a volcanic cone,
one of the many in Western Victoria.
I have never been to the top of Mt Elephant
but driven past it hundreds of times in my life.
From the top of Mt Rigi
overlooking Lake Lucerne.
from Grouse Mountain,
According to my tags this shot comes from
our visit to the The Colosseum.
The first shot is a crop of this one.
Which is the second of two images,
the first of which has the statue in focus
and the girl near the post.
She apparently caught my camera’s eye
because her top was in focus but not much else!
Gassan’s in Amsterdam.
In June 2017, I visited France for a short tour of
the Western Front Battlefields
where my Grandfather served
One of the Battles which has made headlines
in Australia over recent years is
the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916.
After that battle 250 Australian soldiers were buried
in mass graves just this side
of the Pheasant Wood treeline.
In 2009 these graves were discovered and
remains exhumed and re-buried in
the new Fromelles Military Cemetery.
However, it was not until 2016 that one of
the soldiers was identified as
being MGW’s (Maternal) Grandmother’s relatives.
According to this 2016 article there are
still 100 australian soldiers who remain
unidentified at Fromelles.
Although not related to this soldier it was an
honour and a privilege to be able to visit his grave
and bring back some images for his family.
Every man, woman and child involved in
those years of two Wars is a hero in my opinion.