06 November 2009

Photo Hunt - Bayeux Cemetery



The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is veterans/military. These photos were taken in Bayeux in August. It is the the last resting place of several thousand mainly British soldiers who died during the D-Day landings and the bloody battles in the bocage in the summer of 1944.

Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated

44 comments:

Pat said...

Great shots - I need to get there for a visit one of these days.

Happy Weekend.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully austere.

jmb said...

When I came here first I only saw the heading, Bayeux Cemetery and another thought popped into my head for a moment.

Rows upon rows of headstones really bring it home to one, don't they? Our young men killed in their prime.

Happy weekend to you Jams.

Carver said...

I was getting ready to write that rows and rows of headstones are so emotional to me when I saw that JMB said almost the same thing. It is so terribly sad. Great choice for the theme.

I hope you have a good weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you like my photos even if they are a bit stark

CherryPie said...

Beautiful photos, very poignant and a great choice for the theme.

Anonymous said...

Stark photos of a stark subject. The reality of war is that young men die and old men think it glorious.

Only women weep.

Anonymous said...

Stark photos of a stark subject. The reality of war is that young men die and old men think it glorious.

Only women weep.

YTSL said...

So many war dead. I hope that on Memorial Day, people will remember that fact as well as individual war bravery and glory.

Anna said...

Beautiful photos. I have also a shot from a resting place for soldiers. But my picture is taken in West Virginia, and most of the graves are from the Civil War.
Happy Weekend Jams!
Best wishes
Anna

Willa said...

Beautiful shot. Happy Saturday!!

Sassy Mom said...

Great photos! Perfect for this week's theme!

Mine is up

julie said...

Beautiful, and the B&W makes it all the more so.

Randi said...

Great photos - perfect with b/w!
Great choice for the theme.
I hope you have a nice weekend

( I can´t find any military objects here...therefore I´m skipping this week.)

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow.. the whole place is so orderly. Nice one Jams.

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RJ Flamingo said...

Excellent tribute to a stark reality. Well done.

luna miranda said...

great photos and tribute to fallen heroes. i have a similar post. hope you could check it out.:p

Cathy said...

Beautiful photos.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....oh wow. Just what can I say with photos like these. Moving, makes my heart take a leap. The ever so high lists of deaths during wars...Wow Jams. Great photos.

One of MY favorite Veterans is on my post this week. Come see him if you have some time.
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travelingsuep said...

Beautiful pics, though sad, Jams.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sue

Furkidsmom said...

Perfect photos for this theme.


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Liz said...

So many very young lives lost. And we don't learn.

Lovely photos, jams.

Bengbeng said...

I hope there will never be another world war. EVER!

chubskulit said...

The brave men full of patriotism in them.


Check out my husband's 20 years in the navy

cookie said...

great shots!! rather eerie though.

my post is up too..hope you can vist :)
PH : Fly Girl

Gattina said...

So many lives thrown away because of a mad guy with crazy ideas. Can you imagine that over seventy million people, the majority civilians, died for that ?

Joops said...

its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

Take a look at my HERO

Marites said...

the first 2 pics look so eerie. Great shots though. Happy PH!

sally in norfolk said...

So agree with jmb
"Rows upon rows of headstones really bring it home to one, don't they? Our young men killed in their prime."

Barbara H. said...

Great shots of very sobering scenes.

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous shots Jams!
Made for b/w.
I love the depth and use of light in the second shot.

Have a great weekend!

Alice Audrey said...

Really brings it home, doesn't it.

Susanne said...

So, so many. Beautiful pictures to remind us of those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

'Thank you' is never enough!

Lisa said...

Beautiful images, the stones seem to glow.

Marta said...

Your photos really bring out the magnitude of this battle and the enormous loss of life. Moving post.

Anna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Jams!
Happy Weekend
Anna

Maria Berg said...

I have never been to a big Cemetery - with all the gravestone looking the same only seen them on move.

Me to, I happy that Sweden never been in war (well they did fight before BUT long before)

MB
Peace love and understanding.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I was going to say what Liz has said.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I was going to say what Liz has said.

Anonymous said...

Awesome shots.

EastCoastLife said...

These black and white photos make the post even sadder.

Peace. No more wars!

Mar said...

They are perfect in b/w...
Wishing you a bright weekend!