The Ashfield war memorial stands in the centre of Ashfield Park, beside Parramatta Road, in the inner west suburb of Ashfield. It was established in 1921 and dedicated as a grateful tribute to the soldiers, sailors and nurses who volunteered and gave their lives in World War 1. It is a ten metre high obelisk on a concrete plinth with an enamelled tiled floor. The Rosemary Bushes have been planted by Ashfield Council in memory of those who gave their lives in the Boer War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Malayan War and Vietnam War. The wreaths at the base of the memorial have been laid to commemorate Anzac Day, which is a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand today.
I think the authorities thought that if war memorials built straight after the 1914-8 war ended were full of grief stricken statues, families of the dead would not be able to survive emotionally. Thus this obelisk has a very austere, classical feel to it. In the centre of the park, it is actually quite serene and moving.ReplyDelete
Nice to see the ANZACS remembered and commemorated.ReplyDelete
I want to thank you for the visit to me photo of a country road. It lead me to your blog and lovely photos. I have been poking around your archives for a while and really enjoyed my visit. I especially enjoyed the sculpture of the match. Would love to know the background story on what prompted the making of it?ReplyDelete
Rita, thanks for your comments. As with this war memorial, there is usually always a good story behind public artwork. I haven't found much info on that one but I'll keep your request in mind and keep searching for something more.ReplyDelete
This memorial looks great framed between the tall palms.ReplyDelete
Super shot for today.ReplyDelete
What a lovely park to remember this special day!ReplyDelete
Very nice, with the wreaths and all.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the links, too, which I will bookmark.
Thanks for your visit. But I can't believe you're writing comments during the royal wedding coverage. ;)
Dina, I'd rather be blogging than watching the royal wedding. :)ReplyDelete
I love your website layout. Colors are pretty and looks creative design.ReplyDelete