Thursday, 12 May 2011

Aux Versaillais morts pour la patrie

On Sunday, I showed you the Monument to the fallen. Here's a more complete view of it with the Town Hall in the background. There is a cherub on Artsy Versailles today.

Dimanche je vous en montrais un détail. Voici le monument aux morts presque complet, avec l'hôtel de ville en arrière-plan. Il y a un chérubin sur Artsy Versailles aujourd'hui.

18 comments:

paulboo said...

What a beautiful monument to those people, wonderful carvings in the stone.

Kay L. Davies said...

So many names, so many lives lost.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacob said...

Reminds me somewhat of our Vietnam Wall. So many dead everywhere. For what?

Randy said...

I like the statues on the ends.

Woody said...

It's a grand tribute to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Jack said...

Ciel, the number of names is absolutely breathtaking. It looks like a whole generation of young men was eliminated.

Olivier said...

il est impressionnant ce monument aux morts, superbe.
Dommage je pourrais pas voir les details, car Dimanche je serais en transe, je ne pourrais plus rien faire, je serais a un jour de mon depart for NYC, YESSSS

Dina said...

It is overwhelming to see the sheer number of names of men who died.

VP said...

Sad and impressive, to honor their death is the least we can do for them.

Thérèse said...

La liste est longue, chaque nom est de trop.
p.s je ne triche pas le "word verification" = sodlasts

SRQ said...

Amazing tribute. I'd like to get a close up look at that monument. It really looks stunning.

BaysideLife said...

A moving monument and a deserved tribute.

Magpie said...

It is, sadly, too long of a list of fallen souls.

Tammie Lee said...

that name is perfect, sad.

JM said...

Glad you've shown us the whole thing, it's beautiful!

Bergson said...

vivement la fin des guerres j'ai toujours trouvé moche les monuments

peut être comme les guerres

Kaori said...

My first thoughts are the same as Kay's...so many names.

Stefan Jansson said...

A fine tribute for all those that lost their lives.