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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 3


During our visit in the fortification in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Lars made videos both inside and outside. Some of the videos that he shot inside, however, were completely black; apparently, our GoPro doesn’t function well in conditions with very low light. Nevertheless, I was able to put something together… Don’t forget that this building is on private property; we had permission to…

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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 2


In this part, we explore the interior of the fortification. And we were in for a surprise as soon as we entered the building. Whereas the ground floor was completely covered with junk during our first visit, now most of the junk was gone… We quickly went to the first floor. It didn’t take long to notice that some of…

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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 1


In the summer of 2011, Vanessa Morgan, Lars and I paid a visit to a movie location in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. It was a fortification built in the beginning of the 20th century, surrounded oddly enough by holiday cottages. You can find the original posts here, here and also here. When I transferred the pictures from my camera to my laptop, I…

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Durrës Amphitheatre

Throwback Thursday – The Durrës Amphitheatre


During our Summer trip of 2015, Lars and I spent one week in one of the biggest cities of Albania, Durrës. Most of the time we enjoyed a lazy life on the beach, but we did make time to visit one of the biggest attractions of the city: the Amphitheatre. Built in the 2nd century, it was one of the very…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Oratea Fortress


First, let us do a bit of recapitulation. In our last post, we stated that John Hunyadi at one point in history captured Vlad Tepes. That is a proven fact. What is not a proven fact is that Vlad was a prisoner in Hunedoara Castle. But historians are convinced that he was locked up in Oratea Fortress, which is located…

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Photo Essay: An Hour in Verona


After our visit to Sirmione, Lars and I had a choice. We could stick to the Garda Lake or go somewhere else. We chose the second option, had a quick look at our map and were off to Verona. Yes, just like that… The name brings back sweet memories from my years at university. Shakespeare and his sonnets and his plays.…

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Reims and the Chemin des Dames


In my last post, you saw the cultural and natural surroundings of Reims. Today, I’ll show the city from a completely different point of view: that of World War I. According to Wikipedia, In France, the Chemin des Dames (literally, the “ladies’ path”) is part of the D18 and runs east and west in the département of Aisne, between in…

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Photo Essay – On the Way to Przemysl


After Ingrid and I left Warsaw, we drove southeast, to a town called Lublin. I had been here once, and thought it was a good idea to stretch our legs in Lublin. Ingrid agreed. Lublin has about 350.000 inhabitants and is often called “little Krakow”. It does have a charming old town… … and lots of churches! Outside town is Majdanek,…

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