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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 10th February, 2017)

Cenotaph


Cenotaph
Wigan Cenotaph & Wigan Parish clock tower

Photo: David  (Olympus OMD EM10)
Views: 2,846

Comment by: Sue on 10th February 2017 at 06:37

Id never appreciated how beautiful the clock tower is, the clear blue sky a perfect by backdrop.lovely shot.

Comment by: Sam h on 10th February 2017 at 10:17

David,people say where have all the craftsmen gone today,but to be honest we just can't afford to build beautiful structures like these today,lovely photograph David.

Comment by: Andrew on 10th February 2017 at 11:14

The carving on the Cenotaph is stunning: Gilbert Scott's vision wonderfully realised.

Comment by: Anne on 10th February 2017 at 11:31

The detail on the cenotaph shows very well against the plain background.
Lovely picture.

Comment by: A.W. on 10th February 2017 at 12:11

The war memorial does indeed compliment the architecture of the parish church, it is reminiscent of the Eleanor Crosses of the 13th century.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 10th February 2017 at 12:25

A really nice take on a familiar scene - well done :)

Comment by: Mick on 10th February 2017 at 12:52

My eyes are drawn to the shadow at the bottom of the photo
Did you know the difference between a Cenotaph and a War Memorial, a Cenotaph only honours the dead, while the War Memorial may honour the dead, or the event itself. It's a fine line, but is still a distinction. A Cenotaph can be a War Memorial, but a War Memorial may or may not be a Cenotaph.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 10th February 2017 at 16:45

A really nice take on a familiar scene - well done :)

Comment by: Ellen on 10th February 2017 at 23:05

I was pleasantly surprised at the difference a change of perspective makes to these two structures. I have usually viewed them separately,but the angle you have taken with the camera has given them each a new companion. I really enjoyed this picture;thankyou.

Comment by: David on 11th February 2017 at 17:19

Thanks :-)

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