Day 2 of Battlefields tour.
Photos - 1 and 2- after attending a short rememberance ceremony at the Menin Gates we had dinner with our guide at a really nice hotel in Ypres, Belgium called the Depot. Volunteers conduct this service which includes playing the last post at 8pm 365 nights a year in appreciation of all those who served - an incredible comittment
Photo 3 - Tyne Cot - largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world
Photo 4 - letter advising parents their son is deceased
Photo 5 - remains of caterpillar mine crater - one of a series of mines that were placed along the German front line by tunnelling
The tour of The Catacombs in Paris is approximately 2 km long and deep underground. It contains the bones of over 6 million people. There's 140 steps to go down and 112 to get out. The height dips to 5' 11" in some places. It's a bit freaky down there quite macabre and a bit eerie. Thankfully reasonably well lit !!
Photos 6 and 7- Catacomb's tunnels
Photos 8 - 10 - bones
Last night in Paris heading for Singapore via Dubai tomorrow night.Read more