Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Monumental Star


Sepia Scenes arrives and the subtle monochrome adds a soft character to many subjects. Here is the star shaped Mardasson Memorial located near the small Belgian town of Bastogne. The monument honors the large number of American casualties, (over 76,000) during the fierce Christmastime 1944 Battle of the Bulge during WW II.

This print dates back to 1982 when I visited the memorial. The size is immense, but the soft sepia tones down the size so we may better see the angular shape. The day cloudy, the reason for the memorial somber, the memorial impressive.

See more sepia at work at Mary's meme!


11 comments:

Patti said...

I never saw this photo before ,Ralph. You surprised me.

It looks really dramatic in sepia!

Amanda said...

The sepia does bring out the unusual shape of the building! Lovely!

Leora said...

It reminds me a bit of the Parthenon. A strong reminder of the high price once paid for freedom.

Marice said...

wow thanks for sharing! great angular shot. wonder how it looks like on top!

u may view mine here

Marie Höglund said...

Hi Ralph! What a lovely building. So perfect for sepia.

ilanadavita said...

I don't live far but didn't know such a memorial existed. Thank you for pointing it out to us.

maryt/theteach said...

It sure is impressive, Ralph! Nice job! thanks for participating in Sepia Scenes! :)

Perry said...

Well done! You captured it spot on. The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is the same, a very somber emotional experience. Thanks for sharing.

foto CHIP said...

The tiny ones on the roof make the building look so huge :)
Have a nice week!

awarewriter said...

The somber mood is appropriate Ralph.

EG Wow said...

I have never seven it before! I like it in monochrome, it makes the angles stand out.