Flanders Hotel

Nancy Musser recently sent me a clipping from the Cape May County Herald on the history of the Flanders Hotel.

It opened in 1923 and was named for the WW I Flanders Field.  I can still repeat several lines of the poem, but cannot remember which English teacher made us memorize it.  I always thought it was “In Flanders Field the poppies grow,”  not “blow,” but a quick Google search proved me wrong all these years.  Live and learn.

The article also mentions the strange sea creatures decorating the walls.  They also impressed me, and I took this photo at our reunion.  These duck-billed fish with eyes facing forward are not unique to the Flanders.  Longwood Gardens has similar creatures carved on their fountains.


About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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