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In Remembrance

By TrevBatWCC    
Taken whilst on my Christmas holiday in 2016, when I was staying in Ostend, Belgium. On Boxing Day we had a coach outing visiting here, Ypres in the province of West Flanders in Belgium. During the First World War, much of the city was reduced to rubble, and many of the destroyed buildings were rebuilt in the same style as they'd been. The city hosts historic buildings such as the Flanders Fields Museum which is located in the reconstructed Cloth Hall and tells the story of the First World War. A must to visit is the very moving Menenpoort (Menin Gate), an Iconic British Memorial to the Missing, inscribed with 54,896 names. The Memorial I uploaded images of to EPZ shortly after that holiday, but thought this image was appropriate for Remembrance Sunday and is of 'The British Grenadier Bookshop' window display on Menestraat, about 150 metres or so from the Menin Gate.
(image taken 26/12/2016)

Many thanks to Colleen and James (jacomes) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Underneath the Arches , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Poppies Belgium Specialist and abstract Shop window Ypres

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Comments


JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 11:52AM
A beautiful capture and tribute
Ju
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 12:10PM
Beautiful and timely.
8 Nov 2020 12:10PM
A beautifully constructed tribute Trev with very good write-up and info.

Dave.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
8 Nov 2020 12:12PM
Very beautiful and a fitting tribute for today.

Angela😄
8 Nov 2020 12:18PM
A most touching tribute Trev, and an excellent narrative too.

Val
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Nov 2020 12:19PM
The Menin gate is quite moving.... excellent portrayal of this window
Philpot Plus
8 379 4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 12:42PM
A very fitting image and words for today Trev.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2397 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 1:07PM
I think Flanders is something that has to be experienced. The war graves, the memorials, are a part of the day to day experience of life, everywhere and always there.
8 Nov 2020 2:00PM
Great tribute
8 Nov 2020 2:09PM
a fine arrangement
and
Black Poppies Matter (no irony intended)
link
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
8 Nov 2020 2:18PM
A beautiful and heartfelt message Trev.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 3:25PM
A fitting tribute Trev.
Peter
A beautiful tribute Trev.
Carol
8 Nov 2020 4:11PM
A lovely tribute Trev..Lin
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
8 Nov 2020 4:18PM
A beautiful tribute Trev. Wink
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
8 Nov 2020 4:20PM
Lovely tribute!

Arne
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
8 Nov 2020 4:24PM
Well done Trev. As you say a photograph for today.
Graham Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 4:24PM
Stunning image and content and message. Beautiful tribute Trev.
Isabel GrinGrin
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 6:01PM
Simple, powerful and entirely appropriate, Trev.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
9 Nov 2020 5:56AM
a fine tribute
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2020 5:17PM
Beautiful image and interesting write up Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2020 10:53PM
a lovely tribute as we are unable to join outside celebrations

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