In the French village Oradour-sur-Glane a German Waffen-SS company massacred all inhabitants including women and children in Summer 1944 and burned the village down. The ruins of the village were later preserved as a permanent memorial. It's kind of an eerie place, death and devastation still present. But to achieve that effect the ruins have artificially to be kept clean, meaning the streets swept, the lawns cut and much more. Without this work nature would have taken over and covered all with trees.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.