Premiere Classe Lille Ouest - Lomme
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Today we rode along the canal tow path for about 25kms and then went inland and had lunch, before we joined a rail bike path for another 20 kms before rejoining the canal again for the final 7kms to bring us to Oudenaarde, a total distance of 52kms We arrived in Oudenaarde, which is lovely small city, we went off for a wander with Albert, they were excavating an archaelogical site near the ...
Cloudy with misty drizzle all the way, (the drizzle was so light that we only put our raincoats on the last 20km to keep the dampness out) 13-16deg, 89km, av. 18.9km/h, tot. 1380km. It is hard to believe that none of the buildings in Ypres are more than 100 years old. The whole place was flattened during 1914-18 and then rebuilt in the ensuing years; they did a great job. It's a very nice place. The last word on ...
... of headstones and so many of them
unknown. The sheer magnitude of so many young people who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for future generations freedom and this is just one
of many cemeteries. The walls at the back were covered in row after row
of names of missing men. This was a very quiet solemn experience, but I
glad I got to see it.
We then headed back to the bus stop, we
had a thirty minute wait for the bus, in the freezing cold. ...
... one act set off a whole series of actions that ended in the first global war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914. Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, mobilised its army in her defence. Germany, bound by treaty to Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia on 1 August. France, bound by treaty to Russia, found itself at war against Germany. Belgium declared itself neutral.
What happened next was ...
... 15 feet high and was insipired by the famous inscribed columns erected by the Emperor Ashoka throughout India in the 3rd century BC. The column is surmounted with a Lotus Capital, the Imperial British Crown and the Star of India. Two tigers are carved on either side of the column guarding the temple of the dead. On the lower part of the column the words 'God is One, His is the Victory' are inscribed in English, with similar texts in Arabic, Hindi, and ...