SCHOONSELHOF

A BIT LATE BUT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THE PICTURES I MADE ON NOVEMBER 1ST ANYWAY. IN BELGIUM IT IS A DAY WE DON’T HAVE TO GO TO WORK SO MOST PEOPLE VISIT THE GRAVES OF THEIR LOVED ONES. THE PICTURES I AM GOING TO SHOW YOU ARE FROM A PLACE CALLED “SCHOONSELHOF” NEAR ANTWERP, IT IS HUGE, IT’S THE GARDEN OF A CASTLE AND THE RICH AND FAMOUS ARE BURRIED HERE AND SO ARE A LOT OF SOLDIERS FROM THE FIRST AND 2ND WORLDWARS. MY FATHER-IN-LAW IS BURRIED THERE, HE WAS 38 WHEN HE DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT, HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND THEY WERE CHASING A CRIMINAL WHEN THEIR CAR SLIPPED AND DROVE IN THE RIVER.

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IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PARK WITH LOTS OF TREES

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IT WAS EXCEPTIONALLY WARM FOR NOVEMBER, WE HAD YEARS WITH SNOW OR HEAVY FROST OR STORMY WEATHER WITH LOTS OF RAIN

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A STATUE ON A VERY OLD GRAVE

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A LOT OF OLD GRAVES ARE OVERGROWN AS THERE ARE NO RELATIVES LEFT TO KEEP THE GRAVES WELL MAINTAINED

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THE PLATE IS NEW’ISH” BUT THE GRAVE IS ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD.

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BEAUTIFUL TREES EVERYWHERE

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MOST PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE BEING CREMATED . I FIND NOVEBER 1ST A SAD DAY, WE HAVE TO VISIT SEVERAL GRAVEYARDS. BUT THIS YEAR WAS SPECIAL AND LESS SAD COS OF THE SUN AND THE WARMTH AND THE BEAUTIFUL VIEUWS.

I HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL AND HAPPY !

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