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Bike Ride

To Heverlee War Cemetery, which I referred to also here; I was originally hoping to spend this weekend exploring battlefields in Macedonia, but this will do for now.

Cemetery from the gate:

Roses between the gravestones:

King George VI's cousin:


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Jul. 9th, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
Now there's a name I haven't seen for over 10 years. I dog sat for someone in Oud Heverlee for three months, and spent 3 months living in what turned out to be a tumbeldown wooden shack with a half collapsed roof on Naamsesteenweg, by the edge of the woods, maybe 100 yards from the railway. I don't recall there being very much at all in Heverlee beyond a garage, although I had noticed the Cemetery gateway in passing.
Jul. 9th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Heverlee
Small world, isn't it! Heverlee does have more shops than Oud Heverlee, so we resort there often for groveries and takeaways.
Jul. 9th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Heverlee
If you happen to be passing I'd be interested to know if the shack survives. Its was apparently a single story (although a ladder took you through a hatch where you could sleep in a dog-free envrionment with plastic sheeting covering the half-collpsed bits of roofing, odd and kinda cool as you could see the stars at night). It was on its own right at the edge of Oud Heverlee (a bit called Blanden IIRC), just where the woods began right next to the pavement on Naamsesteenweg (the main road nto Leuven). I'd be interested to know if the owner finished restoring it, or if its finally fallen over.
Jul. 9th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you are aware of these, but there are two interesting cemeteries in Ireland.
One is the German cemetery in Glencree which is a remarkably tranquil place, and one that I often go to when I need to rest my mind. It is the resting place of approx 120 Germans who either died in Ireland during the two world wars or whose bodies were washed ashore.
The other is also unusual. It is Arbour Hill in Dublin, and is the burial place of those executed after the Easter Rising. The unusual aspect is the memorial plot is in the middle of a British Military cemetery.
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