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In Memoriam

 

For all those we've lost in war...or storm or tragedy.

Memorial Day 2013 (America)

 

(from St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany)



 

In Memoriam

 

For all those we've lost in war...or storm or tragedy.

Memorial Day 2013 (America)

 

(from St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany)



 

comments (38)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 May 2013, 00:49
The candles are like people, Ginnie...some burning bright, some sputtering, some snuffed out before their lives are barely started...
Ginnie Hart: So very true, Ray, Sad but true!
Beautiful image. Poignant and appropriate. Very insightful comment from Ray.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. And yes, Ray is so right!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 May 2013, 04:36
A moment of silence, a moment of remembering, a moment of wishing it will end and have peace.
A beautiful image, love the light.
Wonderful comment from Ray.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. And yes, Ray is so right.
This is such a fitting image for your American Memorial Day Ginnie... lighting a candle and saying a prayer....petersmile

Lest we forget.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It did seem appropriate...and allowed me to continue using images from our cruise. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 May 2013, 06:37
A sobering picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly how I feel every time I see candles inside these European churches, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 May 2013, 06:43
In the most Catholic churches here we find the candles stands, and I myself (although Protestant) like to light one or two in memory of my dears or filled with wishes for the living persons. A fine, atmospheric photo!
Ginnie Hart: I'm Protestant, too, Philine, but haven't started lighting candles yet. Hmmmm. Maybe that's an idea.... Bedankt.
Once again, wonderful processing pushes the into a lovely new realm.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Michael. Thank you.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 27 May 2013, 07:00
I love this atmosphere. The light is splendid.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. In spite of how dark many of these churches are, there always seems to be enough light! Merci.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2013, 07:12
A fitting image to mark a special day. Coping with Man's efforts to control the world is one thing but trying to cope with the forces of nature is very different. I would move out of Oklahoma if it were me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. And yes, there is a HUGE difference between war and natural diasters but my guess is that they're equally devastating?
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 May 2013, 07:30
good photo is it a holiday
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Adrian, and, yes, it's a holiday in America. Lots of picnics and BBQs...and the official start of summer!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 May 2013, 07:32
oh Ginnie i had noooooo idea you had to type in your info everytime you comment, i hate that too haha.... i've written to support about it, to see if i can change that anywhere.... i'm sorry!!! this is a sad yet beautiful image, well done
Ginnie Hart: It's the guests that have to re-type everything, Elaine. But V&V is a Squarespace site and our stats remain, so your site confuses me. Anyway, it's always nice when the info "sticks." smile Many thanks.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 May 2013, 07:35
Candles always seem so powerful to me, Ginnie - doing what they are meant to do
Ginnie Hart: I so agree, Lisl, and really like that thought. Thanks.
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 27 May 2013, 07:54
Great tribute
R.I.P.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Helys.
There is something special about lighting a candle for someone
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill. I should start doing that more often!
Light a candle for me please Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Okay, Mick. As you wish.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 27 May 2013, 08:42
Lovely image and a nice reminder of the church I visited in Bruge.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie. These churches are very hard to forget!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 May 2013, 09:28
What a beautiful Memorial!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. It did seem appropriate.
Nice image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom.
A poignant memorial day offering, Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Mary. It seemed appropriate.
I'm with, Ray,Ginnie,could not have put it better.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Frank. It's a meaningful thought for today.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 27 May 2013, 10:34
A very beautiful candle photo, and yes, Ray's comment is apt and lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Ruth.
A lovely atmosphere, you've captured Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Probably one of the aspects of ritual that I find not only interesting but full of metaphorical positive sense. Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: It's not something I grew up doing, Juan Carlos, in my Protestant tradition, but I can see how the ritual would have much meaning!
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 May 2013, 11:49
Not candles Ginnie, so are they some sort of gas light?
Ginnie Hart: Well, they are candles, Chad, so now I wonder what you're drinking right now?
A candle for every each lost life.

Nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Previ, and thank you.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 27 May 2013, 13:12
Thank you for this most appropriate post, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, of course, dear Sue! It did seem appropriate.
une envie de souffler ces belles bougies pour que tous reviennent à la vie
Ginnie Hart: What a wonderful, magical thought, Keyouest! If only! Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 May 2013, 14:33
Candles in the wind.
Ginnie Hart: Sounds like a good song, Louis.
I've come straight from Elizabeth's post to this Ginnie and find it so satisfying how two totally different images can both express the same feelings from you both in memory of your forefathers.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Brian. THANK YOU.
A lovely photo and tribute.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Cherry.
A beautiful poignant image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • shooter
  • United States
  • 27 May 2013, 20:51
Amen to that
Ginnie Hart: Indeed.
Lest we forget.
We have ours in November, yours in May, eh?
That's okay, we have our Mother's Day in March! :o)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I know, LC. That way we can celebrate all year 'round! smile Lest we forget!
beautiful shot. and real slow. were you using a tripod/some support or do you have the hands of a neurosurgeon?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. No tripod but a built-in stabilizer, of course. I'm very happy with how this camera works (the old 400D). The body is small enough for my hands so I never upgrade. smile
Stunning and so fitting!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin.
  • Sarito
  • UK
  • 28 May 2013, 10:25
Beautiful photo, lovely tribute
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sarito.
There are so many... sad
Ginnie Hart: TOO many, Larry!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 May 2013, 23:30
Nicely shot Ginnie - and nicely titled. It's strange how often we forget that there were sad memories on both sides.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. And yes, sad memories are on all sides, which makes war in particular seem senseless!

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