Ypres town centre showing the reconstructed 13th century Cloth Hall (Lakenhalle) and Saint Martins Cathedral. Both were destroyed by German shelling in World War 1.
Ypres town square (Grote Markt) and fountain, with the Cloth Hall (Lakenhalle) in shadow on the left.
Saint Martins Cathedral, Ypres.
Looking down Meensestraat from Grote Markt to the imposing Menen Gate.
Menen Gate at the end of Meensestraat. (Over The Top Tours bookshop is on the left).
The Menin Gate Memorial which commemorates those soldiers of the British Commonwealth - with the exception of New Zealand and Newfoundland - who fell in the Ypres Salient during the First World War before 16 August 1917, and who have no known grave. Those who died from that date - and all from New Zealand and Newfoundland - are commemorated elsewhere (mainly at Tyne Cot cemetery). The memorial's location is especially poignant as it lies on the eastward route from the town which allied soldiers would have taken towards the fighting - many never to return.
The Menen Gate looking back into Ypres.
The inside of Menen Gate, with the names of the fallen soldiers with no known grave inscribed on the walls.
The plaque at the top of the Menen Gate (Ypres town centre side).
Essex Farm Cemetery, near Ypres. It was in Essex Farm Cemetery that Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army Medical Corps wrote the poem 'In Flanders Fields' in May 1915.
The gravestone of Rifleman Valentine Strudwick (8th Bn Rifle Brigade) who died on 14th July 1916, aged 15 years. He was one of the youngest casualties of the war, and his grave is often visited by school parties (who leave crosses and poppies).
Langemarck German Cemetery. This is the only German cemetery within the Ypres Salient.
Langemarck German Cemetery- Sculpture of four mourning figures by the Munich sculptor Professor Emil Krieger.
Langemarck German Cemetery.
German pillbox within Langemarck German Cemetery.
New Zealand Divisional Memorial at Gravenstafel marking the New Zealand involvement in the battle of Broodseinde (4th October 1917) which was an early part of what is generally called the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
New Zealand Divisional Memorial at Gravenstafel (near Passchendaele).
The view from the New Zealand Divisional memorial at Gravenstafel across Dochy Farm (farm buildings, centre) to the Dochy Farm British cemetery (white cross in the middle distance). The New Zealander's attack in the battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917 crossed this area.
Tyne Cot Cemetery. This is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery on the Western Front and is associated with the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele, October 1917).
Tyne Cot Cemetery. The cemetery in the middle distance is Dochy Farm Cemetery.
German pillbox (one of three) within Tyne Cot Cemetery.
Tyne Cot Cemetery showing the Cross of Sacrifice and the Memorial to the Missing.
Tyne Cot Cemetery - The Cross of Sacrifice which was built on top of a German pill box in the centre of the cemetery (purportedly at the suggestion of King George V of the United Kingdom, who visited the cemetery in 1922 as it neared completion).
Polygon Wood Cemetery (behind the wall to the right) and the Cross of Sacrifice.
The Battle Memorial of the 5th Australian Division within Buttes New British Cemetery at Polygon Wood.
The New Zealand Memorial to the Missing at Buttes New British Cemetery at Polygon Wood.
Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62) - the remains of a tree from World War 1.
Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62) - Preserved British trenches from World War 1.