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:

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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

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  6. Wonderfull macro, greeting from belgium

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

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

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  9. A beautiful tribute.

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  10. Wonderful photos and true words!

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. Some people are unfortunately quite mindless...

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  19. Great picture of this memorial.

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

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

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