Views: 370
Fall : Fall 11 : Tomb Poppies

A huge crush of people surrounded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Many were opportunistic photographers fighting for grab shots. No better than papparazzi, in my opinion. I waited and let simple Brownian movement to draw me inward to the tomb. I finally got there and laid my poppy on the tomb just by the to left corner of that child's card. The wind would scatter poppies about but that work of love endured. I will remember. To those who ask why I take such pictures - go through this series again and look with the scales removed from your eyes.

Julia: on 2011-11-12 12:36:49

Thanks, Jean.

Peter: on 2011-11-12 13:38:48

Nice set, Jean, with interesting commentary. A fine day despite the SS-style handling you received.

Betty from Nova Scotia: on 2011-11-12 19:09:35

Thank you once again,I watched this program on TV yesterday, saw the helicopter break away, and wondered how many watching would understand. Your pictures, as usualare excellent. The last picture says much, first close-up picture that I have seen. Sorry we missed your encounter with the local constabulary,how sad ,glad hat they did not take your camera. Again thank you for these beautiful pictures!

Ken Nicholson: on 2011-11-13 20:22:02

Thank you Jean. A beautiful set of pictures. The police story is indeed a sad one.

*Required fields