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VISIT: Thiepval Memorial and Museum

This post on the Thiepval Memorial is part of a series on the Great War sites of France and Belgium.    Thiepval Memorial Thiepval was a strategic target during the battle of the Somme, as a rare patch of higher ground amid the flatness of the valley. Some of the most intense combat took place on thisContinue Reading “VISIT: Thiepval Memorial and Museum”

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VISIT: V&A Dundee – Dundee’s NEW Museum of Design

V&A Dundee is a veritable feast for those who love Scotland, design – and triangles. My City The V&A Dundee is an exciting new addition to a city that I have called home for just a couple of years. My mother is Dundonian, so from my earliest years, I spent a fair amount of timeContinue Reading “VISIT: V&A Dundee – Dundee’s NEW Museum of Design”

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VISIT: Lochnagar Crater (Grand Mine)

This post on the Lochnagar Crater is part of a series on the Great War sites at the Western Front. Pin images to bookmark!    Lochnagar Crater, 1 July 1916 Lochnagar Crater exploded into being at 7.28 a.m. on the 1st of July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. We remember that dayContinue Reading “VISIT: Lochnagar Crater (Grand Mine)”

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VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery

  Arras City Centre The beautiful mediaeval town of Arras has not one but two gorgeous, Flemish-style central squares. It has the traditional cloth hall and belfry in Place des Heros. If you’re feeling limber and sound of knee, you could always climb the belfry. Since I’m not made of knees, I declined. Just around theContinue Reading “VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery”