AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eternal Flame Shadows


Shadows round the eternal flame outside the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.


Symbol for soldiers
Flame of lasting remembrance
Unquenchable fire


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

15 comments:

colleen said...

The bowl seems to be ringing with shadows. http://looseleafnotes.com

robin. said...

what a wonderful representation-eternal light. everlasting. do not forget. excellent shadow shot gemma.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful capture, Gemma, and beautiful words for the day! Such a lovely shrine. Have a great weekend!

Paula Scott said...

I love this eternal flame-remembering them and their service should always be an unquenchable fire.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love your picture Gemma! It looks like it is floating ~ and the flames...who can resist this shot! HAve a great weekend

Molly said...

I have just re-joined SSS(2) I love your shadow photo - poignant and beautiful

Ralph said...

We too need to remember that fallen, those who served selflessly for us and future generations. An endless flame means that the memories need to be seared onto our souls so that we never forget...

MyMaracas said...

Excellent. It's amazing the way you've captured the fire. It seems to hover above the bowl.

A very fitting memorial.

Lighthousegal said...

Amazing photo. Not only did you capture wonderful shadows but you managed to capture the burning flame clearly too.
The words go along very well with this photo.
Well Done!

Margaret Gosden said...

A wonderful image and thought!

Jaime Clark said...

Such an interesting shot of the flame and shadow.

Scrappy Grams said...

This gives me goose bumps with its intent.

Gillena Cox said...

excellent!!!have a good Sunday


much love...

GinaLaughed said...

Between this amazing shot and the sentiment behind the Eternal Flame this is such a beautiful capture!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "unquenchable fire".

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