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Monday, August 2, 2021

Visiting Museum of the Sea in Biarritz 🌊⚓️πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ¦‘πŸ¦€πŸ πŸŸπŸ‹

Biarritz Aquarium, also known as le MusΓ©e de la Mer (Museum of the Sea), is an aquarium in Biarritz. The building, in art deco style, was opened in 1933. The museum exhibition shows all about the history of fishing in the Bay of Biscay. Navigation instruments, historical collections and explanations of tuna fishing and whaling by Basque fishermen.The museum also has a fascinating collection of the fish and invertebrates that live in the Bay of Biscay displayed in 24 aquariums with over 150 species including sharks, saw fish and the guitar ray.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Napoleon 1st and the Murat family

Napoleon 1st and the Murat family. This postcard was issued by Stengel&Co Gmbh Dresden(Germany).

Friday, July 30, 2021

Visiting Spike Island : Drill Shed

The gun drill shed located at Spike Island and Britains Deetail soldiers. The 6 inch gun was mounted for for training purposes in a covered building on the north of the island known as the Drill shed.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Armoured vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

These plastic models (~1/30) of armoured vehicles were produced in DDR by Pneumant (VEB Plastaform GrΓ€fenthal) company in 80s. You can see here PT-76 amphibious light tank, T-54 main battle tank and ZSU-57-2 Mobile self-propelled AA gun. These USSR designed armoured vehicles were operated by DDR NVA army and other countries of the Warsaw Pact (e.g. Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary). All these toy tanks are equipped by friction motors !

Monday, July 26, 2021

German Winterhilfswerk (WHW) Kriegsmarine battleships

These small plastic Kriegsmarine battleships, charity donation badges, were distributed within the Winterhilfswerk (Winter Relief) - an annual donation drive run by the National Socialist People's Welfare to help finance charitable work (plastic c. 55 X 15 mm).