2 11, 2023

Astaire to Bagpipes in Belgium

2024-04-01T16:54:25+00:00Categories: Belgium, Europe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Chris McBeath Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp Without the Red Star Line, the likes of Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin may never have inspired our creative world so expansively; former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir may never stepped onto the world stage, and without Arthur Murray my Aunt Julie may never have learned to Waltz. These were just a handful of the roughly 60 million migrants who left Germany [...]

14 08, 2023

Rememberance – The Power of Poppies

2024-03-20T20:07:25+00:00Categories: Belgium, Europe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Chris McBeath In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from [...]

31 07, 2023

In Flanders Fields Museum

2023-08-03T00:03:33+00:00Categories: Belgium, Europe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Chris McBeath Whether you’re in Ypres for a vacation or a Battlefield Tour, there are two must-sees: The Menin Gate, one of Europe’s most iconic memorials to WWI, and the In Flanders Field Museum which brings you up front and personal to the pointless carnage of that four-year, hellish struggle. That both sites should be in Ypres is entirely appropriate because through the ages, the city has always thrived [...]

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