Monday, May 30, 2016

Arc de Triomphe



Arc de Triomphe


Recognizing all who fought for France during World War I,
this darkened room on the top level of the arch is a quiet,
reverent place.


My grandfather (World War I) and my father 
(World War II) both fought on French soil and survived
to share their stories.


I am remembering them 
on our US Memorial Day.



Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaule
75008, Paris
 




6 comments:

Joe said...

The shadows in on this sculpture add to the reverence Genie.

francetaste said...

A very arresting image. Appropriate when thinking about the impact of war.

SRQ said...

God bless them.

William Kendall said...

Quite a dramatic image.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful image and a wonderful way to honor your family members on this holiday.

Jack said...

Cool. I have never been up there. I didn't know the men in your family served in France. You must be proud.