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Pool of rest - Never Forget by DrTofu83 Pool of rest - Never Forget by DrTofu83
I usually focus over Nature, or the natural blending of our cute silent companion with our buildings, the nests and resting places of humans. But sometimes I need to pay homage to someone more. Montecassino, in Italy, is a wonderful place of art, utterly ravaged by war, and miracously rebuilt in a short time. Little sis Nature was able to mend her wounds by herself, humans did their best to rebuild and repair... but trying not to forget.
Every here and there, in Montecassino, there are memorials, place meant to remember the life spent trying to prevent other life to be snuffed out like candle in a breeze too strong for them. In the English cemetery, a big pool of water, clear and surrounded by the name of anonymous heroes, reminds us such thing. In the quiet calm of our though, men are left to silently remind their loved ones, or the difficoult years of war, and the ever silent Nature seems to mourn with us. A gust of wind between trees, a muffled chirping, the quiet tickling of the water, her sunny visage muffled by a thick veil of clouds... 'cause even she cannot stop rember.

Di solito io mi focalizzo sulla Natura, o come questa caruccissima compagnuccia silenziosa delle nostre vite riesca a convivere con gli edifici eretti dall'uomo come nostre tane, nidi o luoghi di riposo. Alle volte c'è bisogno di qualcosa di più. Pensando a Montecassino, ad esempio, un luogo ed una terra d'arte, completamente devastato dalla guerra, e dove la Natura e l'Uomo sono stati lasciati soli a rammendare le loro ferite e ricostruire. Ma senza poter mai dimenticare.
Montecassino è piena di cimiteri e luoghi di memoria, dove si ricordano vite spezzate troppo in fretta, spente come candele esposte ad una brezza troppo forte nel tentativo di salvarne altre. Nel memoriale inglese, il ruolo è affidato ad una quieta fonte, circondata dai nomi dei caduti. Nel silenzio e nella quiete, l'uomo ricorda i suoi cari, i suoi caduti, ma anche la Natura, nel suo silenzioso modo di esprimersi, partecipa di questo dolore. Col canto soffocato degli uccelli, con un breve soffio tra gli alberi, coprendo il suo faccino solare con un pesante velo a lutto di nubi grigie. E' il suo modo di dire che non può scordare.

Montecassino, Italy.
(re-upped 'cause errors)
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:icondreamweaverno1:
dreamweaverno1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! The angle of this photograph is breath-taking. What a beautiful tribute! :D
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:icondrtofu83:
DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Thank you for the nice fav ^^
And I still had the old compact cam.... and yes, Montecassino is a town full of history and beautiful monuments indeed. :)
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:icondreamweaverno1:
dreamweaverno1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to get more photos of the old cemetary here in Sacramento.
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:icondrtofu83:
DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
It would be very interesting indeed ^^
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:icondreamweaverno1:
dreamweaverno1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to do that soonish.... heh
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CrackedClockwork Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Oh I like this one! (O.o) *download*
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:icondrtofu83:
DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Thank you... I'm really glad you liked this picture so much ^^
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mariehchan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Gorgeous!!!! I love the symmetry~ : )
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:icondrtofu83:
DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I really loved it too... and I'm glad you liked it. The reflexions in the watery pool adds an horizontal simmetry that's... interesting ^^
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:icondrtofu83:
DrTofu83 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I really loved it too... and I'm glad you liked it. The reflexions in the watery pool adds an horizontal simmetry that's... interesting ^^
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