18 June 2012

At Waterloo





Today being the 197th Anniversary of the Battle, I thought I'd dig out some pics of my visit to the Battlefield back in 2002 (when I was fatter but had more hair!).


And I celebrated with the Lad by watching a good documentary on the Battle.






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And here is a really crappy video I made at the time!

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful Paul. I would really love to go there one day. Always like seeing photos of Waterloo.

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    1. 2015 would be on my calendar Rodger - the Bicentenary will be rather spectacular I think!

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  2. Pardon me for an ignorant Aussie, but what is the big dirt mound?

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    1. We Aussies are never ignorant, only uniformed! :-)

      Its the Lion's Mound, built where the Prince of Orange was knocked off his horse by a musket ball during the battle, and which gives spectacular view of the battlefield

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion's_Mound

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  3. Must make the trip one day too, before I get any fatter or lose any more hair! ;)

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  4. The climb up that monument nearly killed me!

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  5. Hi Paul,

    I have made visiting the battlefield one of the things that I have to do before I shuffle off this mortal coil - and I reckon that 2015 would be a great time to do it.

    See you there then - and the beers are on you!

    All the best,

    DC

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  6. Very cool, thanks for sharing Paul.

    Jason

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