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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Memorial Shadows


In a few sunny breaks, during the past week, I wandered a few places on the peninsula that I have not explored.
Mornington and District Memorial Park was one of them.
It is set back a little from Port Phillip Bay and Main Street Mornington, but still easily accessible.
MORNINGTON'S Memorial Park in Barkly Street is unique in Australia as the only place with memorials for every major conflict [since the Maori Wars of 1863-72] involving Australians. Ref: Peninsula Weekly


I liked how the tree branches seemed to reach across the sign.


There were seats with signs for individuals like this one.
Sir Edmund was an army doctor (in World War II) and humanitarian who died in 1993.
He was given a state funeral in Melbourne.


There were many seats with signs for groups like this one.

The shadows of wars
The battle may be ugly
But souls become light


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17 comments:

Mark said...

Wow what a lovely park and memorial.

Teresa said...

What a lovely park to visit. These are great shots.

Ralph said...

Too often we forget about the sacrifices of war. A war is often fought for the ambiguous reasons of political types, yet the soldiers and support persons do not ask why, they go as asked. To remember and recognize sacrifice should be on the mind of us all. To have a peaceful garden as a place remembering is important, that the terror of the battle is now far away from the quiet this place affords. That we never forget their service...

Kelly said...

I like the memorial benches - a respectful way to rest and reflect on those who've served on our behalf.

LV said...

What a nice play to go and relax. It certainly provided some great shadows.

Genie said...

This post with its lovely tributes touched my heart deeply. We need more places like this around the world. The park was certain a grand spot for taking shadow shots. Thanks for a most special post this week. genie

chubskulit said...

Wow, you've found so many neat shadows!

NatureFootstep said...

such a great placae they made. And nice shadows as well to enhance it.

Catherine said...

What a strong set of images and the shadows make them stronger....

Cassie said...

These are such poignant photos. I always like memorials. The soldiers of WWII are quickly fading from our lives. I hope those remaining know how we appreciate their sacrifices for us all. My husband is a veteran and I try to let him know what a hero he is to me. Happy SSS to you.

BLOGitse said...

I'd love to sit in a park right now...
Your new header is inviting! Happy Sunday!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your haiku is poignant, holding both the darkness of war and the light of quiet heroism (I'm thinking particularly of the Nursing Sisters) in perfect harmony.

WHEN YOU SEE THE SHADOWS DANCE

When you see the shadows dance,
Be it Mexico or France,
You may join the shadow fun,
Dancing till the day is done!


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Choices

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A moving tribute to the fallen, Gemma. Well done! :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

I am your newest follower! Love these photos and getting to see/know your part of the world

Lighthousegal said...

Looks like a Lovely place to visit. It is beautifully decorated with flowers and trees. I am glad you shared it with us. Here we have snow and Cold, it was nice to see warm photos.
I also like your header photo with the sky reflecting in the water. Beautiful photo.

Inger-M said...

It must be lovely to stroll in that park; to just wander in and among the shadows. Nice series!

Momgen said...

Visiting from SSS! Have a great day.

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