Thursday, July 19, 2007

Peace Village, Mesen (Messines) Belgium

This was where I spent last week while taking photographs of St Chilton's Seraphim Choir. If you're ever thinking of visiting Flanders Fields then I highly recommend the Peace Village in Mesen as a place to stay.

Using information from the Flanders 1917 website again ... The tower formed part of a concept by "A Journey for Reconciliation Trust" established by two Irishmen, and since then an International School for Peace Studies, which provides courses for young people from both Irish communities, has been operating in part of the town's community hall.

In 2005, the Trust opened a "Peace Village" - a hostel with 128 beds and a range of facilities. The hostel is close to the Messines Ridge Cemetery and open to all nationalities.

4 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Hi Di,

Done. I'm off to Flanders, camera in hand.

Cheers

David

womanwandering said...

Hi David, let me know if you need a guide :) or some introductions. I know some people ...

Anonymous said...

HEY DIANE

HOW ARE YOU ITS LOUISE FROM PEACE VILLAGE ITS BE A LONG TIME SINCE I SAW YOU SO HOWS LIFE TREATING YOU. HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK

TAKE CARE
LOUISE

Di Mackey said...

Hey Louise, how excellent to find your note here. I'm good, and I was asking about you last week. You'll be seeing more of me, a friend and I have an exhibition in the peace village in February :) It will be good to catch up and would love to hear how motherhood is.

Take care and see you soon hopefully.