Monday, September 16, 2013

History is Herstory, too...


Charlotte Russe, denim jacket, camo skinny jeans, skull tank, black fringe bag, gold buckle ankle boots, cobalt earrings, rhinestone earrings, booties, camo jeggings, bunker, WWII, Kindsbach, Germany

One of the coolest things about living in Europe after having lived 99% of my life in the United States is that there is so much more history here.  This is not to say that there isn't history in the states.  Sure, you can hop in the car and zoom down Route 66 to the Grand Canyon and pretend to be one of the great pioneers of the Wild West, but for real... I love across the street from an underground tunnel system that was commissioned by Hitler in the late 1930s.  How cool is that? 

Soldier Boy had heard that there was a bunker in our town and discovered the general area in which it is on a run when he first moved here, but his exploration ended after that.  I; however, set out on a mission: a mission to explore the underground, and so, tout le monde, I googled like I've never googled before.  

Ok, it was actually pretty easy to find info on the bunker (thanks fellow bloggers!) and figure out who owned it and how to contact him.  A week later, and these historical tunnels were opened up to yours truly and a ragtag group of kindred underground tunnel explorers.  Once Hitler was done with the tunnels, they were turned over to the Americans and served as a safehouse during the Cold War and when that ended, the current owner was handed a huge ring of keys and told he could have the land (which was originally his grandfather's and was used for mining and sand collection) back.  He hasn't done a thing to preserve the tunnels and so we got to see them in all their peely-paint, mildewed, makeshift electrical-need-to-carry-a-pocket-torch glory.  

It was magical.  Yes.  Really.  Even though everything is all 1970s military chic, it was cool.  And yes, I ghost hunted a bit.  I couldn't help it!  

Since I moved halfway around the world to live with someone who wears camo just about every day of the week, I figured I should suit up in some camo of my own for this military-esque experience.  Thanks, Charlotte Russe, for making that happen! 








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32 comments:

  1. You look lovely doll :)) I agree with you, since I moved from America to the Uk, history means something much more to me than it did before. I really enjoy getting to see some of these things I learned in History class and stuff like that. This is really cool that you got to see this...hope you have a groovy week :) x

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    1. It definitely gives you perspective to visit places that you've only read about. I can't wait to get to Normandie and Berlin and even to see some more concentration camps. We went to Dachau on one of my visits out here a year or so ago, and it was a mind-blowing experience.

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  2. You look so pretty...loving your outfits!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  3. Love your bag!

    xx

    http://21zclothing.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I've wanted a fringe bag forever and I finally found one to call my own!

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  4. Very cool!!! Love the boots and camo!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm obsessed with these boots and I figured that since Soldier Boy wears camo every day, I should get some of my own so we can match!

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    1. Thank you! I thought it would be fun to come up with a war-themed look!

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  6. That is so cool! That is what I loved about living in Europe too. You come across so many stories

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    1. There are stories everywhere! Even in my tiny little village!

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! It's funny because I had one about 10 years ago and I tossed it because I didn't think it was very stylish and here I am with another one a decade later and loving it!

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  8. um how cool is this?! seriously, i can't get over your european adventure. and here you are, living across the street from hitler's secret tunnels, just nonchalantly enjoying your afternoon haha. again, SO COOL.

    xo marlen
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    1. I never thought I'd live somewhere quite like here... across the street from Hitler's underground tunnel system. Nope, but now I can cross that off my bucket list. Or... add it to the bucket list for the pure simple pleasure of crossing it off!

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  9. hii! i absolutely love your blog- it is so beautiful and engaging. i cant wait to see what else you have in store. it's lovely to read.

    i would love it if you could check out my blog :-)
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  10. Beautiful outfit! I love the camo pants, and I need to invest in a pair!



    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Charlotte Russe! They fit perfectly and are actually super soft... like a legging but they are skinny jeans!

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  11. Lovely outfit and you look so pretty. Great post.
    xoxoxo

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  12. Too cool! ^___^
    What an awesome outfit!
    The first picture is my favourite because you have such a contagious smile :-P



    Greetings from Canada
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  13. Oh my gosh this is awesome! I'm from Poland and we had bunkers in the woods by the beach. SO COOL!!! There's nothing like European history. There's some awesome US history too, but European is just amazing.

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    1. Isn't it awesome? I just feel like there is so much MORE history here than in the states just because people have lived here for so much longer. I can't get enough of it!

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