Friday, January 26, 2018

Memorial Chamber

The Memorial Chamber awes the visitor into silence. Inscribed passages, dates of campaigns, and other carvings adorn the walls.


This is the case that contains the book of remembrance for Canadians who fell in the line of duty in the First World War. It is the centrepiece of the room, with four angels surrounding the glass case itself.

31 comments:

  1. I remember the sense of reverence I felt looking at that book, William.

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  2. The memorial chamber is just a little bit creepy. I know it shouldn't be, but it screams "death." However, your pictures soften up that thought. Happy Friday, William.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. This makes us proud of the men and women who fought to protect us and others.

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  4. @Tom: very much so.

    @Marie: each of the books in here have that effect on me.

    @Francisco: it certainly is.

    @Janis: I can see that.

    @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Maywyn: it is indeed.

    @Red: I agree.

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  5. More lovely shots! My favorite is the kneeling angel.

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  6. Too beautiful William, the details are incroyable. The four angels around the glass are so poignant ✨

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  7. Those angels are the perfect addition to the memorial.

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  8. The angels are perfectly poised surrounding the book of remembrance.

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  9. What great angles of the windows and arches, William!

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  10. just breathtakingly beautiful!! love those window details and the angel. gorgeous!! ( ;

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  11. Tolle Bilder schöne Details.

    Noke

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  12. I hate the word, "awesome," because it's been used to much as to become meaningless. But this place is truly AWESOME! And dignified, and beautiful!

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  13. Stunning! The stained glass is wonderful!

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  14. Divine ~ such beautiful carved work and of course, love the gold angel ~

    Happy Weekend,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. @Lois: they are wonderful details.

    @Grace: they certainly are.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Fun60: true!

    @Nancy: it was well done.

    @Jo: thank you!

    @Beth: it is a grand room.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @RedPat: they are indeed.

    @Gunn: definitely.

    @Lowell: it fits here.

    @Jenn: I agree!

    @Carol: thanks!

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  16. A beautiful memorial. I like the golden angels.

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  17. A perfect place to pause and to reflect on both the causes and costs of war.

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  18. I am totally redundant, but what else can one say but Fabulous!?

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  19. All the carved details are really gorgeous. What a beautiful place!

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  20. Impressive building, and I like that little angel!

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  21. Happily the stained glass didn't suffer ever. So lovely. I loathe the church as an institution, but...

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