Saturday, June 11, 2005

Kanchanaburi

Our nearest city, our nearest spot to relax for the weekend, an important historical site and our nearest source of cheese, gin and proper chocolate. We made the trip to Kanchana about a months ago now... here's some of the photos.

The city was known as Camburi to my grandfather when he went through here to further up the railway. It's the official Aussie memorial centre and the cemetery is beautifully kept, with rows and rows of headstones of Australian, British and Dutch troops. I've never been interested in war history, but now I'm in the same spot as my Grandfather was 63 years ago, and beginning to read some of the personal experiences of the prisoners along the railway, its meaning is very different.

1 comment:

derek said...

They are gorgeous photos Mel!