May 29, 2014

Merode castle in Westerlo


                                       photos by Joseph

I am grateful to Joseph that he put his bike down long enough to take these pictures and mail them to me. His excursion went along the small river Nete through peaceful countryside and he passed by the Castle of the Merode family in Westerlo, located in the South Eastern part of the province of Antwerp. The castle, built in the 14th Century with multiple restorations since then, is the scene of plenty of activities during the summer months, so the public can benefit from its beauty. The Kasteelfeesten take place on July 5 and 6. In August and September of this year, the castle will  host the music festival Historalia. 
www.hisotralia.be
http://www.kasteelfeesten-westerlo.be

23 comments:

  1. Joseph took some wonderful shots for you Annie, I particularly like the second composition including his 'mode of transport' :)

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    1. Thanks PDF , I agree.. an Eddy Merckx bike .. cool.

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  2. Joseph is not only a good photographer, but he rides an excellent bicycle. Not sure young people know who Eddie Merckx is any more, but he was one of the finest Tour de France riders. The castle certainly has history.

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    1. I guess you could say that neither of them should be taken for granted ;)

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  3. Oh, yes, Joseph did indeed take some terrific photos for you!! Thanks to you both for sharing the beauty and the history! Wonderful post for the day as always!! Have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!

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  4. Mooie kasteel en fiets combinatie.

    Groetjes,
    Filip

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  5. A mon beau château, ma tant tire lire lire...comme chantait peut-être Cléo.

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    1. Le nôtre est plus beau, Ma tant' tire lire lire, Le nôtre est plus beau, Ma tant' tire lire lo.:)

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  6. hier zou ik ook een stop ingelast hebben..

    prachtig zichten op dit fraaie kasteel

    prettige dag

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    1. de moeite om te stoppen, zo ziet het er inderdaad uit. superfietsparcours.

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  7. Sprookjesachtig mooi, Anni...
    Lie(f)s.

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  8. Wat een prachtig kasteel, de familie naam klinkt bekend, weet alleen niet meer waarvan.

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    1. Het gaat om een heel bekende familie, Biebkriebels, ziehier het verhaal http://www.kasteel-westerlo.be/nl/de-familie-de-merode

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  9. De foto met de fiets op de voorgrond is geweldig knap!

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  10. prachtig Anni. Ik ga ook even de link bekijken die je aan Biebkriebels hebt doorgegeven. Fijne dag, Dietmut

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