Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Our first big trip after the car had been fixed – or so we thought … – took us to France. The Viking was in the mood to see some World War I memorials again and I thought it could be a good idea to photograph such places in another season than autumn or winter.
We programmed our GPS to a small place, called Vertigneul:
In the center of this village is a chapel with a graveyard. Behind the chapel – at some distance from the other graves – are the graves of of 20 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War, 19 of them from New Zealand units.
I can imagine that on a sunny Sunday afternoon most people are having a BBQ. The Viking and I of course are different and found ourselves in this tranquil place. It’s however strange this contrast between the abundance of life of summer and these dead young people…
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