Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Strong against the wind...

This replica of Stonehenge was started in 1918, and finished in 1927-- a memorial to those who died in World War I.  It's on the Washington side of the Columbia River and is owned and maintained by the Maryhill Art Museum.

10 comments:

ADRIAN said...

That explains why it looks so much better than ours it's a bit newer.
Rather strange to pick a pre-Christian edifice in a country like America. Perhaps they didn't realise.

Bill said...

The businessman who commissioned it understood that, but wanted it to suggest that the dead were sacrificial victims to the "god of war".

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, Bill! a foto é magica na homenagem aos heróis da guerra. ampla com enquadramento perfeito.
AG

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I didn't know you had one as well. Great image too Bill.

Anette Ulbricht said...

Eine ganz besondere Stimmung finde ich in deinem Bild.
Gruß, Anette

Stephanie said...

Super shot, Bill! Love that sky, that tree and that monument. Altogether it looks mysterious and dramatic.

Margaret Adamson said...

Nicely composed shot Bill

Andy said...

Thanks to someone who cares.

Jeanne said...

Very interesting replica/ memorial. Definitely something I missed when I went on my Columbia river cruise. Great shot

Felicia said...

love the filtered light and moody skies.