Black and White Tuesday17-1306-Fromelles

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Black and White Tuesday

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Fromelles War Cemetery where the remains

of soldiers recently found in mass graves,

in nearby Pheasant Wood,

are interred.

Entrance to Fromelles War Grave Cemetery.

 The middle grave in the front (foreground) row,

with the Australian flag,

belongs to MGW’s cousin’s uncle…

18-year-old Private Justin Hercules Breguet.

And….because MGW and her cousin share

the same (Breguet) grandmother,

Justin is MGW’s uncle also.

Not sure if it is correct to talk in he first person of someone

who died 100 years ago…

 

but it does seem correct.

Apologies to students of the English language.

As you can see the War Graves are attached to the

Fromelles General Cemetery,

so a visit to Fromelles,

is a visit to the fallen soldiers as well.

No excuses.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Edible

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Edible

 

When we arrived at La Place

(whether in Belgium or The Netherlands I don’t remember)

it felt like…

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 we, no, I was still digesting a hearty breakfast.

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 Sad to say that I did not sample any of these

for the above reason.

However, my mouth waters every

time I see the photos.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Edible

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Brugge-4, Belgium

 

 Last week in Brugge.

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One of the last photographs in Market Square were these horses,

carts and drivers catering for tourists wanting

a gentle ride around Brugge.

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After we walked back to our hotel and freshened up

we returned for a Welcome Dinner which

provided opportunities for some twilight photography.

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Belfort Tower in Brugge.

brugge_het-zand-fountain_0280The Het Zand fountain was one of the most

memorable sights of our trip, in my opinion.

 

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Maybe it was that I had not seen a fountain…

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illuminated like this before.


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Or maybe it was just the atmosphere and camaraderie

which was beginning to form between all travelers.

 

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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Brugge-3, Belgium

 

 Last week I showed this archway as seen from

the main Square in Brugge.

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This view is from the canal side of the archway,


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as we walked back into Market Square.


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And if you happened to look up whilst in the arch

you will see this remarkable ceiling.


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Through the arch and to the left is St Basil’s Basilica.


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Upon entering St Basil’s I was immediately drawn 

to a life-like wooden statue of Jesus…

brugge-church-statue_0165which depicts him bound prior to Crucifixion.


brugge-church_0167In a central nave a bronze statue of a pelican stands.  

The pelican was/is a symbol for

Christ and the Eucharist.


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 My final photo is of Pietà.  

In many Cathedral there are wardens/security staff

ensuring that visitors remain quiet.  

No such staff were on duty during my visit

and there was no need to ask anyone to be quiet.  

It is/was a very sombre atmosphere in the

Holy Blood Chapel of St Basil’s.

My source of information about some of these images is:
http://www.jeffangiegoh.com/?p=2852

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I cannot recall if flash photography was allowed

in the Holy Blood Chapel.  

My photos were taken using slow (1/30 sec) shutter speed,


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I guess like many locals and tourists

I light a candle before leaving.

I know I said last week that this would be

my last post of Brugge walk.

I will try, again, to make next week’s my last Brugge post.

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Brugge, Belgium

 

  Some images taken after we had walked along

Zuidzandstraat into Brugge’s… 

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Market Square

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All this gold and art work was above…

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an archway leading out….  

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to our first view of canals.

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Canals were not expected until we reached Venice…

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so quite a surprise to see them in Brugge.

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Crossing over the canal we came upon the market…

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and its many vendors.  

And we still have more to come.  

I just loved Brugge.

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Brugge, Belgium

 

Our first night on the European continent was spent

in Brugge, at the NH Hotel.


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After a mid afternoon check in we walked into Market Square.


brugges_0111NH Hotel is only a few metres from Het Zand, which is…


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also bordered by the UNESCO building in Brugge.


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In the middle of Het Zand is…

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 a beautiful fountain, of which I have already posted

some night shots and will re-post next week.


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We walked along Zuidzandstraat which was our first taste

of European crowds…locals and tourists

all blending in harmony.

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After a lazy ten or fifteen minute walk

we reached Market Square.  

I will complete my Brugge walk next week.

In the meantime I wish all readers 

 a Safe, Prosperous and

Happy New Year.

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Jo’s Monday Walk