dinsdag 17 januari 2012

Taphophile Tragics

It make you always humble when you visit one of the many graveyards from WW II in Europe .
Here a part of the American graveyard at Omaha beach Normandie.
Only to look at it makes me sad again.
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11 opmerkingen:

  1. So many plain quite crosses ... very sad.

  2. It is difficult to describe what i see ! Peaceful and sad !

  3. Yes, it is sobering, isn't it. The manner of their dying. The age at which they died.

    All this is emphasised by the layout of war cemeteries. Simple white crosses laid out in patterns. And in such number. All with immaculation presentation.

    Humble. And grateful. And sad. And yet, we will go down that path again, against another monster.

    It is one of my dreams to tour over the Western Front. I know this is Omaha Beach. But for Australians, it was towns along the Western Front where we suffered our biggest losses during WW2.

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  4. The rows and rows of small white crosses does tug at your heart.

  5. Striking, and moving when you ponder the meaning of it.

  6. I've always wanted to visit this. It must be very, well like you said, sad.

  7. I am always awestruck at the simplicity and grace and symmetry of these white crosses.

  8. wow. Makes you think a bit.
    The carvings too make the names disappear. I thought these were unnamed graves, but fortunately, that's not the case.
    It is sad to think all these were probably young men.

  9. My mother's favorite cousin was killed in that invasion. He must be amoung them

  10. Fantastic photo of a truly sad, but reverent setting.

    Darryl and Ruth :)