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This picture has been taken during a visit to Roeselare, on 5 mile found I this castle of Rumbeke, (I took this castle five year ago, I placed then also a picture on TE, with a other lens and other camera)
Since end of restoration is everything very lovely inclusive the garden and forest to the backside.
Also the outbuildings are fantastic renovated, later I shall places a picture of these outbuildings.

The history of the Castle Rumbeke begins with a legend: a story based on legend.

A certain Baldwin as forestier forest master or charged with the supervision of the forest and swamp rich region of Flanders, the northernmost district of his master, Charles the Bald, grandson of Charlemagne and king of West Franconia. His boldness and strength in the battle against the Moors in the South gave him the name of Baldwin the Iron Arm, and the overall title of Knight of the most devout Christianity.
On his return from the south, he meets a beautiful morning, the equally beautiful Judith, daughter of the same French king, when she was eighteen years already the widow of King Noble Wolf of England, and after a desperate affair with her stepson Noble Bald back in France. It was love at first sight. Baldwin and his beloved chess escape with it to Flanders. The castle of Harelbeke bless the Bishop of Tournaithe marriage with the consent of Louis Stammerer, Judith's brother, Crown Prince of France and a friend of Baldwin. They spend their honeymoon, more hidden in the woods, in the castle of Rumbeke. The intervention of the Pope cools the wrath of the French king. He gives the area between the North Sea, the Somme and the Scheldt, to his son and encourages him to "Count of Flanders": the love of a beautiful princess and a forest master, around 862.
The castle, which once "the cradle of Flanders" was, is characterized by two specific details. A: The castle had its five centuries of history few renovations and was in a remarkable state of our sakes. Two, only two families have bridged the time: the family Thiennes remained in the turbulent history of Europe, the family-Limburg Stirum helped in the formation and development of the Belgian state.

I wish everyone a lovely day.


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