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Travel Blogs from Ypres
... exhibits and two displays - the bunker and the trench-lines. Altogether it is an excellent snapshot of the battles here in 1915 - 1918. We then have a light lunch at a little brasserie in town before driving down to Hill 60.
Before dinner at La Trompet we take a pleasant evening stroll around the city ramparts (the old star ...
For me, even just being in the place where that was written was an incredible experience, but there was so much more to this memorial site than that.
And one of those was brought to my attention by a group of...well I guess they were students on a Spring Break trip.
You know how young kids are...bit loud, not sure what's the meaning of all of this, and seeing a headstone for a 27 year old father of three doesn't mean much to them.
... between 1915 and 1918 who visited and rested in its rooms.
I left Poperinge with a quote hanging in my mind from the walls of the house: "War is an ageing profession. The boys' faces grow old before their time, and even the children forget their game" (Tubby 13th May 1918 - The proprietor of Talbot House)
After visiting Poperinge we made our way to Ypres (Ieper). The town itself is very quaint, with many buildings (although rebuilt after the ...
... 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 ...
... for the 8 pm) ceremony. And wow didn't the crowds build - we were so pleased we did what we did and had front row viewing of one of the most spectacular half hour services to commemorate the 54000 fallen ...very emotional. A guard of honour was provided by HMS Seahawk, there were 4 buglers, from the local volunteer fire brigade, who played The Last Post and Reveille, a piper played Abide with Me and a local choir sang other songs while a range of family members ...