Friday, 21 August 2015

Couldn't escape if I wanted to - Waterloo visit 2


Having staggered up all 226 steps of the Lion Mound we were able to survey the area.  I was a particular delight to me to see the La Haye Sainte farm - star of stage, screen and Airfix catalogue.  The view beyond is to the southeast - no sign yet of either Grouchy or Blucher.
Near LHS are a pair of memorials -  the Gordon Monument (left) and the King's German Legion Memorial (right).  More on the latter later.
Though the farm has sprouted a couple of newer buildings it is still instantly recognisable.
The horse boxes and Renault van weren't in the film.
I could look at it all day, but we must press on.  
Looking sough to Belle Alliance.
The viewing gallery on the mound includes this handy map.

Down that track lies Hougoumont - our next destination.

8 comments:

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim,

I am very, very envious!

All the best,

Bob

Jim Duncan said...

Been there, seen that, got the T-shirt ...

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Looks really good and I am certainly pleased to see the use of blocks for that which they were intended.....;-)

All the best

DC

Conrad Kinch said...

I'm with Bob. That must have been a great trip.

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Given that it's day-trippable from London, maybe you ought to go?

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
I too bought a t-shirt...

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
I thought of you when I saw the 'blocks' on the map.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
It certainly was. And all in the name of research for next month's game of course...