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... industrialised part of Belgium around Ghent.
There was no obvious border between the Netherlands and Belgium - the road number just changed.
We arrived in Ypres with enough time to shower before walking to the daily Menin Gate "Last Post" ceremony which honours the hundreds of thousands who died in the surrounding area between 1914 and 1918. Earlier this month the ceremony was held for the 30,000th time.
I know people have found it ...
... on both sides of the river. We wonder how on earth the grapes are harvested. We did notice that there are tiny one track ride on type tracks leading up the side of the hillsides each bearing a little ride on contraption with a small seat on the back. We watched as a man scattered plant food on the vines.the Temperature today was a sunny 24 ...
... biggest explosives happened.
It is hard to imagine what has happened when everything looks so peaceful now, but the photos the guide showed us told a whole other story.
I do question how those photos ever came into existence...like óh hey, I'm just going to go and stand in the middle of the biggest flight line in the world and take some photos'.
Mad people, but I am glad those photos exist.
We went into Ypres (they place the allies were trying ...
... finally to visit a Commonwealth cemetery, which was immaculate.
Leaving Ypres, we headed to the south to a restored trench system known as "Bayernwald". After racing to the local village to get tickets before closing we entered the site, and had a wander inside them to get a feel for how soldiers had to spend their time, including seeing some of the dugouts where soldiers would have slept.
... push by the Allies in late 1918.
As we looked around the town of Ypres every building is just under 100 years old. At the war's send nothing was standing. All the buildings and vegetation was totally damaged and the farmland was totally mud for a few meters deep. The pictures are so hard to believe.
We went for a delightful dinner in town at a resto called Capelle. Excellent lamb and beef. We loved the cheese croquettes- breaded cheese and then deep ...