Where once a hero lived

jchanders

Hilversum, Netherlands

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The countryhouse Trompenburg at ’s-Graveland was open for visitors yesterday, and so I was for the first time able to enter its grounds and take a picture from this private perspective.

You know the house and the story already from my picture with the title “Weathering the fog”, submitted some months ago.Just to repeat the main facts here:

The house was built after 1672 for the famouse Dutch admiral Cornelis Tromp, son of the even better known admiral Maarten Tromp. Here the admiral could stand on the top terrace and overlook the lands towards the Zuiderzee, just as he had been standing on the top deck of his ships.

Why 1672? There had been an older house there built in 1654 which the French invaders of the Netherlands in the catastrophy year in 1672 had looted and burnt down, as they had done with many houses in the area here.

These days the house belongs to the top 100 Dutch Unesco monuments, being one of the most special historical buildings of the 17th century that survive in the Netherlands.

Taken at ’s-Graveland/The Netherlands, 11th September 2016, 0.09 pm
Panasonic TZ60 at 4.30 mm
F 3.3, 1/320, ISO 200

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