Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Story Of The Pine Tree

Anzacs And Gallipoli - Lest We Forget

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

Today is Anzac Day, commemorating the 1915 landings by Allied troops at Gallipoli during World War I. Every year on 25 April, the Shrine of Remembrance plays host to one of the most moving Melbourne experiences, the Dawn Service. This shot shows not only the Shrine, but I've framed it deliberately. In the foreground, in silhouette, is a tree that holds mystical significance for the Australian nation and in the history of Gallipoli. It is a Turkish pine grown from a seed of the original Lone Pine from the battleground.


Shrink wrapped scream said...

Oh my, how moving.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Shrink,

You cannot imagine what an amazing place the Shrine is. Actually, I'm sure you can. You're a terrific writer and you would feel its effect in the same reverent way.


Nataliya said...

Beautiful place!
I love your profile and would like
to know more about your writing.
Thanks for comments.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Nataliya,

It is a place of great peace and tranquillity.

People automatically start speaking in whispers when they visit.

If you'd like to know more about my writing, just have a look at the recent post titled `Shun Sign' and it will tell you about the writing of my novel, `Vegemite Vindaloo', published by penguin.

Good luck with your blog.