BEST WESTERN La Metairie
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Happy Anniversary to us!!! Our modest chalet is an absolutely gorgeous mini- castle almost, oozing with charm and tres romantique. Lars will have banked numerous brownie points for choosing this exquisite hotel.
We spent the afternoon revisiting some of our favourite places in the town and a tour through the new Hop Museum. Fascinating stuff but it just made us thirsty for some of the local beer, which we found at a cosy local bar and it didn't disappoint.
The next day was ...
A few shots of this afternoon in Ieper and the last post service at Menin Gate - which has been conducted every night at this site since 1920. This memorial had the names of just over 54000 men from the British Commonwealth whose bodies have never been found after the battle of the Somme. More particularly those allied soldiers who died at Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot, Fromelle & Passchendaele. ...
... sons and it makes me angry. At 8:00pm every night they hold a short ceremony at the Gate which is always very well attended by people from many of the countries who sent men to the war. Wreaths are laid, prayers said and 6 very old buglars do a great jobof the last post and revaillie. We wandered home in quite a somber mood. The next day we left heading down to Amiens, visiting on the way VC corner. It is a small patch of very open ground, something that was repeated over ...
... 8211; clearly there had been heavy rain over the last couple of days. As a result, when pulling nose-first into our selected pitch, our front wheels began to spin, and spin. Oh dear! Our vehicle is incredibly nose heavy and low geared! Quickly abandoned all hope of self-extraction and relieved to hear that the site management would be able to help in the ...
... which overlooked a canal to the front and surrounded by lush greenery all around.
We then walked back into the centre of the town to "In Flanders Fields Museum" which was a world class learning experience for all. It was a highly interactive experience with many audiovisual displays which really engaged everyone while at the same time paying respects to the at times heartbreaking or at others fascinating stories of war.
After that we crossed over the ...