how it began... by angora ()
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(can't wait for the 1st one begging to STOP uploading any more stork pics or to kick me out, with storks n all...
you won't believe how many stork pics are here. (which is not a threat! ;-D) LOL)
Zeeland (subtitling:'sealand') is a province in the southwest of Holland. Capital is Middelburg.
In Middelburg there are still some 'outside places' left. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buitenplaats
(I would call it an estate??), among which is 'Toorenvliedt'. It was given that name by the man who bought the original place in 1690.
(Actually there is a wellknown book in Holland, written by the last inhabitant of 'Toorenvliedt', that tells of 'Adriaan & Olivier''s adventures there).
'Toorenvliedt' is surrounded by a huge park with ponds, streams, bridges and more. In WWII the Germans built an entire commando post there. www.bunkerbehoud.com/projecten/toorenvliedt/inleiding-tvl.html (what was left of the once gorgeous park After WWII)
There are still bunkers left, recently restored.
'Vijvervreugd' House (sub: 'pond joy') at the other end of the park has vanished.
The park, although lots of people don't even know of it's existence, it's well hidden, is popular among doggies & their people. and geese, ducks, coots and mooore...
I was in awe when -a few years back- a box/buxus-labyrinth was created behind house Toorenvliedt!!
TYallSM for your wonderful comments (& fav.s!) on previous pic!! :-)