new blog address

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2015 by 64stepsunderground

Just to let you know my blog is now contained on my new website

http://www.64stops.com

Above ground to day was very cold!

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Web-site

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2015 by 64stepsunderground

new website to be lauched this week.

Problem with Wifi

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2014 by 64stepsunderground

Hi
Internet is very weak on camp site so am just twitting my trip and writing a full blog of each day on my return.

Check out what I am doing on my Twitter – Brett Killington

About ground today was stinking hot!!

Connections

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2014 by 64stepsunderground

The results from yesterday were fantastic and they were very happy with them. The Director of the Caverne Anne has been really helpful and has shown me the location of two large underground sites that are not locked up and access is available all the time. They are both very big sites with interesting graffiti in them. I have attached images of their entrances along with an old photo of what one of them was like during the war.

Anne has also agreed to help get me into at least another three sites that are not available to the public. One in particular sounds amazing and it has fantastic carved objects and inscriptions from Germans, French, American and Irish.

They were so helpful and this has been a major new development to my work.

In July I will mainly be working here.

At end of day headed for Arras to be ready for my meeting tomorrow with Alain the Archaeologist that discovered the Quarries in Arras.

Above ground today was wet.

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Caverne du Dragon

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2014 by 64stepsunderground

Went to the Caverne du Dragon today. I was taken around and shown where all the inscriptions were. This is a very interesting as it is on the Chemin Des Dames and at different times was occupied by the Germans and the French and some times both at the same time. This was my first opportunity to work with German text which, was very exciting. All the text was from German Officers leaving instructions for the men. It was important to make a good impression with my work as there is a lot of other underground locations in this area.

I spent about three hours down there and got some interesting images.

Images are of instructions left by German Officer for his troops.

Above ground today was wet.

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Ruinart

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2014 by 64stepsunderground

Hi

Had a very quite day today and just did some paper work in the morning.

Went and picked up my pin-hole cameras in the afternoon. Spent a little bit of time taking a few digital reference images. They use special lighting near the Champange that is really a warm orange which you can see in the attached images. Most are of the space however, there is some writing and images on the wall and I have attached one of them.

These tunnels where used a lot in the war and I am hoping to come back to document more of the inscriptions and drawings on the walls.

Tomorrow I am under ground again at Caverne du Dragon which I am really looking forward too.

Above ground today was cold.

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Cher Ami

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2014 by 64stepsunderground

Hi

Left Verdun and headed to Reims. On the way stopped off again in the Argonne Forest and found the location of “The Lost Battalion”. His is an amazing story and was pleased to find where they fought. There is a monument near the location and, on it there is a sculpture of a pigeon. A message was attached to this pigeon to advise that they where being bombed by their on guns and to please stop. This bird was shot in the breast, lost an eye and a leg but still got through. Its name was Cher Ami.

On arrival in Reims I went to the Champagne House called Ruinart and left seven pin-hole cameras underground in their tunnels to expose for 24 hours.

Digital reference images speak for themselves.

Today above ground was warm.

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