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‘Beersel Castle reflected in pond’


Seeing my previous photo, quite a few TE members thought that these castle ruins looked fairly well preserved.
In the course of the last century, renovation works were carried out so that the exterior appears relatively intact. Yet it is a ruin.

Beersel Castle first had a military function (from the 14th century).
It has been attacked several times, but the greatest damage was caused by the shelling in 1489 of which traces can still be seen.
In the 16th century it became a residential castle.
It originally had flat towers, but during the restoration of 1617 these were provided with more modern pointed roofs.
After the last resident died at the end of the 18th century it gradually fell into ruin.
This is noticeable in the rooms inside.

In hindsight, I realise I should have taken pictures of the decay in the rooms inside as well.
Perhaps the pictures in the WS will show you that it is not quite a well-preserved castle after all.
For the main photo I chose one with reflections in the moat :)
You can see from the tower on the right that these have a D-shape: curved on the outside and flat on the inside.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7115 W: 24 N: 16599] (65018)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-09-22
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-09-28 8:49
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