Yesterday was spent in Belgium. First thing I found interesting was a small cemetery in the middle of Burtenne Farm. Couple of horses grazing near the brick wall surrounding the cemetery. There was one Canadian soldier burried there. Cemeteries are sometimes located in the most random places. There could of been an important battle years ago, but now people and the town have moved on. Well not totally moved on because these cemeteries are well kept.
Next stop was in Tyne Cot where I had a close encounter with a cow, let's just say she wasn't camera shy. I didn't want to photograph the cow so I waited until it moved away.
Then made my way to Paschendale photographing the field where Canadian soldiers faced German gas attacks. We also went to Hill 62, Hooge, Ypres and St-Julien during the day. Notably finding remote memorials along the way. I generally photographed at the memorial looking at the battle fields where Canadians would of fought. We finished the day at Flanders field where still stands the dressing bunker where Colonel John McConrae wrote his famous poem.
Long day, but able to stick to my plan: 10 photos a day. I did use my Hasselblad quite a bit, especially at Hill 62 where the commercialization of war was much more apparent. In France most places are free and you could walk up and visit the sites yourself, on the contrary Hill 62 was filled with shops trying to make a buck on WWI: see a crater here, walk in a trench there.