Travel Theme: Connections

Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK. It’s always the second Sunday in November and is the day when we reflect on the courage and sacrifices made by our servicemen. One of the most moving experiences I’ve had while travelling was visiting Gallipoli, where thousands lost their lives. My photo shows a statue of a Turkish soldier carrying a wounded allied captain to safety on Pine Ridge, a true incident. I think it shows a compassionate connection between the two.

Gallipoli

NEVER FORGET

A related post, https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/anzac-cove/

And if you would like to join in with Ailsa’s challenge, http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

14 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Connections

  1. What a lovely tradition! I hope we do not lose all of our’s here in the states! Commercialism seems to be the norm here …..

  2. I have a postcard of the commando memorial at Spean Bridge in Scotland stuck on my fridge. My father, a royal marine commando, survived the war, but many of his colleagues did not.

  3. We visited Gallipoli too in 2009 when we went around the western side to Turkey. That place has so many memories of wars flight by such brave people. The stats were astounding.

    Happy Remembrance day to you, Gilly.

  4. This is a moving sculpture, Gilly. I think it was a great idea to use it in your conceptual photography post. Thank you for showing the original.

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