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This picture has been taken three month ago, you can see the gate of Drongengoed, one of the most beautiful places close to my home.
You can find all animals, a lot different birds, it's an oases of quiet.

I hope you like it.

The first attempts by the mining Maldegemveld started with the sale and donation by Johanna of Constantinople
common or 'common' land to three abbeys. St Bavo's Abbey in Ghent acquired the domain
"Papinglo" the Norbertine Abbey of Drongen in 1242 the domain Drongengoed 'and the abbey Doest Lissewege the domain Burkel.

Johanna of Constantinople (1200-1244) was the first daughter of Baldwin IX, Latin emperor of Constantinople.
Until the end of her life to protect and support the Church's principal task.

For the failure of the mining efforts during the second phase may include following reasons are cited:
the marginal nature of the land and the harmful effects of the religious wars.

A thriving mining phase Maldegemveld start in the Austrian period, during which there is a good agricultural and forestry policy was conducted. During this period the landscape was fundamentally changed and the planned construction area and stands with checkerboard-like pattern driven.

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14/10/2010 16:11:23
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