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photoblog image Korean War Memorial  Part 1

Korean War Memorial Part 1

 

 

These figures form part of the memorial.

Korean War Memorial Part 1

 

 

These figures form part of the memorial.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 25 May 2011, 00:18
Excellent work, Aussie.
Where is this memorial? In AU?
Aussie: Washington
Great job - excellent to use B&W!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 May 2011, 07:14
I've never really seen a memorial like this before Aussie
A strange memorial to a war that, in theory, still continues.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 May 2011, 08:15
I had no idea they have statues there like this, Aussie! I just Googled it. WOW. I'm getting my education from you. Obviously I haven't seen this memorial. Shame on me.
Aussie: I had heard of the Vietnam memorial and was so keen to see it and thought since we are here we may as well look at them all. Glad I did as this one was amazing will show the other part of it Friday.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 May 2011, 10:42
With no disrespect to those who experienced the Korean War (there were many South Africans too), when I saw this picture I was thinking of druids and wassailing. Just and excerpt and maybe you will see it too:

Wassail. Farmers and farm workers used to salute the apple trees in a ceremony known as wassailing. Wassail or Wass Hal means Be Thou of Good Health. The time of the wassail varied from Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night. Participants carried jugs of cider into the orchards, drank a health to the trees and the anticipated next year's crop, and poured cider around the tree roots. During the wassailing a great deal of noise was created by banging pots and pans. Wheat flour cakes were eaten at these ceremonies and small pieces of the cake were dipped in cider and placed in the forks of the trees as a thanksgiving to the spirit of the tree.
Indeed a most unusual memorial Aussie and how sad to think that country is now riven with strife between North and South.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 May 2011, 13:05
Great photo am looking forward to more
Great photo Aussie....this is quite different than any memorial that i have seen before....they look like they are alive....i am looking forward to Part 2....petersmile

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