National Holocaust Monument

by Abigail Gossage December. 03, 2017 1268 views

Although the National Holocaust Monument (directly across the street from the War Museum) has been open since the beginning of the summer, today was my first chance to visit it with camera in hand.

Concrete angles and high walls give a menacing feel to enhance the story they memorialize. Concrete "rooms" highlight aspects of the Holocaust.

The designers/builders commissioned Edward Burtynski to photograph a number of venues and through some technological magic embedded the images in the concrete walls.

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Gerard Dempsey 3 years, 4 months ago

Nice to have a bit of David Liebeskin in Ottawa. Especially love top foto. Have not had chance to visit personally.  You did capture the "off kilter-ness" of monument & story. STARK-ly.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Gerard Dempsey 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks, Gerard.  I knew you would appreciate this smile

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Berckmans Peter 3 years, 6 months ago

You have captured the monument well. If not knowing what it is , I would say, missing & sadness

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 6 months ago

Glad I got the atmosphere correctly.  Thanks.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 3 years, 6 months ago

You did

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Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 6 months ago

fantastic shots its like being there...

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 6 months ago

Thanks, Pete

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Daanish Farhan 3 years, 6 months ago

Those structures are so cool and unique! Nice photos Abigail smile

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Daanish Farhan 3 years, 6 months ago

Thanks, Danish.  Someday when there is sun I will return as I am sure the shadows will be interesting.

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Daanish Farhan Replied to Abigail Gossage 3 years, 6 months ago

That would be cool too 😃

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