North of Nova Gorica, the Route ‘103’ hugs the emerald-coloured Soca river as it cuts through the Julian Alps. The road and river connect small valley floor villages and towns
Most people visit the iconic landscapes of the First World War in Northern France, the remains of the No Man’s Land and the fortified trenches, looking for monuments and ruins of war. We went there and found a forest.
In this first leg of our expedition, we travelled from No Man’s Land to Nowhere. From London to marshes of Norfolk, we traced Medieval sites that somehow fall outside the “normal” order of governance and ownership.
With only three days until the launch of the expedition at The Royal Geographical Society in London we’ve been hard at work preparing the car for the start of the 6000 mile journey.
Even after 100 years, the term “No Man’s Land” is still intimately associated with the tract of mangled earth between the front lines of the opposing armies during the Great War of 1914-1918.
No-man’s lands are commonly associated with destruction, danger, walls and barbed wire. Can they also be sites of reconciliation and peace-building?