Well, above is a little how I feel at the moment, On Sunday I suffered a Mild heart Attack- a wake up call thats for sure , and am now resting to get my worn out body back into shape and on the road, so, as I am at home, I thought I would blog about this very cool old Junk Yard in belgium, some great photos and cars from the 40′s to about the 1970′s by the look of it.
Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did, amazing to find out there are still places like this in the world.
70 years and still stuck in traffic, well- you would imaging that I was referring to a Monday on the 5 freeway in Southern California wouldn’t you?
Rust in peace: Haunting pictures of the Belgian ‘car graveyard’
soldiers hid beautiful vintage motors after WWII
- They had been stationed in the southern Belgium village of Chatillon
- Shipping cars home was too expensive for the soldiers
- They hoped to collect them later, but none were ever retrieved
- The vehicles have now corroded and parts have been taken by collectors
- Motors from soldiers based near the site at other times were added to the plot over the years
Around the town of Chatillon, Belgium, the end of World War II left a few creepy hallmarks of the armistice in the form of long lines of cars left abandoned by the hundreds in the woods. While one theory goes that the cars belonged to Americans who left them in a hurry on their way off the continent, But I think that it was way too expensive for the US troops to ship these vehicles back after the war, they just left them and it became a dumping ground.
You can see that there are 1940′s vehicles but some go right up to the early 1970′s which is proof that this may of been a junk yard at some point.
I know they say that the photo that says it all is in the composition but these photos show it how beautiful the forest has slowly taken over the vehicles, so I would call that decomposition.