Monday, May 11, 2015

Old Soldiers

I returned to Parliament Hill for shots of the War of 1812 monument under better conditions than I had in April.







42 comments:

  1. This type of statues, where there is many at once, here is rare.

    Tomás.

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  2. belle sculpture avec une impression de mouvement

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  3. very neat I could look at it for ages lots to see in it :)

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  4. l like the way the sculptor caught the spirit of the moment as well as the idea.

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  5. Some of these memorials you share are really very interesting!

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  6. I learn so much history from this site!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. Who is the woman in this piece? (Or who does she represent?)
    Jane x

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  8. Great look at history this morning, William. Wonderful representation of a long ago war.

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  9. These are great beautiful sculptures William.

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  10. The powers that be in Ottawa seem quite fascinated by the War of 1812!

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  11. So is this the statue Harper put up all the time ignoring more recent and greater struggles? At the time he threw a small sum to celebrate the anniversary of the Canadian flag. I like the statue but there has to be a good reason why it's there.

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  12. @Tomas: the same is actually done on the National War Memorial, which has more than twenty servicemen and women passing through the gate.

    @Olivier: thank you!

    @MB: I do think it should have been positioned in Confederation Park, but since we've got a horse's ass in the Prime Minister's Office at present, that's not likely.

    @Halcyon: I do like it too.

    @Jen: there is a lot of detail.

    @Marianne: the sculptor chose well.

    @Revrunner: definitely.

    @Gnome: and it's a pleasure to show them.

    @Beth: thanks! A rather different sort of monument tomorrow, though!

    @Janis: and history is my speciality.

    @Jane and Chris: she's representing the nurses. I should do a closeup- she's bandaging the soldier's hand.

    @Linda: fortunately things between our nations are much better than two centuries past.

    @Norma: I do think so.

    @Luis: I agree!

    @EG: Harper's little way of trying to make himself look bigger and view all of history exclusively through a military lens, while treating actual living veterans like dirt. Speaks volumes of his utter lack of character, or a real spine.

    @Tex: I do agree!

    @Red: yes, Harper went all out spending millions to mark the anniversary, and then went and threw a pittance at the anniversary of the flag- enough for a display here during Winterlude and one over at the Museum of Civilization. He really is that petty.

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  13. There is quite a lot to that monument. Lots of action in the figures.

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  14. Yes the sky is definitely a bit friendlier here William :) but to be honest this wonderful sculpture would look amazing in any weather I'm sure.

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  15. A fabulous sculpture. Such a pity the politicians don't remember how many lives their wars cost

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  16. There is a lot to look at in that sculpture.

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  17. An amazingly complicated representation and a really fascinating monument!

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  18. @Sharon: and I didn't even realize I'd photographed Sir Wilfred Laurier in one of these shots until now.

    @Grace: I'll photograph it again from time to time.

    @Mo: politicians rarely do.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Judy: there is.

    @VP: there's a great deal to see in it.

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  19. Striking monument, with all the people! Nice shots!

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  20. Don't get me going on Harper, it's so awful. I have a former teaching colleague who loves the man. I have been so surprised!
    The monuments are lovely. Our kids are going to Paris shortly, and will love all the pieces there!
    cheers

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  21. A very impressive monument, very well photographed.

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  22. These marvelous monuments by a fantastic Photographer You.

    Clarity is right on. Smack.

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  23. I would love to see all the facial expressions. I hope younger people are taught all this...

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  24. There is lots to see there if you look from all sides. Great photos, William.

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  25. a very interesting monument, with a great deal of action depicted in it.

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  26. @Cheryl: thanks!

    @Jennifer: I'm looking forward to the fall election. Hopefully that's the end of the line for the Dark Lord.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Carolann: thanks!

    @Ciel: I think I'll do a series later in the summer- finer details of each of these.

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Gill: the artist did well with it.

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  27. So many monuments all over the world. The sculptures are wonderful, but it still made me think of all the ones put up in towns across this land and others.

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  28. It is kind of a complex bunch of statues, isn't it? Folks going in every direction.

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  29. Hmmm. They don't look as cold as they did in April! ;-)
    It really is an amazing piece of work. Thanks for sharing the various angles; there's a lot to see.

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  30. Another great set of sculptures. They look great in the spring sunshine.

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  31. Great art work, must look up the war of 1812.

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