Kaprijke (Flanders)

by Björn Roose April. 20, 2019 625 views

Kaprijke is a village in the Flemish province Oost-Vlaanderen (East-Flanders) that used to be more of a city. During the 14th and 15th century it flourished thanks to the cloth industry, but during the religious troubles that in the end resulted in a separation of the Netherlands into a part that gained religious freedom (roughly the nowadays Netherlands) and a part that remained occupied by catholic Spain (roughly the nowadays belgium), merchants and cloth makers withdrew to safer locations and the city declined to a rural village in the 17th and 18th century.

But still ... the village was important in a way. Hippoliet Van Peene was born there in 1811. And Van Peene, a physician, poet and playwright, was the writer of the Flemish national anthem, De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion).

And for those who do not care about history: it is still a very nice village for a walk and some photos.

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 10 months ago

Those ferns in #5 are beautiful! Never seen them grow so thick like that. Love the windmill too.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Bethany. I think the chances of ferns to grow like that depend on the type of forest and the soul.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Nice set Bjorn. Looks like the weather cooperated with you and your walk smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm always paying the weather gods a nice tip smile

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