Het Loo Palace (Dutch: Paleis Het Loo), meaning "The Woods Palace" is a palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The symmetrical Dutch Baroque building was designed by Jacob Roman and Johan van Swieten and was built between 1684 and 1686 for stadtholder-king William III and Mary II of England. The garden was designed by Claude Desgotz.
The palace was a residence of the House of Orange-Nassau from the 17th century until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962. The building was renovated between 1976 and 1982. Since 1984, the palace is a state museum open for the general public, showing interiors with original furniture, objects and paintings of the House of Orange-Nassau.
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mjw364 (7516) 2012-08-04 6:56
A balnced symmetrcial image. The circular lawn and the wide angle gives a slight feeling of a fish eye lens. Creatively it might have been fun to try that with this particular image. I like the contrast between the areas of light and shadow on the buildingsd too with the red window shutters on the left providing a nice contrast to the darker shaded shutters on the right.