St Rochus August 15, 2011 - Aarschot (11)

Posted by Tamara (Aarschot, Belgium) on 29 September 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Each year dated August 15th, the town of Aarschot illuminates thousands of candles in honor of St Rochus who saved the city of the plague. A fairy-like spectacle which attracts a very important crowd.


Chaque année en date du 15 Août, la ville d'Aarschot s'illumine de milliers de bougies en l'honneur de St Roch qui a sauvé la ville de la peste. Un spectacle féérique qui attire une foule très importante.


Elk jaar op 15 Augustus, verlicht de stad Aarschot zich met duizenden kaarsjes in de eer van St Rochus die de stad van de pest heeft gered. Een sprookjesachtige voorstelling die een zeer belangrijke menigte aantrekt.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

C'est très beau Bravo

Bonne journée

29 Sep 2011 5:55am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide 5***
bisous a+

29 Sep 2011 5:58am

cathy from liege, Belgium

Magnifique ce chapiteau.

29 Sep 2011 3:00pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow, Tamara, this is amazing!!! I love this image and the beautiful lights! That must be an amazing sight to see all of these candle displays all around the city! Beautiful.... How's it going with "the car search"???

29 Sep 2011 3:32pm

@Denny Jump Photo: The car search is over... I've found what I need, thanks for asking :) Yes, the city is always marvelous that night, I wish you could see it ! Thank you very much for your kind words Denny, have a wonderful weekend :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This makes for a very impressive display . . no half-measures here !

29 Sep 2011 3:48pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Un chapiteau très aéré et plein de petit fantômes éclairés tout autour... :-)
Une atmosphere assez étrange, on s'attend à ce qu'il se passe une sorte de rite...

29 Sep 2011 4:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hooray - I am glad you got something...was it the Porsche?? Or did you get the Mazerati?? Have a great weekend....

29 Sep 2011 5:11pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Hahaha... I wish it was true :))) No no, no extravagant car, but something much more common (see your mailbox ;) Thanks again for your kindness and support. Have a wonderful weekend too :) Hugs.

Yvon from Belgium

Toujours aussi bon comme qualité de prise de vue.
Bonne fin de semaine.
Yvon.

29 Sep 2011 6:59pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

A mother watching all her children at play. I hope you are having a great week, Tamara.

29 Sep 2011 7:57pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Splendid shot and capture. Great lights. A very beautiful composition. thumbs up.

29 Sep 2011 10:18pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a wonderful nighttime image Tamara! ;-)

29 Sep 2011 10:46pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is very pretty. You handled the light well.

29 Sep 2011 11:32pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

pour ceux qui croivent au OVNI,on peut dire que c'est une soucoupe volante qui vient d'atterrir
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

30 Sep 2011 8:03am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

30 Sep 2011 8:10am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much for your visit and comment ! Have a lovely day :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful night shot. Love the lights and beautiful designs. Wonderful composition. Great. Have a nice weekend, Tamara. :)

30 Sep 2011 8:18am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What an odd thing!

30 Sep 2011 10:25am

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

Moderne "look" van een traditioneel gebeuren. Knap vastgelegd, goeie lichtbalans.

30 Sep 2011 11:04am

shahrzad from Kerman, Iran

a really dreamy shot

30 Sep 2011 12:41pm

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

La soucoupe volante s'est posée , mais Tamara l'a immortalisé avec dextérité ;-) un superbe nightshot , du plus bel effet. C'est magnifique.

30 Sep 2011 12:58pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Beautiful :)))

30 Sep 2011 1:05pm

willy from Belgium

dit is heel mooi Tamara !

ééntje om in te lijsten !

groeten

30 Sep 2011 2:47pm

Dominic from Herselt, Belgium

Prachtig hoe jij dit allemaal voor mekaar krijgt Tamara, mijn complimenten!
Dank je wel voor je steun, blij jou terug te zien! :-)
Een fijn weekend,
groetjes

30 Sep 2011 7:57pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

What a beautiful photo Tamara. What are the white images which are scattered around?

1 Oct 2011 2:44am

@Irene: Paper bags with candles inside ;) Thank you so much for your kind words Irene, I'm really glad you like it ! Have a lovely day :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente, muy original y bien visto el juego con la luz, saludos!!

1 Oct 2011 4:46am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Really nice atmosphere in this picture

1 Oct 2011 7:29am

Yvon from Belgium

Bon dimanche.
Yvon.

1 Oct 2011 7:49pm

Sartenada from Small village, Finland

Excellent shot.

Five stars!

2 Oct 2011 7:12am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

C'est trop beau, étrange et féérique à la fois cela rend très bien. Bravo. Bonne semaine qui débute sous le soleil vite profitons en. Grosses bises et excellente semaine..

3 Oct 2011 9:48am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well captured

4 Oct 2011 6:16pm

Canon EOS 7D
1 second
F/8.0
ISO 800
46 mm