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The half-timbered stables of Wulfshagen reflected in the moat again. Since I joined TE, I began noticing reflections - special thanks to Diane (Clio), a real master of reflections. I have turned this image 180° around and I want to thank Jean Charles (JCG) who inspired me with an excellent workshop on my first reflection in the moat!
The manor house of Wulfshagen, situated 12 km from Kiel, in the "Dänischer Wohld" (the Danish Woods) was built in 1699 for the Earl of Liliencron. Two large half-timbered stables are framing the house to which the public doesn't have access.
Dänischer Wohld was blessed with an abundant supply of oak, which was the most common material used for timber framing. Oak is hard and durable, which explains why so many half-timbered buildings have survived. Timber framing has high decorative qualities; with their blackened oak beams showing the fissures and cracks of great age. I also could have titled this image: The beauty of half-timbered framing.
Wulfshagen is since 1903 owned by the noble family Reventlow. Recently Moritz Earl of Reventlow, 34 years old and still single, was the principal character in the German TV’s soap opera “countess wanted”.

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