Monthly Archives: September 2012

Constanta Casino promenade WW2 pillbox (E)

Constanta Casino promenade WW2 pillbox (E)

Pillbox type bunker, similar to that presented in the precedent article (pillbox D), with two differences this pillbox is positioned “in the mirror”, his shooting opening facing towards North and also it lacks the periscope. Anyone who has walked on Constanta Casino promenade knows this WW2 construction. But only on the outside… Flooded almost up… Continuare

Constanta Casino promenade WW2 pillbox (D)

Constanta Casino promenade WW2 pillbox (D)

Those are perhaps the most famous Romania’s WW2 pillboxes. Millions of tourists, Romanians and foreigners, have scrutinized curiously the firing openings. Surprisingly, nobody have reliable data about the buildings, its architecture, how it looks inside; not even knowing for sure during which war those pillboxes were raised. This is where Aedificium Constanta came in, and,… Continuare

Constanta Casino WW2 pillboxes

Constanta Casino WW2 pillboxes

Around Constanta Casino promenade, and even integrated into the monument’ structure, there is a vast system of German pillboxes from the period of the Second World War, most of them built in 1944, in anticipation of an imminent Soviet Army invasion. As we know, the act of 23 August 1944 messed up all the plans… Continuare

Constanta Casino WW2 pillbox bunker (C)

Constanta Casino WW2 pillbox bunker (C)

Twin bunker of the one I’ve presented in the previous article. Similar architecture, but the shooting opening is facing towards South. On the interior, the bunker in a structurally in good shape. Only exposed reinforcement (step ladder) has completely rusted, most steps are gone. Sea took its tribute. Fewer PET bottles and waste on the… Continuare

Constanta Casino German WW2 Pillbox (A)

Constanta Casino German WW2 Pillbox (A)

Trapezoidal pillbox, with two shooting-holes, one towards East, the other one facing West (the shipyard). The fortress was build next to the Casino’ substructure, probably in 1944, as defense against the USSR navy. On the inside, the pillbox presents itself in a good state; as being built above sea level was not affected by moisture/flooding,… Continuare