Le Jardin d'Alix
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... far from where we were moored on Canal du Nord, most likely Roman according to the signage. The cathedral in town is huge, and is constructed in two distinct sections, Roman and Gothic and was as usual stunning, so much money and time was put into the construction of these grand buildings, sometimes taking centuries to build, only to be remodelled by future generations or reconstructed due ...
... that' s about it... When people ask me why I keep on going back to Africa, my answer is clear...because of the people...no I don't have an African boyfriend but I'm in love with African people. Their way of life, the no-stress mentality, the sense of humor and especially the fact that they don't have anything but big misery and still try to laugh it away with a big joke...all things I can not write down in words...and that's why I love Africa!
... A very handsome Australian read the Exhortation ;
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”
Googling afterwards revealed him to be Ben Roberts-Smith, a very gorgeous and highly decorated former Australian SAS soldier who has been awarded the Victoria Cross.
We dashed ...
... just set it was very poignant & even a little eerie in the still dark air.
My only regret with Flanders is that the poppy season was over which would have added another dimension to the geography. Basically my journey is over & I start heading back to Christchurch in two days’ time but will be spending three nights in Dubai. So goodbye holiday, hello ...
... a long lunch until we got back onto the buses for some more battlefield touring.
Our first stop after the break was at the grave of WC Old Boy, Douglas Harle. His story is particularly tragic as Douglas was killed in the first engagement he was involved in, and did not even get the chance to put up a fight but that is after all the grim reality of war. If a bullet or a shell has your name on it, there's nothing you can do about it.
We then had a quick drive ...