Remembrance-Day-2017

At 11 AM, on November 11th, 1918

War ceased in Europe.

The guns of the Western Front fell silent

after more than four years

of continuous warfare.Since then November 11 has always

been remembered as

Red Poppy, Armistice or Remembrance Day.

When we started daylight saving time

a few decades ago, there was some discussion

about remembering ‘an hour earlier’.

On the other side was a discussion that

either Australia had daylight savings time

during World War I, or it was

daylight saving in Europe.

I’m not sure if answer was found to that debate.

Now its a case of

Lest We Forget

at the eleventh hour,

of the eleventh day,

of the eleventh month.

Today is remembered with a

Poppy from the Somme Battlefields,

a scene displayed on a water tower

at Pozières.

And the Last Post at Menin Gate, Ypres.

Recently I discovered that the

Menin Gate Lions

actually belong to Australia….a 1936 gift,

  to the Australian War Memorial

from the Mayor of Ypres.

This year the Australian War Memorial has

loaned them back to Ypres.

 

Lest We Forget~~~~~

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Floral Friday17-0311

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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 Polygon Wood Rose

 

There has been a bit of talk on the radio recently

of Polygon Wood

and its place in the history of World War I.This is one of the roses at the

Polygon Wood Military Cemetery.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Candid

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Candid

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Tourists in Geelong

Walking in Murano’s rain.

Buglers at Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

More visitors at

Menin Gate’s,

Last Post Ceremony.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Candid

Black-&-White-Banner

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-History

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The New Zealand Soldier Memorial, at…

Messines, Belgium.

This memorial is in the centre of town and

is a tribute to all soldiers of the

New Zealand Division

who  participated in

the Battle of Messines Ridge

in 1914.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: History

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Travel Theme-Behind

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My

Behind

 Travel Theme.

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A few years ago while in Africa…

I developed a totally unfounded reputation of

being a tail-end Charlie.

Nothing has changed and this year,

at Hill 60, in Belgium, the only…

time I was in front (of the crowd) was when

I scrambled up this bunker to have my photo taken.

These days however, the ascent is far easier than the descent.

So by the time I had carefully descended from

my precarious position,  most of the crowd

had reach our starting point again.

And yes, there I was back, bringing up the rear of

my fellow travellers and the next group

of school children to visit Hill 60.

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Where’s My Backpack: Behind

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Windows

Windows of Europe feature this week.

Blue windows in York.

Tower of London windows.

More blue windows in

Germany’s Rhineland district.

Brown in Brugge.

Attractive Windows in Arras.

  A window in St Jean Baptiste Cathedral,

also in Arras.

 

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Thursday’s Special: Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge-Shiny

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Shiny

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Whether in…York…


at Harry Potter’s Platform…

Buckingham Palace…

or in Brugge…

 

we always found some gold handiwork

shining at us.

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