Local Heart, Global Soul

May 25, 2014

I’m The King Of The Castle (Queen In My Case) And I Spy With My Little Eye…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The ruins of the castle on the hill in the centre of the Belgium town of La Roche-en-Ardenne may not be a castle suitable for living in, but it does form an excellent vantage point from which to get a view of all of the surrounding area.

It was well worth the slog to get here that at least the views are good.

There’s is a lot of forest on the surrounding hills, the buildings and rooftops of the town make for interesting viewing too and the river that snakes in a tight “U” shape around the town  is well used for recreation as there are many picnic spots and a large park to be seen too.

As I walk around it’s nice to rest a while and take photographs and watch the people  in the streets, the canoes on the river and traffic crawl around like ants on the landscape below.

The sense of scale you get makes the building of this castle even more amazing, especially considering that tools (or more pointedly, the lack of them) that were to hand at the time. Let’s take a look…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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