I don't know what can be more interesting then exploring war
bunkers. I can be lost here for hours and I am not sure, what I
am looking for, may be the door that no one has opened since war.
Unfortunately the deepest bunker, the headquarter that goes
50 meters under ground, can not be accessed because it still
belongs to military.
There are still plenty to explore. Some bunkers are connected
with underground passages. When exploring we lay ropes long our
route in order to find the way back. Once my friend went to
explore catacombs and was not heard from for a while. He
returned unshaven with baggy face and said he couldn't find the
way out for two days. Knowing the guy and knowing that the
neighboring village was holding a beer fest I assume, that he
may not have spent two days exclusively in the bunker, but his
story was cool either way.
This is typical stuff that can be found around bunkers.
Explosives harmless now. I don't keep them live as I don't want
to rise my village in the air. Those bad looking, German mortar
shells strike on distance of 400 meters. Usually, when our
friend- sapper disarm them, we all take a quarter mile walk..
This days, telling fake relics from real is the biggest
problem for all military collectors. Producing copies of a
relics is industry. The only way to be sure you founding is real
is to dig it from trench.
I call this composition - Ghost of war. I added a bit of
paint to bring out emblem, the rest as it was found.
The soldiers in a bunkers had water, but they have been limited
with food supply. Some had portable radio transmitters, diesel
generators for current.
Speaking of light- I found this "Diamon" torch few years ago.
I cleaned it, changed lamp, glass, battery and it works now.
This founding is my sort of thing, German chewing gum and
toothpick. It will be probably top relic of this summer.