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Dinant: the Church at the Rock by Nightcitylights Dinant: the Church at the Rock by Nightcitylights
Belgium, Dinant, August 23, 2012

Dinant is a Walloon city located on the River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur, Belgium. It is around 30 km south-east of Charleroi.

The Dinant area was already populated in Neolithic, Celtic, and Roman times. The first mention of Dinant as a settlement dates from the 7th century, a time at which Saint Perpete, bishop of Tongeren (with see now at Maastricht), took Dinant as his residence and founded the church of Saint Vincent. In 870, Charles the Bald gave part of Dinant to be administered by the Count of Namur, the other part by the bishop of Tongeren, then Liège.

In the 11th century, the emperor Henry IV granted several rights over Dinant to the Prince-Bishop of Liège, including market and justice rights. From that time on, the city became one of the 23 'bonnes villes' (or principal cities) of the Bishopric of Liège. The first stone bridge on the Meuse and major repair to the castle, which had been built earlier, also date from the end of the 11th century. Throughout this period, and until the end of the 18th century, Dinant shared its history with its overlord Liège, sometimes rising in revolt against it, sometimes partaking in its victories and defeats, mostly against the neighbouring County of Namur.

The photo shows the citadel on top of the rock, the collegiate church and the Meuse.

On a trip with :iconrandomsearcher: :love:

Canon 5D Mark II, Tamron 17-35, ISO 400, F/9, 1.3, 3.2 and 8 sec

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pitchblack1994 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ma ville préféré ^^
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daljs Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking...

..that is the only word I can seem to come up with at this time...too brilliant for words.
Umm...let me soak it all in, and get back to you.

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Mitchera Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your awesome at this, how do you get to do these things?
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover: :love:
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aprmason Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Petr,

Beautiful.

Toni.
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davidfriedrich Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
nice city:)
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MarcoLorenzetti Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Great shot!

I love those reflections on the water and... what is about the colors? They are amazing.

Bravo!

Ciao from Italy and from... Le Marche (Which is the name of the land where I live)
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UNexperienced Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
i dont know this place, so big thanks for info and of course for very nice photo. Lovely place and church looks very interesting, not much typical for me. Did U been inside Peter?
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IndianRain Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Photographer
fantastic refection :clap:
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Einsilbig Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This lovely work has been featured here: Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 32
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

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