I'm a DC-based reporter shifting from the driver's seat to the bike lane. And you can come along for the ride.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Belgian Bike in Ieper: Powered by Poppies
There is much more to Ieper (you may have seen it in your high school history books as Ypres) than the legacy of the devastation of WWI, but this is a slice of history you really need to explore when you visit this wonderful Flanders city.
The museum dedicated to the impact of the First World War will be closed until June 2012, but here is a link that helps you understand the history and symbolism of the poppy in the history of Flanders.