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Aalter Poeke and surroundings.

Castle, a visit with my bicycle on a wonderful Sunday forenoon
Second picture out of this series, this is the frontage of castle

It is unknown when the first fortification was constructed at Poeke, but references to it appear from 1139 onwards.
The castle played a prominent role during the conflict between Count Louis II of Flanders and the city of Ghent in 1382.
In the same year Eulaard II of Poeke died at the battle of Beverhoutsveld when he attempted to stop the Ghent militia, who by then had already taken his fort.

The lords of Poeke were loyal vassals of the Counts of Flanders, with whom they also intermarried: Anastasia van Oultre, the second wife of Eulaard III of Poeke, for example, married as her second husband Robert of Flanders, illegitimate son of Louis II of Flanders.

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Camera Model Canon
EOS 5D Mark III
File Size
30,0MB
Shooting Date/Time
30/05/2020 10:28:09
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/60
Av(Aperture Value)
13
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
45.0mm
Image Size
5760x3840
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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