The armistice that ended World War I began 100 years ago today. Europe lost almost an entire generation of men in that war.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
The Poppies: Weeping Window art installation is a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War I. These photos are from when it was at Carlisle Castle last June.
Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word: Remembrance
This is an art installation at Carlisle Castle called “Poppies: Weeping Window” in remembrance of the lives lost in World War One. The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day is this year. In the USA we often forget it’s origin because we call it “Veteran’s Day” and it has become a more general celebration of appreciation for those who serve in the armed forces. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been to arrange all of those individual ceramic poppies?
Red seems to dominate any picture it is in. For someone who doesn’t really care for red I seem to have a lot of pictures where it dominates the composition:
Irish pony and stop sign.
Red plow at a folk life museum in County Kerry.
Red prayer ribbons at Tian Hao Temple in Qingdao, China.
May 4th sculpture in Qingdao, China.
Lanterns and shan zha (hawthorn) on National Day in Weifang China.
Prayer ribbons on a fence at a temple on Taishan, Shandong Province, China.
Food street in Weifang, China.
Stop sign at Glacier National Park, Montana
Red bus tour bus at Glacier National Park.
Red peppers at a market in Shouguang, China.
Red lace leaf maple at the arboretum at South Seattle College.
Kite at Weifang International Kite Festival, China/