Marc De Vos 10618
 
Ghent, Belgium
Explorer with wide interests, ex-reporter and... retired. My favourite quote: Once a year, go to some place you've never been before (Dalai Lama). In 2019 that will be Äkäskompolo in the north of Finnish Lapland.
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Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandCeiling of the nearly 1000 year old Saint Adalbert Church on the main market square.Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandAt the end of the 19th century Stanisław Wyspiański provided the Franciscan Church with new Art Nouveau windows. One of them is a powerful...Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandDetail of the facade of a mansion in the old town.Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandThe Gothic St. Mary's Church rises on the northeastern edge of the Main Market Square in Cracow. She is best known for the high altar of Veit...Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandThe courtyard of the house at n° 12 in Jozefa street (former Jewish quarter Kazimierz) was the set for a number of film productions, including...Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandLooking for a souvenir of Krakow? The little dragons refer to “Smok Wawelski”, the dragon that lived in a cave under the Wawel fortress.Oswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe international memorial for the victims of the fascism was unveiled in April 1967. It represents the chimney of a crematorium and the packed...Oswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandRuin of crematorium nr° 2. (Aboveground on the scale model) #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandRuin of the underground gas chamber. (On the right of the scale model) #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandRuin of the underground space where the prisoners had to undress. (Left on the scale model) #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandTo remove the evidence of their crime, the four gigantic gas chambers and the crematoriums in Birkenau were blown up by the SS in January 1945....Oswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandPrisoners had to sleep in terrible conditions. Most of the single bed platforms would have up to 4 people. #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe building of Birkenau started in 1941. Today 67 of the original 300 barracks have been preserved. #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe “Gate of Death”: the entrance to Auschwitz II, better known as Birkenau. An estimated 1.1 million people were killed in this camp. #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe “standing cells” in the basement of Block 11: the wall is broken down so you could see what a standing cell looks like. The picture does not do...Oswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe whole visit to Auschwitz is poignant, but when you see the showcases with clothes and shoes from very young children who were gassed and...Oswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandCrematorium 1, four brick ovens were used to incinerate the dead bodies. #AuschwitzOswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe brick buildings were originally Austro-Hungarian cavalry barracks, built in 1905. Later, when the Duchy of Auschwitz returned to Poland, it was...Oswiecim, PolandOswiecimPolandThe entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In that "Stammlager" mainly work slaves were housed. Yet around 70,000 people were killed in this...Krakow, PolandKrakowPolandThe popular antique horse-drawn carriages that line the market square are available for a leisurely sightseeing trot.
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