Photo-a-Day (Monday, 10th March, 2014)
Boer War Memorial in Mesnes Park
Photo: Alex Sutton (Canon EOS 7D)
I like this photo, what were they thinking all those years ago.
Really good photo with effective lighting, however did they send women to fight the boer war while the men stayed home. That figure looks like a pregnant woman rather than a man. For give my humour, if indeed it is humourous.
Wow that is so effective. he looks so lonely there in the dark.
I think - though am not 100% positive that the Boer war was the last war in which women traveled with their husbands to almost the front line.
A really evocative photograph . We have the group that worked tirelessly for years to have the monument replaced. Also thanks must go to The Friends of Mesnes Park who again have toiled over many many years to bring the park back to its former glory .We are fortunate that people give their time for the good of the wider community .
I like this photo, very poignant especially in the dark. Good pic of the night sky and the crescent moon high above.
I can recall coming out of the cool café into the brilliant sunshine when the original statue was in place, and my Dad always read the inscription out loud, but it meant little to a child who couldn't wait to roll over and over down the grassy slopes next to the steps. I am so glad the statue has been replaced. I haven't been to see it yet but I bet I will hear my Dad's voice.
Very emotional....lest we forget....cheers!!