11 July 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Memorial






This week's Wordless Wednesday entry is the Fleet Air Arm memorial (the Royal Navy's aviation arm) near the Houses of Parliament in London. It is one of the most unusual war memorials It is at the same time striking and eerie.

50 comments:

Toni said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! Happy WW!

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tegdirb92 said...

what a great set of photos as usual, jams :) Happy WW.

~Melissa~ said...

What an amazing set of photos!

Sue said...

Terrific photos, and what an awesome looking monument! Happy WW

Melanie said...

As always, amazing photos! You have such a talent.

mousey said...

great photos and a unique statue.

happy wednesday!

Jarid & Caydon's Wishlist said...

What lovely pictures. Happy WW.

Sandy Carlson said...

That is amazing. Is it a newer memorial? Reminds me of the Korean War monument in Washington, DC. The figures are on the ground, slightly larger than life, and looking you in the eye or looking right through you. Makes you think hard about war. The sculptors are artists of great passion. Thanks for this photo essay.

Jenn in Holland said...

It is incredibly striking. What gorgeous shots!

Shaz said...

Thats very impressive, happy WW my friend x x x

RUTH said...

I must admit it's a bit scary but a poignant memorial.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

It is very different, but you are right, very eerie. I think it's the look on the statues face. Great photos. Thanks for sharing and happy Wednesday :)

oh amanda said...

You nailed the description! I was going to say scary yet awesome!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all. Sandy it's a relatively new memorial. I canr remember when it was erected but not many years ago. I have never seen teh Korean war memorila in Washinton. I must search for some images.

Starrlight said...

That is just gorgeous!

Patois said...

The look like magnificent statues. Thank you for sharing them.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Very powerful. I acutally really like it. Thanks again :) ;)

Alison said...

Wow, I like it apart from the wing like things,they're a bit strange. It must be pretty new, because I haven't seen it before and I use to pass that area every day.

Comedy + said...

Striking and eerie is right. I have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing. Have a great WW. :)

Lavender said...

Thanks for posting this, that is a very moving memorial! Happy WW, I played too! the birds & the beads

bounce said...

Amazing statue and photos of same.

letha said...

I love your photos, that statue is amazing, the idea of the wings and the detail in the face, in the whole thing is amazing.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Fantastic. Great photos.
Mine is up too.

maiylah said...

yes, does look kind of eerie,
but great shots!

happy WW

Moving Mama said...

Such an unusual statue - I'm glad you put it on your site for WW...

Janine @ Moving Mama

Mayogi said...

Great photos! Such a different war memorial, love it!

Happy WW!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Great pictures. I love it.

Smiles and Blessings,

Angel ( Angel Mama )

Real Women Scrap said...

This is an amazing statue! So much feeling and emotion captured in the face. Your photos really enhance it!

Linda said...

Wow - that is kind of eerie. I'd love to see it in person but barring that, your pictures are great!

Cheryl (Word Quilter) said...

I agree with you on the striking and eerie part! I have never heard of this memorial--thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Neat!

Katya said...

Strikingly eerie, indeed! I do believe you conveyed their essence well!

Barbara H. said...

I am glad you explained it -- I couldn't quite figure it out. It sure is striking and eerie!

anyhowblogs said...

They look kinda strange. A winged air soldier?? Happy WW anyway.

amy said...

yes,thanks for explaining it..Very cool!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all!

Gattina said...

I have been there several times, but never saw this memorial.It's indeed very special !

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful set of photos. Definitely a striking memorial.

Mrs Wibbs said...

Impressive shots, certainly eerie! Have a good day.

impworks said...

I especially liked the last shot

Sue & Matthew said...

Will have to look out for it when we visit London. Striking! Happy WW

Lori said...

Great pic's!! Very cool...

Sherry said...

Certainly unique--I've never seen a memorial quite like that before.

TorAa said...

High class - a winner;D

Qtpies7 said...

I agree, Striking and Eerie both fit the bill nicely.
Neat pictures!
Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

THanks all!

Tammy Gale said...

Those are very interesting photos and a very interesting memorial.

Oldqueen44 said...

That is kinda scary looking.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Did you already tell me at one time and I forgot? I think I asked you if this was some sort of 'Icharus Project' come to life?

Interesting pictures and story!

jams o donnell said...

I really do need to find out about the idea behind the design. It does look like icarus inspiration though.