Thursday, 12 December 2019

Menin Gate in Lego

This took me by surprise! It's in the Commonwealth War Graves office in Ypres, close to the Menin Gate. The Menin Gate was built after World War One and the names of nearly 55,000 men with no known grave chiselled on it.  It seems in one way strange to recreate something so moving, solemn and tragic in Lego.
But on the other hand perhaps it makes you look at it more closely. And people - children perhaps - who wouldn't normally think of looking at Menin Gate - or think about it -  will do so now.  We visited the Menin Gate with Camborne Youth Band last year - to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.


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