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Hobo trip – Ligne Maginot

So, here we are. Finding an abandoned bunker is one thing. Entering it, while French military practices its tactics in the perimeter, …

Into the city walls

Time to gear up once again, waders in the trunk of the car and we’re on the road. I had heard about …

Le Gendarmerie Nationale

The Belgian Gendarmerie (Gens d’armes = armed men) was abolished 11 years ago, many barracks are abandoned since. Lots of these living …

Le Sémaphore

A military control station to communicate with the ships on the atlantic ocean nearby. Built on top of a German WWII bunker that …

The Last Post – car graveyard

Hundreds of German military vehicles are being overgrown by nature. MAN trucks, VW Kübels (Thing), Red Cross Beetles, boats and even two …

Rochendaal Barracks

Barracks next to Chateau Rochendaal. It’s still military domain and patrolled by the MP.  

Fort Antwerp

This fort is part of a defensive circle of forts around the city of Antwerp. The construction began in 1859 and was …