In Saint-Nazaire the bunker of the Marine Flak Abteilung 820 still resists the demolition hammer. It will be destroyed in the end, but it’s stronger than expected. It is huge too. 1500 m2, with walls 2 meters thick. The demolition started in june 2016 and should finish before 1 September, when then school next to […]
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: atlantic wall, atlantikwall, bunker, demolition, festung, france, Nz 401, saint-nazaire, sloop
Twenty interviews with people from Germany, USA, UK, Australia and Denmark. Nine 30 minute episodes. Danish TV2 Nord put huge effort in their series “Bunkerne”.
In: Denmark, News, Television · Tagged with: atlantikwall, bunker, bunkerne, bunkers, denemarken, denmark, documentary, geschiedenis, history, local, tv-serie, tv2 nord
Sad news from Lorient, France, this week. At least two gun bunkers type M 170 of battery Locqueltas, near Larmor Plage, are being demolished. A casino will be built on the spot. Photos via http://atlantikwall.superforum.fr/t15717-c-est-la-fin-de-locqueltas
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: atlantic wall, atlantikwall, demolishing, kriegsmarine, larmor, locqueltas, lorient, raser, sloop
Until the end of March and during July, August and September I’m presenting my photo series ‘Regelbau’ in Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. It’s a study on the German standardized bunker from World War Two and its current state both as an historical object and a part of present nature. A fascination for modernist materials such […]
In: Art, Photography · Tagged with: arthur, atlantic wall, atlantikwall, beveren, bunkers, exhibition, expert, fotografie, national geographic, photography, regelbau, tentoonstelling
Ruin Lust, an exhibition at Tate Britain from 4 March 2014, offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day. The exhibition is the widest-ranging on the subject to date and includes over 100 works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, […]
In: Art · Tagged with: art, atlantikwall, britain, bunker, Jane and Louise Wilson, londen, london, tate
A long forgotten Regelbau 656 was discovered near the Albert I-monument in Nieuwpoort. The bunker is completely stripped but apart from that in a beautiful conditions. Its number (Ost-W 019-252) is clearly visible and the St sign on the outside and instructional texts on the inside are still sharp. It was probably part of Wn […]
In: Belgium, News · Tagged with: 656, atlantikwall, bunker, discovery, gevonden, nieuwpoort, ontdekt, regelbau
A very nice video by Marc Tessier using a drone.
In: Photography · Tagged with: air, atlantic wall, atlantikwall, marc, tessier, video
The Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes is known for her daring performances on sometimes strange places. In 2010 she chose the beautiful Leitstand type 636 at Svolvær for a piano play. During the Lofoten International Art Festival she played the piano attached to the wall of the bunker. Loose Cannon was the project title. More images and […]
In: Art · Tagged with: 636, art, atlantikwall, lofoten, norway, performance, piano, project, regelbau, Svolvær, tori wrånes
Sad news from the demolition front again. A very rare L 406 on the Croisic peninsula will be demolished or at least altered. In 2010 new houses already closed in but now the bunker has to disappear (completely or under a new house). The faith of the Vf bunkers around this one is unknown. A […]
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: "L 406", atlantikwall, atlantique, blockhaus, bretagne, bunker, croisic, demolition, luftwaffe, mur, sloop
Last year I wrote about a recentely excavated 622 personnel bunker next to the light house of Cap Ferret. The restauration is under way and it looks very good and professional. More pictures can be found via GRAMASA’s Picasa.