Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tales from London - 3

                                     The women of world war II

This is a very special and unique photo from my collection and there is a story behind it. Today I am going to share it. This is right along the parliament street and a very unique piece of modern sculpture. 

The Memorial to the Women of World War II is the result of an open competition, won by John W. Mills. The competition asked for a monument to commemorate all the women of World War II, not individuals. John W. Mills’ won the competition by a design from his own memories of the war and his mother’s work in munitions. It depicts the contribution of all women to the war effort through their clothing symbolically left hanging on pegs after they had returned home at the end of hostilities with their job well done.

I have not seen a better example of contemporary art in London and I salute the creator every time I see it simply for the wonderful thoughts behind it. 

10 comments:

anitaexplorer said...

Really touching. Truly commendable. Thanks for sharing, Abhra :)

An Indian Writer said...

Inspiring, the picture and the story behind it.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Wonderful !

Pallavi said...

Indeed, there are wonderful thoughts behind it . Thanks for sharing :)

neeraj said...

It is a beautiful picture. I have read a lot about London, but have never seen this one before.

Abhra Pal said...

Yes, it's unique and it caught my attention. Then I did some reading and thought it should go well along with the photograph.

Abhra Pal said...

Pallavi, thanks for your visit. Glad to know you like it.

Abhra Pal said...

:)

Abhra Pal said...

Yes, thought so :)

Abhra Pal said...

Thanks Anita.

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