Monday, October 15, 2012

Ruin Monuments

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.

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