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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Remembering 7/7

In Hyde Park in London today, The Prince of Wales unveiled the memorial to the victims of the London bombings in 2005.

The steel stelae - 52 of them - represent those who died in the attacks. They are named on a plaque nearby. The columns themselves are engraved only with the date and place of the attacks, because the randomness of the bombs meant that absolutely anyone travelling on London Transport that day could have been killed.


The relatives and survivors were consulted by the artist Carmody Groarke, and are said to be delighted with the sculpture, which apparently looks wonderful with the sun glinting off it.

Sadly, not much of that today.

8 comments:

Diane said...

Can't say the memorial does much for me - a bit like the 'Diana-drain' - but if the families are happy, that's all that matters.

Sophie said...

From the US, I think it is unique; and any tribute to the fallen should be honored.

SnarkAngel said...

Profound in its simplicity. Memorable for the same reason.

Eliza said...

On the news yesterday they spoke to one of the family members who was there, and he was ssaying how they wanted the memorial to be something people could walk through, and more importantly something children could run around..I think they got it right

fuzzytweetie said...

Rest in peace.

If the survivors are pleased......that's what counts.

JoJo said...

I was remembering the bomb blast on 7/7.

Music Wench said...

I'm with Sophie. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Vince said...

Great columns.....


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