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Castle Gravensteen


Castle Gravensteen
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony A350, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, SanDisk Ultra ll 4GB
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 7:38
Viewed: 736
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The present castle was built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace [2] 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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  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-09-22 7:52]

Hi John,
That a fine capture of this castle in Ghent.
A lovely reflection in the canal of the red houses in the BG.
I like the composition, although it's a pity the top part of the castle is cropped off.
Good light management.

Francis Xavier

Hi John..nice perspective and tones...well done.

Roger

Boa noite John,
A classic shot of this old castle.
Very fine perspective and beautiful reflection.
TFS
R.

  • Good 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2013-09-22 19:33]

Hi John
The castle, which is the main subject, is partially out of the frame.

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