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... side. Each post represents a day in the life of the cemetery from just before the war in 1914 through to 1921 when the hospital finally closed. On each post there are notches (starting from ground level) up the post - one for each burial in the cemetery. A very moving entry to what is another huge burial place that covers another considerable area of land. Here we saw graves of soldiers of many nations - Aussies, English, Canadian, a few Americans and a section for German soldiers. ...
... in the North by the French in honour of what our country contributed during the wars, particularly the first.
I won't say much else, I just think its important to take a moment and recognize that we live in a country that does have a young but rich history in this respect.
... buggered at the end.
1.2km of pave is enough for me. Orchies, Mone en Pevel and Trouee d'Arenberg will have to wait for somebody else.
Out shopping in the avo to find something for Lauren.
About 5pm I headed out for Belgium and a quick raid across the border. First stop was Passchendale then Tyne Cot Memorial and then on to Menin Gate. I have a little job to complete from 12 months ...
... 8221; following the death of a friend.
In Flanders fields.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
... an illegal turtle out of the back of a white truck probably was. Despite the fact that I have wanted a turtle for as long as I can remember, whining over the fact that it is illegal to sell them in Alberta, I really don't know if Sunday's Wazemmes market was the right time and place for me to adopt the fabulous Bob Erasmus Bitz. On a side note, if you haven't already added him on facebook, please do ;) Anyways, after coming up with ...