Tuesday-PC-Wk169-Hill

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Belgium’s Hill 60.

A fascinating battle ground of World War I.

I have often heard stories of soldiers from

the opposing forces having a chat across no-man’s land

At Hill 60 front lines were within a few metres of each other.

 

 

The reverse view.

From memory it is not a natural hill.

It was created by earth removal works

when the railway line

(mentioned in Wikipedia)

was constructed.

 

Hill 60 is a World War I battlefield

memorial site and park

in the Zwarteleen area of Zillebeke

south of Ypres, Belgium.

It is located about 4.6 kilometres (2.9 mi)

from the centre of Ypres and

directly on the railway line to Comines.

Source:   

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_60_(Ypres)

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Thursday’s Special: October Words-Yr3

Travel Theme-Behind

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My

Behind

 Travel Theme.

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A few years ago while in Africa…

I developed a totally unfounded reputation of

being a tail-end Charlie.

Nothing has changed and this year,

at Hill 60, in Belgium, the only…

time I was in front (of the crowd) was when

I scrambled up this bunker to have my photo taken.

These days however, the ascent is far easier than the descent.

So by the time I had carefully descended from

my precarious position,  most of the crowd

had reach our starting point again.

And yes, there I was back, bringing up the rear of

my fellow travellers and the next group

of school children to visit Hill 60.

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Where’s My Backpack: Behind

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