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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

Tunelul

Tunelul

„Tunelul lui Saligny”, asa il cunoaste o parte din constanteni. Multi insa, in special cei tineri, habar nu au de existenta acestui tunel, aflat chiar sub un cartier ’80-cist de blocuri comuniste din zona Gara CFR. Edificiul este traversat la suprafata de B-dul 1 Mai si de Soseaua Mangaliei; de remarcat ca, la reconfigurarea zonei… 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

Misteriosul put de acces in cazematele D si E (partea a II-a)

Misteriosul put de acces in cazematele D si E (partea a II-a)

Saptamana trecuta analizam intr-un articol putul de acces in pillbox-urile de pe faleza Cazinoului, din dreptul „statuii lui Eminescu”. Pe langa ceea ce ne asteptam – culoarul catre aceste doua cazemate, fotografiile au relevat si prezenta a unul sau doua grilaje colmatate, de mari dimensiuni si o adancitura, o deschidere in podeaua putului. In lipsa… Continuare

Tunel drenaj faleza Cazino, zona Comandamentului Fortelor Navale

Tunel drenaj faleza Cazino, zona Comandamentului Fortelor Navale

Acest tunel de drenaj, sapat in faleza din dreptul Comandamentului Fortelor Navale a suscitat interes in cercul restans al exploratorilor subteranelor Constantei. Datorita locatiei sale, intre cazemate si guri de mitraliera construite in timpul Celui De-al Doilea Razboi Mondial (in anii aliantei cu Germania) si a dimensiunilor sale destul de mari, aceasta galerie a ridicat… Continuare

Cuib de mitraliera tip turela, zona Comandamentul Fortelor Navale (F)

Cuib de mitraliera tip turela, zona Comandamentul Fortelor Navale (F)

Aproape de punctul terminus dinspre Portul Tomis al ceea ce reprezenta taluzul falezei Cazinoului, in anii ’40 se afla un cuib de mitraliera. Datorita pozitiei sale, imposibil de zarit de pe faleza, obiectivul este mai putin cunoscut de localnici. Vorbim despre un cuib de mitraliera dotat cu o turela rotativa, ce acoperea mare parte din… 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

Misteriosul put de acces in cazematele D si E. Tunelele din zona Comandamentului

Misteriosul put de acces in cazematele D si E. Tunelele din zona Comandamentului

Povestea si starea actuala a cazematelor de pe promenada Cazinoului , din zona „statuia lui Eminescu” (apropo, dama ce-i poarta de veghe chipului poetului de geniu nu este Veronica Micle, ci muza lui, Calliope) au fost prezente aici. Sunt doua edificii sinistre, scufundate in intuneric si solitudine de 7 decenii, partial inundate, vestigii ale unui… Continuare

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

Cazemata faleza Cazino, zona Statuia lui Eminescu (E)

Cazemata faleza Cazino, zona Statuia lui Eminescu (E)

Cazemata tip „pillbox”, similara cu cea prezentata anterior (pillbox D), cu singurele deosebiri ca este realizata in oglinda, cu gura de tragere spre Nord si ii lipseste periscopul. Oricine s-a plimbat pe faleza Cazinoului din Constanta stie cum arata aceasta constructie. Dar numai la exterior… Inundata pana aproape de gura de tragere, acesta cazemata este… Continuare

Cazemata faleza Cazino, zona Statuia lui Eminescu (D)

Cazemata faleza Cazino, zona Statuia lui Eminescu (D)

Acestea sunt, probabil, cele mai cunoscute cazemate WW2 de pe teritoriul Romaniei. Milioane de turisti, romani si straini au scrutat curiosi, contrariati, catre gurile de tragere. Paradoxal, nimeni nu are date certe despre aceste constructii, nu stie cum arata la interior, nici macar nu se cunoaste pe timpul carui razboi au fost ridicate. Aici intervene… 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

Cazemata faleza Cazino (C)

Cazemata faleza Cazino (C)

Cazemata „sora” celei prezentate in articolul anterior. Identica, gura de foc viza, insa, partea de Sud. La interior, cuibul de mitraliera este intr-o stare forte buna din punct de vedere structural. Doar armatura expusa (trepte scara) a ruginit complet, cele mai multe trepte au disparut. Vecinatatea marii nu iarta. Mai putine PET-uri si deseuri pe… Continuare

Cazemata faleza Cazino (B)

Cazemata faleza Cazino (B)

Cazemata B este de fapt un mic buncar sapat in faleza Cazinoului. Impreuna cu cazemata ‘C’ face parte dintr-un sistem de 2 cazemate construite in acest mod. Gurile de foc au fost practicate aprope de nivelul marii si aparau zona de Est (cazemata B) si cea de Sud (cazemata C).   E timpul sa aruncam… 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