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Time travel…
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Time travel…

Last weekend, in Belgium, my home country, I travelled through several time zones. In La Roche-en-Ardenne in the medieval castle, the XVIIth Century was commemorated. The medieval castle built in the 9th century, was modified in the 15th century to resist firearms. The troops of the French king Louis XIV occupied La Roche for 16 years from 1681, … Continue reading

‘Castle Day Trail’…. modern life in a medieval Castle (part 2)
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‘Castle Day Trail’…. modern life in a medieval Castle (part 2)

This weekend, today, the medieval Castle of La Roche-en-Ardenne hosted ‘Castle DAY Trail.’ A follow-up of Aprils ‘Castle NIGHT Trail.’ In medieval times the ‘noblemen and noble women’ moved from place to place depending on where there attention was required. The 809 participants from Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Poland for the … Continue reading

Two times National Festivities…
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Two times National Festivities…

Each year, 21st July is Belgian National Day. It is one of ten public holidays in Belgium. This day commemorates an event on 21 July 1831 in which Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the nation’s first monarch. The king’s vow marked the start of the independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy … Continue reading