Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Tish Farrell created a very moving and personal post about Gallipoli to mark the centenary yesterday, http://tishfarrell.com/2015/04/24/no-glory-in-war-only-brave-men-wasted/ and asked about my visit. I’ve posted several times about it, with photos and a poem.  Follow the ‘related links’ if you’re interested.

Lucid Gypsy

Ben at the Daily Post says

In this week’s challenge, show us your take on a monument (broadly defined). It could be a fresh angle on a well-known tourist site, or a place nobody knows outside your community. It doesn’t even have to be an official monument. A legendary coffeehouse, a churchyard cemetery, the remains of a treehouse you’d built as a kid — anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.

I visited Gallipoli and Anzac Cove a few years ago as part of a tour of Turkey. To be honest I wasn’t interested and could easily had a snooze while the  others went off to see the battlefields and memorials. I’m glad I did go, it was one of the most moving days I have ever experienced. I’ve written about it before, including a poem and if you’re interested click the Turkey tag…

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