Thursday, 29 December 2011

Rookwood, war memorial

This war memorial is located in Rookwood Memorial Gardens, which is part of Rookwood cemetery. This art deco monument in sandstone and granite has been dedicated to "Those who served Australia and the Empire". It features part of the "Ode of Remembrance": They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
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16 comments:

  1. Love the words to the Ode of Remembrance, nice post Jim and love the Art Deco style of the memorial.

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  2. very deco!
    very suitable for a war memorial!

    My brother in law is buried at Rookwood, so I go there every so often.

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  3. Hi Jim, trust you to find a architectural approach to taphophilia,

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  4. A fitting tribute to the fallen! Beautiful golden glow!

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  5. Love the mellow sunlight on this sacred memorial! Beautiful!

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  6. Thanks for bringing us the wonderful Ode to Remembrance.

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  7. such blue sky, we have rain...lovely shot of the memorial.

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  8. Hah! I agree with Joan, but was also expecting the Rookwood location after that excellent tour of Rookwood you took us on a while back.

    I have only been to Rookwood once, and had to walk it, so it was a limited excrusion. It is on my list, again.

    Sorry to be so late with my visit, but I had to travel away for a couple of days.

    That you for participating in "Taphophile Tragics'. I really appreciate the support.

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