Tuesday, February 03, 2009

THE GRAVENHOF CASTLE

The Gravenhof castle was built by the Baron Le Roy in 1649 and is located in the flemish part of Belgium, very close to Brussels. Formerly the castle was surrounded on all sides by water and access was via a drawbridge. In the 19th century the four corner towers were added to the castle. Today the castle is a hotel and restaurant, quite famous for wedding receptions, anniversaries or birthday parties. It is located in a beautiful parc Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket the front of the castle Photobucket a little river all around Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket the backside Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket and also some beautiful sculptures, unfortunately I don't know who did them. Although it was very cold a walk through this beautiful parc was worthwhile. It must be the ideal background for wedding pictures.

10 comments:

Melli said...

It is all just gorgeous! NOT a castle like you THINK of a castle though... with turrets and all... More like a giant of a mansion! What gorgeous grounds though! I do wish you had photographed the inside too... or did you not go in? I would have stopped to eat while I was there!

Jedediah said...

Beautiful photos. I like the last one of the statue in particular.

Jientje said...

What a beautiful place, I should visit it one day!

Devita said...

Oh my! its really beautiful! I want to be engaged there. Well, its just a wishful thinking. Thank you for sharing, dear Gattina.

Titania said...

Great photos, Gattina. the park is fantastic. Love to see pictures from other parts of the world. thanks also for the information on this great castle. See you around!

Puss-in-Boots said...

That is a beautiful castle, Gattina. Europe has so many lovely old historic buildings and churches and I love history. One day I'll get there to have a look at a few.

Junebug said...

As usual, your photos are fantastic as well as your subject. Thanks. What a nice walk to be able to take! I just think I will walk to the nearest castle today. Oh, no, I can't do that. I don't even know of one. :D

Lifecruiser said...

What a special architecture, one could almost believe that all the parts of castle were built at the same time like that. Love the surroundings with the river. Very romantic, I'm sure!

Vlado&Toni said...

your pictures are beautiful - i thought, what a good day to go for a walk, the sun was shining very well. until you mentioned it was too cold.

GMG said...

Hi Gattina! Beautiful castle, wonderful pictures. Also loved to see that blue sky...

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