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photoblog image A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

 

If you've seen the movie, you understand the importance of this bridge in WWII.

It was the largest sand sculpture of this year's theme of "75 Years of Liberation" in Garderen, NL,

straddling both sides of a "river."

The bridge is in Arnhem, NL, just 77 km from where we live.

 

 

 

photoblog image Bridge too Far.jpg

 

 

 

Astrid's video of the exhibit.

 

 

 

A Bridge Too Far

 

If you've seen the movie, you understand the importance of this bridge in WWII.

It was the largest sand sculpture of this year's theme of "75 Years of Liberation" in Garderen, NL,

straddling both sides of a "river."

The bridge is in Arnhem, NL, just 77 km from where we live.

 

 

 

photoblog image Bridge too Far.jpg

 

 

 

Astrid's video of the exhibit.

 

 

 

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Sep 2020, 00:52
The detail is astonishing, Ginnie, and you have caught it well.
Ginnie Hart: The details IS astonishing, Ray. Thank you.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 18 Sep 2020, 00:53
What an incredible exhibit with this latest one being the granddaddy of them all! The pain and grimace captured in their faces stirs so much emotion. Excellent collage and the video really gives a great sense of scale. Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: I'm really glad they picked this scene as their "granddaddy of them all," Steven, because it may be the most famous place of the war for the Dutch in the Netherlands. Thank you.
That is just astounding, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Elizabeth. As I just told Steven, I'm really glad they picked this scene as their "granddaddy of them all," Steven, because it may be the most famous place of the war for the Dutch in the Netherlands. Thank you.
Just remarkable Ginnie, we should never forget. Well done in your photos .
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frank. You can see why we make it a point to visit this place every year (a new theme each year).
Je ne savais pas que l'on pouvait faire de si belles choses avec du sable. la première est impressionnante avec les avions et tous les parachutistes.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Martine. Merci.
It is a very sad moment in history but very moving when you look at these statues. It's heartbreaking. Nice series Ginnie and thanks to the video too. Have a good weekend
Ginnie Hart: I so agree with you, Marie. I hate war but always want to make sure we never forget. It seems that we do NOT learn from history, sadly.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Sep 2020, 05:45
They did an incredible job with this master-scene, Ginnie. The details are so perfectly done. You picked a wonderful point of view. We were short of eyes to take it all in. And to think of it that we drove over the bridge when your son Mark came to visit.
Ginnie Hart: All of what you have just written,Astrid...YES. They really out-did themselves with this year's theme.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2020, 06:01
Wow! The parachutes make this for me.
Ginnie Hart: I wish I had zoomed in on them, Alan, to see if they used twine for the guylines.
It is an incredible work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Bill. Now you know why we go back every year!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2020, 06:26
What a grandious sandsculpture about this bridge in WWII - I saw this bridge with my own eyes in Arnhem.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Philine. We took son Mark to cross it in 2018, which he'll never forget.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Sep 2020, 06:57
Wonderful Ginnie, have you seen the film, A bridge too far? I loved it. My favourite bit was when the Germanlfficer approached the Britishwanting to discuss surrender and the British officer said they had to means to accommodate them.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chad. When son Mark was here in 2018, we first went to Arnhem and a war exhibit nearby, after which we watched the movie together at home. We'll never forget it.
Wat een mooie foto en collage van deze indrukwekkende WO2 gebeurtenis
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. The entire exhibit was incredible to see.
This sand sculpture is breathtaking, it must have taken a very long time to buildd, thanks for bringing it to us to see.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Brian, and you're welcome, of course.
Wow! The parachutes are amazing. Glad you got to attend.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Care, and so were we.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2020, 14:46
Astounding!! Will they be able to keep this permanently? Our sand sculptures don't last. So much work went into this and it is stirring. I like the way they captured the facial expressions..amazing.
Ginnie Hart: Every year the theme is different, Bonnie, so the answer is NO. This will be taken down to prepare for the new exhibit next year! You can see why we go back every year!
I am touched by these sculptures. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: I am, too, Ruthie!
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 18 Sep 2020, 18:10
A Bridge Too Far..Ginnie

wat een prachtige tentoonstelling en knap in beeld gebracht

fijn weekend
Ginnie Hart: It's such a famous bridge/story, Willy, isn't it! Thanks.
you captured so much action in the sandstone sculptures of these WWII scenes Ginnie... i would have more to say about the presentation but your photos tells the story very well....smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It was all very moving.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 19 Sep 2020, 07:24
Excellent partage
Wonderful.
a lot happening in this sand sculpture scene, Ginnie.

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