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Gravensteen, Ghent, Belgium

Text: Kristina Oers
The Castle of the Counts: the present castle was built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace. Before its construction, there stood a woode...
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Text: Kristina Oers
The Castle of the Counts: the present castle was built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace. Before its construction, there stood a wooden castle on the same location, presumably built in the ninth century. The castle served as the seat of the Counts of Flanders until they abandoned it in the 14th century. The castle was then used as a courthouse, a prison and eventually decayed. Houses were built against the walls and even on the courtyard and the stones of the walls were used to erect other buildings. At one time it even served as a factory. At the end of the 19th century, the castle was scheduled to be demolished.
Now-a-days is it probably the best preserved castle of Belgium.

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Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f-2.8G NED, @ 35 mm (ff-eq 35 mm), 1-320 s, f-6.3, ISO 100 no flash.
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4 Comments | Report
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 02, 2017
Awesome shot! シ
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Pjerry November 02, 2017
Thank you so much Melissa.
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Bazz November 07, 2017
Terrific capture! I bet it was amazing to explore this castle! Thank you for the information about it. I love knowing the stories behind the photo!
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Pjerry November 08, 2017
yvw !!!
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MJLara November 12, 2017
Excellent composition! The sunrays help a lot to the atmosphere...love it! Thank you for the information about it!
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Pjerry November 12, 2017
Thank you Lara. I totally agree with you. Without the sun rays it would be a rather boring image.
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LAMONTEMA November 27, 2017
The sun burst & rays filtered through the tree take this image to a higher level for me. Congradulations!
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Pjerry December 20, 2017
Thank you very much, I totally agree with you.
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