Looks like a sky replacement composite image, right? No, this day the clouds where actually there! 🙂 Funny the way the cumulus clouds formed right above the rural town of Schimmert in Zuid-Limburg (South of the Netherlands). The image title refers to the exponential function in mathematics, kind of how these clouds formed; minute after minute they expanded more and more and more 🙂 A great sight! (2017)
Fort Sint Pieter (Saint Peter’s Fortress)
16th Century fort located on the south-side of the city of Maastricht. Built on the north slope of the Sint-Pietersberg it served to defend the southern defence walls around the city of Maastricht (but in the end the city had to surrender to the French). Nowadays restored and a tourist attraction. (2016)
Cozy warm-white interior lights against the twilight-blue tones at the end of a nice after-summer day in Sittard. The U-shaped apartment building is called "De Dominicaan". (2017)
Sunrays burst through the trees on a sunny sunday morning in Autumn at the border of the Schaelsbergerbos (forest) in Oud-Valkenburg. Locals will know this location as "De Drie Beeldjes" (The Three Statues). The bridge to the right leads to Schaloensvoetpad and Kasteel Schaloen. (2017)
Reconstructed part of the fortifications around the small village of Stevensweert, which played an important role to defend its Castle in the 17th century. (2015)
The Third Season
Autumn colours along a quiet forest path in Daniken (Geleen). (2014)
Castle Schaloen, Oud-Valkenburg on a sunny Sunday morning in October. The castle is national heritage and has been built with local marl, marlstone ( Limburgse Mergel). Oldest references date from the 13th century, however the current state dates from 16th to 19th century. Nowadays you can stay in the nearby stables (hotel, b&b) or have a meal. If you have a couple of million Euro's to spend: it is for sale! 🙂 You'll have some nice surroundings as well, it's a great area for hiking or enjoying nature in general! (2017)
An evening at the fish pond
A nice and quiet evening at the fish pond at the park of Elsloo Castle (Kasteelpark Elsloo). Located in the South of the Netherlands this is a great area for hiking and generally enjoying nature. It is allowed to fish in the pond, however you need a permit. (2016)
"Bovenste Bosch" (Upper Forest) is a inclined forest in the south of Limburg and arguably one of the nicest ones because when you walk along its edge you have a superb view over the rolling landscape! (2018)
With all the beautiful places around the world, sometimes we forget to look at our own backyard!
I live in The Netherlands in a province called Limburg – THIS is my backyard!