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One of the main reasons we came on this trip was the desire by Mr S to see and pay respects to the Aussies who fought over here in WWI. Most of you would know that this isn't really my thing (I have never marched for ANZAC day for example) but I have now marched and played at two really important ceremonies. There is a definite feeling of pride and honour while I have been doing this ...
The Menin gate (in Ypres) is, ...
... a Great Steam Train comes in pulling its load, its driver and fireman are only slaves to the mighty machine that has enslaved them to take it forward to places!) well take that one step forward, for what we saw this Dragon its head turning from side to side looking at us mere mortals assembled to pay homage to its presence. It had enslaved two drivers to bring his eminence into our lives! The steam and the sounds spurting out told the ...
... part in the 1st world war as a military force. They had no right to be there and would have felt the same if it had been the provisional IRA or IRA.” (John’s second rant of the day). It spoilt it for him but the playing of the last post goes on and the honouring of the fallen is remembered every day at 8pm with this simple and touching ceremony. A little earlier in the day, we visited a small war grave cemetery and John pointed out ...
If ever there was a part of a multi-stage city break for which the term
of phrase 'last but not least' best applied, then that accolade could
quite easily be awarded to Ghent, which was the 3rd and final Belgian
city visited on this tourist itinerary. Getting there was made so simple
given the fact that it is on the Brussels - Brugge rail network,
therefore a stop-off in Ghent early in the afternoon ...
... as Gent.
Bern waited patiently halfway up while the rest of us scaled the heights.
Basilica of the Holy Blood was closed for lunch (seriously, we heard them talk about sandwiches) so off on the essential canal cruise.
Very funny student guide who must have been only telling jokes in English or Flemish is like telegraphese as there wasn't much of it.