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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One thought on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. Thank you, Gilly, for the link to me and to your earlier posts. The more we keep remembering this the better. I’d forgotten your very fine post honouring the Turkish fallen.

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