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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt


Theme: Shadow(s)


I took this picture during our trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is right inside the main gate (see left) which is casting the shadow. I was touched by the flowers left on the cart (see right). You can see how the train would pull in right here and then the people would be "selected" further down the way and they would either go to the right to work or to the left to go straight to the gas chambers and crematorium. So much evil was done here and that will forever cast a shadow on the beautiful country of Poland.


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CRIZ LAI said...

Great shots for the week. Have a nice weekend!
http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-shadow_14.html

jams o donnell said...

I have never been to Auschwitz. I must visit it one day. powerful images. Happy weekend

Jose said...

Wow, nice pictures but erie story. I think you captured the theme perfectly.

PowersTwinB said...

You are so right about the great shadow on mankind for this weeks theme! Great photos....My photo is up, please come and visit

Paulie said...

Your last sentence really got to me; "forever cast a shadow" -- thanks for sharing. i will probably never get to visit so i appreciate seeing your photos.

i think your 'shadow' should be highlighted this week . it is one i shall never forget. Thank you!

Come see mine.

Hootin'Anni said...

Super. A very unique setting too!!

Happy hunting

Melissa said...

Great Job! Come see mine!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Very interesting shadows.

cheche said...

a unique take on the theme. take care!

Karen said...

You have more than one take on the "shadow" theme here. Nicely done.

Mimomma said...

BTDT - great shots of such a sad place.
Have a great Friday the 13th!
grins,

Michele said...

Wow, that's quite the story to a an awesome post!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Barbara H. said...

Those are very sad shadows, indeed.

Drew said...

A very sobering set of photos. I'll have my photo up tonight after midnight. I also wanted to let you know that there is still time to enter my contest for a great photography gadget at Win an XShot from BenSpark.

Kissedalotatoads said...

Great photos for the week. Mine is up, please come visit.

mott said...

Sigh... I'd be in tears if I were there. I don't know if I can take photos of such evil.

But your last statement said it all.

Tina said...

Sad but great Shots for the Theme.
Have a great weekend.

Mark said...

I think you are right about the shadow on Poland, it is so important that these places are kept as a reminder of what can happen ...

Mark said...

I think you are right about the shadow on Poland, it is so important that these places are kept as a reminder of what can happen ...

meeyauw said...

Stunning. The most moving entry for this week. Thank you.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photos of such a horrible place. Very powerful and moving. My human dad has been to Auschwitz, and both of my humans have visited Dachau, close to Munich. Such dreadful, sad places, but so important that we never forget.

My shadow.

Mom Unplugged said...

Wow. That is definitely the dark side of "shadow." Unbelievable. Great post.

Montserrat said...

Very moving photos. Thanks for sharing.

Vader's Mom said...

wow. A shadow on history as well.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sad shadows, but we need to remember.
The flowers are so touching..