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By Jasper87  
The Jerusalem Church is just off the beaten tourist track in Bruges, Belgium. Built during the 15th century by the Adornes family and still privately owned, it houses the mausoleum of Anselm Adornes and his wife, along with a replica of Christ's tomb. The design of the church has remained almost exactly the same since its inception and its gorgeous stained glass windows date from the 14th and 15th centuries and are still intact.

v1 & v2 - the church’s main altar is a large replica of Calvary, in white ‘rock’, showing the Arma Christi, that is the instrument of Christ’s Passion.

v3 - is flawed photographically in several ways but shows the interior of the church with a glimpse of the stained glass windows and the mausoleum.

Iso 1000, 1/40s, f3.5, 15mm, handheld, natural light.

My thanks as always for your views on my last, Roest, and for dropping in to this church.


Tags: Architecture Bruges Belgium Altar Mausoleum Jerusalem Church

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Jul 2012 7:43AM
Very interesting images, Dave, a great angle of capture in V.1. Carol

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
14 Jul 2012 7:49AM
Interesting set of record shots and for me No. 3 gets the vote.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 7:53AM
An interesting set Dave. I didn't find this church when I was in Bruges. I like the pov in v1.
Leilani 13 29 3 England
14 Jul 2012 7:53AM
Like V1...lovely and shiney with nice defined angles of candle sticks. Thank you for a look at the inside of church, would probably never go there myself. Smile
Interesting find with lots of details to take.. Like the reflections & colours in V1 .V2 is my favourite today for the comp..
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 8:25AM
I like the formality of V2, but V1 definitely wins for me - the oblique, suggestive approach. My eye didn't register the skulls for a moment, and then it was a shock to see them against the rich, polished metal. Which of course was the intention.
14 Jul 2012 8:40AM
3 super images Dave,
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 9:11AM
3 super and informative images Dave, whether it's the subject matter or not, I'm not sure, but v3 appeals to me the most, so much interest. Nicely done Dave
moiral 8 12 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 9:23AM
Good set of shots Dave. Like the pov in V1 and all the lovely reflections. Moira
Very nicely presented with colour. Just love that gold Dave.
V3 has a lot to take in and admire. Well done. WesternRed.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 9:32AM
Excellent set here.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 9:53AM
What an interesting Church, Dave: you have captured the detail of so many parts so well, presumably in fairly low lighting. V 2 with the face on approach to the sculpture behind the alter table is unlike anything I have ever seen. And athough you have reservations about the photographic excellence of V 3, still so worth capturing as it shows the bigger picture.
Very good interior work, my friend, and so fascinating.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 9:56AM
Several pieces of work, which in all honesty Dave, left me sat here with my mouth wide open, a truly beautiful and extremely moving collection of images, and very worthy of my humble vote, and User Award for today.

Regards Nathan
14 Jul 2012 10:47AM
Scary stuff!. I think you have found a really good composition in V1.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Jul 2012 11:36AM
Dave you say V3 is flawed but you have to take what you can how you can, I think the set is excellent mate and for hand held exceptional sharpness, if I had tried this there would be ten images in one with the shaking, been thinking of taking the better half here, but get conflicting advice, some love it some hate it, how would you rate it.


14 Jul 2012 12:04PM
v1 is my fave here David and also i love all the detail you have captured in V3 which makes is the most interesting nice set

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 12:13PM
wonderful set dave brilliant detail belting colours and tones v3 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 12:14PM
All three are great images in depicting this wonderful Church.
The skulls are a bit disconcerting but it is a Mausoleum so maybe to be expected.
V3 does show all the ornate adornments very well.
9 10 10 England
14 Jul 2012 12:38PM
The golden candlesticks and the reflections grab all the attention in V1 and the pov is excellent. Looking at V2 you suddenly become aware of the skulls and immediately go back to V1 to check them out - well that's how it affected me! The interior shot of the church just whets the appetite to be there and explore, especilly to view the stained glass windows. I like very much.
jdinne 15 16 England
14 Jul 2012 12:44PM
Great interesting set Dave, very much like v3.

14 Jul 2012 12:55PM
Great set of images - all well composed and taken from good angles.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 1:12PM
A well coloured set here Dave.
Interesting stuff too.
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 1:27PM
Three exceptionally interesting images thank you for sharing them - I visited Bruges a number of years ago a truely beautiful place to visit xx
Tibetan 5 3 England
14 Jul 2012 1:33PM
A true representation of ones mortality a reminder to one and all, I love Bruges atmosphere not been for ages nice place, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 1:46PM
Love the pov in V1 to catch those reflections.
14 Jul 2012 1:59PM
Nice set of images Dave. V3 for me. Deep
xwang 9 56 8
14 Jul 2012 2:01PM
Excellent set, Dave. I love V3.. I could see moreGrin.. actually I like the light..I know it is not easy in such low light and without tripod... very well done. Looking forward to seeing your canals' view...I really love that place, but I don't have any digital images...
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jul 2012 2:06PM
A very beautiful church with so much to see and so many little features carved. All superb shots Dave..............Sandy
14 Jul 2012 2:53PM
Thanks for sharing the set & the write up.
14 Jul 2012 3:51PM
Dave, great set, the colour, tones and detail are very all very nice work using the natural light.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Jul 2012 4:20PM
Excellent POV in v1 and stunning insights in the others.
I must admit I worked two years only 5 Kim's from there and never had but a quick look.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Jul 2012 4:38PM
Very unusual and a very fine set, Dave...interesting write-up, too Smile
Trev Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 4:44PM
V1 for me, such a fine composition, and lovely reflections on that pink shiny surface. A fascinating place indeed.
14 Jul 2012 6:43PM
V1 is the best of the three photoes of this beautiful church.

posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 7:40PM
The detail and colours are magnificent. Smile But I wouldn't expect anything less.......

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Jul 2012 7:57PM
unlike Moira, the first thing I noticed was the sculls-- thought it was creepy-- V3 shows what promises to be a splendid museum-- wonderful photogrphy
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 8:55PM
Grate set of images Dave.I like V1 for the composition and the pink colour with the chandelier reflexcion. V2 for the close-up and V3 for the general view. Beautiful colours in all of then.
Cor 9 Belgium
15 Jul 2012 8:48AM
Being from and living in Bruges i give You 3 votesSmileSmileSmile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jul 2012 9:37AM
Three great pictures with excellent details

Humblebee 5 1 England
15 Jul 2012 10:20AM
I like all 3v's, you have captured the atmosphere of the church - I don't know about you but I always seem to have a shaky hand when taking shots inside a church. I note that no one else has mentioned the hammer and "nails/spikes" in v2, which I think are rather macabre, nails for a coffin or spikes for .......... Carol Wink

Glad you like my "Aglow in a Whirl" GrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
15 Jul 2012 11:04AM
Beautiful set Dave. Was in Bruges last week but didn't know about this church.
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
15 Jul 2012 11:33AM
I was in Bruges a couple of years ago, and thought I'd managed to get off the beaten track too - therefore, how I missed this is a mystery! Cracking stuff.


15 Jul 2012 6:04PM
An interesting set of images and write up
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 6:09PM
Beautifully done Dave.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 9:01PM
version one blows me away..stunner...would love to see it in mono also.

Gareth Smile
15 Jul 2012 9:19PM
Beautiful images Dave
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 10:19PM
Great set Dave, all full of colour and clarity, V1 for me too, Peter..
16 Jul 2012 8:05AM
Very nice images well captured.
Allen, Smile
16 Jul 2012 9:34AM
Hi 3 stunning captures thanks gray
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 1:11PM
Great church - very well taken, Dave - like the golden parts of the altar - great write up

Ayoob 7 Australia
16 Jul 2012 3:04PM
Very interesting images ,Dave. great wok -well one..........Grin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 6:12PM
It must be an amazing place with a super atmosphere. Great images all well captured.
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:54PM
16 Jul 2012 7:59PM
All stunning images Dave but V1 I think is superb,well captured..Lin
mhfore 11 6 176 England
17 Jul 2012 7:57AM
Yo Dave,

Good set of sharp shot's. I thought the first one was a tribute to the late and great Ronnie Barker then I realised there was more than "Four Candles" GrinGrinGrin

Gosh I'm as funny as tooth ache at times.

Take care
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 5:23PM
Cant stop laughing at Martins commentGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great detail Dave cant choose a faveSmile
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 10:24PM
3 outstanding church interior shots .....Phil
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 7:41AM
Great angle on V1. Super set Dave. paul
19 Jul 2012 11:02PM
V1 for me. Great set of pictures Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
24 Jul 2012 7:01PM
'A Trio of Superlative {A++++} color Image Compositions!' ~ Peter

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