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Weekend wanderings

600_4325-e_wOn Saturday we had a wonderful warm and sunny late summer / early fall morning. That was a good opportunity to get my camera and have a walk in the park around the little chateau and afterwards in our old town.

In this first of two posts I have the photos taken at the chateau. Its roots are a medieval moated castle, built for safeguard merchant streets.

The oldest notes in official documents are dated back in the 14th century. That’s because two important merchant streets crossed here. The last private owner died back in 1962, so it’s owned by the city government now.

Today, there is a museum for local history and the city’s wedding room located in the chateau.  The moat still exists, although it’s quite hard, to keep it clean. Such a small standing water is always in risk to silt or to begin to stink.

The park is used by dog owners to walk their dogs or to promenade. In the lower part, there is a big playground with sandboxes, climbing frames, swings and a  ball games playground. On the other side of the park, there is a hospital.

Have fun!

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