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Friday, November 06, 2009

Photohunters: Veterans/Military

The photohunters theme this week is Veterans/Military. At the NC State Capitol (Raleigh) on Union Square is a Vietnam Veterans' Memorial titled "After the Firefight" by Abbe Godwin. There was some kind of event taking place when I took the shot below, and there are people around it. You can click inside any of the following photographs for enlargements.
Another time I took a shot of the same memorial from the back which is pictured below. "The monument depicts two soldiers carrying a wounded comrade". Another memorial at the NC Capitol on Union Square is the North Carolina Veterans' Memorial which was designed by Richard Armlung. That monument honors NC Veterans who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The base features major battles from each of the wars and Lady Liberty is atop "holding a palm front to symbolize peace and victory".These photographs are all from my archives and taken at different times of the year which is why some have a lot of folliage and some bare trees. To find other photohunters, please visit the photohunt home where participants post starting on Saturday.

40 comments:

keeyit said...

Hehehe.. Very matched picture for this week theme.. I cannot find the military picture.. hehe..

Expat Traveler said...

I knew you would have some great finds! I know of a few in Victoria but have never really gone to photograph them yet..

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! Those are some great and detailed monuments you have there. I can even see some of their expressions.

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Mar said...

Very beautiful shots as always, Carver!!
Tnchick is already up this week!! yeah for the early bird!
My PH. Happy weekend and happy hunting!

Annie said...

Nice shots. I've been to Raleigh but haven't seen these memorials. I really like the Vietnam one.

Have a nice weekend (I haven't found anything for this theme and am probably skipping this week, but thought I'd visit a few folks anyway).

Liz said...

Beautiful statues. Very fitting.

jmb said...

You had lots to choose from although I just realized I had some from my Australia trip I could have used.
Have a great weekend Carver.

Pat said...

I love the middle photo - what a great statute.

Happy Weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Excellent choices for this week's theme. THere are quite a number of memorials in central London but I ahve chosen a WWII cemetery in Normandy this week

Rambling Woods said...

This is especially meaningful given the shootings at Fort Hood...

YTSL said...

So many monuments, so many wars. I wish the world would give peace more of a chance... :S

mommanator said...

Love the middle pic, reminds of a memorial in DC

Anna said...

There are several memorials and monuments for this theme. But this is a natural choice.
Happy Weekend
Anna

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Nice stuffs for this week's theme, I had a hard time with this theme.
These monuments I'm sure served great reminders to all :)

sassy mom said...

Great find for this week's theme.

Mine is up

Randi said...

Nice shots as always, Carver.
Have a nice weekend
( I can´t find any military objects here...therefore I´m skipping this week.)

Marites said...

Impressive pictures! The sculptures are beautiful. I like the photo with all the bare trees. It somehow gives an air of sadness to the place.

Chris said...

Haven't been in bloggerworld for a while but am back to find that your posts are just as relevant as ever, Carver. Think I'll stick around for a while!

luna miranda said...

these are great sculptures! great find for PH.

Hootin' Anni said...

All such beautiful, and moving photos Carver!!

One of MY favorite Veterans is on my post this week. Come see him if you have some time.
Click Here

Ooorah!

Nicole said...

Those are some beautiful sentiments to the Veterans!

Cookie said...

great shots you have there..i always feel a little bit of sadness whenever i see memorials for soldiers.

my post is up too..hope you can vist :)
PH : Fly Girl

chubskulit said...

that's where the patriots goes,..

Check out my husband's 20 years in the navy. Have a great weekend!

Arlene said...

Beautiful shots for the theme, Carver!

Got mine from a friend. :)

Happy weekend!

Joops said...

its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

Take a look at my HERO

Sandy said...

Great shots...
Mine's up, too.
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

Barbara H. said...

Those are very moving memorials.

Vita Stunder said...

I agree with YTSL so many monuments, so many wars..
The world needs to give peace a chance.

Great shots of course Carver!
Have a nice weekend

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A Beautiful Tribute!!

Susanne said...

The monument of the soldiers carrying a wounded comrade really is moving and brings home the sacrifice they make!

Lisa said...

Greta pictures -- the monument of the wounded soldier being carried captures a lot of the spirit of unity that develops in a military unit.

Thank you for sharing.

Alice Audrey said...

That's a nice selection of memorial shots.

marta said...

Nice choice for this week's theme. I like the diversity of the shots and it is interesting to see your state's memorial.

Anna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll probably write a little bit more about my father in a coming post. Come back sometime!
Best wishes
Anna

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great shots you have there. Have a good weekend.

Squirrel said...

It was difficult for me to find a fit to this weeks theme. You have some nice shots here. I really like the center photo.

Redge said...

Great photos, very impressive..

here's mine..

http://rhedge.com/2009/11/photohunt-militaryveterans.html

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures dear Carver!
hugs
Léia

Ayie said...

thumbs up!

Ascender Rises Above said...

very emotional laden photos; sure do bring up some sobering thoughts. (and of course I enjoy the baby cardnil in the other post!)