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Images from a Ghost town

Discussion in 'Nikon DSLR Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    These images were taken in France at a place called Oradour s/ Glane. This village was destroyed by the Germans on 10th June 1944 killing nearly 700 inhabitants. The village has been left as it was after the clear up and remains a ghost town as a remembrance and can be visited. If you ever go to France you must go!!

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    Rusty Car by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Rusty Car by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Oradour s/ Glane, France by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Sewing machine, Oradour s/ Glane, France by andywest1, on Flickr

    More to follow......
     
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  2. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Incredible, like a modern day Pompei. The colours are amazing.
     
  3. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Wow.

    Where in France? What is the nearest big town?
     
  4. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

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    Apr 7, 2012
    I've heard about this but your pictures really capture the memorial nature of this place. Although time and weather have taken their toll it remains a sad reminder of what happened there
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    It's not far from Bellegarde airport. A bit in the middle of nowhere really. Check it out on google maps... https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en
     
  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    very haunting place, thanks for the photos & info!
     
  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
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  8. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    My kind of photography, I really dig it daddy-o.
     
  9. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Amazing, thanks for sharing that! I would like to see it one day, will have to add that to my list :)
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Powerful, Andy. Thank you. I'm heading over to Flickr now...to see more.
     
  11. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Very interesting Ghosthunter. I've heard of the memorial but never visited. Do you have complete freedom to walk around or are your movements restricted? Doesn't seem very crowded.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Gary
     
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  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    You have complete freedom to wander about as long as you want. It's also free which is nice. There is a museum that charges an entrance fee but we didn't go into it as it was mostly in French!
     
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Just gone on my Bucket List. Thanks, Andy!
     
  14. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Well done!! Just remember that if it's sunny to take a polarizing filter!!! I wish i had!