Lost Places : In the fortification Schoenenbourg at the Maginot Line
The fortification Ouvrage Schoenenbourg in the Alsace between Weissenburg and Hagenau is one of a hand full fortifications that is fully repaired and can be visited.
The facility is cared and maintained by a handful enthusiast. See website: www.lignemaginot.com
For a normal visit, there is no time for high-quality pictures, as a guided tour takes 2-3 hours, and several kilometers and hundreds of rooms can be visited.
We have therefore rented our own very patient guide for this tour. Overall, the photo tour lasted 7 hours! On the tour we were also allowed in areas which are not open for public, we were allowed walk behind the barriers or in normally closed rooms.
The pictures are made with a Nikon D5300 and the Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.0. All pictures of the tripod with remote release, ISO 100 in M mode of the camera. The aperture was almost always 8, with the camera / lens combination gives the best picture quality.