Earlier in the month I went out to Lebreton Flats to photograph two monuments. The other I'll be showing you after the beginning of the month. Across the street from it lies the National Holocaust Monument. Its stark design is by Daniel Libeskind, as part of a design team including historians, landscape architects, and the photography of Edward Burtynsky. Approaching from the east, here is one of the entrances, a staircase going down to the main level. An overlook is above, accessible by elevator or two staircases.
I decided to head to the west entrance. The Monument was inaugurated in 2017 and commemorates the victims of the Holocaust of World War Two.
Here we have the west entrance.
Inside the main space with its harsh lines, we have two of the large scale Burtynsky photographs, which I'll examine tomorrow. A close eye going up those stairs will see the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill. The site is angled so that it points out in that direction.
There is a series of panels about the history of the Holocaust, the persecution of Jews and other minorities by the Nazis, and the response of the world by war's end. Each panel is in English and in French in turn. I photographed three of them.