Vimy

Theo and I took a train to Vimy and enjoyed a lovely 5 km walk through the village and to the ridge above.

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The World War I memorial is a sight to behold. It is enormous. For scale, note the adult humanoid specimen to right of the monument.

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It has engraved on it the names of 11,000 or so Canadian combatants who were “missing and presumed dead” in France in that war.

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Not all parts of the surrounding park are equally inviting.
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Craters are everywhere and unexploded ordinance is still presumed buried.

We arrived back at our home near Notre Dame with the moon high in the sky.

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