Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Parting Ways With The War Museum

Leaving Lebreton Gallery, the pathway heads up towards the main lobby of the museum. The walls above are adorned with large paintings and fuselage art.


This is a different take of the museum, taken from the west side, along the river pathway. The sun was setting over the Ottawa River.


I stopped at the War Memorial to take in the multitude of wreaths and the poppies on the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier. The next day I returned to photograph again. The wreath placed by the Children's Choir is side by side with one honouring a fallen soldier of the First World War, a private named Thomas Walker, who died on April 9th, 1917, a casualty of the the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He was seventeen years old.

27 comments:

  1. Fortunately those who died are remembered with love.

    Tomás.

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  2. Great photo of the setting sun over the river. Colourful wreaths for the fallen for their sacrifice.

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  3. The sight of the many wreaths is impressive.

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  4. love the sunset view. so lovely. gorgeous wreaths, so touching. ( ;

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  5. 17 years old is far too young to die in such a horrible way. So many wreaths make a poignant image William.

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  6. All the wreaths make a beautiful tribute to all those who died.

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    António Batalha.
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  8. It is always nice to end with art... and wreaths.

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. pretty sunset and i like the way the walls are slanted in the hallway...nice tour william!

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  10. One of the smartest things we did was to start including children in remembrance day activities. At one time it was only the vets and officials.

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  11. That sunset shot is pretty spectacular.

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  12. @Tomas: they are.

    @Nancy: I've rarely photographed that part of the river, but it was beautiful that day.

    @Marleen: there are many people who place wreaths during the ceremony.

    @Marianne: it is.

    @Beth: it was a cold but beautiful twilight.

    @Grace: that wreath really made an impression on me. The poor guy hadn't even had a chance to really live.

    @Bill: they do.

    @Antonio: thank you.

    @Janis: it seemed right.

    @Tanya: those angles inside the museum suit the place well.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Red: it was a very wise decision.

    @Sharon: thanks, it is!

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  13. I love the architecture. And the wreaths.

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  14. I think it's a good thing that these heroes are remembered.

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  15. That's such an interesting place, and I, also, love the architecture...that's a superb sunset shot, too. And fuselage art has always fascinated me. One of my best friends when I lived down in south Florida was a gentleman who rode as a side gunner on those big birds that flew so many missions over Germany. Then he got taken by prostate cancer.

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  16. Oh, I forgot to mention: The Villages is a huge (about 120,000 people now) Disneyland for adults. Much of what you see is not real but derives from the imaginations of those who run the place; like this water tower. :)

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  17. The wreaths really tug at the heart.

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  18. What a wonderful shot of the sunset.
    Impressive to see all those wreaths and the firy red poppies near the monument.

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  19. @Norma: so do I.

    @Catalyst: it is.

    @Lowell: those were dangerous missions.

    @RedPat: they do, yes.

    @Jan: people here remember. Every year, the crowds come out.

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  20. I remember the fuselage art from the newspapers and magazines of the time. The floral wreaths and poppies are so poignant.

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  21. I love the hallway picture and the sky shot!

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  22. I love that second sunset shot. And those poppy wreaths and your story (17 years old!) are almost overwhelming.

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  23. The shots of the many wreaths communicate how many young soldiers lose their lives in service to their countries. And your second sunset photo is really something.

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  24. You know, I taped the ceremony, but we never did watch it. Lovely seeing the wreaths. Good job.

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