Some of these photos are from Jill’s camera and more can be seen on her blog Contented Souls.
On Monday Deb, Jill and me went to the In Flanders Field Museum. A very informative couple of house spent there. On the way in you are asked to log in with your family name. At the end I found out that 87 people with my surname died in the 1st world war. Whilst in the museum I went up the bell tower to get a better view of the city and surrounding area.
Menin Gate. At 8pm ever night there is a ceremony where the Last Post is bugled. We went on the Saturday evening and despite it raining a crowd of about 2000 were present.
The monument is very impressive. On every wall there are 1000’s of names. All missing with no know grave.
It might seem corny but as the last post was being performed the rain stopped and the sun came out and a rainbow appeared ending on the monument.
Could the beautiful city, or the emotion of the last post but seems love was in the air that nigh
Or was it the beer? We will never know.