The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the day the guns fell silent in the War To End All Wars, and forever after the day we pause in silence to remember the Fallen. These are some night shots I took of the annual Garden of Remembrance in Princes Street Gardens at the weekend. I first tried night-shots for this last year and thought I would try again as I felt they added something to the feel of the pictures. The many ranks of small crosses, each with a poppy, often have personal messages written on them by friends, family, old comrades. Some hark back many decades - for an uncle lost on HMS Hood in World War Two - others, very sadly, are for much more recent losses. Horrible to think on some family writing on these, their hearts breaking as they think of a loved one who didn’t come home. One day, perhaps, the guns really will fall silent and then and only then will be really create the memorial to the huge sacrifices we remember on this day, a world where humans refuse to solve differences by warfare and death.
You can see the originals on my Flickr here, here and here.
Some very glam looking versions of different eras of companions from Doctor Who by Shawn Van Briesen, who has a pile of other quite cool art to check out on his Deviant Art page
Neil Gaiman returns to the Sandman this week with the first issue of Overture, with amazing artwork by JH Williams III. Wonderful. My review over here