I must admit I did not go out and take this photo this morning in direct response to today’s landmark theme.
However, in my defence 😉 I took it just over a week ago at a famous local landmark and in taking the shot I wanted to capture a different angle. So, I think that probably both excuses me and fits the brief?
I was struck by how the line of people clambering up the monument looked like ants climbing along the ridge.
Taken at La butte du Lion, Waterloo 1815.
NaBloPoMo 11 of 30 – photography101:7
almost one hundred years on who will not shed a tear in flanders’ fields?
will we ever learn?
“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.”
– John McCrae