Colorful ceiling decoration

Ghent, Belgium.

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Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum – Raversijde, Oostende Belgium

“The Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum is a military museum near Oostende in Belgium which preserves fortifications of the Atlantic Wall dating to the First and Second World Wars. The section of fortifications owned by the museum – over 60 bunkers and two miles of trenches – is among the best preserved sections of the defensive line in Europe. The fortifications survive because they were built on land belonging to Prince Charles of Belgium who decided not to destroy them after liberation as a national monument.” – Wikipedia

Remains of our history…
I’m against every kind of War. But it was interesting to visit and to learn a bit more about our history. I did not put any weapons, machinery, bombs apart from the last pic on this post because I don’t feel comfortable posting them. Therefore you should check out the internet.

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Red Star Line Museum – Antwerp, Belgium

A story about millions of people and one dream…

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“The Red Star Line Museum invites you on an eventful journey in the footsteps of the emigrants. Become acquainted with the passengers and accompany them on their trip from their native village to Antwerp. The ocean steamers of the Red Star Line are docked on the quay ready to depart for the New World. Exciting and personal stories accompany you across the ocean. On the other side of the ocean you say goodbye to your fellow passengers.” – quote from the Museum site.

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– Examples of luggage –
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– One of the passengers –
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– Example of a shower and dressing room. Before embarking everybody needed to take long showers, clothes, luggage, everything was desinfected –
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– A view from the Museum to the river “Schelde” –
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Migration started a long time ago but it is also very actual now. The following pictures give you an impression of migration throughout the years. They were exposed in the museum on screens set up in one big circle. I took the pictures from the screens but the original pictures are not from me. I was allowed by them useum to take pictures.

Enjoy the little tour of happiness, sadness, goodbye, war, lonelyless and brave people…

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