As you may know I often wander about and astray through landscapes I have never been before or in this particular case I know all too well. Batenburg is not far away from Nijmegen, where I was born and raised and upon my word it is a quite pittoresque village along the river Maas.
I came to visit Wijk bij Duurstede, a small city near Utrecht and castle Duurstede is everything one can expect from a medieval castel: a moat, a keep and a perfect preserved round tower.
A view on Castle Duivenvoorde at Voorschoten, Netherlands. Not quite satisfied with this one. I think it’s too stiff.
A cartoonesque drawing of a castle, inspired by cartoons by Wim Stevenhagen and Gerit de Jager that I read in De Taptoe, a school magazine.
Hitting my teen years I became fascinated by violence and horrors, impressed by bloody world war and medieval stories. I think for children depicting horrific scenes is a way to overpower hefty emotions that follow seeing ones.