067 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    41525550212_2ea8127828_b. P4190214 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    40855386954_ef621e223f_b. P4190215 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    27696707158_68a3baeacd_b. P4190216 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    26697779797_96096c1d25_b. P4190220 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    41566586001_fa7023fde7_b. P4190226 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    39758094750_b975f4bf15_b. P4190227 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    40673652875_ec62a5853a_b. P4190231 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    40673640005_9c4890f135_b. P4190233 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    40695368215_3a365a1bf6_b. P4200242 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    27717625728_0842eedf87_b. P4200249 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr


    26719468337_0aa41b48ef_b. P4200241 by Brecht Vergult, on Flickr
     
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  4. Dinobe

    Dinobe Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2017
    Lochristi, Belgium
    Nice to see another Belgian here :) 

    My top 3:
    PB260342
    PB260330
    PC080223
     
  5. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Beautiful set - and city. :) 
     
  6. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    Love visiting Belgium. While most people tend to stop after Brussels, Antwerp, Gent, Bruges, we like many of the smaller attractions: Mechelin, Leuven, Ostende, Tongeren and many others. Thank you!
     
  7. Nice set, you have a lovely town.
     
  8. Alberta Dave

    Alberta Dave Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 3, 2014
    Central Alberta, Canada
    Dave
    Looks like a really nice town, nice pictures. TFS
     
  9. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
    Nice pictures, even nicer being from South Africa and understanding the language used in the signs etc. Spoke Afrikaans when I was there years ago and got along just fine. Thanks for posting
     
  10. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 13, 2016
    Tennessee
    Tom Staggs
    Beautiful set of pictures. Lovely place.
     
  11. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
    Great work but for my taste the best are-
    P4190226
    PB260340
    PC080224
    It’s all about the light.
    Phil
     
  12. ChrisG

    ChrisG Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2012
    England
    What a lovely set of images, a truly beautiful place to live, thank you for sharing them.
     
  13. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Mooie set!
    Mooi belicht. Knap gedaan.
    Ik kachel altijd aan Mechelen voorbij. Volgende keer maar eens goed bekijken.
    Lijkt een beetje op de Nederlandse Hanzesteden: Zwolle, Kampen, Deventer. Rijke steden in de 15e en 16e eeuw.
     
  14. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    I once bought a motorcycle from an Afrikaner. A Yamaha 650 chopper. He said the design was from the legendary Truimph Bonneville. The way he pronounced 'Bonneville' i will never forget.
    Hated biking by the way, so sold the bike.
     
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  15. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 29, 2014
    California
  16. P Hopper

    P Hopper Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2015
    Thank you! Lovely town I hope to see one day
     
  17. pigiron

    pigiron Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 27, 2016
    Portland, Oregon
    Vert nice travelogue. I'd straighten that tower in the background of the first pic.
     
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