They were not the pretty pictures of "willows by the river or beeches in the fog" that he was after,
but rather the landscapes of a world violently "disturbed" by man.
In 1960 Peter Bock- Schroeder (1913-2001) visited the Villa Doorn, Kaiser Wilhelm's II exile in Holland. There he had free access to all rooms and the mausoleum. At that time, the condition of the house was largely the same as when Wilhelm died in 1941. In Peter Bock-Schroeder's pictures you can see how the former emperor, his first and second wife lived there. He photographed the work room of Wilhelm II, the deathbed of Queen Auguste Victoria, the library, the unique art collection, decorative tobacco boxes, the porcelain tableware, letters from Queen Victoria and other remembrances of the imperial era.
In Bock-Schroeder's photographs the time of the German monarchy can be felt.