Kyriad Amiens Nord
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... glass was painted and with really beautiful, unique designs. I couldn’t confirm it (cuz I’m still working on that pesky language barrier) but my guess is that this window was put together of pieces of glass after the bombing as a memorial of sorts.
Not to be outdone in the creepy department, we have a sculpture of a baby with a skull (pic 7). The carving is very beautiful….which makes it all the creepier. Just my opinion of course.
... day for the British army. At the end of the day 60,000 soldiers had been made casualties. The Thiepval Memorial is the largest British war memorial in the world. It commemorates 72205 men from British and South Africans armies who were declared missing in the Somme between 1915- 1918. We visited the the Canadian memorial at Beaumont, the South African memorial at Longueval and the Australian memorial at Pozieres. The cemetery and ...
This morning we had an early start for an important visit to the Somme battlefields. It was here that ANZAC troops fought in World War I. It was one of the largest battles of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Our guide took us to Villers–Bretonneux Australian National Memorial, a World War Imemorial, located near the ...
... but a 180° turn reveals the cathedral with sound and light show underway!
Every cloud has a silver lining!
For the next fifteen minutes, we enjoy the ornate exterior of the building lit in the most intricate detail, not unlike Melbourne's White Night. The giant rose window is also backlit. Returning to the hotel reveals that all was a false alarm.
We do a second take on bedding down. With clothes parked ...
... same width, you can still imagine what it would have been like to live, and die, among the trenches. The front-line trench, curving its way across the open field, with supply trenches feeding into it. Sylvester also walked us into no-man's land, and were able to view the close proximity of both Allied and German trenches and a sense of the waste and devastation that would have filled this gap in between. It was an eerie feeling to be standing in this ...