Charming Poppy

Address: Vooruitgangsstraat 16, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on Vooruitgangsstraat 16, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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    Travel Blogs from Ypres

    "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow..."

    A travel blog entry by kcsinasia on Apr 24, 2015

    54 photos

    ... simple meal. The shelling in WWI was so intense that to this day farmers are finding live ammo--gas and explosive. When the battles started and the drainage systems maintained by the farmers were destroyed, the area became a morass. There are two layers of soil here--surface gray clay and deeper blue clay. Bombs could just burrow and languish, then slowly work their way out to the surface. The clay and mud were as treacherous for the ...

    In Flanders' Fields...

    A travel blog entry by constance20 on Sep 24, 2014

    13 photos

    ... the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row... --------------------------------------- ------------ And so the poem goes on, written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor at Ieper (French - Ypres) who wrote it on the death of his best friend Alexis Helmer, killed in action in 1915. It's not until you see the huge WWI cemeteries that the full enormity and tragedy of what occurred sinks in. I walked around Tyne Cot Cemetery, containing the graves ...

    Ypres Salient......here we go

    A travel blog entry by tyamkovy on Aug 30, 2014

    33 photos

    ... gear...interesting. I wandered back to the bike and off I went....trying to see if i could find Hill 60.....

    Hill 60 is actually a movie pretty good ....its on netflix if your interested....its about the Auzzie tunnelers...they ended up tunneling under the German lines, packed a whole lot of explosive and blowed it up reallllll good. I thought I had seen the site from the bell tower....so I just headed in that direction....and bumped into ...

    In Flanders Fields

    A travel blog entry by themaggiej on Apr 17, 2014

    8 comments, 43 photos

    ... 0px; list-style: none; clear: none;">Jacques then took us to the memorial not far away at Fromelles where my grandmother's great love Harry Moffitt is listed on a wall of remembrance along with many others whose remains have never been found. Jacques read to us a poem that my grandmother had written for Harry after his death and later asked me to read it back to him in front of the wall where Harry's name is listed. Quite an emotional day.

  • The battle sites to the east of Ypres

    A travel blog entry by pandwcotton on Apr 09, 2014

    14 photos

    ... in 1929. After the bugle calls was a minute of silence and the laying of wreaths. The numbers of wreaths placed per ceremony is controlled by The Last Post Association - according to a noticeboard nearby. The ceremony still gives one the shivers, though, or perhaps because, it has happened so many thousands of times here and all over the world since Passendale. We walked home quietly along the Ramparts. It felt cold in the ...