Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A Valkenburg Castle



This is the Kasteel Den Halder, dating from 1635. This grand home is now an office building and despite its country look it sits right in the middle of the village. There was a small Sunday market being held on the street behind the kasteel.

Technical note: the colors of the image were not changed in photoshop, but I was using a polarizing filter which intensified the beautiful blue sky we had here in The Netherlands on Sunday.

5 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice building and that it is surrounded by green and sits in the center of the city makes it all the more impressive. It makes that spot in the city look like something alive and not just another tombstone on a block in the center of town.

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Zanabel said...

I love the framing in this photo. What a beautiful place -- it makes me want to get on a plane.

Ioanna said...

What a wonderful place! Very impressive!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I can imagine what that castle must have looked like in its heyday. They have trimmed those hedges so neatly and everything looks so vibrant!

Neva said...

This is an awesome photo.