Friday, February 12, 2010

White Rose Memorial

These are stones that have been placed on top of the White Rose Movement Memorial in Munich's Hofgarten. Behind the rocks is a walkway and the white frames that lead to the windows are much farther apart than they appear to be.

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26 comments:

  1. It is difficult to do justice to a monument like this with a single photograph. Your perspective gives some sense of the length of the hall.

    It took tremendous courage for these young German students to resist the Nazis from within the country. It is good to remember their bravery. I don't understand the stones. Can you fill in this part of the story?

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  2. What an interesting monument! I would love to know more about it! That's what's exciting about blogging -- I learn something new every day and I love it! Thanks, James!

    Sylvia

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  3. Thanks again, James. What a very moving story of young people in Germany who were able to see what so many either didn't or didn't want to see.

    Sylvia

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  4. this is interesting..an interesting monument..i will google up more on this

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  5. A very nice composition of repeating squares disappearing into the distance. Well done!

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  6. The picture is very graphic. The monument very useful and moving...

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  7. Didn't know this spot. Brave guys, the world needs fellas like these!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  8. Amazing with a very good depth! A very good monocrome :-)

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  9. Awesome symmetry.
    Great one James.

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  10. Thank you for the photo and the link to learn more.

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  11. The perspective on this gives a great tunnel effect. Also a nice contrast between the shap of the stones and the regular lines of the steelwork.

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  12. Great shot James, B/W really work here.

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  13. This certainly is a different type of photo. I like it :)

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  14. I haven't yet followed your links, but the picture evokes a felling of not being able to reach the goal--it's in sight, but obstacles must be overcome first.

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  15. Love the shading here, James, and the perspective. However, I think you let yourself down just a little with the back wall. Not sure what you could have done, but maybe a step to the right to close up the window and avoid the half frame on the right. Moving monument ...

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  16. This is such an interesting photograph. I like it a great deal.

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  17. Interesting and important monument. Very graphic picture. Great composition.
    http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/monochrome-weekend.html

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  18. Dizzying perspective James. I'm falling into your image. Nice work.

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  19. Very haunting. Thanks for the link so that I could understand what it was about. Wow.

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  20. The piling-stones seem to be form of the people.
    Fortuity sometimes creates the interesting thing.

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