Victoria's wonderful Shrine of Remembrance in the Botanical Gardens

A sacred day for all Kiwis and Aussies. As I couldn’t drag myself out of bed for a dawn service standing in the rain, I thought I’d post some ANZAC images instead, taken at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and, above, from Melbourne’s wonderful Shrine of Remembrance in the Botanical Gardens which we visited in January.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Auckland War Memorial Museum

IMG_4071 A lovely and poignant sculpture at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance: a mother and her children with wreaths for their fallen father.

Victoria's Shrine of Remembrance. Very impressive. Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

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Statue of Lord Bernard Freyberg, V.C.  in Freyberg Place Sir Bernard Freyberg VC, a Kiwi First World War hero and commander of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Auckland War Memorial MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum where a dawn service is held each ANZAC day attended by thousands, often in the pouring rain.

img_8174Ally and Roslyn at the Auckland War Memorial Museum

 

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