Laughing at a quip.

I always thought these windows

lent a sad demeanour to this old house.

Perhaps they knew the fate of the house.

It no  longer exists.


Finally, I have no known relatives who

perished on World War I Battlefields,

however, on more than one occasion

I found myself taking deep breaths

to suppress tears as I contemplated

the loss of life two World Wars

have inflicted on our planet.

I created this image of the

Thiepval Military Cemetery

for another challenge.

I often wonder if there are

unseen guardians at each cemetery.



The wall at the back of Belgium’s

Tyne-Cot Cemetery,

contains the names of 35,000 soldiers

who have no known grave.

This is the overflow from

Menin Gate at Ypres,

where another 54,000 names

are inscribed

Nearly a decade ago Fromelles’ mass graves

were discovered. 

From these six graves

250 Australian and British Soldiers…


…were exhumed and re-interred in the

Fromelles Military Cemetery.

One of MGW’s relatives is among

those resting peacefully at Fromelles.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Emotions

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Emotions


11 thoughts on “Lens-ArtistPC-131-Emotions

  1. Such moving images, Woolly. The wartime cemeteries are so sad. I was incredibly moved by the one in Normandy. Your first two images are fabulous! I love the look of delight on their faces!


  2. Well Woolly, you pulled a fast one on us, leading in with such happiness and leaving us with such sadness. I suppose it truly demonstrates the wide range of emotions we experience in our lives. Nicely done.


    • Unintentional Tina. However I see what you mean. My Western Front visit only came about because I wanted to see where my grandfather had served during WW I. Enough of my waffle. Goodnight 😊


    • Couldn’t agree more. All cemeteries visited were kept in immaculate condition, it was just the senseless loss of life, all ordered by superiors who were far removed from the fighting. The site of the Prowse Point, Christmas Truce is one such place. Soldiers in trenches laying down arms to celebrate Christmas only to be order back to ‘work’ when commanders heard of it.


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