Post your pics of abandoned military places

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  1. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Here are the rules :

    The place must be military related but it should be abandoned from the military. It can be anything built by the military in any country at any time in history : a road, a fort, a radar, a tunnel, a fortification , whatever...

    Of course, you must have been there riding your bike !
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  2. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Let's begin with the fort of Roche Lacroix in the French Alps.
    It was built in the thirties as a part of the Maginot line to defend the alpine passes from an Italian invasion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_Line

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouvrage_Roche_Lacroix

    The Maginot Line was a complete failure against the Germans in 1940 but the Alpine Line was a great success against the Italians.

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    The fort seen from the access gravel road.

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    This cupola could be elavated to discover a 75mm gun.

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    These were the buildings where the soldiers lived.

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    The Entrance. On the left, there is still this small room where you go alone...

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    The protection from the side.

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    On the other side of the valley, this is the Saint-Ours bunkers.

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    You can see it has known fire !

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    You can understand that it was easy to control the acces to the valley.

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    The road to leave the fort : "Check your brakes" !

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    Seen from the valley.


    I hope you liked my pics.
    OK, let's see your pics now ! :D
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  3. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    Yes, I loved your pix. Great idea for a post as well.


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  4. roco22

    roco22 Ready on the right....

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  5. mrudy

    mrudy "Let's Ride"

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    Gun placement near top of Ballyhoo in Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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    View looking through a bunker
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  6. Cotthem

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    Fort Breendonk near Antwerp Belgium. a Nazi's place

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  7. Milhaus

    Milhaus Made in Denmark

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  8. eoR

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    Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.

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    Elvis Presley did his basic training here.

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    A Soldier's Story and Biloxi Blues were filmed here.

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    This was home to thousands of Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian refugess following the end of the Viet Nam War and Cuban refugees following the Mariel boat lift.


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    Virtually all of the old barracks were destroyed by a wildfire last year.

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  9. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    The famous Parpaillon tunnel was built by the military to control the Italian border in the Alps.

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    Keep the pics coming !
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  10. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Nice Bunker ! Could you tell us where it is ?
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    can look spooky with the weather change

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  12. canadasax

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    Fort Casey, Widbey island, Washington

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  13. Renegade6

    Renegade6 Been here awhile

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    Funny how long those "temporary" buildings lasted. They are still using at some Army bases. I just don't see our current version of temporary buildings (trailers) lasting that long.
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  14. kelsow

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  15. TomN

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    LOL they are still using those buildings at Ft Indiantown Gap in PA

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  16. abikernamedwolf

    abikernamedwolf 2008 KLR650

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    I did some training there back in the 90's when it was just a training area and actually stayed in those barracks. I even got my hair cut in the same barber shop Elvis had his first GI haircut, and they gave me a copy of his DD214, thought is was cool. Great pics..
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  17. AaronADV

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    This is gonna be a good thread, lots of great pics so far

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  18. abikernamedwolf

    abikernamedwolf 2008 KLR650

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    This was taken in Key West, Iraq, just south of Mosul. It was one of Iraqs larger air bases. One of my crazy soldiers on back.
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  19. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    This the "Fort Central" from the Tende pass on the border betwwen Italy and France. It was built between 1877 and 1880.
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    And here is the access road from the French side.
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    The modern road uses a tunnel, I wonder why ?

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    I can assure you that you can feel vertigo when riding this road...

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    Near the top when I felt safe enough to stop for a picture !

    The road has 46 switchbacks, is 7.5 km long (4.7 miles) and climbs for 800 meters (2400 feet). Average climb rate is 11%.
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  20. Cross Country Ural

    Cross Country Ural BAH!

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    From what I understand, these buildings (the concrete shells to the left) are part of a WWII coastal artillery bunker and AA battery built to protect the St. John's (Newfoundland) harbour from attack. Came across these on a bike trip last summer.


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