Hotel Stars Lille Villeneuve d'Ascq
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... a beautiful painting. I’m just trying to show something here. The one on the bottom by Peter Paul Rubens isn’t even a real painting and yet it shines out as being amazing. It’s actually just a rough draft for a full wall painting he did.
The highlight of the museum for me was a couple of Rodin statues they had on display. The final picture (pic 8) shows the beauty of his work coupled with a gorgeous Monet in the ...
... were killed in this part of northern France. The names were listed on panels in alphabetical order regardless of nationality. The panels went around and around taking an entire soccer-size field to list all the names. We also visited Neuville Saint Vaast, the largest German military cemetry in France where another 44,830 soldiers are buried. Soldiers here were listed four to ...
... can't put the awning up).
So after brek, quick wash up, application of factor 30, sunglasses on and Prego's walk to the shop and back (where Jon cycled yesterday). First 10 mins were delightful... Then... Total downpour!! We got absolutely drenched and the wind whipped at us all the way along the road and up the hill to Vis-en-Artois. Waterproofs? Er, no!! Hey ho! I whizzed round the shop whilst Jon waited with Prego then we set off back. Rain and wind didn't let up at all, ...
... It was very small and not at all foreboding looking.
Once in Ypres, Jennie and I took time to walk through the gate of the city which is now a huge memorial for those soldiers who perished in the war. We then went and followed our group to get lunch. I went to a bakery for pastries, and bought a pop at another shop. A small group of us wandered around, and discovered a beautiful church to go inside and look at. It was stunning.
As we were ...
... Day in 1914 in which German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk, sing carols together, play soccer and exchange cigarettes and food. How wonderful to think that in he midst of battle enemies could forget hostilities and indulge in such acts of humanity. Such a modest but inspirational and uplifting site depicting the best of human behaviour springing from the worst.