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Palace of Justice, Brussels by BenHeine Palace of Justice, Brussels by BenHeine
Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com
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I spent several days to assemble and edit some 10 photos I took while I was there (no fisheye, no autopano!). The original image is big.

The Brussels Palace of Justice is the most important Court building in Belgium and is a notable landmark of Brussels. It was built between 1866 and 1883 in the eclectic style by architect Joseph Poelaert.

The Palace is the most massive building constructed in the 19th century. It is bigger than St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The building is currently 160 by 150 meters and has a total built ground surface of 26,000 m. The 104 meter high dome weighs 24,000 tons. The building has 8 courtyards with a surface of 6000 m, 27 large court rooms and 245 smaller court rooms and other rooms.

Situated on a hill, there is a level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower town, which results in multiple entrances to the building at different levels.

PS: The streets are really like shown above!

The above image has been created with photos taken with the Samsung NX10, which has been provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Some other photos from Brussels:



Some other big panoramas I made with multiple images:

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RebbleDiamonds Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow, this is amazing. :heart: the black and white suits it perfectly
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SMerle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautifully captured Ben. :clap:
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very interesting photo! I just want to look at it for awhile! It is so very wonderful! :clap:
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ArwenGernak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
featured here : [link]
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aminkzDesign Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
very funtastic...
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CynicalKatie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful. My favorite part of the photograph is the lower left corner because of the way the light shines between the buildings. I also like the the contrasting textures including the trees, the cobblestone street, and the smoothness of the buildings.
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ninjaraid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that DOES look like a drawing! (I think it's the black & white and the angle, etc) It looks amazing, great composition and I love the different textures (the sky and buildings create a great contrast!) :)
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dannyfaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing photo... :)
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bhenry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Wait...that's a photo O.o looks like a pencil drawing....very nice shot!
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LuLuDarkk Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Hmm I like this a lot, but what is the focus point supposed to be? I mean like the .... subject of the picture? there's a lot going on, am I supposed to focus on the building, the distance or the white car parked sideways?
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