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By daffydill56
Vlamertinge Military Cemetery

Taken on a recent visit to Belgium, this is the most beautiful cemetry I had ever seen,such wonderful and attractive surroundings.
It contains 1,176 graves of soldiers who died of wounds received in the Salient.

A bit out of my comfort zone this, so I hope you like it.

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Tags: Landscape Belgium Cemetry Ypres Landscape and travel

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3 Mar 2008 7:42AM
Wow isnt that uncanny that we both posted military war memorial pictures one right after another! Looks a very peaceful place to rest next to the lake. Nice and timely image. Smile

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Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
3 Mar 2008 8:38AM
beautiful image
I have a fascination for churches and graveyards in beautiful settings.
It was a family joke when an aunty remarked she would like to be buried in a graveyard high on a hill because of the beautiful VIEW!
peter_oak 12 1 England
3 Mar 2008 9:27AM
Well done Fran, nice shot.
Done the war grave visits back in April 05 and what stands out in my mind was after what must have been total carnage the silence and the immaculate tidiness of all the cemeteries. You could never put this into words, you have to go to take in the whole experience.

Libby_M 11 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 12:11PM
great shot
detai lfab reflection good too
tedbear 13 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 6:20PM
I love the composition on this, great shot
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
3 Mar 2008 8:46PM
I totally agree lovely setting and captured so well
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Mar 2008 8:47PM
Superb shot Fran. I love every thing it stands for and every thought it contains.Like Peter Oak I have done the tour of the battlefield areas and after a lifetime in the military myself I salute each and every one of these brave souls that lie there.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 10:40PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated.

Peter and Ron, it is nice that this image meant so much to you both.Glad you appreciate it.

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 12:19PM
Nicely composed image,well captured...............

bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
7 Mar 2008 4:16PM
Reflective in more ways than one. Well done Fran.
Late spotting this.
AlanBW 12 20 England
8 Mar 2008 5:59PM
Great composition and superb reflections
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
9 Mar 2008 8:56AM
" Where have all the flowers gone " ? Beautiful but very sad . xxx
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
10 Mar 2008 1:32AM
Wow - this is most unusual Fran - a reflection shot involving a cemetery. Well captured! Smile
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 1:21PM
Great image with those reflections and lovely to see the cemetary given pride of place with those surroundings
geegee 14 29 England
11 Mar 2008 8:36PM
So sad but so beautiful.

Hi Fran, how are you keeping, a long time since we spoke. Hope things are going well with you, I am hoping to get some degree of activity going again by summer!!!!
My very best wishes,
Silverzone 10 2 England
14 Mar 2008 10:26AM
Very sobering and yet uplifting image. Sylvia
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
19 Mar 2008 1:14PM
you have really caputured the "serenity" of this scene very well
francisr 14 165
27 Mar 2008 2:45PM
Lovely shot Fran. As you say, a beautiful place, for a endless sleep.


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