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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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- [2013-09-22 7:52]
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.
Hi John..nice perspective and tones...well done.
Boa noite John,
A classic shot of this old castle.
Very fine perspective and beautiful reflection.
- [2013-09-22 19:33]
The castle, which is the main subject, is partially out of the frame.