Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Silhouettes And Fall Colours

Continuing on with this series, here we have other views of the War Memorial, with surrounding landmarks.


The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier contains the remains of a Canadian soldier, never identified, who fell at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a pivotal moment of the First World War and Canadian history.


The perimeter of the property has flowerbeds.


And for today I finish off with this view from the west side, with fall colours. My path took me on from here to another destination, which we'll look at tomorrow.

36 comments:

  1. Sad the soldier is unknown. His family must´ve been devastated not knowing if he was still alive back then.

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  2. How sad never to be named although he is laid to rest with such honour and respect.

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  3. Sad and cheerful in the same place ... because this is life!

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  4. We must never forget the sacrifices made in those times. I count myself very fortunate in never having had to serve in a war and, unless Dad's Army is reconstituted, will never have to.

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  5. Pretty Fall colors, we are finally seeing a bit of Fall here.

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  6. Nice shots of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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  7. Such a solemn journey you have been on!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. enjoy the flower beds. fallish coloring. ( ;

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  9. I love how the memorial always fills with poppies on Remembrance Day.

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  10. I liked the bronze work on the tomb of the unknown.

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  11. I wonder if we will ever have a peaceful world. Until then, I am glad we have such memorials to the unknown fallen soldiers.

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  12. @Iris: many families were.

    @Gemel: it is sacred ground as far as I'm concerned.

    @Catarina: thank you.

    @Ella: that's quite true.

    @John: I have not served.

    @Janey: here our colours are done.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Janis: indeed.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Marie: I do too.

    @Tom: that it is.

    @Maywyn: quite true.

    @Barbara: I do too.

    @DJan: as am I.

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  13. It is too bad the shadows are so deep around the figures on the monument. It is a wonderful memorial.

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  14. I really like the silhouettes of the memorial.

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  15. Glad you had blue skies this morning. I think we might get a little sun this afternoon. Pretty grey here in Atlanta. others it is gorgeous as the trees are all changing finally.

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  16. Glad To See You Out & About

    Cheers

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  17. Tomb of unknown soldiers are so important around the world. This is a nice memorial.

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  18. A wonderful place for remembrance and honor the soldiers who have given their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom so that we will never forget.

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  19. Beautiful photos of The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier.

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  20. I love those flowerbeds and the fall colors too!

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  21. @Anvilcloud: quite so.

    @RedPat: actually I think my favourite time to photograph the memorial is in late afternoon when the shadows run deep.

    @Red: I do too.

    @Chocolate: thanks!

    @Padre: thank you.

    @Michelle: it is.

    @Alexandria: true.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Lois: I do too.

    @Catalyst: thanks!

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  22. I wonder what those red plants are. They're quite amazing.

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  23. I always love seeing the War Memorial William, it looks amazing here and last post, wonderful sculpture 💙

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  24. Wonderful memorials and silhouettes ~

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. William, you've shared some great photographs here … thank you.

    All the best Jan

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