Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel
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To Vimy Ridge, north of Arras, Hill 145, where the Canadian Monument and several cemeteries are located as part of the Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada. The only other historic site outside Canada is Beaumont-Hamel.
A different style of monument, where two towering pylons of limestone are carved with allegorical figures from greek mythology. Maple leaves on one tower, the fleur-de-lys on its twin, symbolic of ...
... for over 1000 years. Notre Dame in Paris was breathtaking, but the crowds of people making their tourist pilgrimage there took away from it's spirituality a little. For this reason the cathedrals in Ghent were in ways more spectacular. The white stone and brown wood also made it very mystical. Bruges is often described as a 'fairytale city' (not only described that way in the film 'In Bruges' starring Colin Farrell, but by locals as well), and it really is like ...
... South Africa and other dominions were also identified on the walls. A large number of senior military personel were present. Turned out there was a military legal conference happening at the time, so all attendees showed up for the Last Post.
The band marched off playing Scotland the Brave.
By this time it was both late and cold. Headed back to the station, only to ...
... the mustard gas attacks. It is beautiful and is surrounded by yellowed evergreen trees. We then visited the town of Ypres. Beautiful old city. The Menin Gates are a memorial to 60 000 allied soldiers and then they had to create Tyne Cot for 30 000 more. At 8 pm they do a last post and there were about 2000 at the gates. Henry A Tuggey was Carol's great grandfather. He was gassed with mustard gas at the battle of Ypres. He came back to ...
... with Patrick Gibson who recited the Ode to Rememberance.
Earlier in the day, we visited the Flanders Field Museum, Passchendaele and Tyne Cot.
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