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Rather topical pictures I thought. Have blogged about this...but I thought you might like to see some other pictures of this garden which was designed to commemorate Remembrance.

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Posted at 8th Nov 2008 - 09:03PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Lovely Garden Comments: 6

Grouse's Avatar Absolutely stunning- thanks for that, SDB

Posted by: Grouse on 8th Nov 2008 at 09:07PM

TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar I love this type of garden Salle. When we lived in Chester, and I was commuting backwards and forwards between the 2 homes, I used to pack my sandwich, and drink, and mosey up to the walled rose garden at the Cathedral to sit in peace and read, with the soothing water coming from the water feature. Where are those days of idle leisure and pleaure gone? Another such garden I loved, is at Magnolia Mansions in Charlestown,South Carolina. It is a Biblical Garden, with all the plants and trees mentioned in the bible growing there. I remember taking some lovely photos, before digital cameras, and a red squirrel peeing on my head.
There is a lovely German Memorial Graveyard in Glencree, about 20 mins from here. It commerates German soldiers shot down over Ireland during the war. It is small, cut out of an outcrop. The headstones are granite, and the graves covered in heather. There is a little altar, and a fine example of a Celtic Cross. There is a babbling brook to one side, and it is so peaceful. The heather and granite make a lovely display in September.
I am looking forward to watching the Memorial Servies on TV. The English excell at this sort of occasion of pomp and ceremony. I can never understand war. It is so senseless for everyone.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 8th Nov 2008 at 10:44PM

Frances's Avatar SDB, the pictures are beautiful, and somehow I really do like having a beautiful garden remembering those who are no longer with us. There are so many ways to remember. I think that countries with longer recorded histories than mine are perhaps better at finding ways to honor the departed.


Posted by: Frances on 8th Nov 2008 at 11:24PM

Camilla's Avatar So beautiful gardens Salle, a wonderful tribute for all who died in the wars in a Rememberance Garden, thank you


Posted by: Camilla on 9th Nov 2008 at 01:04AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you for this . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 9th Nov 2008 at 11:26AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Lovely pictures......jx

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 9th Nov 2008 at 09:30PM

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