Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Seillans War Memorial


with dove

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

A nice memorial of a sad battle.
The "peace dove" is a welcome extra to the photo.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful memorial, how lovely that the dove decided to stop and rest a while.

Beneath Thy Feet

Annie said...

Very effecting memorial and the arrival of the dove adds to the message of peace.

Halcyon said...

Very moving.

Joe said...

Sculptures are my favourite art form and this one is terrific. Hard to imagine it is stone.

Mark R said...

It's a curious phrase, isn't it: "enfants"/children.
But I suppose many of the young men who enlisted to fight would actually have been barely out of their childhood - and so Seillans lost some of its 'children' in both senses.
Very moving statue though.

hamilton said...

yes, I was confused by thew term 'enfants', too.
maybe they thought of everyone as being children of the ancient city.

CaT said...

ooh, only when reading the comments i realized the dove is real... :)
thats nice indeed.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful! The dove just makes the shot!

Julie said...

Maybe in this context 'enfants' is more 'young' than 'children'. Whichever, it is a very emotive and emotional rendition. So very realistic, like those in Italy that you all showed earler. I like statues that are realistic ... whereas I prefer art that is interpretive. Go figure ...

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