Photographer's Note

A shot made on a grey winter afternoon near Duurstede castle ruins, not far from Utrecht, Netherlands. As you see, the drawbridge is up, so the castle is closed. A couple walking along the road seemed to be lost in this world of lines and reflections...

The castle, where the bishop of Utrecht used to live, dates from the end of 13 century, although it has been rebuilt numerous times after that before being destroyed by the French in 1672. The name of the town, which received city rights in 1300, is 'Wijk bij Duurstede' which means 'neighbourhood near Duurstede'. Wijk bij Duurstede is located at the place where Dorestad used to be, an important trade settlement, that was pillaged around 850 by the Vikings.

In Wijk bij Duurstede is the only mill in the world you can drive through.

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