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14/06/2011 - Vorselaar distinguished by a Photoshop enthusiast

In a photo blog 25 Outstanding Photographs of Castles by Carol on Insfired, Vorselaar (or Château de Borrekens) is the Belgian castle singled out of 25 European castles:

Ardvrek Castle in Scotland (said to be haunted by two ghosts);
Castle Butron in Spain (inspired by Bavarian castle models);
Dunnottar Castle in Scotland (where portions of the 1990 film Hamlet starring Mel Gilbson and Glenn Close were shot);
Conwy Castle in Wales (a World Heritage Site);
Burg Eltz in Germany (where the starting events of Le Feu de Wotan, the 1984 Belgian Yoko Tsuno bande dessinée take place);
Matsumoto Castle in Japan (of the Tokugawa Shoguns);
Castelo de Almourol in Portugal (of the Knights Templar);
Leeds Castle in England (where in 1978 a preparatory meeting was held for the Camp David Accords);
Schloss Mespelbrunn in Germany;
Caerphilly Castle in Wales;
Hunyad Castle in Transylvania (where Vlad III of Wallachia or Vlad the Impaler was held prisoner);
Prague Castle in the Czech Republic (where the kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and of the Czech Republic have had their offices);
Château de Chillon in Switzerland (home to the counts of Savoy);
Alcazar of Segovia in Spain (where Isabel la of Castille married Ferdinand the Catholic, of Aragon);
Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland (where the 1986 film Highlander was shot);
Schweriner Schloss in Germany (former residence of the grand dukes of Mecklemburg Schwerin);
Castle of Olav in Finland (the initial model for Kropow Castle in the 1938 comic book King Ottokar’s Sceptre, an album in the series of Adventures of Tintin created by Hergé);
Windsor Castle in England;
Château de Vitré in France;
Alcazar of Seville in Spain (the King of Spain’s palace in Seville);
Château de Pierrefonds in France (where in 1832 King Louis-Philippe gave a banquet on the occasion of the marriage of his daughter Louise to Belgian King Leopold I);
Schloss Romrod in Germany (the castle of the Landgraves of Hesse, the only male descendants of the dukes of Brabant);
Glamis Castle in Scotland (the childhood home of Queen Mum);
Corfe Castle in England.


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