"In Ypres, for instance, I saw remnants of what must have been a magnificent medieval building, the Cloth Hall, and a cathedral beside it."

Ruins of  the Cloth Hall and Cathedral, Ypres- Credit: Library and Archives Canada
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Ypres today
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This is what he was referring to. These buildings have been completely - and amazingly - restored, as you can see.