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.

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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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