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The Eerde estate

"Achterbroek" and "Eerde Estate" lie in Salland region between the Regge and the Vecht rivers. It seems as if time has stood still here. The castle, the canals and baroque park wood show the power and wealth of former owners.

Historic landscape

The fields- and farmlandscape are typical and look unscathed. The layout of the landscape is almost the same as in the late Middle Ages. Who wanders between fields and picturesque farms, experiences the tranquility and beauty of a distant past.

The estate had quirky lodgers. A robberknight : Evert van Essen in the fourteenth century was feared for in a far and wide region. During a punitive expedition his castle was set on fire. The present castle was built three centuries later. The philosopher Krishnamurti taught there in the thirties theosophy. Later the Quakers settled at Eerde.

Since 1986, the estate is owned by "Natuurmonumenten". Preserving grounds and nature. The castle itself is now an established international school. At the grounds of Eerde live special animals and plants. In July the meadows are covered with beautiful colors with angioplasty, Pentecostal and campion. Bird concerts sound throughout the year.

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Comments (51)

Antony B. on April 2, 2012

* Stunning photo of countryroad in countryside and wonderful perspective of trees.L+FV.Best wishes from Athens,Antony B.*

& on April 2, 2012

very very beautiful picture!! like

GoSa on April 6, 2012

Nice shot!


REgards, GoSa

K@rin on April 9, 2012

hello dear Antony , & and GoSa thanks for all you lovely compliments and likes, Antony special thanks for the YS , warm regards Karin

Elemér on April 27, 2012

Beautiful photo composed well! L


Mircea_RAICUnoVIEWS on April 27, 2012

Very nice place , looks great !
Greetings , Mircea R.

K@rin on May 7, 2012

hello Elemér thanks a lot for the beautiful compliment and like

Hello Mircea BIG thanks for like , VOTE and nice compliment ,

best wishes to you both

Jim van Ommen on May 20, 2012

Hi Karen, Beautiful photo from familiar country. Is this where my jeans were made? Greetings from Hobart, Tasmania. Jim van Ommen.

K@rin on May 30, 2012

hallo JIM sorry for my late reply , I guess it is that place :)) , is close to Ommen indeed and a wonderful walk we had , thanks for the lovely comment , all the best to Tasmania !

Kostia Semytskyi on July 28, 2012

Interesting! Like 38.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Le Xuan Hung on August 1, 2012

Refreshing view and wonderful greenery. Beautiful colors and perspective. Nice photo. L(39).

Greetings from Vietnam, Le Xuan Hung.

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  • Uploaded on March 26, 2012
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    by K@rin
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2012/03/25 14:38:22
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 21.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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