World War 1 Centenary Commemorations

Luxembourg Gardens: Fields of Battle, Terres de Paix 14-18

Part of the photographic exhibit not he railings of Luxembourg Gardens

Part of the photographic exhibit on the railings of Luxembourg Gardens

Many people have a direct interest in WW1, as some member of their family was involved in some way. My grandfather fought as a soldier and was badly wounded at the Battle of the Somme, which forever affected his life. He didn’t speak of it much, but the scars, both physical and emotional, were always there.

In this centennial year of the start of the Great War, many countries and towns around the world have mounted special exhibitions and displays, to try and explain and understand, and to commemorate all those involved. We were in Paris, London and parts of Scotland in June and in all places we were fortunate to visit some of these special exhibits—all very interesting in their own way, and all attempting to approach the issue from their unique perspective.

I am posting stories about these exhibitions on my regular blog, so please go across and take a look at this one on the special exhibit that was on at Luxembourg Gardens.

https://viviennemackie.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/ww1-centenary-commemorations-part-2-paris/

 

 

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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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