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


Joe said...

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

Anonymous 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.