Thursday, April 24, 2008

Haar-dy Ho!

After posting a German castle ruin yesterday, I thought I'd dip into the "archives" to show you a castle from here in The Netherlands.

You don't necessarily think of castles when you think of The Netherlands, but there are actually quite a few castles and ruins throughout the country.

This is Kasteel De Haar, located about 70km from Wassenaar in the province of Utrecht. It was rebuilt in the late 1800's on the 15th century foundations. The "new and improved" version was built with new-fangled modern conveniences like central heating and running water.

We hope you enjoy the contrast with yesterday's post. We're taking more time off, but we plan to participate in May's Theme Day, so please come back and visit on May 1. Many of our recent posts have been outside of Wassenaar, but our post will be a return to reveal a little-known but historic fact about this town.


Tanya said...

Love the castle pictures! I would love to see one in person someday!

Dina said...

I love castles too. Thanks for these two great ones.

Deslilas said...

Chateaux en Espagne !
Castles fascinate every one even the most Replicain among us.

Neva said...

I like this castle as well! You guys are certainly out and about!

Chuck Pefley said...

Wow! And did I say "Wow!"? This is an incredible structure. Thanks for posting this one. Hope you're enjoying your time away.

Cheers, Chuck

Ann (MobayDP) said...

That really is spectacular! Chuck is right, "WOW!" :)