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Photographer's Note

Hey everybody!

For most people here Herne is an insignificant city with no special things to do or see.
But... we have a castle =)
It's only 5 minutes walking from my place and it has a nice park around with playgrounds for the kids and an old chapel wich is the oldest building we have in Herne.
How old Schloss Strnkede exactly is is not clear, you can follow the history of the Strnkede-family back to the year 1142 but the castle burned down 2 times and changed the owner a lot of times in war and fights between revaling earls and dukes.
The tower and the present parts of the castle are built between the 14. and the 17. century.
After passing a bridge you can enter the courtyard walking threw this gate wich is normally open around the clock. This summer there were a few music festivals in the castle, that's why the gate was closed today I guess. Over the gate you can see the emblem of the "Lords of Strnkede".
The castle got a very long history, too much to write it all down here. Today it is a museum and place for some events like open air cinema or medieval festivals in the park around.

I guess I will post pics from the whole building later and from the park and the chapel.
There is also an old soccer stadium that belongs to the area round the castle. Our local Club "Westfalia Herne" is playing there... today they are the "Lords of the Castle" (die Schlossherren) =)

A few weeks ago I was walking on the old street up to the castle with a friend from brasil who is very interested in old europe history. He said to me "Hey... I guess I can hear the noise of horses comming down the street... this place is beathing the medieval times."
Sometimes it needs foreign persons to open up our eyes for the beauty of our own country.

I hope to fill the poor Herne-site here om TE with a few nice shots from our city.

Hope you like it

(Sorry for my poor english)

Be blessed

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  • Copyright: kerstin ogorek (Liebling) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 19] (109)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: 白黒
  • Date Taken: 2006-02-07
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  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/45 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-04 15:33
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