Saturday, April 9, 2022

EXPLANATION OF YESTERDAY'S PHOTO

Several of you asked about the photograph in my last post. Sadly, it is part of a Memorial of the 2002 bombing in Bali, Indonesia, and was unveiled on October 12th, 2006, on the four-year anniversary.  Below you can see all of the memorial.  I took photos but it is going to take a while to find them.  When I do, I will replace this with my own.  I borrowed it from the website, so that you can see the whole.   

The globe has 202 doves carved across its surface, explained in part as, "All of the 202 doves are unique, to represent each life lost and as symbols for peace. The globe shows how the victims came from all parts of the world..."  You can click here to read more and if you missed it, my photo from yesterday is at this link.


“Peace is always beautiful.” 

~Walt Whitman from Leaves of Grass~


Wherever you are, I wish you all peace.






34 comments:

  1. I wonder how many doves are on it? And from what I can see, each one IS different! That would be hard to do, and take quite a bit of creativity.

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    1. There are 202 doves on the globe Ginny, one for every life lost.

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  2. A beautiful memorial to an appalling tragedy.

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  3. it is a sad and also stunning and perfect memorial to all those who died. 202 deaths. so very sad...

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  4. Hello,
    It is a beautiful and sad monument. I love the doves. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, I agree. You take care and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  5. I thought that they were symbols of peace.

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    1. They are Christine, it's a peace symbol and a tribute to every life lost.

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    1. Obrigado, um abraço e um desejo de continuação de bom fim de semana.

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  7. That is special that all the doves are different on the Memorial, as all of us are different. Yes, whenever I see the mourning doves around here, I smile, as they are birds of peace. I really do appreciate them visiting my neighborhood.

    ~Sheri

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    1. They are unique Sheri, so very touching. I get many mourning doves visit every day, they make me smile too.

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  8. A beautiful memorial.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Thanks for that, Denise, it's beautiful. One of those doves represents my younger son's best friend, Jamie. That terrible day changed how my son sees life and how he's lived his life ever since.

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    1. Oh Pauline, I am so very sorry to hear about your son's best friend. These tragedies are life altering. It must have affected him deeply.

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  10. Very special and a sad memorial. Take care Diane

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    1. Very much so on both counts Diane. Thank you and you take care too :)

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  11. Such a beautiful and poignant memorial.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Denise.

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    1. You are very welcome Veronica Lee :) and thank you.

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  12. The globe is beautiful. Lovely seeing the doves in their context!

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  13. It is beautiful, but so sad that it is for something so sad.

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    1. Thank you Rose :) and yes, it certainly is. Memorials are always very moving aren't they?

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