Here are the colors for this week’s Color Your World Challenge by Tourmaline
I have resumed working on my novel Here Lies a Soldier – a story that is set in both modern day and in the time of the First World War. As I opened up the Pages file and dusted off my notebook, I was reminded of my 2013 trip to the Flanders region of Belgium – where many of the dreadful battles of The Great War were fought. Many of the fallen soldiers from both sides of the conflict are buried here. We visited two of the Commonwealth cemeteries just outside of Ypres and toured the ‘Flanders Fields War Museum’ -a very somber and moving experience. This week’s photos are from this trip.
1. Asparagus: the shade of the grass at Bedford House Cemetery outside of Ypres.
2. Aquamarine: the backdrop to a display of gas masks used during the Great War, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (the color is a bit of a stretch, I admit…)
3. Gold: a chandelier in the lobby of our Brussels hotel
4. Chestnut: the door in the wall of Tyne Cot Cemetery outside Ypres
5. Plum: the coat of arms in the tap room of De Halve Man Brewery in Bruges
6. Manatee: the stone fountain Mannekin Pis in Brussels
7. Silver: the dome on the gateway of Tyne Cot Cemetery, outside Ypres.