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South Tyneside Mayor Cllr. Tracey Dixon

The Mayor leads the town’s tribute

The Mayor of South Tyneside Cllr. Tracey Dixon with Colonel Ann Clouston, ARRC, (Allied Rapid Reaction Corps), OBE, late of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corp, and Territorial Army, lead the tributes of the people at Westoe Cenotaph, South Shields.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 330mm lens, 1/45 second, f6.7, iso 200

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Written by curly

November 13, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. Hi, Curly. Thank you for your comment just now. I didn’t mean to confuse people with the title – I translated it in the beginning of the text. It just means “where is the Japanese garden?”, one of the few phrases I can manage in Japanese.

    Your picture today is solemn and dramatic. Black and white is more than appropriate; it’s almost required by the subject. The women have a very great dignity.

    We have the same observance in the US on Nov. 11, of course, although we call it Veterans Day. I did a volunteer portrait shoot in a nursing home on Sunday. The woman across the hall from my subject had early Alzheimer’s but was otherwise very healthy – and chatty. She asked me what I was doing with the tripod and big camera bag and so forth, then mentioned that she had served in the Marines during World War II. I asked her if anyone had remembered that it was Veterans Day and thanked her for her service. Her face lit up; it was clear than no one had. It felt good for both of us.

    Strangetastes

    November 13, 2007 at 9:38 pm

  2. I like that you featured women in this post. Too often we forget that women were also instrumental in the fight for freedom.

    Chris

    November 14, 2007 at 3:55 am


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