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Creepy Travels – The Catacombs of Paris: The Video

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As promised, today we post the video about our visit to the Catacombs of Paris. What was the creepiest part of our visit to the Catacombs? Getting out! Not only did a spiral staircase of 85 steps prove to be a big challenge to our poor physical condition, the narrow and steep steps made us feel claustrophobic as well. Lars…

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Creepy Travels – Catacombs of Paris

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Want to know everything about Creepy Travels? Check out this post. Usually, people put beautiful, breathtaking and/or awesome destinations on their bucket-list. One of the places that Lars and I had on our list was quite the opposite: the Catacombs of Paris. At the end of the 18th century, the French capital faced 2 major problems: a series of cave-ins and…

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Creepy Travels – The Haunted Convent

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I know, it has been a long time! But here we are again with our Creepy Travels! This time we were in Sint Anna ter Muiden, not far from Sluis. You can still visit the ruins of a haunted convent, called Het Hoompje. From the main road you can only see a tower, since the whole complex is surrounded by…

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Last Trip of 2012 – Stumbling on the Maginot Line

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After dinner Lars and I decided to go for a drive and went to the southeast of Metz. We had no particular destination in mind and hoped that we could see and photograph something interesting. If you have been following us for some time, you know by now that we usually do find something interesting. And this time was no…

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Creepy Travels – Ornes

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We continued to Ornes. This was actually one of the biggest villages that was destroyed during the Battle of Verdun. The history of Ornes goes back to the 11th century and in the 19th century it had more than 1300 inhabitants. A the moment that World War I started about 700 people lived here. One of the main sources of…

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Creepy Travels – Bezonvaux

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The next “village détruit” was Bezonvaux. About 150 people lived here at the time of the Battle of Verdun; none of them survived. The village was simply completely destroyed; all that is left now are some objects and a lot of craters, which are overgrown with trees and grass. Historians have succeeded though in recreating a couple of the main…

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Creepy Travels – Vaux-devant-Damloup

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We quickly found village number 3, Vaux-devant-Damloup. The difference with the former two villages is that this one was rebuilt after World War I. The number of inhabitants is quite low though: only about 70 people live here. At the edge of the village there is a small monument that refers to the Battle of Verdun that meant the end of…

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