In Parnell Square, Dublin, is a Garden of Remembrance dedicated to all those who died for the cause of Irish independence. The garden stands on the spot where several participants in the 1916 Easter Rising were held before being moved to Kilmainham Jail. Along the centre of the Garden is a large cruciform pool with a mosaic depicting broken swords, spears and shields, signifying peace.
I tried a long shot and a wide shot but couldn't make photographic sense of the pool or the underwater images. A couple of closeups failed because the surface dust on the water really looked unappetising. Happily I managed to get this woozy photo of an anonymous section of the mosaic, assisted by a toddler who pulled a flower head off from the surrounding garden and threw it in the pool, causing some handy ripples for me and a really big piece of his father's mind for him .... ...
70mm, 1/250th sec. @ f13, ISO 200.
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