Biennale Art Nouveau in Brussels

Update:
Already more than 50 Happy Shutterconts singed up. We are going to beat or record!

This time, we will have something new: Upon arrival at the meetup location, ask your organiser for the secret code. You will need it later.

Our walk will be a little bit shorter than previously announced (around 4 km).

We will roughly take the same route as described by Oliver here: http://www.gpsmycity.com/tours/art-nouveau-on-the-go-1015.html (the app seems to be broken on the iPhone?) to see some very interesting parts of town, have great opportunities to take nice pictures.

And - again, the very balanced mix of creativities and skill levels! Be ready to ask questions and provide answers and have a great afternoon out.

After the walk, we may go for a snack and/or drink to share some final thoughts.

Weather:

after some rain and thunderstorms on Friday and probably Saturday, Sunday will be overcast with sunny spells. No hard shadows ;-)

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Our Plan

We will have an approx 6 km walk during which we will see some of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels and - as usual - have to great opportunity for photography related chats.

Hint: it's not a bad idea to carry the manual of your camera if you are going to ask some specific questions

Is this meetup for you?

This meetup will be as nice, entertaining and educating as all out other meetup so far but to avoid any disappointments you should notice that we will not be able to visit any of the buildings from inside as part of this meetup.


If you want to see more

if you want to see the building from inside, you have to get tickets ( one weekend 20€ / four weekends 55€) from the organisation which is responsible for  Biennale Art Nouveau Event in Brussels and pre-register for the visits (Photoresk has no affiliation with them) and create your own itinerary.

Finally: a little warning COPYRIGHT

the copyright rules are quite different in different (even EU) countries. Belgium has become famous for the restrictive application of architects rights. I am not going to judge here if individuals who are shaping our living environment have the right to protect elements which are in public sight as their property but I suggest everybody to have a look at the Atomium web-site since the same applies to many buildings in Belgium.
Reccomended reading:
http://atomium.be/authorsrights.aspx?lang=en

However, this should not stop you from taking pictures - but you should be aware and consider what you will do with the photos later on

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  • Icia

    Brussels is VERY beautiful. But Antwerp, where I live, too... ;)

    To sum up, Belgium is very beautiful... A real gem...

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Spiros P.

    Brussels is beautiful, I have lived in Athens for some years and it could also be like this if it was protected...

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Francesc

    Sure, really enjoyed my first meetup experience! Hope we'll meet again soon!

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Monica

    Great tour!

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Claus S.

    Again a very nice day and interesting walk. Thank you all for joining and making it such a good and interesting event.
    Special thanks to George who guided us so nicely through 'his' quarter'.
    Sorry for those who couldn't come today - but thank you for updating your RSVP and/or sending the text/SMS

    October 6, 2013

  • Olivia O.

    Hi all, I won't be able to make it today either, enjoy and hopefully see you next time!

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry folks for cancelling. some last minute work and don't see this finishing before 2pm. :(

    October 6, 2013

  • Icia

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it due to a nasty bug! :(

    Anyhow, I would like to make a recommendation regarding the drinking place as the programme says there will be a final drink/snack session.

    The former Cohn-Donnay mansion is in the Art Nouveau/Art Deco Biennial programme. It is now a restaurant/cafe, so you can see the ground floor without having to buy a Biennial ticket.

    It is simply GORGEOUS and it would sum up the whole Art Nouveau walk.

    The address is Rue Royale 316. I know it is not in the same neighborhood you are going to be in, but it is really worth it!

    Have fun also for me!

    October 6, 2013

  • Maria Luisa M.

    Sorry I don't think I can get to the center. Enjoy yourselves ;)

    October 6, 2013

  • julia

    Really sorry for cancelling, I can no longer make it today, but looking forward to next photo events.

    October 6, 2013

  • Adela

    Apologies for late cancellation, but i will not be able to make it today.have fun!

    October 6, 2013

  • Beverley J.

    Sorry, I can't make it tomorrow. Look forward to joining in with another event soon.

    October 5, 2013

  • Annie

    I won't make it this time-I'll be in Antwerp for the world gymnastics championships. Enjoy!

    October 5, 2013

    • Claus S.

      Enjoy too ;-)
      See you next time

      October 5, 2013

  • Icia

    Hi Claus,

    I see that the walk will be more or less 6 km long. What will the itinerary be roughly?

    October 3, 2013

    • Claus S.

      Hello Icia - I've published an update, you should now find all the information there.

      October 3, 2013

  • Elaine

    I enoy taking photos, mostly landscape but enjoy photography in general as a hobby, so I would be happy to take photos of anything really.

    July 10, 2013

  • Barry R.

    I wanna practice studio fashion photography, including lighting.

    June 13, 2013

  • Alexandra

    I can't come as will be doing tours in Quaker House - but a practice shoot could be set up here! http://www.qcea.org/home/qh/history/

    May 4, 2013

  • Chiche

    do you have a program of themes/ we could practice together? Is it what you call "walks"? maybe during one evening once per month[masked]?

    April 19, 2013

    • Claus S.

      Right, the walks are of course some kind of learning / sharing / practicing together but there will come also some more events focussing on specific subjects.

      April 20, 2013

  • Ann-Luce

    Mmmmh, it's seems interesting ;-). So, I will say that I will be there, even if it's in 8 months ;-)).

    February 7, 2013

  • Claus S.

    .. this is late in the year and we will have plenty walks earlier ... but not to forget that specific date I've scheduled this meetup

    January 26, 2013

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