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.

5 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I can't imagine a better use for a castle! Our Fortezza Vecchia has a restaurant too.

Halcyon said...

I like it! Wonderful that you figured out how to work the night mode.

Lois said...

That is a fabulous night shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is outstanding!
Léia

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is outstanding!
Léia