Place: Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, London.
Date: November 18, 2012.
Camera: Sony DSC-HX20V.
I love this new memorial, tucked away in a quiet corner of Green Park (near Hyde Park Corner), which commemorates the 55,573 people who died while serving in Bomber Command during the Second World War. It was only opened this summer, and while I must have cycled past it dozens of times I've never stopped to check it out.
It was fairly busy when visited last Sunday afternoon. Much of the site was covered in poppies and Remembrance Day wreaths and quite touching items — letters, photographs, wooden crosses — left by loved ones.
The bronze sculptures of seven airmen look so realistic and the detail on their uniforms and clothing is amazing. Something about the expressions on their faces, and with their eyes cast to the skies, gave me goosebumps. This might have been my first visit to the memorial, but it won't be my last.the official photographic website.