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Castle Oostkerke Damme

I know that the owner of this castle almost never somebody gives and permission for a visit.

It castles from Oostkerke was afternoon open door day as result of the canal celebrate of the Schipdon canal.

A first mention of a fortification (brick residential tower) in Oostkerke dates from around 1300. From a "court" is the first time in 1358 and the current castle is a remnant of the 14th century castle that stood here. It consisted of an upper and a court that were both surrounded and surrounded by a moat. Both courts were also protected by round corner towers, which is clearly visible in the garden.
The living quarters of the castle lords of Oostkerke were on the (now disappeared) upper court. In the court, where the current castle stands, there was, among other things, a castle (farm) and a pigeon tower. Pigeon towers were an expression of power and could only be built by the clergy and nobility in the Middle Ages.
I hope you can enjoy.



Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
27/04/2008 15:39:02
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/40Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F20
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
22,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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