Hotel Balladins Amiens/Longueau Confort
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... glass was painted and with really beautiful, unique designs. I couldn’t confirm it (cuz I’m still working on that pesky language barrier) but my guess is that this window was put together of pieces of glass after the bombing as a memorial of sorts.
Not to be outdone in the creepy department, we have a sculpture of a baby with a skull (pic 7). The carving is very beautiful….which makes it all the creepier. Just my opinion of course.
... are beautifully maintained. In Albert we visited a museum through a 10 meter deep 250 meter long tunnel dating back to the 13th century and used as an air raid shelter during World War 2. Finally we visited a mine crater at La Boisselle. It is 91 meters in diameter and 21 meters in depth. Exploded by the allies to to blow up the German bunkers. There is about 100klms where the battles of the Somme took place. There are beautifully ...
... Pozieres. This is where Great Uncle Harry Martin died and grandpa Harris was wounded. This place was very moving.
Also went to local museum which is privately owned. He has a list on the wall with the names of all Aussies that died here and he places a tick beside a name when family members visit from Oz. He has an amazing collection of artefacts and personal belongings that continue to appear on farmlands. Only yesterday a farmer bought in a ...
... teau de Chantilly day' as there were so many school groups visiting from 5 to 12 year olds as well as groups of Japanese and Indian tourists with very few single/couple tourists.
Sorry just the one foodie image of lunch for today as we had no other culinary delights - look forward to sharing more tomorrow!!
Interesting point: when we showed our tickets to the fellow at the start of the Grand Stables, Brad replied "Merci" to which ...
... wars. He had some flags and special wooden crosses engraved with messages to put on the graves, and he asked Tallis to help him.
There was a fantastic plaque with a speech given by Paul Keating, that had both Trystan and me in tears. Now – I believe not everyone at the time like them (mostly because he didn't include the words "Known unto God")… but I thought his words were beautiful and given that I’m writing this on Remembrance ...