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May 2011 – 12 by 12   Leave a comment

The month our lives changed beyond all recognition. On the 1st May we left our home in Nottingham and drove to Jersey via Weymouth. We spent the next 2 weeks getting ready for the off. We completed the work on the Land Rover, packed our kit and had lots of lovely dinners courtesy of David’s mum. We left for France on 16th – the start of our European adventure. We had a 2 week whistle stop tour visiting Mont Saint-Michel and the Somme in France, Berlin and Dresden in Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, the Baltic’s and Finland. On the way we danced in a swimming pool, got disgracefully drunk in Riga and felt the horrors of Auschwitz.  We had our first experience of  Wild Camping and over landing in a Land Rover.

By Kerry Feely

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Stefan Palmer

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Photos from Krakow, Poland   Leave a comment

Here’s my pictures from Krakow, Poland.  It’s a lovely city.  Kerry and I would have loved to have spend more time there.

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Stefan Palmer


Posted 17/06/2011 by Stefan Palmer in Poland

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Photographs from my Aucshwitz   1 comment

Here are my photos from my visit to Aucshwitz a couple of weeks ago. Please see my blogg dated 30th May.  Click on any image to see a bigger version

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Stefan Palmer

Posted 12/06/2011 by Stefan Palmer in Poland

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Aucshwitz   Leave a comment

This trip I have forfilled a long held wish, to visit Aucshwitz Death/Concentration Camps. The camps are broken into two. Camp 1 is the smallest and was originally a Polish army camp. Camp 2 is the one everyone sees in the pictures  with the huge arched entrance with the train track to bring the prisoners running underneath it. And acres upon acres of huts and barbed wire that when the camp was operational was electrified.   We arrived late in the evenin so I had time to take in the vastness of Camp 2 – Birkenau.  Few visiters where there at that time. Thankfully I had the overnight to mentally prepare for the visit….I needed it.  So next morning at 8 I ventured in. Initally it felt eerie walking through the gates into an area where so many innocent people were murdered. Standing at the entrance steps of a now shattered gas chamber, seeing the ponds where human ash was dumped was unsettling. However the strange thing was after a while, hearing the birds singing and seeing a deer wondering around the site it began to feel peaceful and I hope the poor souls there can rest in some sort of peace now.  I find it sad to think that younger generations will have no connection to such a place.  Grandparents who remember the war pass away and personal war stories are forgotten. The visit was a humbling experience that I will never forget.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

Posted 30/05/2011 by Stefan Palmer in Poland

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