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Posted: March 19, 2005 09:45 pm
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In some of the photos posted by Alex on the "Tidalwave"topic,we all could see some forts in the north part of Bucharest.
Today with the help of an helicopter pilot,I found two of them(from 6 existing).
They are all over the "centura " of the city;from Mogosoaia to Tunari.
The first I saw was near 'Zarea "factory.
I came near it but it was not posible to get to it since from the north and west there was a deep trench full of water.To get to it I need to wind some relation on the Transmition unit near by.
The second one was about 2 km from the Otopeni bridge to Tunari.
Also very well camuflage and surounded by water.On the entrence is written "regimentul......artilerie".
My friend told me that in late summer the water evaporatyes and it is posible to get near by.
Can't wait!!!!
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Posted: March 19, 2005 10:19 pm
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hmmm i hope i get a chance to see some of this, but ill be there in early summer :(
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Posted: March 20, 2005 01:14 am
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There are more forts, all around Bucharest, i have seen them all. Just drive around the belt road and look carefully. Some of them are now inside military units (like the one near the Mc Donalds in Otopeni).
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Posted: March 20, 2005 10:54 pm
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QUOTE (dragos03 @ Mar 20 2005, 02:14 AM)
There are more forts, all around Bucharest, i have seen them all. Just drive around the belt road and look carefully. Some of them are now inside military units (like the one near the Mc Donalds in Otopeni).

Any update on the article you were trying to write on these old forts?
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Posted: March 21, 2005 08:03 am
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Not yet. I have all the info but i didn't write it because i couldn't find any magazine interested to publish it.
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Posted: April 16, 2005 09:17 pm
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to dragos03:
Im planning the second trip around rumunian fortification - can youn write me any informations about forts around Bucharest and another fortifications in Rumunia.
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Posted: April 16, 2005 10:23 pm
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To see the Bucharest forts you simply need to drive your car along the belt road of the city. The forts are usually close to the road, on the side opposite the city. Look carefully at any military base, many of the forts are inside them.
If you come to Bucharest, you can send me an e-mail before. I have an old book about the forts, it includes schetches, plans and maps of the Bucharest forts and some other fortified areas (FNG line, Cernavoda bridgehead). We can meet and i can show you the book.
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Posted: April 17, 2005 06:38 am
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Thank you - thats great :)
Ill send you mail. It is nice and useful to know somebody to ask in foreign country. Im looking forward to our meeting. :)
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Posted: April 17, 2005 12:04 pm
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No problem. I sent you a PM with my e-mail adress.
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Posted: July 24, 2005 09:47 pm
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Yesterday i went to try and see the Otopeni fort. This was the oldest and the largest of all Bucharest forts. It had two 150 mm guns, two 210 mm howitzers and ten 57 mm guns.

The first thing i saw was this bastion.

(IMG:http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/3070/bastion5um.jpg)

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Posted: July 24, 2005 09:50 pm
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The main building is now some kind of warehouse. Unfortunately the old guard didn't have the keys of the red door but he told me that i can get in during the week.

(IMG:http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/4397/cladireaprincipala5wv.jpg)

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Posted: July 24, 2005 09:53 pm
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I also climbed to the suprastructure. Only then i realised the real size of the fort: it's huge. There were several buildings and walls on the suprastructure, but also so many treees and vegetation that i didn't attempt to reach them.

Here is a blurry photo of one of the walls on the top.

(IMG:http://img350.imageshack.us/img350/8643/suprastructura4rd.jpg)
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Posted: July 24, 2005 09:56 pm
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Dragos!
Let's go during the week!
The warehouse belongs to "Zarea".

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Posted: July 24, 2005 09:59 pm
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Ok, let's go.
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Posted: July 24, 2005 10:04 pm
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Take that book you have about the forts!
And if you have a jurnalist ID would be good.
Maybee we can enter the transmition fort near the Otopeni bridge.
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