BEST WESTERN La Metairie
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... Christian, from Battlefield tours, collected us and together with another Australian couple, Liz and and John, from Perth, we headed off to see some of the places etched in our memory banks from ANZAC day lessons from school days long gone. Fromelles, Tyne Cot, VC corner, Hellfire Corner, Hill 60, Passchendale and so on. Christian and his wife Annette, were great with so much information, yet told in so many interesting ...
... bikes on that particular train, but boxes were ok. Go figure. We then had to navigate the boxes to St Pancras station to catch the Eurostar across to Lille, in France. The little wheels worked really well along the train concourses and thru to the ticket boxes etc, until wayward passengers and pedestrians walked in front of us. As it was a bit like navigating the Queen Mary, and the steering not that responsive, I nearly ran over ...
... precise and painterly painting that I would never have guessed was his. And a Monet painted when he was almost blind that would be fine in a ver Modern gallery.
It was also wonderful to see a number of people, some young kids, actually trying to copy the paintings. At least they were actually LOOKING at the Art, trying to understand it, unlike all the dump people just taking selfies or snaps of paintings and not even stopping to look at them or ...
... place, also is kept busy taking clients on battlefield or Cycle tours. And the B&B is conveniently located opposite a brewery, location, location, location. Ypres is the first city we've seen that really takes full advantage of the WW1 Battlefields story. Without being tacky, there are plenty of places in France which could do very well out of the millions of foreign visitors who flock there every year to visit the cemeteries and museums. Maybe they think it's wrong ...
... sights of the dead,
the wounded, the maimed, and a terrible anxiety lest the line should
give way." The feeling cannot be adequately described. I was in saddened awe.
The weather was starting to turn, so we returned to our van and drove further on, to Carrefour des Roses, which marks the place where the Germans first used chlorine gas. The gas was originally invented by a Jewish-German chemist, whose wife killed herself after WWI because ...