I previously showed you the Peacekeeper's Monument called Reconciliation here. One of the walls is etched with the names of UN peacekeeping operations that Canada has taken part in, both ongoing and in the past. Here are two more examples.
Glynis Smy, a British writer I follow, now lives back in the UK, but for a number of years lived on Cyprus. She didn't go too much in her blog into the political situation on the island, as I recall. If the UN mission here ever ends, the year will have to be added on.
The monument is in the heart of the city, and yet has a quiet feel to it as you stroll through.
worthy of comemoration!ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
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You've caught the feeling very well.ReplyDelete
we really need some Peace, not a nice moment !ReplyDelete
Sadly most times peace doesn't happen by itself and must be somewhat enforced...ReplyDelete
Always move me these monuments, 1964 Cyprus - I never knew.ReplyDelete
The story should always write it on the wall if no ...ReplyDelete
Kudos to these peacekeepers.ReplyDelete
a wonderful monument...something we need more of in the world...ReplyDelete
Been to Cyprus, it is a nice place though the British Army presence in quite obvious there. Never did to to the other side thoughReplyDelete
Today I agree with Halcyon.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: it is a very different kind of monument, which is one of the reasons I like it.ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: it's quite somber, but powerful.
@Massimo: peace can be ever elusive.
@VP: that's quite true.
@Peter: that was first something I came across while reading history, and sure enough, it seems to be a mission that'll never end.
@Tomas: of course, you'd need a much larger wall for that. There have been many missions that have seen Canadian involvement. Not so much these days, since the PM despises the idea of peacekeepers.
@Revrunner: I quite agree.
@Tanya: we certainly do.
@Bill: I'd like to visit.
@Karl: so do I.
Wouldn't it be nice this impressive monument could be finished by a carving a last war and last year in the stones ... I don't think we'll live long enough to see this happen.ReplyDelete
I am with VP.ReplyDelete
I think human beings are incapable of achieving peace.ReplyDelete
The mention of Cyprus makes me think of stories my agent told me about it. Her mother was British, her father Greek--but born on Cyprus. Maria and her siblings were born in Australia. Maria told me when her parents argued, her mother would use the situation between Greece and Cyprus against him saying, "You're not Greek--you're a Turk!"
Which, of course, infuriated him.
scary situations across the seas.ReplyDelete
A monument to peace is a nice thing.ReplyDelete
Both my uncle and my cousin were there with the British Army...twenty years apart...it's never ending.ReplyDelete
I echo VP's comment.ReplyDelete
@Jan: we won't.ReplyDelete
@Luis: it's a strange contradiction, maintaining peace with soldiers.
@Norma: that's quite a story!
@Judy: it is.
@Jane and Chris: I wonder if there'll ever not be a UN presence there. I would still like to visit the island.
@Linda: that seems quite a profound comment, too.
It does indeed look like a monument made for peaceful reflection William, good to see some more details here.ReplyDelete
Nice to view this. Thanks for posting, William.ReplyDelete
Looks nicely dignified!ReplyDelete
Peace, what a wonderful word. A very nice memorial William.ReplyDelete
It looks like a nice moment of quiet in the storm. I wish peace weren't so unnatural that we had to build monuments to it.ReplyDelete
we all need more peace in our lives. i hope it will continue. ( :ReplyDelete
@Grace: I should photograph it on a sunny day.ReplyDelete
@Marleen: you're welcome.
@RedPat: it certainly does.
@Denise: thank you.
@Kay: it would be nice if we could get along.
@Beth: we really do.
I much prefer a monument to peace than to war.ReplyDelete
This one is done well.Delete
It is a shame that there are so few monuments to peace.ReplyDelete
I think building this one was a good idea.Delete
I agree with Lois that I prefer monuments to peace over those to war.ReplyDelete
It's more fitting.Delete
I wonder if there'll ever be an end to peacekeeping missions. Seems people are always fighting about something or other.ReplyDelete