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This picture has been taken during a visit to Roeselare on 5 mile of Rumbeke, found I this castle with a lovely entrance building.
I promised that I would places the entrance of the castle.
The gate is closed with a small pole, here are cars forbidden, alone for marriage festivities and photograph reporting's are these welcome.


History:
Although most of the building was built during the Renaissance period, on the site of a far older fortress, it gained some slightly Neoclassical features after its renovation during the 18th century. During those renovations, the adjacent forest, the Sterrebos or the Star Forest, was added to its grounds. The forest was modeled after the Prater park in Vienna.
According to legend, Baldwin Iron Arm, Count of Flanders, kidnapped Judith, the daughter of Charles the Bald in 862 in Senlis and brought her to the fortress that used to be at the very location where the present castle now stands. With the intervention of the Pope, the two lovers married in Auxerre, which then resulted in the creation of the County of Flanders.
For centuries, the castle was owned by the counts of Thiennes and Limburg Stirum. The castle of Rumbeke suffered damage during the invasion of Flanders by French king Louis XIV, as well as during the French Revolution and in both world wars more than a century later. In fact, during World War I, it was taken over by the Germans and became for a short period of time, the home of Baron Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, who was credited with shooting down 80 enemy aircraft in his brightly painted red airplane.
The castle can be seen in the movie That Lucky Touch, a comedy which was partially shot in Rumbeke in 1975, starring Roger Moore and Shelley Winters.


I thank everyone for viewing of these picture.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shooting Date/Time
18/06/2011 14.58.03
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/50
Av( Aperture Value )
19.0
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length
24.0mm
Image Size
5616x3744
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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