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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

















The view from the Vimy Ridge memorial






















I found walking upon the monument had the feeling one might have in entering a church. It is felt to be sacred space. This photo gives one some sense of its monumental size.


















This is the Canadian Cemetery #2 located just off the Vimy Ridge battle site.





All the cemetaries throughout Northern France and in Belgium are emmaculate care for. So many of the headstone just indicate it was for a soldier, (no name inscribed). At least for those soldiers remains were found. For many not even remains were found of the battle fields in this area of France and Belgium. Mother Earth received them directly so in fact all the battlefields are in fact cemetaries.

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6 Comments:

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

I have been wrapped up in your journey. I am glad I was alone while reading and viewing the cemeteries. I get emotional and teary eyed just seeing the photos. What a wonderful trip and wonderful memories .

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Gretchen said...

It reminds me so much of Gettysburg. That's my favorite place to visit.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger amelia said...

Truly spectacular!!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Thank you for sharing your travels, you are such a superb writer, that it's almost like we went with you! What a beautiful trip and your lady friend is such a lovely woman!
I will write you about your southern travels! Love you my dear friend!

 
At 11:21 AM, OpenID goodnightgram said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. I f I had to pick a fav, it would be Mother Canada grieving. I can relate, I guess. I've enjoyed reading about your trip.

 
At 11:23 AM, OpenID goodnightgram said...

Ooops! Sorry for a second comment, but my next favorite photo is the last one - the cemetery. Look at the shadows all lined up. Very nice angle!

 

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