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3D images of WW1 trenches and craters – Google Earth placemark set

Time to revisit this project from 2008: a set of Google Earth placemarks with embedded 3D images of trenches and craters, visited on our Western Front trip. Red/Green 3d glasses (and, of course, Google Earth) required. I’ve posted a handful below and here’s a link to all of the images in the original post.

Google Earth Placemark: WesternFrontEuropeTrip-3D
 download and open the above within Google Earth. Either double-click the .kml file, or drag-and-drop into the Google Earth window.

GEWW1placemarkIconTrenches in the Forest near Haut Chevauche Crater - Haut Chevauche German Kron Prinz Bunker Butte du Vaqouis, Hilltop village destroyed in WW1

from Gaston Bachelard, The Psychoanalysis of Fire

The fire confined to the fireplace was no doubt for man the first object of reverie, the symbol of repose, the invitation to repose. One can hardly conceive of a philosophy of repose that would not include a reverie before a flaming log fire. Thus, in our opinion, to be deprived of a reverie before a burning fire is to lose the first use and truly human use of fire. To be sure, a fire warms us and gives us comfort. But one only becomes aware of this comforting sensation after quite a long period of contemplation of the flames; one only receives comfort from the fire when one leans on his elbows on his knees and holds his head in his hands. This attitude comes from the distant past. The child by the fire assumes it naturally. Not for nothing is it the attitude of the Thinker. It leads to a very special kind of attention which has nothing in common with the attention involved in watching or observing. Very rarely is it utilized for any other kind of contemplation. When near a fire, one must be seated; one must rest without sleeping; one must engage in reverie on a specific object.