We Should Not Repeat History

I captured these photos in August 2014, from ‘Second World War bunkers’ during a bike ride from Amsterdam to Loenen aan de Vecht.

Sites like these are present all over Europe, and serve as cruel reminder of the deadliest conflict in human history that lasted from 1939 to 1945. 

Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (during which about 11 million people were killed) and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres, including the use of two nuclear weapons in combat. It resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. source: Wikipedia.

Gone but never to be forgotten. We should not repeat history.

War Bunker WWII in Holland ©2014 luciledegodoy.com
War Bunker WWII in Holland ©2014 luciledegodoy.com

This is my 100th post. I’m happy to choose the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten to mark this event, because I selected two photos that mean a lot to me.

Photos taken with an Iphone 5.

Edition: I used PIxrl to improve sharpness and contrast, as well as to crop and align photo 1. I used monochrome effect on photo 2.

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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

20 thoughts on “We Should Not Repeat History

  1. Beautiful photos that are reminders of such an ugly time in history, Lucile. Thank you for sharing them; the second one is especially effective for me.


  2. Hi Luci
    Congrats for the century!
    My favourite war time movies are “Life is beautiful” by Roberto Benigni and Schindlers’ List. The infamous concentration camps were best not repeated anytime in future.


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