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    Historical places close to where you live - show off yours !

    Hi,

    My wife & I like to go visit historical sites in our country, and I do take a lot of pictures at such occasion.

    So I thought, why not start a topic where everyone can show off the pictures of historical sites ?? It has both a photographic interest and can help us all choose future destinations for travel !

    So, let me start the topic with some pics I shot yesterday at the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville.

    Information about this site can be found here :

    http://www.villers.be/en/

    The pics were shot with the G1 (handheld & some on tripod), and a selection of AF and MF lenses : 7-14mm / 14-45mm / 55mm Micro / 180mm ED















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    These are facades or part of facades of old buildings in Toronto that were pulled down in the '50s to make way for towers!!

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    This is an historic site near where my mother lives in the UK

    12th Century Barn - Cressing Temple
    G1 with Oly 9-18

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    Re: Historical places close to where you live - show off yours !

    You folks in Europe are fortunate to have so many historical places all around you. Here in Canada, any building older than 100 years is considered ancient...

    Here are two "older" historical buildings near my home.

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    Grist Mill, circa 1846


    Quaker Meeting House, circa 1865
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    Compared to Europe, Canadian edifices are quite young. Quebec City, however, celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008. In "Vieux Quebec", the older part of the city situated within the fortifications, there are many houses and buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. This shot is from Basse-Ville (lower town), looking uphill to the Chateau Frontenac -- one of a series of chateau-style hotels built by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th.



    Quebec city overlooks a narrowing of the St. Lawrence river, which made it important militarily. It was dubbed the "Gibralter of North America" by some. This shot was taken from the Citadel, situated at the top of the cliff overlooking the river. The Chateau Frontenac certainly dominates the skyline of Vieux Quebec.



    Both shots taken with the G1 and 14-45mm.
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    Where I live. The Toronto Flatiron building, 1891 (ten years before the more famous New York Flatiron).



    University of Toronto, the first college of which was founded in 1827 by Royal Charter (George IV).

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    Really lovely places shown here, and excellent photography

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of this
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    Oh,,,BUMP! I was looking forward to more pics, too. So let me break the rules and see if anyone else joins in. The following pics were taken with the two cameras I replaced with the G1. And they weren't local. But it's unlikey I'll get back there with the Panasonic.

    Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry, Ireland.



    Cahergall Ring Fort, County Kerry, Ireland.



    Teampall Bheanain, Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Ireland.



    Dun Aengus Ring Fort, Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Ireland.

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    Thanks for posting these, JBurnett, Ireland is on my wishlist for a holiday trip, but the weather is allways a challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Ireland is on my wishlist for a holiday trip, but the weather is allways a challenge
    Rain gear, for you and your camera. If you're lucky, it's what the Irish call a "soft" rain. These pictures were taken during two 8-day walking tours, one in July and the other in August. It rained at some point on maybe 12 out of 16 days. On perhaps 2 days the camera was packed away for the whole morning or the whole afternoon because the rain was coming down very hard (we were still hiking, though). However, I don't recall ANY day when I was not able to take pictures at all.
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    Facade of an old building in Toronto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gordon View Post
    Facade of an old building in Toronto
    Hi, Bill. Is this at the Guild Inn Gardens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sangio View Post
    You folks in Europe are fortunate to have so many historical places all around you. Here in Canada, any building older than 100 years is considered ancient...

    Here are two "older" historical buildings near my home.

    regards
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    Its the same in parts of the US. I live in what's really 'Daniel Boone' country--west of Winston-Salem, NC and north of Charlotte where 100 (actually our house is 102 yrs old.) is old except for some examples of log buildings. East of here in North Carolina there are some quite old (relatively speaking) buildings nearer the coast--and even in the county (Caswell--near the VA line) where we used to live where the house/farm next to us would be about 275 years old now and ours was about 100+--it was like moving back in time as there were no red lights, no incorporated towns, even the county seat). Unfortunately I haven't shot anything historical (except in the Great Smokies) with the m4/3rds--lots of others in past years, and I need to make some excursions to shoot some more.

    This was one of my favorites early on (and I've posted it before)---I'm guessing it was built a bit after mid-19th century--it is south and west of us in Cleveland Co.
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    Willy Lott's cottage at Flatford in Suffolk, UK
    16th Century - featured in John Constable's painting "The Hay Wain"
    G1 with kit lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    Hi, Bill. Is this at the Guild Inn Gardens?
    Yes it is John. And here is another one. You from TO?

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    This one is not so near my other home, hope it´s allowed.
    Can´t remember which garden of which Loire castle it was.

    Shot with the E-300

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gordon View Post
    You from TO?
    Yes, and it's been years since I've been out to the Guild. Must go again, soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    This one is not so near my other home, hope it´s allowed.
    Can´t remember which garden of which Loire castle it was.
    It's a very nice pic, Michiel, and their gardener can come and help me here whenever he wants

    But, as you seem to live in Amsterdam, you must certainly be able to find some historical buildings closer to you, Michiel ??

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    This is fifty yards from Willy Lott's cottage:
    Flatford Mill - G1 with Kit Lens (14-45)

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    It's a very nice pic, Michiel, and their gardener can come and help me here whenever he wants

    But, as you seem to live in Amsterdam, you must certainly be able to find some historical buildings closer to you, Michiel ??

    Have a nice day,
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    Hi Rafael,
    There are certainly a lot of historical buildings around here but I did not photograph them till now because I can see them everyday
    I'll see what I can do.
    I do live in France from time to time so I do have some off around there.
    More exotic for me, I suppose.
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    Most of the ancient places in Ireland are ruins; there are some buildings from the 17th century onwards -- mostly the 'big houses' while the mud shacks were abandoned during the emigration around the potato famine -- though they are now replaced by ugly bungaloid development. Here's a house where John Wesley slept:



    'cos it says over the front door

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    Living in Istanbul gives advantage under this subject heading. Everywhere is history, with many Byzantine and Ottoman buildings surviving to present time.

    Last week, I wanted to test my new GF1 with the 14-45mm kit kit lens. We walked about 2 hours in the older parts of the city.

    Here are 3 photos:

    Marcian's column built in 452 (had a statue on top originally),
    The next photo is the Valens waterways, from Byzantine times.
    Then comes the Galata tower. The tower was built as Christea Turris in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Istanbul.

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    Absolutely the closest historical place from where I live, is the "Chateau de La Hulpe". It's less than 3 km away from my doorstep.

    More background historical data here : http://chateaudelahulpe.wallonie.be/

    The chateau was the decor for two major film productions : "Le maitre de musique" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095606/) and "Springen" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0184915/)

    This place is now owned by the Region Wallonne, and the parc is accessible to the public. The chateau itself is open to visitors a few days a year only.

    Here it is, you may recognise it from earlier posts of mine. Many landscape, wildlife and event pictures I shared here, were also taken at this location.


    Pic with G1 and Falcon 85/1.4 @ 1.4

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    Versailles, France









    All taken today.
    GF1 and 20mm 1.7.
    Batch Processed through Silkypix to create JPG - No other changes.

    (maybe when I get time or Aperture gets up to speed I'll work on the skies a bit)
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    Today was a public holiday in Belgium, so my wife and I went for a walk in the city of Leuven.
    Leuven has many interesting historical locations, it's a very ancient university city.

    The town hall is one of the most beautiful and famous gothic buildings in the world. Building started in 1439 !!!
    More about it here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leuven_Town_Hall

    Here's some pics






    The biggest square in Leuven is the "Ladeuzeplein" named after a former Rector of the Leuven University.
    This square is dominated by the University Library.
    This building looks ancient, but is finally quite recent.
    Build in 1921, it was a present of the american people to the city of Leuven, after the germans burned the ancient 17th century library down at the beginning of the 1st World War.





    Pics with G1 and 7-14 except the last one, with Nikkor 50/1.4

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    Wow, the town hall is certainly an impressive building, Raf! Thanks for posting these.

    I'm guessing that you used perspective-correcting software (or filter). While your walls look perfectly aligned, I think the overall effect is a bit too much. In the first shot, the towers have started to look flat rather than round (octagonal, by the look of it). While the distorted perspective of an ultra-wide lens can be distracting, I'm not averse to a picture with some tilt.
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    Yesterday, I was in Brussels, and shot a few pics on one the world's most famous square : "the Grand Place", dominated by the marvellous City Hall and the Breadhouse, and surrounded by ancient buildings with beautiful decorations.

    All pics with G1 and 7-14mm or 45-200mm kitlens


    (City Hall)


    (Breadhouse)







    A place you must have seen once in your live !

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    Re: Historical places close to where you live - show off yours !

    Fantastic images in this thread! I wish I lived close to something historical and photogenic, but alas I am surrounded by suburbia and look-alike contractor's houses and shopping strip malls.

    Rafael, I would love to visit Brussels ... someday before I am too old to get around with a camera. Lovely work!
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    Re: Historical places close to where you live - show off yours !

    Thanks for your comments, Joan, and you're always welcome here in Belgium.
    I'll gladly serve as your guide !

    Yesterday, I was in Reims, capital of Champagne, region and wine

    The Reims Cathedral is one of the most important historical buildings in Europe. Building started in the 13th Century, and many a king of France was coronated here !

    This Cathedral is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1991

    The City of Reims and the Cathedral are undergoing major restauration nowadays, and should be finished by 2012.
    So, although I advise you to go and visit this site, I would suggest that you wait untill then, especially if you want to make nice pictures of the Cathedral.

    Still, here's some I shot yesterday (it was a beautiful day !)











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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Still, here's some I shot yesterday (it was a beautiful day !)

    All nice shots, but I especially like the interesting perspective of this one.
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    Now that the winter is gone, and the weather is getter better, it's time for visiting some more historical places.

    Recently, I was in Bruges, and had time for some shooting around and in the Beguinage. Here's some pics.









    All from G1 with Pentax/Cosmicar 25/1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Now that the winter is gone, and the weather is getter better, it's time for visiting some more historical places.

    Recently, I was in Bruges, and had time for some shooting around and in the Beguinage. Here's some pics.




    All from G1 with Pentax/Cosmicar 25/1.4
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    Hi Rafael,
    I especially like the 2nd image of yours! Best, Leica 77.
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    A few years ago, I visited our close family friends who reside in their hacienda outside of Manila. In Manila, I was able to visit the General Douglas MacArthur Suite (569-573) in the Penthouse of the historic Manila Hotel (opened nearly 100 years ago). The following images show General MacArthur's Study, Dining Room and Bedroom. In addition, I have included an image of the restaurant inside the Manila Hotel as well as a view of the Manila Bay behind the hotel.











    All images were recorded using Olympus E-300 + Kit Lens.
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    Yesterday was announced as a beautiful day, and it started sunny though not to warm. So we headed towards Brussels for some shopping/walking/shooting

    This panorama of Brussels's "Grand Place" was shot with the G1 and the 7-14 @7mm
    It's a crop out of a single image, not a stitch.



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    I know that place so I can fullheartedly call that an excellent shot Raf!

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    A 14th century church near my house with a couple of dated plaques along the way.

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    From my window (some were taken before I had the E-P1, with a 5D) : two medieval castles. The one on the left, Tourbillon, was built in the XIIIth century, it was burned in 1457 and then rebuilt; it was the residency of the archbishop, but was destroyed by an arson during a war in 1788. Since the XIXth century the ruins are preserved as historical monument . The Basilica on the right was built during the XIIth and XIIIth century; The church, Our Lady of Valere, built in the twelfth and thirteenth century, was the residence of the canons of the cathedral chapter. They lived there until the French Revolution. Nowadays it is sheltering the historical museum.

    The two medieval castles right before sunset :


    and after sunset :


    On a foggy winter day :


    by night :


    early winter morning :


    Time for breakfast! :


    in black and white :
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    Lovely shots, Annna.
    And your terrace is what I would call "a terrace with a view"

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    From my window (some were taken before I had the E-P1, with a 5D) : two medieval castles. The one on the left, Tourbillon, was built in the XIIIth century, it was burned in 1457 and then rebuilt; it was the residency of the archbishop, but was destroyed by an arson during a war in 1788. Since the XIXth century the ruins are preserved as historical monument . The Basilica on the right was built during the XIIth and XIIIth century; The church, Our Lady of Valere, built in the twelfth and thirteenth century, was the residence of the canons of the cathedral chapter. They lived there until the French Revolution. Nowadays it is sheltering the historical museum.

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    On a foggy winter day :
    What a splendid location and what a wondeful shot this is!

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    Re: Historical places close to where you live - show off yours !

    Anna, you're in Sion! I visited there on vacation a few years ago, on the way to Chamonix. A lovely city, and somewhere in the old town area was a take-out gelato shop with some of the best gelato I've ever had. Your photos are especially beautiful! This was the best I managed to do during my day there:


    Your views are better.

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    Hi Lisa,

    Yes this is the place ! Thanks for your kind words. Glad you appreciated the place and the icecreams.. although we are better known for our cheese and cheese meals and even more for our wines. But after all, Italy where the best icecreams are made is only two hours away from there.

    Hi Rafael,

    Thanks for your kind words, yes, I've been very lucky to find a home with a view.

    I've now been able to look at your pictures (they wouldn't load up yesterday, I could only get their titles..) and they are wonderfull. I liked the Grand Place in Bruxelles (the one taken at a 7mm focal length) and the Beguinage in Brugges, especially the pictures with the yellow dafodils. Bruxelles brought back good memories of Gueuse, Krieg and other beers I had the occasion to taste there in typical brasseries. From Bruxelles, I do also remember a lot of very nice "hôtels particuliers dans le style art nouveau" (not sure how to translate that in English).

    Michiel,

    Thanks for your appreciation. I'm now living here all the year, so I have all the time I want to look for special light and weather conditions.

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    I have enjoyed the photos throughout this thread and thought I would give it a little nudge . . . . . .

    The Smith Tower
    ( . . . . . or view of the top twelve floors)
    Constucted between 1911 - 1914 and when completed it was 42 stories high (522 feet/ 159 meters) tall and considered one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world outside of New York City. The tower has 2314 windows and they can all be opened. http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/Bu...Detail/579.php


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    Last weekend, I was in Ostend and visited the Mercator, a school vessel from many years ago !

    More about this ship here :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_%28ship%29

    These are the pics I want to share with you :















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    Rafael, Beautiful Photographs of the S/V Mercator!

    Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Rafael, Beautiful Photographs of the S/V Mercator!
    Thanks for posting!
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    +1. Lovely images of the S/V Mercator.

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    Re: Historical places close to where you live - show off yours !

    More than a year has gone by, but we still visit historical places in our country.

    Here's an appetizer for a series I shot last weekend in Leuven, in the Grand Béguinage. That place is on the Unesco World Heritage listing.





    The whole series is here :

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    I really like the way you have carried that processing through the entire series, Raf. It suits the subject very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post

    The two medieval castles right before sunset :


    and after sunset :


    On a foggy winter day :


    by night :


    early winter morning :


    Time for breakfast! :


    in black and white :

    Awesome set! Your camera has killer bracketing functions!
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    Today, not exactly a historical place, but a historical activity : steam powered trains !

    We have a historical railroad trajectory in Mariembourg, that we visited last saturday, and here's an impression !







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    Statue of Liberty, New York City

    with E-P1 + Leica Elmar 135mm F/4:



    with E-P1 + Canon FD 200mm F/2.8:

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