Photographer's Note

continuing my Bruegel series


THE CASTLE OF GAASBEEK is a castle in Gaasbeek (Lennik), a bit west of Brussels. The history of the castle goes back to the 13th century, but like in most cases the castle itself has been renovated countless times and has become a wonderful hotchpotch of styles.

The castle is famed for the interesting exhibitions it regularly hosts. The current exhibtion is called "FEAST OF FOOLS" and is part of the commemorative festivities for Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

THIS PICTURE is the view from the inside garden closure. While the outside is quite rough, aimed at defence and protection, the inner garden is quite cosy and a lovely place to linger.


PS: There is some confusion on the spelling of the painter's family name. Actually, I prefer the old spelling Breughel, but most sources now, though, write "Bruegel", which is a bit weird given the pronunciation of the name. Then looking at the English wikipedia site reflects this confusion: in English it is /ˈbrɔɪɡəl/ or /ˈbruːɡəl/, in Dutch it is /ˈbrːɣəl/.


song title reference: Wannes Van de Velde

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