Hotel des Tours
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... themselves in this strategic position. In April 1917, Canadian soldiers were successful in taking and holding Vimy Ridge. Hill 145, where the monument is positioned, is the highest point along the ridge.
Further within the site, are the preserved trenches and tunnels from that time. From both sides. Paul went through the tunnels but I declined, knowing the limits of both my claustrophibia and imagination. Extensive ...
... a military representative. A scottish school band provided music during the wreath laying, then was silent while volunteers from the local Fire Brigade played the Last Post. The school band was back in force for the Belgium national anthem, and God Save the Queen. An old gentleman, wearing his fathers medals, sang his heart out. Paul and I were waiting for the Canadian and Australian anthems, but didn't happen. Troops ...
... drove in to town centre and out again as we could not find parking. Onwards to Arras and the same problem. Final destination for the day Lille. Arrived in Lille late afternoon, which is close to the Belgium border. Raining so did not stop. Headed straight to the hotel in Rochin. budget hotel but OK. Decided to drive into centre of Lille to find somewhere ...
La grisaille: drabness
Et voilà, une nouvelle ville. Même si je ne connais pas l'endroit, la règle du jeu est la même: logement temporaire, démarches administratives, chercher un logement permanent. Comme tout ça n'est pas assez difficile en soi, l'administration de ce pays, stupidement complexe et passive-aggressive jusqu'au bout, s'assure que je ne m'ennuie pas.
Malgré tout, ces procédures me laissaient pas mal de temps ...
... watch TV or just hang out. Amsterdam proved to be an excellent place for some retail therapy. I bought some lovely red suede ankle boots (yes Stu, more shoes) and a leather jacket. Both were complete bargains. There were heaps of sales on so plenty of shops to visit. I don't think I've ever seen so many shoe shops. Shoe lovers heaven. PS. We missed the connecting train and had to catch another three trains to get to our destination but we did finally get to ...