Wednesday, 11 December 2013

V Is For Vacant...

...World War II Pillbox nestled near the beach in Skegness, Lincolnshire (taken in June, 2013).


To be fair, I would be stepping out of my comfort zone
if I were to put in words my knowledge of British defences 
during WW2.  What I can say is that, as a tourist, I get
quite excited when I see one of these scattered along the coastline. 
They are no longer required and well and truly 'vacant'.  


You can see the pillbox almost blends in with the landscape. 
The view it has towards the North Sea is below.


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Participating in ABC Wednesday


17 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Your stepping into my comfort zone. That particular one looks like a type24 but if you want to see or know more you need to read my other blog
http://spuduka.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/pillboxes-along-thames.html
It's a hobby of mine searching them out. That one of yours looks in good condition

Marcy said...

I have only seen the bunkers in Germany... Interesting choice for V!!

V is for ...

Deb said...

Good choice for V, we have a few of these up on the Yorkshire coast also.

Fun60 said...

I was fascinated by the number I saw when I walked the Thames Path in the Summer. Bill Nicholls gave me lots of interesting information about them.

LONDONLULU said...

That is so cool you found one out there! I had no idea about pillboxes under I spent more time in England - there's one at Putney Bridge, London and it took me a while to figure out what I was looking at whenever the tube stopped. Great choice for V!

hamilton said...

It is interesting that there are some still standing.

Jack said...

WWII is now nearly 70 years in the past. Odd that these have not been torn down by now.

William Kendall said...

It looks strangely lonely... and yet perfectly in tune with its surroundings.

Stephanie said...

Lovely countryside!

amarnaik.com said...

good choice for theme :) scary abandoned place

raf said...

Good choice for theme, Lauren. Always good to remember how short a time ago they were a grim necessity.

Tanya Breese said...

wow, how neat to come across it...did you go inside? it looks so sad...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Reminders of horrific times hey Lauren... Let's hope they are now being used by some sweet little creatures as safe shelters:)

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks for stopping by all. Enjoyed reading what you had to say.

Appreciate Bill's contribution!

Tanya - This one was behind a wire fence so I couldn't go in.

Grace - I expect there are no end of permanent residents now :).

TheChieftess said...

We went to Normandy several years ago...eerie seeing the defense enclosures...but even more eerie...the craters left behind by the bombs...so many years later...

Roger Owen Green said...

A nice VISUAL. Were the need to vacate all our defenses possible, that'd be a great world.

ROG, ABC W

genie said...

Gorgeous skies....what a pretty place. The structure probably has many stories to tell about its past. genie