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Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape

When countries go to war, we usually think of all the death and destruction that happens during countless battles being waged. But what about the battlefields left over long after the war has ended? They are usually abandoned, giving you an emotional and serene landscape to really take in. Europe was involved in many wars during the 20th century, which left behind many abandoned battlefields. Not only are the battlefields abandoned, but oftentimes you will see abandoned military fortifications as well. These fortifications are buildings that were usually designed for the defense of territories during war. They also used to solidify rule in a region during a more peaceful time. Here are some amazing pictures of military fortifications from photographer Marc Wilson in Europe that will give you an eerie, yet calm feeling.

Focusing primarily on former military fortifications, Wilson sought to capture the enduring legacy of war.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

These fortifications are massive constructions built for the defense of these territories during war.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

Most of these structures were photographed in England, and are primarily remnants of the Second World War.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

Other locations were found in Scotland and Wales.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

Wilson also found fortifications in Belgium, Norway, Denmark, and France.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

He named the series “The Last Stand,” and it’s easy to see why.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

This strange fortification still stands on Cramond Island in Scotland.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

These lingering pieces of history are fascinating pathways into the wars of the past.

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

Though they are less mighty than they once were, they are still lingering on their “last stand.”

Eerie Abandoned WW2 Fortifications Have Become Part Of The Permanent Landscape
Marc Wilson

These fortifications definitely serve as very eery reminders of a violent history of nations at war around the world. While these pictures were all taken around Europe, I’m sure each and every nation that has been to war has these same type of reminders scattered across their lands.

You can view more of his photography by visiting his website, www.marcwilson.co.uk.

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