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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Castle of Woerden by Night
The castle of Woerden by night... I have found out how the 'slow shutter' of my camera works. I tried before to make a picture at night time, but it never really worked. I have never done a real good posting of the castle either. It is close to my house. But then the building is not that spectacular. It is one of the few remainders of a fast amount of castles which used to be located here. Woerden previously used to be town at the border of two countries, Holland owned by the 'Dukes of Holland' and Utrecht, owned by the Bishop of Utrecht. There have been a lot of fighting between those states. But that is long ago and most of the defence works of these days are gone. The castle is now a restaurant and party centre.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.