Monday, May 7, 2012

Sir Winston Churchill

"Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed
by so many to so few."
I have not strolled along the South Bank of the Thames until today.

Duncan and I were finished our day at Seaworld and strolling back to buy a CD of Chicago for Rebecca.

We thought we would walk up to Leicester Square from Big Ben and we had the whole day to ourselves.
Touching St. Pauls
That is when we came upon this long monument with an inscription from the words of Sir Winston Churchill running the length of the monument: 'Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.'

The sculpture is in relief -- so much so that here you can see Duncan holding onto the spire of St. Pauls, which is one of the buildings portrayed.
"Can I find any Carters here?"
As well, there were bombers, gas masks, women in factories making munitions, bombs -- all of the horrors of war in the relief.

"Did some of the war happen right here?" Duncan asked.

"Yes, that is why volunteers were on the top of St. Pauls with buckets of water, in case first should hit the church.  They were there to try to douse it out."
"There are 3 -- right here, Grandma."
Duncan figured out that the names of people who died were on the back side of the sculpture, and so we went through the alphabet, finding any Carters.

A day to remember on the South Bank of the Thames.

Arta

1 comment:

  1. yet another place in London i have not yet walked past! Only 3 months to go... so little time left to see stuff!

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