Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 08/12/2009


Photo taken on July 25, 2009



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Vogelsang IP – Dingplatz

Vogelsang IP – Dingplatz
For more information about Ding or Thing see here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing_(assembly)
The Nazis promoted and organised Dingspiele, but they were abandoned for lack of quality and public.

Built as Ordensburg Vogelsang in the 1930s to educate leaders of the Third Reich. During the war it was a refugee centre and military base. After the war the Brits took control of it until 1950 and then it became a Belgian military base until 2006. Now it is open to the public, including the surrounding terrain. Now it is called Vogelsang IP (=International Place).
I learnt about Vogelsang from latium, a flickr contact of mine. He visited Vogelsang in the 1960s when he served in HM Army (16/5th Lancers), see for instance here: www.flickr.com/photos/10804277@N08/3178270072/ and here: www.flickr.com/photos/10804277@N08/2628053663/
More info on Vogelsang: www.thirdreichruins.com/vogelsang.htm

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