Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- In Memory







IN MEMORY


Vancouver is a bit thin on the ground for impressive memorials, or I don't seem to have any photos of one. I wish I could show you a photo of the Taj Mahal but I have never been there. Now that's an impressive "in memory of".

But a recent visit to Perth gave me some examples for this theme. The first, while very impressive in fact, was difficult to photograph so this is not a good shot. But it was a truly moving "in memory of" those from Perth who died in the Bali nightclub explosion on October 12, 2002. As well, in the background, each stately eucalyptus or gum tree has a plaque at its base, " in memory of" an Australian soldier who died in the service of his country. There are actually 1100 such trees with memorial plaques in King's Park, Perth.

The Bali Memorial in Perth


Again from King's Park this is the Pioneer Women's Memorial Fountain, "in memory of" those women who struggled as settlers in this remote place.


A closer look at the lovely bronze woman, holding a child

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE




25 comments:

Carolina Victory said...

Nice photos of these beautiful and unique memorials. Love the bronze statue.

Have a nice weekend.

Annie

jams o donnell said...

Wow Superb memorials jmb. Have a great weekend

Photo Cache said...

wonderful take on the theme.

happy mother's day weekend.

Carver said...

Great shots and wonderful memorials. I hope you have a happy weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi JMB --

Nice pictures. And what a wonderful way and pleasant place to remember those people by.

candi said...

Nice captures! I love these unique memorials.

candi

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Great post. Perhaps Vancouver is fortunate not to have a history that needed much in the way of memorials to the fallen or those who suffered.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Lovely how they've a memorial site for those victims of the blast.
Great take for this week's theme :)

archiearchive said...

Wow!!!! My "memory" photo was taken less than a Kilometre from where yours were taken :) Now I'm missing Perth even more!

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are lovely choices for our theme this week.

mirage2g said...

Apart from the beautiful scene, the sky is a bonus! Happy weekend!

- www.gmirage.com

Dragonstar said...

Very impressive! I love the fountain, and its beautiful statue - that to me is the perfect memorial.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Excellent take on the week's theme. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

CherryPie said...

Those are really nice photos for the theme :-)

Hope you have a good weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

fantastic...and beautiful at the same time.

My "In Memory" is posted. Have a great weekend.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are interesting and beautiful memorials. Every memorial is a special tribute to honor the departed.

momgen said...

Nice memorial. Thanks for sharing. Mine is ready too. TC

Mine is here

Tara R. said...

This is a lovely park, I love the idea of the trees as living memorials. Wonderful take on this week's theme.

jams o donnell said...

jmb have you been able to get into TNchick's site? I can't seem to access it

PowersTwinB said...

Oh that is very impressive, with all those trees and the plaques on them! That is a cool statue in the pond! Thank you sweetie for visiting my hunt today, I always appreciate your visits!

Sue said...

Beautiful photos! That second memorial with large statue is particularly lovely! Thanks so much for visiting mine yesterday and your kind words :)

EastCoastLife said...

There are several memorials in Singapore for the people who died during the Japanese occupation.

EastCoastLife said...

Happy Mother's Day, jmb!

Leslie said...

Great photos for this week! Have a good week. :)

Janice Thomson said...

What a beautiful bronze sculpture.
Lgs has a good point. :)
Great photos as always JMB.