Thursday, November 21, 2013

Waterloo - a very nice trip to the battlefield

Our weekend full of things to do for a wargamer´s joy - part two
(Belgium 01.-03.11.2013)


Hi,

after part one dealing with the CRISIS in Antwerp I´m posting part two showing photos of our additional trip to the battlefield of Waterloo.

The Wellington Museum in Waterloo.




There are some plates showing the different phases of the battle.
The audioguide explains the phases very good.


Lord Wellington in the chamber he stayed before the battle.

A lot of interesting dioramas....


....and also funny pictures.





















A model of the Lion´s monument.






Next stop was at the battlefield itself.


Walter seems to like the French GuardGrenadiers.

The Lion´s monument in original.


There is also a cinema with short films about the battle and also scenes from the famous movie of DinoDeLaurentis.

Outside the cinema there are some pictures showing Reenacters.
This event must be very interesting to look at in 2015.











There is also a house showing a panorama-artwork.
In the same house is a very nice model of Hougomont.


A part of the panorama-artwork.
Unfortunately my camera was only able to take this single photo before it ran out of energy.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Belgium or the CRISIS it is really worth a trip to the battlefield of Waterloo.
We had a lot of fun and maybe we can manage to be there in 2015 to have a look at the celebrating of its 200th anniversary.

Cheers
Mike

10 comments:

  1. Great photos and I so want to go there

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  2. Looks great and too bad I missed out on the trip. Hopefully next time I'll be able to go.

    Christopher

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    1. That would be great. Maybe we could have a look at the battlefield of Minden on our trip to Tactica in 2014.

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  3. Great pics, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Sieht aus als hättest Du richtig Spaß gehabt auf Eurer Tour:-)

    Gruß
    uwe

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    1. Hallo Uwe,
      ja den hatten wir. Die Geldbeutel waren danach alle leer. :(
      Aber Worschd ;)
      Schöne Grüße
      Michl

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  5. Toller Bericht und wirklich interessante Bilder.
    Mit etwas Glück schaffe ich es im kommenden Jahr auch endlich mal nach Waterloo...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  6. Hallo Stefan,
    die CRISIS und Waterloo sind echt eine Reise wert. Die CRISIS kannst Du auch mit dem Armeemuseum in Brüssel verbinden oder mit einem Panzermuseum, das auch nicht weit entfernt sein soll. Das wollen wir in 2014 anschauen.
    2015 wird für einen Besuch in Waterloo wieder interessant. Da wird aber Einiges los sein.
    Gruß
    Michael

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