In honor of the the end of WW1 - Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

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Getting through my collection from our recent trip to Belgium is taking time, but I did process these in time for the Armistice Day.

1. The Menin Gate, in the town of Ieper, which opened in July 1927, bears the names of 54,395 of the missing men. The "overflow" were later added to memorials at Ploegsteert and Tyne Cot cemeteries.
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2. Name, names, names. (I saw some likely from my mother's family (Sutton).
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3. Poppies everywhere. The symbol of Flanders Field.
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4. One of the Gates to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, almost 12,000 buried with another 35,000 names of men never found. We were there at sunset, which made the place even more poignant!
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What struck us most about the cemetery was the utter silence and stillness.
 
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Thank you...I know those are Poppies in the wreaths but are those also Poppies growing behind the headstones? ? It's strange that poppies over hear are not normally associated with Remembrance Day.
 
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A very informative and enjoyable set. Well done!

Do you have a photo that is more of a close-up of the monument with the cross?

Mike, my caffeine finally kicked in and it dawned on me, with my 50 gillion gigabyte NEFs I could make a crop for you. Hope this helps.

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Glad to help Mike.
Yeah, I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the crop. A look at the EXIF shows I used less than optimal settings (my brain was on auto, as camera was on aperture priority with auto ISO); hand held with VR. I was using a -.7 of stop exposure compensation. Not sure where I focused.
 
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