* Castle of Ghent*
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|The present castle was built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace  and was modeled after the crusaders castles that Philip of Alsace encountered while he participated in the second crusade. 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.|
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Very funny, I made that photo too ! see link. (I made a dracula version :-)
I think you made a good capture, with good exposure and colors. Maybe the sky is a bit too light, but that is not easy in this photo.
- [2012-02-09 11:41]
Amazing architecture of this old castle, it can be really a scary castle, well done
A beautiful very old Castle well taken here!!
excellent capture et détails,
Magnifique architecture et ton de couleurs,
tous mes compliments
Ciao John, great POV on fantastic castle, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2012-02-09 14:12]
A sturdy image with attractive tones, very pleasing position at the corner as the mote bank arcs around. Good framing although i am distracted by the light from the right. TFS
- [2012-02-10 2:16]
Good capture of the old stonework castle. Excellent sharpness & I like the curving semicircular presentation. The fg moat adds depth & layering. Tfs!