Photoshoot Julie van Beers (22-04-2012)Written by Administrator
Fort de la Chartreuse was one of the more special locations where I have been to do a photoshoot. Located in Liège, Belgium, this fort was built in 1817 by the Dutch army (the country of Belgium did not yet exist; it wasn't founded until 1830). This fort is part of the fortification line along the river Meuse which crosses Belgium.
The fort was ready-and-able to house 3000 soldiers, but will unfortunately never complete its purpose to defend anything. The history of this fort is pretty interesting. It was seized by the Belgian people during the revolution in 1830 and it became a simple barracks. During World War I and World War II the fort acted as a German prison. In 1944-45 the American military took control of the fort and it was transformed into the 28th General Hospital for the US Army. The fort now stands decaying and completely obsolete.
I have made a movie during this day as well, to show a bit of behind the scenes. This movie can be seen on Youtube.
Model: Julie van Beers
Last Updated on 08 June 2012