Sunday, 10 August 2014

Fallen Maples

These pictures are from the Canadian War Memorial, near Buckingham Palace in London.

The Memorial itself is a downward facing triangle, cut with a walkway trough the middle - the two sides representing the two World Wars.  Water flows down the slopes on both sides

Despite there being very clear signs asking people to stay off the memorial, some families were allowing their children to use the memorial as a play ground - I find this kind of behaviour disappointing.

I loved the way the the memorial had Maple leaves as a clear link to Canada, and I think that the flooding of the water may symbolise time or change.

I just wish that some people would not see the freedoms that people died for in the past  as a reason to behave without consideration in the present.



You can find more close up shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

28 comments:

eileeninmd said...

A pretty memorial, with the fallen maple leaves.. Lovely post, Stewart!

cobie en bas van Es said...

heel mooi gedaan.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty inlays.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Lovely post. x

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful memorial...I like the falling maple leaves.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is a neat concept.

Irma said...

A beautiful monument with the leaves.
Many people today have no decency away here to stay.
Very sad that parents play their children here on.
Best regards, Irma

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful memorial, Stewart, and I, too, love the falling leaves!! So different and so touching! Thank you for sharing!

Hannah said...

A touching tribute to Canada, and those that gave their lives, like the maple leaves falling before their time. The maple leaves are awesome.

retriever said...

Wonderfull macro, greeting from belgium

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A beautiful memorial. I like the leaves and the running water.

Linda W. said...

Love the inset maple leaves. Nice details. Yes, it's sad that people don't respect memorials.

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful tribute.

maryaustria said...

Wonderful photos and true words!

bruce ruston said...

That is a pretty cool idea, yeah it is a shame about the disrespect.

Rivien said...

Good morning Stewart,
very nice shots from the fallen marbels! I like it!!!
Have a nice week!
xxx Riv

Arija said...

A very touching memorial and some people are just bears with very little brain.

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks so cool!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

A very touching memorial! Hard to believe that people can be so respectless to allow their children to use it as a playground.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an enchanting way to keep a precious memory and a debt alive.

Felicia said...

beautiful. I love how the leaves are embossed in the concrete and I totally agree about the behavior of the parents....for it really is their responsibility to keep the children in check.

Katrin Klink said...

Touching pictures and words.

Marie said...

People can be so disappointing...irreverant and uncaring sometimes. It makes me sad. The maple leaves are a beautiful feature in the memorial!

Villrose said...

Some people are unfortunately quite mindless...

janiceadcock said...

Great picture of this memorial.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a great choice for the memorial. I agree, respect is something that is quite lacking in society these days.

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos Stewart! A very creative memorial. I HATE when people don't control their evil spawn...