In Belgium we found this 11th century castle, called the Count's castle. It is very rare to find such a large castle in the middle of a city. Because we were there so late in the day, we didn't get a chance to go inside, but it is open to the public. It served as the seat for the Count of Flanders until the 14th century, fell into disrepair and was restored in the late 1800's by the city of Gent.
|Gent - view along the canal with the castle in the background.|
|The Gravensteen (Count's castle) in Gent.|
|Westhove Castle, Zeeland|
It is totally amazing these buildings that were built before the modern conveniences that we enjoy today. The craftsmanship is awesome.