Kasteelhof 't Hooghe
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... experience but i didn't. Perhaps it was because we couldn't see much of what was happening - wreath laying - despite arriving 35 minutes early to find the place was already packed. Maybe it was because none of my direct relatives were involved in WW1 because they were too old or too young.
Then we found a restaurant in the town square and had some pate and mussels for dinner, washed down with a local beer, before crashing into bed ...
You can't control the weather. I knew today was supposed to have showers thru out the day – but there’s nothing you can do about it. Optimism….it can’t rain all day…..can it?
Today’s destination……In Flanders Fields.
I embarked on a journey thru the battlefields of WWI. I was really looking forward to this excursion and it did not disappoint. It’s so hard to describe what I saw today ...
... that no one got to love the man he would have become. His future just gone in one bullet.
And this leads to the final thing I saw today.
One last headstone.
But I need to set the scene here.
I was walking along from the headstone of the 15 year old, and all the student people had already gone.
I was in the back of the group heading back to the bus, and most of the group was already back there leaving me sort of on my own.
... from the Medieval period. The town itself holds around 20,000 people and is very medieval in layout with a main square (evolved from an old central marketplace). Our hotel is just off the main square and students were given time to search the old town and make purchases (Of course many of these purchases were Belgian Waffles, hot chocolate and Belgian Chocolate) ----- Parents, make sure you get the chocolates off your children before they eat them all!!!!
... exhibitions combined with multimedia presentations, were an intense experience. Over 2 hours later we headed up the Belfry Tower to view the landscape surrounding Ypres, where the significant battles sites were identified.
Prior to WW I, Ypres flourished as a trading centre for cloth. After four years of war, over, around and in ...