Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Mascot war memorial

The Mascot war memorial is located in Memorial Park in the eastern suburb of Mascot. It was established in 1920 and dedicated in grateful memory of fallen heroes in World War 1. It features an emblematical shield and palms of victory in electro bronze and a polished grey granite column supporting the Orb of the Empire, embellished with bronze mountings and Victoria Cross. The wreaths at the base of the memorial have been laid to commemorate Anzac Day, which was a day of commemoration in Australia and New Zealand this past Sunday.

30 comments:

  1. I love the palm tree right next to it!

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  2. What a beautiful memorial! And your photo is terrific as always! I, too, love the palm tree! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. tloha,

    great photo and nice information on this memorial

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  4. Splendid photo, Jim. Its wonderful that this beautiful memorial was built to honor the fallen hero's.

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  5. I love the landscaping around the monument. Looks like a perfect day to for photography.

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  6. Very nice posts on memorials. And Anzac Day -- something new to me.

    The picture here reminds me a bit of Florida, where we are now -- with the palm tree and the other kinds of green trees right in the same area.

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  7. I love those old memorials - a good anzac weekends shots

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  8. We had our memorial service in church. Yesterday, we had to work, I learned from the radio and TV you had yesterday off.

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  9. Yeah that's right Ann. Yesterday was a public holiday in Australia because Anzac Day fell on a Sunday this year.

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  10. That palm tree is nearly as tall as the monument! Good shot.

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  11. What an atrocious war that was! So many fallen. Such insanity! I am thankful for the freedom we all enjoy because of their sacrifice.

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  12. Shame there wasn't a matching palm tree on the other side. Great info.

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  13. Oh, another Anzac-Day post. I hadn't heard of the Anzac troops before and now twice in noe day. I like this about MyWorld Tuesday :)

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  14. Thanks for the info. What great memorial! Love your shots!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Betty :)

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  15. It's a handsome memorial. It's good to look back and remember. But I wish we humans would learn from it. Instead 65 years later conflicts continue to wage all over the world.

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  16. great shot Jim, I attended a school ANZAC day ceremony this afternoon, we had a ex serviceman from Panania RSL who told us a little story about his experience, it was moving.

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  17. it's really a beautiful memorial and i like your photo composition very much. just love the blue skies too.

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  18. thanks for sharing a piece of your area that is foreign to us

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  19. Great information on the beautiful memorial.

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  20. Great shot as always, Jim.

    Have a nice day always

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  21. A fitting tribute and reminder, as well as a lovely photo.

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