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Lot happening today folks...Another amble through the gorgeous city centre... Different streets, different discoveries
.. It's into Ice Magic we venture is a Bruges tradition to present Ice Sculptures Festival during the winter. Every year there are suitable topics that fascinate young and old and brings an unprecedented aspect of Bruges under the loop.Bruges is proud to announce a world first: its own ...
... memorial to Flemish soldiers but also a statement of Flemish desires for some degree of independence from Brussels. The annual Flemish pilgrimages to Diksmuide, which started in the 1920's, became contaminated with right-wing, we-hate-all-people-who-are-not-us, groups (it's happening now in the UK, isn't it?). The unwanted association of the tower with extremists led to its demolition by explosion by the opposite extremists in the 1970's. A few years later, it was replaced by ...
... and consolidated the remains into three or four larger cemeteries. All of the cemeteries, British and German, were once battlefields. Soldiers from both sides were buried more or less where they died.
We first stopped at a cemetery that commemorates John McRae, the army surgeon who wrote the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" after the death of a friend. It's a beautiful poem that gave rise to the wearing of poppies as a way to remember war dead. It sounds at first like ...
... sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!!
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After breakfast, we hauled our asses over to Duksmuide. We had never been there, but once in the town square, it was your typical Flemish square, so it felt similar to others that we had seen and it felt good.
A quick bit of history.
The Commonwealth nations didn't really ...
... or Josh; a nice ride for Ben and Lucy, and a rocking ride for Sam. Of course, she is going to the Olympics in cycling, so I shouldn't be so impressed.
J: I love Brugges. Like many things on this trip, Brugges left us at the mercy of our friends. We love the Wilhelms, the Wilhelms said this was one of their favorite places and we put Brugges on our list. Brugges is the most intact medieval city in Europe. It has a population of 100K, but ...
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