Sunday, October 9, 2016

McCrae And The Falls

Amid the other memorials placed on and around Green Island, here where the Rideau River splits into two waterfalls, is this recent monument to the Canadian warrior poet John McCrae, who penned In Flanders Fields during the First World War. It's a marvelous photo subject.


Heading west off the island gives us views of the west branch of the Rideau Falls as it spills into the Ottawa River. This time I got a rainbow as a bonus.

27 comments:

  1. Nice monument. This is a really beautiful area. It would be a nice place to get away from the city and recharge.

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  2. John McCrae died young, but now, with the monument, it will make unforgettable.

    Tomás.

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  3. A great memorial! His poetry must be important for history.

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  4. A fine sculpture for sure and now I've got to read the poem. And once again I'm energized by all that beautiful scenery right in your back yard!

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  5. That is a perfect statue for photographers and a great memorial too.

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  6. I like that statue of the writer with the poem in his hand.

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  7. That is a nice statue and it is located in a beautiful area. With the sound of the falls nearby, it must be a nice place to stop and rest.

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  8. Warrior and poet seem to be a bit of a contradiction William 😊 Mr McCrae has prime position there!

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  9. I agree with Grace, warrior and poet usually don't go together. Reminds me of a college football star who was also an artist.

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  10. Not being a fan of poetry, I didn't recognize the name--but this is a wonderful monument!

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  11. You get an excellent vertical view of the falls from the bridge but it's too bad they put the bridge right over the falls. Now that's a great monument of John Mccrae

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  12. @Cloudia: indeed.

    @Kay: it does that

    @Tomas: his words are his legacy.

    @Marleen: the poem is read often in many parts of the world in remembrance.

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Marianne: it was well done.

    @Bill: yes it is.

    @Grace: in his case it fits.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Janey: and he was also a man of medicine.

    @Norma: his poetry transcends the genre.

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  13. Nice memorial for a warrior and poet. Beautiful waterfall and lake scenes. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  14. Beautiful falls, and is that a rainbow I see? Nice monument, too. :) In case I forget to say this tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving to you, William. :)

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  15. I particularly like that last shot, William!

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  16. That monument to McCrae is lovely. Great series today. Glad you are back to making your rounds.

    Janis
    GDP

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  17. Love how the sculpture seems to acknowledge the lovely setting. Beautiful.

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  18. @Red: it's a bit of a contrast- but if they removed the bridges over the falls, it's not that far of a walk over to the nearest bridge on Sussex.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Jennifer: so do I.

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Janis: yes, I finally got caught up. It only took me a week.

    @Gemma: the artist did great work with it.

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  19. When we lived in Guelph, we lived around the corner from McCrae's house, and our kids went to John McCrae school.

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  20. Looks like a well regarded monument.

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  21. Oh, I get dizzy looking down so far!

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  22. everyone loves to read. love the rainbow ( ;

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