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A final day exploring the Salient

A long route south of the Salient proper today, taking in the Plugstreet (Ploegsteert), Messines (Messen), and WhiteSheet (Wijtschate) areas. This area felt much more like the Somme. Primarily, I think, because I was out of Ypres’ immediate vicinity, where … Continue reading

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Walking the Salient – Day 1

First day of walking in the Salient. Almost at once I was impressed by how compact the Salient feels. There’s no debating the fact that it’s a pretty small area, yet I think at least part of the sensation derives … Continue reading

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In Flanders’ Fields Museum

Ypres is as charming as I recalled, though busier. The biggest development in terms of this project – aside from the carnival rides in the market square of course – is the completion of the new In Flanders’ Fields Museum. … Continue reading

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