Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bastogne, Belgium

On our last day in Germany, me and a couple friends took off on a road-trip - to Bastogne, Belgium. Anyone that knows me probably knows that I like WWII history, and being that close to where the Battle of the Bulge took place, I had to go. Overall, it was pretty awesome to be in a place that was so pivotal in history. We only had a little bit of time, so most of it was spent in a museum, which was awesome. They had tons of WWII equipment, documents, uniforms, and other great stuff on display. Someday I'd like to go back (especially since Jen didn't get to go with me) and see some more of what's around and check out the battlefields and all of that. It was a lot of fun though, and a great guys' road trip! Anyway, here's some pics of the day:

A tank from the battles sits in the City square - it was stuck in the mud when German anti-tank guns took it out. You can see the tank accurately marked as from the 11th Armored, 41st Battalion. On the side of the tank is still the hole from the 75mm shell that hit it and the back has a hole made by a German bazooka

In the museum, a German machine gun on display

A mock-up of an American Command Post

Again, they had tons of equipment from WWII on display. This was a shot I got of field dressings and bandages from the war

There are rooms set up to look post-battle in the museum. This was a piano that was torn apart during the German bombings as the "bulge" was made

Another destroyed room...


3 comments:

thorn said...

I'm sure you guys know I'm not big on war stuff, but I find that piano photo oddly compelling. Fantastic shot.

Nekol Backey said...

I LOVE the pic of the piano. You have taken some awesome pics!! You should print and frame the piano pic...you could sell it.

Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

Wow! Thanks Nekol! I've really started to love photography! Such a great compliment!

Seth