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photoblog image A Time to Remember...

A Time to Remember...


... For two minutes at the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, Armistice Day.

A Place to Remember....

......The Cenotaph on St. Georges Plateau in Liverpool.

Who to Remember...

... The fallen in all wars and conflicts around the world and the senseless slaughter that mankind inflicts on itself.

The other side of the Cenotaph may be seen here.

A Time to Remember...


... For two minutes at the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, Armistice Day.

A Place to Remember....

......The Cenotaph on St. Georges Plateau in Liverpool.

Who to Remember...

... The fallen in all wars and conflicts around the world and the senseless slaughter that mankind inflicts on itself.

The other side of the Cenotaph may be seen here.

comments (13)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2008, 05:19
This is a wonderful capture of a sad time of our history.
Les Auld: Unfortunately vintage the sad times continue, thanks for the comment.
Splendid relief mural. A suitably grim faced group. No glorying in war there.
Les Auld: Definitely not Ian, thanks for the comment.
What a wonderful image for today, Les. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, appreciate the comment.
An appropriate and striking image Les
Les Auld: It is a striking memorial Nigel, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 09:48
A beautifully presented montage Les. So appropriate, you've done them proud.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, although I must confess that inspiration for the image came from the last episode of Blackadder when they went over the top and then faded to a field of poppies. In my mind it was a very poignant image that has stayed with me for a long time.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 11:05
What an intriguing piece of sculpture and a very creative image. At first glance the soldiers look identical but when you examine them they are all slightly different.
Ingrid
Les Auld: Thanks Ingrid, the sculptor is Herbert Tyson Smith and his works abound in Liverpool, including a couple more memorials. The soldiers do look grim and forbidding, relentlessly marching to war.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 13:56
this is very well done Les - perfect image for today
Les Auld: Thanks Paul, appreciate the comment.
  • Alan
  • Alongside the Severn, Ironbridge
  • 11 Nov 2008, 16:31
Superb, Les.. a wonderful edit to mark a poignant day.
Les Auld: Thanks Alan, appreciate the comment.
  • Paolo
  • Italy
  • 11 Nov 2008, 16:45
dormi sepolto in un campo di grano
non è la rosa non è il tulipano
che ti fan veglia dal'ombra dei fossi
ma sono mille papaveri rossi...

La guerra di Piero - Fabrizio De André

may they rest in peace
Les Auld: Neither roses nor Tulips but poppies waving in the wind, rest in peace indeed Paolo. Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
The poppies are the perfect touch.
Les Auld: Thanks Mary appreciate the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2008, 21:45
Nothing at all redeems the first world war. It is a scar, a void, a horror. In remembering it we are doing a duty to those who died with no glamour, no heroic myth, no purpose - like cattle. The end of Blackadder will always be in my mind.
Les Auld: Totally agree Mike, the general staff were for the most part inept and out of touch. A complete waste f lives. Thanks for the comment.
There have been some very moving pictures and comments today and yours is one of them Les. A fine picture that tells its' story well
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Bill, appreciate it.
I'm looking at this on Wednesday Les but everything remains as true then as it did yesterday. Magnificent memorial isn't it.
Les Auld: A grand piece of work Brian, thanks for the comment.

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