Ok, on location! It's the second time I'm here, the first one was more than SIX
years ago for this Xevious
... Damn! Time flies...
Still very old 'items' here
It's the first time I see that glass fiber PULL DOWN cabinet
No info on KLOV, but the flyer exists on arcade flyers website
, it's a German game, made in 1978. Interesting
The famous mechanical Sega's Helicopter, currently in restoration.
But I'm here for that one...*KRULL *
I remember well the movie... Good childhood memories
... I've seen it in theater, I was 10 or 11! And I had this opportunity to catch this rare cabinet.
I don't think that one has been imported in Europe back in the days? Or maybe in a very low quantity? Anyway, it's the very first time I see it in Europe!
But as a fact, the seller (which is an arcade operator) told me he got that game from an other arcade operator who just removed that cabinet ...from location!
Yes, that dedicated KRULL was in location for money ...until recently!
It was a real pleasure to say at this place with the seller. Because he operates games since a long time, he has a lot of stories to tell! Too bad I have to leave... but in addition, my 'hay fever' reminds me it's reallyto leave that place
OK, let's load the KRULL
We are in VERDUN... a lot of markets garden
but VERDUN is well know for the 'The Battle of Verdun' : it was one of the major battles during the First World War on the Western Front. It was fought between the German and French armies, from 21 February – 18 December 1916 Verdun resulted in 306,000 battlefield deaths (163,000 French and 143,000 German combatants) plus at least half a million wounded, an average of 30,000 deaths for each of the ten months of the battle. It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War and the history of warfare. Verdun was primarily an artillery battle: a total of about 40 million artillery shells were exchanged, leaving behind millions of overlapping shell craters that are still partly visible. In both France and Germany, Verdun has come to represent the horrors of war, like the Battle of the Somme in the British consciousness. The renowned British military historian Major General Julian Thompson has referred to Verdun as "France's Stalingrad"
It's hard to believe nowadays, when you drive on so peaceful roads ...
... but this bunker along the road reminds me the reality
Well, I'm almost at home, and I realize I did not do anything special on this road trip... but I got an idea while watching this...
Yes, an other wind turbine... but also a road to reach it!
I cannot resist, let's take that road, and park my car under that giant monster
Wow! It's the very first time I'm under a so huge & running wind turbine! The sound produced by the moving blades was terrific! Too bad I didn't record it! It was really scary
So let's take this opportunity to set a new record... being the closest as possible to a wind turbine during a road trip... I challenge you to do better than this
Ok, I really need to go home now ... yes 'hay fever' blabla... fortunately almost there ...
Home Sweet Home
Two countries : Belgium > France > Belgium, 5 hours on "road trip" time and 197 km on the road.
Next steps : to unload the cabinet, to find a location for it, to watch the KRULL DVD and see how this movie looks like in 2011