Photographer's Note

November 2006, a very warm and excellent month for cycling, during a trip to Eeklo I saw this lovely castle between the trees. I've always my camera in the bag, the sun was one hour at the sky, I found the splendid autumn colours very beautiful, certainly for taking a picture. The castle belong to an a private owner, but is for sale, who have much money? I absolutely not!!!

I used a monopod

I hope you enjoy it!

History of the city Eeklo according to Wikipedia the free encyclodedia:

During the second half of the 16th century, Eeklo was in the unfortunate position of being on the border between the Catholic South and the Protestant North. This resulted in so much destruction that the city was nearly abandoned by its inhabitants. At around that time appeared the legend of the “recooking”, actually a rejuvenation recipe that involved drinking a youth elixir, cutting one’s head off and baking it again. While the head was in the oven, a green cabbage took its place on the body, symbol of the empty head.

The 18th and 19th century were more favourable and the textile industry took off again. Most of the city’s schools and neo-gothic buildings date from that period. Today, Eeklo is changing its vocation from an industrial city to one of services to the neighbouring communities.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
7/11/2006 17:08:34
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Centerweighted average metering
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
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16,0 mm
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4368 x 2912
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