This tower is a touristic curiosity between camping sites, nature reserves, residential areas and dunes full of bunkers and buckthorn plants.
This tower, built by Russian war prisoners looked like a church. During wartime a clock and stained glass were painted on the walls to mislead the English pilots flying over.
Some of the fortifications are broken in pieces, others are still standing on the top of the dunes. Some days the clouds give that additional dimension, accentuating the faded menace of the buildings below.
The grasses on the dunes are like needles, sharp as knives, flexible with the wind.
Walking the beach from Leffrinckoucke to Zuydcoote, two ships are facing the tides.
Both wrecks are visible at low tide, it seems that the one of the Crested Eagle is somewhat lower and only visible when tide is extremely low. I need to check this out;
It seems Triggerfinger's new album has some artwork from the Atlantic Wall. In Leffrinckoucke you can find one bunker full of mirrors.
It's part of the Darmstadt fortications. I have not yet found for which occasion the pieces of mirror where glued on the bunker. Keep you posted when I have a clue.
STP Bruno - 636 is the name of this bunker. Three different point of views of this fortification fallen from the dunes between Zuydcoote and Leffrinckoucke.
When looking to the picture taken by Stephan Vanfleteren, you can observe what storms, wind and seawater have done. The bunker has fallen a couple of meters, the dunes have lost their battle.