With Biking Box to the clay statues of No Man's Land

Sunday, April 1, 2018

With Biking Box to the clay statues of No Man's Land

A remarkable piece of art in a remarkable landscape: the 600.000 clay statues, representing all the dead in Belgium during World War I and for always connected with present generation. A message towards the future, expressing HOPE, represented in 40.000 kids-clay statues who break out of the huge Egg. Protection and a feeling of threatening as well. It's part of our bicycle tour in the southern part of the Ypres Salient.

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We have been cycling here for many years already. And we showed our guests this spot, called the Bluff but also known as No Man’s Land. And we mentioned the coming art project that now fills up this silent zone between the former trenches of both armies. It’s your turn perhaps to come and visit the place where once ‘earth’ opened its mouth of destruction, where a man’s life was swallowed by the depth of mud and waterlike swamps. Now trees and flowers take over. And life is everywhere again.