Castle ruin reconstruction sketch

Logbook – sketching up a castle ( Bornholm, Hammershus )

Re-imagined Watercolor sketch of a huge castle complex

Watercolor and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

Along many coastal trails can be found old ruins, forgotten towns and other cultural realities that time have moved past. Walking along the Bornholm Coast trail, I came by one such place. A huge castle ruin, high elevated above the surrounding landscape and with only what the locals didn’t managed to re-use, still in place

I wondered how the Hammershus castle ruin might have looked a few hundred years back, before it was deserted and left to the wind, sketching to better understand the place and architecture of it: Here is the watercolor sketch from today:

Watercolor reconstruction of the Hammershus castle ruin complex. Art by Frits Ahlefeldt
A watercolor sketch of how the huge castle complex on Bornholm, Hammershus castle – overlooking the sea and surrounding landscapes, might have looked.

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