Saturday, April 25, 2015

'Courage in adversity' the Anzacs..



It doesn't matter how many times you have the opportunity to watch the sun come up over the horizon each time is a breathtaking moment. I took these shots just as dawn was breaking two days ago looking over the city from Kings Park. It's especially poignant at this time of the year when we remember the courage and bravery of the Anzacs and of the men and women who have lost their lives in war over the last 100 years. 


It's beyond sad to think that while remembering the bravery of the men who fought and died in the hope of peace the war still goes on.. for the first time in nearly a century the police force here and around Australia will break with tradition and be armed in response to safety concerns.


... and there it is, a golden glowing orb of hope! They were preparing the park when we were there for the expected 60,000 people attending the dawn service, if you've ever heard 60,000 people sitting in complete silence it's an unbelievable experience.. 'lest we forget'. Take care and stay safe..p.s. there were close to 80,000 people at the dawn service..


41 comments:

  1. Stunning images. Wish I could drag myself out of bed to get dawn shots. Morning is not my best time.

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  2. What a stunning sunrise, beautifully captured Grace. Amazing shots. Do you wear poppies there as we do in November (I think I read that you do)? Always good to remember those who fought for all that we take for granted.

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  4. Incredible, beautiful captures, Grace, and such a moving post and wonderful reminder for us all to not take our freedom/our lives for granted! Thank you for sharing these! I do hope you have a beautiful weekend with lots of love and laughter and joy!!

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  5. Poignant and beautiful shots, Grace!

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  6. Well worth getting up at such an early hour.

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  7. War will be with us till the end, it comes from the heart.
    Remembering those forced to fight it should also always be with us.
    Super shots.

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  8. So poignant, Grace, and such stunning images!

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  9. Wonderful post and photo to honor true heroes. Thank You, ANZAC Nations


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  10. Beautiful photos, especially the sun just risen. Armed police marching! Terrorists score 1. Us, 0.

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  11. Beautiful park. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

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  12. Très beau texte, sensible pertinent... De merveilleuses photos...

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  13. Très beau texte, sensible pertinent... De merveilleuses photos...

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  14. stunning sunrise captures Grace and yes , what amazing courage under adversity. not only for those lovely young lads who gave of their time and many times life but for the families and loved ones who waited and worried and home.

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  15. Beautiful images for the day.

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  16. Beautiful images to remember such horrible times, the numbers killed in that war were obscene.

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  17. Beautiful pictures Grace particularly the first three, very moving...

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  18. Your pictures are absolutely fabulous ! A great and moving tribute !

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  19. Very beautiful pics, Grace. Oh, but how sad terrorism threatens even these sensible moments! It´s also sad we have no chance to commemorate "our" soldiers, not that I have any in my family, but Ingo sure has.
    Very beautiful pics. I will hopefully soon plant the poppy seeds, come mid-May. Still tooo cold now.

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  20. Very moving photo's Grace, I can imagine it must be so impressive to be with so many people in silence. A very nice tribute and remembrance moment.

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  21. Wonderful dawn images. It's worth it to get up before the sun.

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  22. Beautiful photos Grace. Wish I was an early morning person to attend one of these services. One day I will attend though, as I think they must be very moving.

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  23. Wow, these photos are just a hint of your lovely surroundings. I have a friend who made a comment as to why are the flights to Australia so much more expensive than the ones to India or Japan, from Minnesota? Surely she has no understanding of Australia at all. Thanks for sharing your world.

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  24. Speculator shots. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  25. Great images!
    Thanks for sharing them with us, Grace!

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  26. These images have a wonderful atmosphere. A grand idea to take images at dawn where there will be so many people honouring the ANZACS.

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  27. Stunning images Grace. Thank you.

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  28. Amazing photographs Grace. The colour of the sunrise in that third photograph is glorious.

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  29. I'm like Mo can't get out of bed for the beautiful light of dawn. Great shots and thoughts.

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  30. Amazing images, great post!

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  31. gorgeous shots...especially the first dawn picture! what a beautiful tribute honoring all those who have served your country. the everlasting flame...perfect.

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  32. So beautiful warm colours
    Greetings Miklos

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  33. WOW! I especially like the first photo. Definitely a WOW in my book!

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  34. Wonderful photos, Gracie. We'll always remember...

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