Tag Archives : World War II

Last Trip of 2012 – Stumbling on the Maginot Line


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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Ypres Salient Car Route – German Military Cemetery Langemark – Part 1


When we started with this car route, The Viking asked me if I knew about any German war cemeteries in this region. And I have to admit it: I had no idea at all… Maybe it’s because we remember all these people who fought against the Germans in World War I (and later in World War II).  Maybe it’s because…

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A wine tour in Belgium – Venus Hill


Once you leave the center of Kemmel, you better program your GPS device to take you to the Lettingstraat. At your left side, you will see Venus Hill, a sculpture by Johan Tahon. It is about 9 meters high and you can find it at the base of the Kemmelberg. A little bit further on the same side of the…

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La Coupole – The museum


After your visit to the tunnels, you take the elevator and visit the museum itself, which is located in the heart of the bunker. The exhibitions consist of different kinds of audiovisual material and (replicas of) various objects. There are three themes: life in occupied France during World War II; the different weapons, especially the V-1 and V-2 and the…

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La Coupole – An introduction


If you have been following our blog for some time, you know that The Viking and I are interested in World War II. After having traveled around in 20 European countries together, we are still amazed to find so many traces of this war. We have already visited some concentration camps and museums dedicated to World War II. Now it…

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A unique opportunity


The exhibition Ex Cathedra is held in the Central Library, about which I blogged a couple of months ago. As I mentioned before, visits are usually arranged for groups. And if you have been following our blog for some time, you know that we don’t like groups. But thanks to Heritage Day, we were not only able to visit the…

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A different ending at the outskirts of Terezin


The more you walk away from the center of Terezin, the more abandoned the place looks. There are few traces of what happened here dozens of years ago, but the atmosphere is not very cheerful. It is as if you can still feel the suffering. It got only worse when we visited the Mortuary and Ceremonial Halls, the Jewish Cemetery…

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Terezin – Visiting a ghost town


Since The Viking and I are both very much interested in World War II, we planned an excursion to Terezin, which used to be a transit camp. After having visited Auschwitz and Birkenau about two years ago, we thought that our visit in Terezin was going to be a less horrible experience. But what we saw and learned there, surpassed…

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