In a small town south of Brussels, exactly 200 years ago, Napoleon was defeated by the Duke of Wellington and his Dutch and German allies. Who knew the fields of Waterloo would turn into one of the most famous battlegrounds in history?
Last month, the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo was celebrated with an impressive reenactment. I visited the encampments of both sides, climbed the steps to the famous lion, became a little deaf because of all the canons, and took an enormous amount of photos. Guns at the ready, fire!
On the other side of the battlefield, however, the Allies are also getting ready for war.
Finally, the moment to fight the battle on the fields of Waterloo has come, and Napoleon is defeated.
All that remains today is this big lion, of which I will gladly tell you more in a next post.