Ibis Lille Tourcoing
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... the various Battles of Ypres. The town was almost destroyed the museum...what was the main church...was obliterated and rebuilt...the front square was nothing but bomb craters....with lines of soldiers marching east.....to the front via Menin gate....the front was not far from there. Good stuff and very informative. somewhere in there i climbed the tower.....no heart attack....and what a view. worth the couple of Euro's. You could see from the tower all ...
Wednesday 30th July 2014
After a quiet mooring overnight at Anzin (over the water from Valenciennes) we were up for an earliy-ish start which was set back after John went looking for a boulangerie to buy our last fresh French baguette and croissants. He would ask for directions and was lead to believe it was just up the road and around the corner and along a bit. 2 miles later (or it seemed that way) he had success. It was worth the ...
... man should know better at 3 o'clock in the morning.
Thanks to Kev Meanwell who doesn't yet know I nicked his photos from Facebook. And a big shout for our Belgian hosts for a wonderful day and night and a cracking barbecue.
Tomorrow Luxembourg and the fabled High Chapparal.
... 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 ...
... to be more fun and relaxed.
The drive to Ypres took 45 minutes along long roads across very flat terrain. Cyclists in lycra seemed to be everywhere using the route alongside the motorway as a racing track. Very popular here it seems.
Ypres town was nearly deserted (Sunday) and I annoyingly paid for parking which we realised shortly after I need'ent have. Its Sunday..Dur.
We walked along to the Menin Gate and all around it; a very ...