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By mistere
A sculpture from the The National Memorial Arboretum.
The Arboretum, Britain's year-round national site of remembrance is
located in the National Forest at Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire.
The 150-acre site has over 330 thought-provoking memorials. Both military and Civilian
associations are represented along with tributes for individuals.
A fascinating and very tranquil site, well worth a visit.
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Tags: Black and white Pegasus National Memorial Aboretum

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
5 Jun 2019 12:00PM
Very fine mono work!!!

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 12:25PM
Good subject,
Good photography !! Isabel GrinGrin
5 Jun 2019 12:28PM
A great sculpture, Dave and a very well handled image of it. Good info too.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
5 Jun 2019 12:46PM
I never realised there were so many memorials at that site, to google a bit more.
Very nice capture GrinGrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 3:20PM
A rather emotive location to be sure, Dave. Not certain that I remember this monument, though it must be half a dozen years since we visited. B&w is ideal for this striking subject.
5 Jun 2019 4:33PM
i googled for this and this is what i got:

The five-metre-tall bronze memorial depicting Bellerophon mounted on Pegasus, with his spear in hand, together with a paratrooper pulling his Bergan up the mount to the statue commemorates those members of the Regiment and Airborne Forces who have died on active service since 1940 and provides a place of pilgrimage, particularly to those who have lost family members overseas in inaccessible countries.

p.s. a fine shot, suitably presented in mono
5 Jun 2019 5:24PM
An excellent and thought provoking image, Dave
I must re-visit Alrewas again.

clicknimagine Plus
11 752 104 India
5 Jun 2019 6:43PM
Whenever i capture a scene (mainly street scene), framing is my first consideration, i always look for it and i analyse the scene in that consideration, probably i am wrong, but it is my habit...I am seeing in that consideration and it is superb...
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 8:03PM

Quote:A great sculpture, Dave and a very well handled image of it. Good info too.

John Smile

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 9:35PM
Very emotive considering the events of today and tomorrow Dave.
A brilliant image of a brilliant sculpture my Uncle was killed in the Tripoli Landings his body never recovered
My Grandparents and my Mum never fully recovered from the loss .
And this is rather coincidental as I had the privilege of reading a very inspirational story of a vicar who was seconded as Chaplain to a Commando Regiment who were part of the leading troops at the Normandy Landings. So committed was he to the well-being of the troops he spiritually cared for if any one went missing he made it his personnel mission to find them and bury them he even seconded a motor bike to do so. His commanding officer wanted to send some of the men with him but he refused flatly saying it was the very least he could do for the families of those killed in the fighting.
Interestingly he survived the war returned to his Church and died at the age of 89 in 2002.what fantastic human being he was.

6 Jun 2019 11:35AM
Wonderful mono Dave, a moving tribute especially for this week.

Love and peace Patty x

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