B&B La Passarelle - Hooghe Crater

Meenseweg 449 , Ypres, West Flanders, 8902, Belgium | B&B
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Brugge

A travel blog entry by waterswandering on Aug 08, 2014

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... the outside of town, through pretty tree-covered paths and past majestical lakes (the Lake of Love in fact).



We stopped off for chocolate and banana waffles along the way (a specialty in Belgium) and found ourselves at a little cafe (Vero Caffe) in one of the back streets. Oh. My. God. The BEST double espresso we have had in a long time. It would rival the best places in Brisbane. ...

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake on Jul 10, 2014

4 comments, 5 photos

... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

The western front

A travel blog entry by kerri.hobman on May 11, 2014

... made up the 16 person guard in place that evening and a group who were following their battalions footsteps from ww1. the playing of the last post is very moving, there is young and old and oeople from so many different ciuntries all here to pay there respects, I was able to attend this service on both nights I wasbin ypres and the fact that there is so many veterans visiting is amazing. the weather the next day was once again pretty average so I decided not to go in search ...

The Last Post?

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle on Mar 27, 2014

36 photos

... indeed...

One of the major events here is the nightly ceremony at the Menin Gate where they play the Last Post and lay wreaths, so we headed off with the crowds for that. It is an extraordinarily sobering experience as one stands and all around you are the carved names of those who died but have no known grave.

The Last Post by itself has the power to move me, although tonight we were surrounded by throngs of young teens who were ...

And now we lie, in Flanders fields

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey on Nov 10, 2013

2 comments

... worked on. When the men died, as they inevitably did, they were hastily buried in a nearby battlefield cemetery, often being dumped into the ground as artillery rained down. The graves were marked with wooden crosses, but the bodies were accidentally exhumed on a not infrequent basis, as artillery disturbed the ground. Eventually, the bodies mingled, leading to miniature mass graves. Even in death, the men found no peace. Standing in McCrae's dressing ...

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This B&B, located on Meenseweg 449 , Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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