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Trompenburgh

Yesterday finally saw some sunlight and dry spells, so after days of rain, it was time to get some new photos. This photo was taken in the village of 's-Graveland and shows Huis De Trompenburgh, a 17th-century manor house.

During the Dutch Golden Age, many wealthy townspeople started buying country estates, where they built their own summer residences. The region Gooi en Vechtstreek, just east of Amsterdam, became a popular place for these so-called buitenplaatsten (literally 'outside places'). De Trompenburgh was built for Cornelis Tromp, son of legendary Dutch Admiral Maarten Tromp.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 822/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-04-28 17:59
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 5734 kb

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