Visiting the In Flanders Fields Museum


Hallow grounds blessed in blood…

random thoughts from lorne

Horse drawn cannon were used to  hurl millions of shells on Flanders' fields. Horse drawn cannon were used to hurl millions of shells on Flanders’ fields.

In 2009 I was in Ypres, Belgium for a day. I made the In Flanders Fields Museum my first stop. In 2014 it was a priority once more; as I wanted Vivian too experience it too. The Museum is located in the medieval Cloth Hall in the centre of town, a building completely destroyed during the Frist World War, then rebuilt.

This year’s trip though was a bit of a letdown. The museum had done some upgrades since I was there last that were downgrades in my opinion.

I will say though that it was still a lot of fun, if it is fair to describe spending a couple of hours going through the record of a horrific war as fun. More than 600,000 soldiers died in the Ypres area during the First World War, with more…

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