During the day I’m fortunate enough to be out driving around the beautiful North East of England.
This is an area that was heavily fortified during W.W.II. Due to the remoteness and lack of redevelopment, much of this fortification survives, quite often in very good condition. As you’ll see from the pictures on the site the biggest enemy is the graffiti “artist”.
In coastal areas, the effects of coastal erosion and the weather are taking their toll. Some of the metal components of the gun batteries on Orkney are in a terrible state with RSJs that once were nearly an inch thick reduced to flaking rust and holes.
Orkney was heavily fortified because Scapa Flo was the home of the British fleet during the war - everywhere you go there are reminders of conflict from ancient times to the present day - but it’s the peace, quiet and outstanding natural beauty of the islands that make the old buildings so interesting and unique.
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