Me and my boys in Ieper!
Inside the "In Flanders Fields" WWII museum.
More from the museum. In this area, there was an overhead speaker that had a peom about the horrors of war being read. As the part about "Gas, Gas! Quick, boys!" was read, this tall column filled with eery green smoke. It was very haunting.
Me and Caleb in Ieper.
Outside a cathedral in Ieper.
Inside the cathedral.
Tommy trying to stay warm and eating a waffle topped with bananas, chocolate and whipped cream.
This is Menin Gate. It's very impressive in real life for this small Belgian town. It's a British WWII war memorial. To this day, the Last Post is sounded every night at 8 pm. This was one of the major reasons we went to Ieper, and we spent hours trying to stay warm in hopes of making it to 8 pm.
Alas, after a late night with the Awards Ceremony the night before and having gotten up at 5 to make our ferry, we just didn't have stamina. Nor was there anywhere warm enough to wait that long. In the end, we were all in bed by 8 pm instead of watching the Last Post in Ieper.
Tomorrow (hopefully), I'll catch you up on Ghent and Lille and that'll wrap up our Belgium trip.