Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Posted: February 28, 2014 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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The rest of this week’s photo challenge entries can be found here:  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/photo-challenge-abandoned/.

To read about the U. S. Rangers assault, including scaling the picture cliff, on Pointe du Hoc on D-Day, go here:  http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/dday/pointeduhoc.aspx.

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  4. Sandra says:

    Interesting link and great photos Janet. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Veronica Roth says:

    Good lord Janet those are some great shots. 🙂 Reminds me of all the abandoned WWII stuff around me in England, like cement gun huts along the Thames. Now they are a haven for swallows and butterflies.

    • Thanks, Veronica. I like that they’re still around; it helps people remember. But I like nature taking over, too.

      janet

    • helenscribe says:

      Veronica, could you take photos of the cement gun huts along the Thames? Where exactly are they?. I know they used to have ack-ack gun emplacements in Regents Park. Seeking other leads, principally in London (Highgate and upstream on the Thames.)

  7. helenscribe says:

    Wonderful photos, shivery memories, very evocative. Thanks for posting. H.

  8. Places of war, left for nature to take back. Thank you for these images of reflection, Janet.

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  10. You’ve told a provocative story with your picture choices, Janet. Wow.

  11. Wonderful selection of photographs for the challenge!!

  12. Madhu says:

    Sombre and moving Janet. A marvelous interpretation!

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  14. viveka says:

    Janet, thoughtful entry … hopefully we will not have to build protection like that again in Europe – sadly it doesn’t go for too many places around the world.

    • We have to always remember these things to try to avoid or prevent them from happening again. As it is, there are, as you say, too many places where these sorts of things are happening.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      janet

      • viveka says:

        Janet, I don’t understand why we can’t get along … lived in Belfast for many years … and it was so hard to understand why people that was so nice to other … couldn’t be nice to each other.
        Thank you so much, see you next week.

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  18. Baby croc says:

    Very nice…love them.

  19. I’m glad some remember the bravery of the past. Janet, hope all is well. I have not been as active lately cuz I was in an accident typing is tiring (uggh)
    have a gr8 wkend

    • We have to remember, not only the bravery but the tyranny, so we can be better equipped in the future. So sorry to hear about your accident! I wondered why I hadn’t seen you around as much. Hope you’re healing quickly. All the best!

      janet

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  21. Pointe du Hoc, one of the places I know well in Normandy. Did you see my pictures from there?

  22. AnnIsikArts says:

    Been there, Janet. All around the D-Day beaches. The cemeteries are unspeakably awful. Don’t understand how war can be a solution …

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