October 12th, 2015

war

Edith Cavell (reposted from June 2011)

Originally posted by nwhyte at Enclos des fusillés / Erepark der gefusilleerden; and Edith Cavell
A combination of unexpectedly driving to work and an early start meant that I was able to take a small detour to a fascinating but grim place, the Collapse )

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To return to the park: it is a bit neglected, but it is still there. Rather like Belgium's memory of the two World Wars, really. I can't really recommend it to casual visitors to Brussels - it's inconveniently located and not a lot to see there. But it was worth a detour after an early start on an overcast morning.