Monthly Archives: October 2012

La Vii / Poarta 5 WW2 Flak Battery

La Vii / Poarta 5 WW2 Flak Battery

World War 2 , early ’40s. Romania, Axis Powers. Starting from the extremity of Constanta Port, Cuibul Reginei (The Queen’s Nest), continuing to La Vii (The Vineyard), to Southern Constanta, where it was placed the famous 280 mm  Tirpitz battery, the Romanian Army, along with the German allies has developed a strong coastal and anti-aircraft… Continuare

The Tirpitz Battery (part I)

The Tirpitz Battery (part I)

They say that once upon a time, somewhere between Lazu and Agigea, a place called “La Vii” (The Vineyard), it was the location of the 1940’s Tirpitz cannons battery. Now, something’s not right here – “La Vii” is the former name of contemporary Poarta 5 neighbourhood of Constanta. And Tirpitz battery is not located between… Continuare

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

“Saligny’s Tunnel” that’s how it’s known by some of Constanta’s inhabitants. Not so many unfortunately, especially the youngsters have no idea of the existence of the tunnel that lays below their flats quarter. The tunnel is positioned under May 1st Avenue and Mangaliei Avenue, and we have to note that on the reconfiguration of the… Continuare

Drain gallery on Casino promenade, Naval Forces Headquarters area

Drain gallery on Casino promenade, Naval Forces Headquarters area

The drainage tunnel, dug in the cliff’s promenade, next to the Naval Forces Headquarters has generated interest in the circles of urban explorers of underground Constanta. Due to its location, between WW2 pillboxes and machine gun nests, built in the years of Axis alliance and also, due to its fairly large size, this gallery has… Continuare

The mysterious shaft to pillboxes D si E. The tunnels around the Naval Forces Headquarters area

The mysterious shaft to pillboxes D si E. The tunnels around the Naval Forces Headquarters area

The story and current status of the pillboxes of the Casino promenade, around the “statue of Eminescu” area (by the way, the lady watch over the genius poet is not Veronica Micle, but his muse, Calliope) were presented here. There are two sinister buildings, sunk in darkness and solitude for 7 decades, partially flooded, proof of… Continuare