Thursday, November 12, 2009

Remembrance Day


I do apologize that I did not realize that in France, this day was set aside for remembrance of fallen soldiers as in our country. This past summer I found this beautiful gravesite at Cemetiére Montparnasse .


8 comments:

Laurent said...

Perfect photo for the armistice day.

Shell Sherree said...

And likewise here in Australia, V. Beautiful and touching. Twenty-seven? So young.

Peter said...

I appreciate this nice and simple way to pay our respects to all these veterans, now all gone!

Daryl said...

Its a perfect way to remember .. and say thank you

Starman said...

Remembering the experience is one thing, learning from it is quite another.

Petrea said...

Quite beautiful.

Lily Hydrangea said...

love the lighting in these photos, really adds meaning to what this is all about.

Owen said...

Hi Virginia, just saw your comment over at my place, many thanks for stopping by, don't know how I missed you until now, will have to come back here and look around...

Jean-Marie Hatier died au Mort-Homme, which is just across the Meuse River from Verdun. On Nov. 11th I posted a couple of photos of the monument which is at the top of the Mort-Homme hill, if you have a second to go look. This sculpture on his grave is beautiful, it has weathered in a wonderful way. There are many fascinating tombs in Montparnasse, I've wandered in there more than once. But then, almost every cemetery has something interesting in it, either artwork, or history... glimpses into past lives...