The World War Two Memorial in Vladivstok, this time with 3 wreaths, & a 'star flame'. Over 20 million Russians died in WW2. I liked the juxtapositioning against the bg church. The sky was heavily overcast, & it rained the follwing day.
Vladivostok was closed to foreigners for decades.
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barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-01-22 0:55
A nice homage to those who died in a stupid war....
snunney (104679) 2008-01-22 1:12
A good point of view on this war memorial. I like the geometric lines and the contrast in tones. Thanks for sharing.
chinchini (31529) 2008-01-22 1:26
C'est une belle page d'histoire qui s'achève avec ce mémorial et l'ouverture de Vladivostok aux visiteurs.
Je comprends tous ces mémoriaux érigés après la guerre pour commémorer le lourd tribut des soviétiques à la guerre !
Merci pour le partage mon Ami aux Antipodes ;o)
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2008-01-22 1:37
A good point of view and good reminder. Good composition. I do sense a slight tilt but nothing serious.
hay_kes (31439) 2008-01-22 2:47
Very nice architecture.Good point of view vith good perspective.TFS.
Cretense (68703) 2008-01-22 3:19
Beautiful capture of this nice memorial, we should always be reminded about the pain of war. Nice framing and composition, beautiful colours! Congratulations!
carper (96) 2008-01-22 4:25
a nice shot froom your trip,
20 million Russians died in WW2, that is a lot Chris may we not forget them. good photojob, have a nice day.
jhm (157854) 2008-01-22 4:30
Again a nice remember to the World War II.
We have to these victims remain honor, also all soldiers in the world, almost nobody want war and fight, alone a few political leaders try war this for the money.
Very well picture and good of colours and composition.
Have a nice day,
UnTrained (0) 2008-01-22 5:14
pleasant one for the memorial in good sharpness. The POV and position of the church keeps interest. I hope such memorials help to avoid such loss in future.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Gustaw (21670) 2008-01-22 9:27
Hi, my friend!
Today is not so good. Composition is not so good. Havent stright lines. But place is very interesting.
batalay (39911) 2008-01-22 16:31
I have always wanted to see Vladivostok; this dramatic image of the eternal flame is a good reminder of the arm and a leg that the Soviet Union Lost in WWII. Just as Vladivostok was closed to foreigners, so was Sevastopol. In 1998 I took a tour in the latter city, and at one point the guide pointed at 9-10 black submarines, lined up like sausages in a can, an mused, "If I had brought you here a few years ago, I would end up in Vladivostok, or worse."