"Ieper - West of Flanders" Top 5 Page for this destination Ieper by Luchonda
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Ieper - The battlefield of Flanders in the first WW - but it is more than this - more than the last post !
Interior view on the famous St-Maartens-Cathedral - located in the center
of Ieper - near the Belfry and Lakenhalle.
An impressive Cathedral - reflecting a lot of history (political/religious) of this part of my country - starting in the medievals ... ending
..who knows !
St-Maartens-Cathedral - located in the center of Ieper - near the Belfry and Lakenhalle.
Weaponshields of the most important inhabitants !
The war in the Westhoek was a historical event, and among all the historical events, it is perhaps one of those which will leave the deepest mark, one of the stages of humanity. The ruins of the Cloth Hall, rebuilded stone by stone, and of the Cathedral, a mix of natural stones and productionwise cheaper bricks.
BTW the cloth hall had about 91 statues of the most important rulers of Ypres. Today, only a few are rebuild
- Statue of the holy virgin
- Statue of Baudion 9 and his wife (founders of Ypres)
- Statue of Albert I and his wife ( King during the war)
Located : Near the the entrance of "Flanders Field Museum"
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our places 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 down, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders Field
John Mc Crae - May 1915
- Pros:Impressive new builded city after the WW one
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Written Mar 13, 2006
Flanders Field Museum
Written Apr 6, 2006
Flanders Field Museum II
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