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... interesting about the hands in this painting (pic 4). I think every person has at least one hand that is held the same way. The artist is apparently really into that particular hand gesture. And finally (pic 5) you have a scene which I think is supposed to depict when Mary washed Jesus’ feet. I just thought it was a bit different to have a couple of dogs there chewing on a bone.
One thing this museum had that I thought was really ...
... every name in alphabetical order of all the known 'Great War' deaths. Germans, Belgian, Austrian, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and Canadian all loved and lost. The group spent some quiet time searching for family names. We were starkly reminded that the Germans who were buried in French soil at Neuville St Vaast cemetery were only tolerated and the crosses showed four names each German and Jews buried together and spreading to ...
... short period the Germans occupied Ieper). We had a look at the gate before the crowds that evening and then set off for Polyglon Wood. This is a cemetery with mostly Australian and New Zealand soldiers buried, many of them "unknown". It is also the site of the memorial to the Australian 5th Division, a very imposing and beautiful memorial. The topography of the area is unchanged from when our soldiers would have seen it - very flat with farms and small villages everywhere - ...
... Charles de Gaul was born and grew up in is about 50 yards away in the next street. Kate took some quiet contemplation time before we went on a walk with the aim of taking in some of the sights before selecting a nice place to eat. After about 2 hours of walking around cobbled streets looking at various clocks, town halls, and avoiding the cigarette toting, slack shouldered, pavement hoggers we eventually found ourselves in a ...
... countinusly as you approach the Tyne Cot Visitors Centre, which contains a small museum and touch screens which shows the Australian connection to the cemetery.
After lunch in the pub in Zonnebekke, we visited the Passchendaele 1917 Museum. Housed in the Zonnebekke Chateau, which was flattened during the battles and rebuilt in 1924, this museum focuses on the battle for Passchendaele. It's centrepiece is a large dug out system and ...