Saturday, 5 May 2012

Waterloo visit 2011

In November 2011, Some Friends and I made a pilgrimage to Waterloo.
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Here is La Haye Sainte 
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Hougoumont in the distance over the treesPhotobucket
The ground between La Haye Saint and Hougoumont. Looking South towards the French LinesPhotobucket
The dispositions of the armies 
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La Haye Sainte on the left of shot and La Belle Alliance in the distancePhotobucket
 From within the "rotunda", part of a 360 display.Photobucket
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 some of the display 
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The Road to
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The crossroads close to where Wellington's HQ would have been Left is South towards La Haye Sainte, Right is North towards Brussells and straight leads to Hougoumont. Photobucket
About turn. Towards the sunken road and Wavre.Photobucket
The famous sandpit ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D    ( they were doing some building) 
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Looking south (La Haye Sainte)
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Looking North Towards La haye SaintePhotobucket
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The ridge would have been as tall as the sugar beet crop on the left Photobucket
The approach road to the South Gate Photobucket
Hougoumont- formal Garden 
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Remains of the garden wall
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The Chateau Hougoumont from the outskirts of the gardenPhotobucket
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Looking East from Hougoumont, towards the ridgePhotobucket
                                                                             
The South wall
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There are lots of memorials all over the battle fieldPhotobucket
 The Famous South Gate
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Yours truly (on right) and Harry
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The walls which made it a fortress
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Looking from the South gate into the yard On the ridge Photobucket

From the ridge
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Napoleon's HQ, La Belle Alliance, looking from the British ridgePhotobucket
 and up close
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