Cycling

Rest Day 6: Waterloo, Belgium

It seems appropriate on the day of the Eurovision Song Contest to visit the site of the Battle of Waterloo. Let’s face it, it’s a field, but what is more interesting – very interesting – is the brand new and excellent visitor centre built underground, the round panoramic attraction built to mark the first centenary of the battle and the mound of earth built by the Dutch shortly after the battle upon which they put a large statue of a lion. There are 225 steps. I counted them. And a good view of the, err… field. A short distance from the permanent attractions are the stands in the process of being erected in the lead up to the 200th anniversary (and reenactment) of the battle on the 18th June. And just for the record, Napoleon didn’t surrender. Oh yeah… (repeat and fade…)

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