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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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:iconpitchblack1994:
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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Einsilbig
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:iconmagic-diamond:
Magic-diamond Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Cool capture!
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crh Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant lights and colours! :clap:
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crazyaboutbryce Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Beautiful photo!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Wonderful work.Congratulations.
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MichaelDphotographer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
magnifique
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Photographer
I proposed this one to Belgium-Art by the way :)
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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walkelsass Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid!

I'm glad to see such an awesome picture of a city close to where my grands parents used to live.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconwalkelsass:
walkelsass Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.

Every single picture from you is a tribute to Beauty! Your works are breathtaking and make me speechless every time. Congrats sir!
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erhansasmaz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
wonderful!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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BillyRWebb Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Photographer
brilliant image! a true treasure!
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1001G Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
:iconmyheartplz:
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gustavooroza Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Photographer
Absolutely beautiful!!
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TheLastHuzzah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such wonderful lighting!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
I hope you enjoyed the city! Many times, we went to the Maredsous abbey close to there to drink a beer and eat bread with ham and cheese from Maredsous :) Take care amigo!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep, it was great! Like all the cities I have visited. My wife and I were lucky to have very good weather all the trip ;)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Photographer
Once i was in a house overlooking the river and the citadel... When seeing the lovely night city lights, i was almost depressed i didn't have my camera... Your result makes me want to go there again :)
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'd like to visit it once again too. And Huy. It's only 60 km away, but I didn't know about the city when I was planning the trip. Actually there are a lot of nice places in Belgium. Some I have visited, some not, to some places I want to return ;)
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
beautiful, i had no idea that Belgium had any town as spectacular as this.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Belgium has many charming small towns :)
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hikester Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
The clarity and mood of this are outstanding! I'm not normally draw to cityscapes but this is incredible.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Brett-Sinclair Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Perfect !
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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Lonely-black-cat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Как всегда круто.
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Спасибо :)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
amazing capture!:clap:
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
you are welcome:hug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful photo
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks ;)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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