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My own Remembrance Day post

along with some Canadian Memories for you Patrick.

Although I must confess they are

memorialising a New Foundland Regiment.

and not a BC regiment.

As we walked the trenches my thoughts were that there

was not enough cover and I would be wanting to

dig down another foot or so if someone was shooting at me.

If anyone recognises this young lady

and she would like a full copy of the photo I will oblige.

I don’t like posting photos

if have not asked the subject.

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Remembrance Day 2018

Before visiting the Western Front Battlefields in June 2017,

I had heard that Flanders poppies grew like weeds

on the Somme battlefields. 

While this photo was taken in a cemetery,

the second image was a typical farm sight.

The photo below however, was not 


And was an unexpected sight… 

On this day,

the eleventh day

of the eleventh month

at the eleventh hour

World War I ended

in 1918. 

Today is Remembrance Day

 

“We will remember them.”

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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A variety of drinks.Hot and cold drinks abroad The Q Train for

our Wedding anniversary earlier in the year.

I suspect a French breakfast at an Ibis Hotel…last year.

A warm day in Nice called for a cold drink.

 A Sunday morning coffee break was called for…

around 10 AM.

Even though it was raining this  drink was gratefully accepted.

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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I shall commence with probably the most unusal tables.A wool table…right foreground. 

No shearing taking place at this time.

Tables of any king was the brief????

Wool bales were often pushed on their side

so they could be used as a table or chair.

The thing which frustrated me most about this practice

was that the user never stood the bale upright after pushing it over.

 

Outdoor cafe seating in Arras, France.

 

If you can accept outdoor benches as chairs…

then we have some of Geelong’s

parklands and their tables and chairs.

Seating along

Promenade des Anglais

in Nice, France.

 

An eight seater, turn of thee century,

solid Tasmanian Blackwood dining table and chairs.

Belonging to MGW’s parents

and valued at $AUD 7000-$AUD 8000 restored, or

$AUD 1,500 – $AUD 1,700 as is.

And no-one showed any interest in it.  😦

 

The first or one of the few memorials to the Nurses

involved in the Great War.

It can be found at

Lochnagar Crater,

Somme Battlefields

in  France

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Not the first time I have posted this photo…

however, even though I have created the ‘extras’, in this image,

I’m sure there are spirits of the fallen, lost and missing

standing guard over these cemeteries.

 

This is at the Thiepval Memorial for the missing

on the Somme Battlefields (1914-1918).

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For a few hundred metres we hard been trying

 to work out what he object in the water was…

a couple of shots through the window

just had to contain a jogger.

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These shots in the

‘I never thought I would be able to use them’

file.

Often when I am just setting up my tripod

or attaching my camera walkers or joggers stop,

until I give them the nod to continue, or they go behind me.

Then there are moments like this

when the camera is loaded and clicking away….

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