Sunday, November 8, 2020

Justice And Hope

 One of the darkest chapters of the world during the 1990s was that of the Yugoslavian wars. Canadian soldiers were there as peacekeepers throughout, and a Canadian judge, Louise Arbour, was the chief prosecutor of war crimes committed there. Among her other accomplishments would be time spent as a member of the Supreme Court of Canada.

This is a standard gown used for members of that tribunal.

The way out leads us past a rooftop view of St. Onuphrius Church.

Along the path are large photographs of Canada and Canadians.

This one, with a Canadian soldier interacting with Afghan children, particularly catches my eye.


  1. Very strong last picture.
    And can you imagine this war "played" no role in our education in Germany.

  2. Because of Srebrenica Yugoslavia is still an open wound for the Netherlands.

  3. Those were dark days. I rarely hear about it anymore. Instead, there's lots of documentaries on wars nowhere near as close in time. It gives a distorted perspective on war.

  4. Yes, and Louise Arbour was appointed to the Supreme Court without fanfare or drama, as is always the case. Thank goodness we don't go through the drama and rancour that happens south of the border.

  5. ...what the world needs are fewer soldiers and more peacekeepers!

  6. Many important Canadian moments captured in these photos.

  7. I agree with Tom, more love less war ✨

  8. War never resolves anything ~ the photo of the children and soldier is powerful ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. That was a dark time in our recent past.

  10. That one photo reminded me of what wonderful stamps Canada has produced.

  11. @Iris: I thought so.

    @Jan: Yugoslavia is a painful one for us.

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @David: definitely.

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Anita: thanks!

    @Magiceye: indeed.

    @Red: indeed.

    @Grace: I know.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: indeed.

    @RedPat: thanks.

    @Sharon: it was.

    @Revrunner: I think so too.

  12. The last two photos speak volumes.

  13. It was indeed a terrible time. I also really like that last picture.

  14. I visited the Greek isles during that period and remember talking to a lot of people from all over the world about the war.