Monday, April 10, 2017

A Vigil In The Evening

This is the first of two posts today, the second one being scheduled to publish shortly after this one. I took these shots on Saturday evening, April 8th, at the National War Memorial, where an evening service was being held to mark the following day- the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This included remarks by dignitaries, music, the placing of electric candles around the monument, and an overnight vigil by Army cadets.


It also included an illumination of the Memorial, including images of the battle and of Walter Allwards' Vimy Ridge memorial and its sculptural details, making a connection between the two monuments so far apart. It was a very moving ceremony. For my next post, I'll show you the service of yesterday morning.

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful ceremony! Thanks for covering it.

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  2. Light shows are very eye catching and effective in making a good effect to the occasion.

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  3. The lighting round the monument is magical. The 1st and 4th scenes are particularly appealing.

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    1. The concept for this was very well carried out, I thought.

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  4. Looks a truly wonderful ceremony.

    All the best Jan

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  5. A very impressive ceremony. I love your photos!

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  6. All these photos are beautiful. It would have been a good time to be in Ottawa. We will be up for the tulips, at least. Thank you so much for the heads up about the amazing Douglas Cardinal. I had not put that together at all. His work is wonderful, as shown on his web site. Happy spring!

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    1. You're quite welcome. I'll be featuring another Cardinal building here late in the month. I expect the tulips may be a bit late this year.

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