On this page you can find here all the albums I have posted until now.
Paris, Sainte-Chapelle – France
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Sainte-Chapelle. Kings like to have a bit of privacy when they go to Church. This was no different with Louis IX of France. Next to the grand Notre Dame in Paris, which was destroyed in a fire in 2019 and … Read More

Krakow, a great view from Kościuszko Mound – Poland
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A great view. When you’re in the neighbourhood you should visit the Kościuszko Mound that is on a hill near Krakow. It first was a settlement, but soon it was transformed into a part of the city defence. However, these … Read More

IJmuiden, Batterie Heerenduin & Olmen
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Atlantic Wall. During WWII the Germans built several defence works and fortifications to protect themselves from the Allied Forces. Battery Heerenduin and Battery Olmen belonged to this so-called ‘Atlantic Wall’. You can find them near the harbour city of IJmuiden … Read More

Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach’s church – Germany
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Bach. The St. Thomas church is one of the two main churches of Leipzig. It was here where Bach entertained the people of Leipzig during the mass. In front of this church there is a statue of Johann Sebastian Bach. … Read More

Berlin, city trip in the old capital of Prussia – Germany
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Berlin. Berlin is a capital city, not only of Germany but also of Prussia. Germany did not really excist before 1870. Prussia was the largest and most powerful of the German speaking countries. Also on Travelharts.com. Check out our photo … Read More

Siena, Door knockers and rings to park your horse – Italy
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Knock Knock. Before people invented the door bell, people either knocked on the door or used a door knocker. In Sienna you will find many designs. Luckily for us, a few are still in place. They also made rings called … Read More

Twickel, a hike through the estate – The Netherlands
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Twickel. Near the village of Delden there is an estate called Twickel. Part of this estate is a castle, but this part is not open for the public. However, you can walk for free through the estate. There is a … Read More

Paris, walking the city of love by night.
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Paris by night. Everyone who visits Paris should walk the city by night. First of all, if you want a romantic evening, nothing beats a stroll along the banks of the river Seine especially with your loved one. Also, monuments … Read More

Auschwitz II-Birkenau German Death Camp – Poland
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Birkenau. In the Autumn of 1941, 10,000 Soviet prisoners of war arrived at the site of Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. Their job was to build the concentration camp. During the winter most of them died. Over the next years more than … Read More

Auschwitz 1, German Main Camp where it all started – Poland
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Auschwitz 1. When Germany invaded Poland they killed most of the educated people, to make sure that nobody could revolt. After a few months, they found out that the resistance had not disappeared. To punish the Polish people that revolted … Read More

Normandy, Sainte-Mère-Église, liberated by 109th Airborne – France
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Sainte-Mère-Église. During the night of 5 June 1944 a huge fleet of airplanes came to Europe. Bombers bombed strategic places. Transport planes delivered the airborne divisions. They were shattered over Normandy and no unit landed on its intended landing place. … Read More

Normandy, Batterie Longues-sur-Mer – France
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Batterie Longues-sur-Mer. During D-Day this batterie was a prime objective, because it could shell both Gold and Omaha Beach. Therefore a few cruisers of the Allied Forces opened fire to take out this batterie. The guns went silent after a … Read More

Marseille, spending some time at the seaside – France
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Going to the beach. Marseille has a Mediterranean sea port and is a perfect startpoint to go sailing. Check out the fort that protected Marseille in the past. If you are more a beach person that is no problem. In … Read More

Naarden Vesting, a city in a fort – The Netherlands
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Naarden Vesting. In 2013 we visited this city during the internationally known Naarden Photo Festival. We fell in love with the old fortress city. When we got engaged I knew where our wedding should take place: Naarden Vestiging. During our … Read More

Berlin, The wall that divided East and West – Germany
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The Wall. Just after the Berlin airlift, when Kennedy said “Ich bin ein Berliner”, the U.S.S.R accepted that West Berlin remained in hands of Britain, France and the United States of America. On the morning of 13 August 1961 the West German State secured … Read More

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