Rainy Day in Ypres, Belgium

During World War I, Ypres *leper-in dutch* was the centre of battles between German and Allied forces. Hence this town is a special for their history. It was a rainy afternoon, so all of the pictures are abit gloomy.



Went to the Flanders Museum, Belfry tower, some cemetery and ate Ypres Burger for lunch. My fav highlight was the Menin Gate, this gate is dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I. 

BTW, this year is the 100th anniversary for the WW1, many events are held for the remembrance of the war 1914-1918. 








Menin Gate

All the names engraved on the wall






For lunch we had famous Ypres Burger.. yummy.






Ill end today Blog with a famous poem by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae 

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:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.


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