IJmuiden has faced some fierce bombardments during W.O. II. The Germans had built around 15 bunkers in the dunes to withstand the bombardments, after the Dutch resistance had been knocked done quite effortlessly. The bunkers have also withstand the decades of wear & tear and are accessible to the public. As a result of that, the bunkers are being played on by children and used as a canvas for graffiti artists. This gives birth to a great contrast between the gray, functional design of the bunkers and the playful nature of the children and the graffiti.
Sometimes you come across some really odd one liners or statements boldly written on walls, abandoned buildings and so on. Cycling across the fields one day, this caravan caught my attention. It looked spooky and eery to me, with a phrase written on it that really fascinated me. It states ‘Tot er een feest zal zijn‘ which, roughly translated, means something like ‘Until there will be a (nother) party‘. It sounds quite cryptical and philosophical to me and it got me thinking what the intention of the author must have been, writing this on an abandoned caravan. How does this sentence tickle your imagination?