Cloth Hall – Ypres, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

Cloth Hall, Ypres, Belgium

The Cloth Hall (or Lakenhal in Dutch) in Ypres Belgium was a warehouse for the prosperous cloth industry during the Middle Ages. These days, it is the home of the In Flanders Fields WWI Museum.

I decided to create a Forgotten Postcard of this building because many of the real postcards of Ypres past reflect the devastation of WWI. I wanted to focus on the beauty of the architecture and the new-found vibrance and resilience of this lovely Flemish city. I hope you like it.

I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Visit the Forgotten Postcards Galleries to view and purchase prints. To learn more about the series, visit the Forgotten Postcards Overview, or check out the price list for details on sizes and availability.

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4 Responses to “Cloth Hall – Ypres, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard”

  1. George says:

    I definitely like it! The architectural design of the Cloth Hall building is magnificent. You really did a great job for creating this postcard.

  2. Claudia says:

    Hello Alison,
    I’ve never been to Ypres, but this postcard definitely inspired me to visit :)
    I also wanted to tell you that I really appreciated your tutorial on ageing a photo and on texture resources (I couldn’t leave a comment there). I tried the technique on a photo too and I linked back to you.
    best wishes
    Keep up the great creative work!
    Claudia

    • Alison says:

      Thank you Claudia! I’m glad the tutorial was useful to you. I had to shut down comments on some of the older posts as we were getting a lot of spam, but thanks for taking the time to comment here!