You can't believe everything you read on the internet…

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
chatillon, belgium, car graveyard, 70 year old car graveyard, 70 year old traffic jam in belgium, kindsbach cave, sammy dress black swing dress, charlotte russe studded boots, H&M leather jacket, Urban Outfitters studs necklace

Dear Internet, 

You are a bloody, stinking, lying, b-word!  

Fix it!  

<3 One Disgruntled Surfer

Yes, tout le monde, the internet led me (and a car full of my nearest and dearest) astray last weekend.  It all happened on Thursday night.  Insomnia had sunk it's torturous, Sandman scaring fangs into me and wasn't showing any signs of letting go.  The time?  Near 2 AM.  My coping mechanism?  Facebook.  

I was merrily (as merrily as one who deeply craves but one thing and cannot have it despite hours of effort (cos laying in bed is hard work)) scrolling through my Facebook feed, when I came across THIS article.  A ton of cars rotting in a Belgian forest is super cool/creepy/perfect for an exploration and a photoshoot, right?  I hopped onto Google maps and discovered that the city this car graveyard is near is only a 2 hour drive from where I live, so I rounded up the usual suspects, we packed a picnic and hit the road on Saturday morning.  

Our first snag was that the above article, nay any other article we could find online gave coordinates on where this forest is actually located, though some articles state that the car graveyards are a big tourist spot and are easy to find.  Soldier Boy tracked down a satellite image that clearly show the cars in the woods, so we used that as a guide.  When we arrived at said spot, we found that it is at the edge of a giant field of cows.  We parked the car, ducked under a barbed wire fence (which I snagged my leather jacket on) and found… oooooh, just guess… 

ONE CAR IN THE FOREST!  

In some of what I read, I found that there used to be 5 car graveyards, but that now only one remains, so instead of taking outfit photos with the car that we did find, we attempted to track down the other car graveyards, got hungry and bored fast, and headed home, which made me uber sad because I got rather dressed (in my snazzy new dress from SammyDress) up for an excursion of this type.  Luckily, the entrance to a series of underground tunnels built by Hitler during WWI is across the street from my house, so I used that as my background.  Please pardon the inconsistency of the photos here)  I'm off to Italy tomorrow and will have more fun travel snaps coming up!

Also, as I've been writing this post, I came across THIS article, which features photos of the exact same lone car that I snapped on our adventure! GRRRRRR, INTERNET!  










Jacket from H&M
Necklace from Urban Outfitters

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17 comments :

  1. That dress is a must! Shame that there was only one car, but they probably had to clear it out.

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    1. You're right, maybe they cleared them out. :/

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    2. It looks like they did a few years ago! I just wish I'd seen the article before we left… not a week after we went on this trip!

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  2. You still got some great pictures! But what a let down with only one car!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
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    1. Thank you! It was a major buzzkill and I wish I had done a photoshoot in the one-car forest, but alas… it just wasn't in the cards!

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  3. Beautiful combo, the accessories are so amazing. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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  4. Great style dear! And the location is gorgeous.

    xoxo Jessy
    Kleidermädchen

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  5. I'm in lovvvvve with your necklace!

    Xo Miriam
    www.scriptsofflair.com

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    1. I totally forgot I had it! It got lost in my closet!

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  6. Cool jewelry, rad location! I believe everything I see on the internet ;-)

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    1. Thank you! Apparently, I do too… and that's where I get into trouble!

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  7. Love your all-black outfit, the jacket goes perfectly with the dress xx

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  8. The outfit's awesome, love the black dress u were wearing, chic and elegant, but then u make it more rock chic with leather jacket and studded boots which really caught my eye, and i love that watch 2 :D. The car graveyard looks kinda haunting even though there's only one Lol. Have a great trip with Soldier Boy and keep posting xx

    lennylinhpham.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Lenny

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    1. Thanks, Lenny! Did you click on the link to see the article with photos of how it used to look? It would have been, hands down, the COOLEST photoshoot I ever had… but then there was only one car… and I was sad…

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