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I found these picture to my archive taken 2007 July.
Beautiful place, also a very nice park around this castle

History:
The Castle of Loppem is situated in the town of Loppem in the municipality of Zedelgem, near Bruges in the Flemish Region of Belgium.

It was built between 1859 and 1862 for Baron Charles van Caloen and his family after the designs of E.W. Pugin and Jean-Baptiste de Béthune and is considered a masterpiece of civil Gothic Revival architecture.

Although it is not - like the proprietors claim on their website - the only castle in Belgium to have preserved its original architecture and interior decoration, it is indeed remarkably well preserved since the 19th-century. The castle has a richly decorated and furnished interior, and houses a collection of works of art, such as paintings, stained glass, statues. The castle is surrounded by a romantic park with ponds and a maze.

I wish every visitor a nice weekend.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
17/07/2007 15:59:06
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/30Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F16
Metering Modes
Centerweighted average metering
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
200
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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