Trains

I’m a girl, but I always loved to watch trains, especially the old steam locs. Here are some nice pictures of trains, most of them in special sceneries. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do…

View of the "Sint-Pietersvliet"before it was overarched between 1881 and 1885.

Lost Glory of Antwerp

The 15 of Octobre 1907, the “Nieuwe Nederlandsche Lyrische Schouwburg” opened officially with a play from Jan Blockx, “De Herbergprinses”. The theatre was situated at the “Kunstlei”, now called “Frankrijklei”.

WW2 – German Calendar 1944

his is a 1944 calendar, published in Belgium by the Germans near the end of World War II. It contains pictures of the German troops in action and it was produced by the German propaganda machine which was very efficient, even in occupied territory.

Time Travellers

This is a picture of the Moscow subway. This particular photo shows the “Kievskaia” station. There are a lot of epic mosaics from the Soviet era.

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor

Some Rare Old Photographs

Some Rare Old Photographs…but what makes it really interesting is what happened later to the people in these pictures. I suppose the younger generation doesn’t know much about recent history anymore, so maybe it’s a good idea to give some details about the people on these pictures.

Poland – Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area. The mine, built in the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation.

Unseen World War II Photos

World War II photos taken in the former USSR during World War II in the occupied territories. These are photos from family archives posted online by grandchildren of those who took part in the war: Most of the photographers are unknown.

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