These graveyards are a living reminder to us that democracies and peace are our most valuable gifts and that it's each of us who must be aware of all those in our countries who want to destroy all this. Our fragile system is still strong, but the many examples around us all over Europe and the world show how fast it can be gone. Even the former beacons of democracy (GB and the USA) can no longer be considered our idols. One asks oneself how it can be that such persons become heads of state instead of being treated in psychiatric clinics.
Thanks, Bart, for these atmospherically captured impressions.
Bart, your picture of the military graveyard brought back the memories of the images I took in this region many years ago, when I did work on the metaphors by Wilfred Owen. I started out at Hartmannsweiler Kopf(Vosges) and traveled
up the former front line to Arras.
When I came to witness the rows of tombstones of 18 year olds I fled.
Here is a picture of this encounter.