Oculus from inside the Memorial shrine by golftragic

Oculus from inside the Memorial shrine

'Standing on the highest part of Corregidor's Topside is the Pacific War Memorial, which was built by the United States Government to honor the Filipino and American soldiers who participated in World War II. It was completed in 1968 at the cost of three million dollars. The major memorial structure is a rotunda with a circular altar directly under the dome's oculus through which light falls on the altar during daylight hours. Light lands directly on the altar on May 5 at exactly 12 noon, in commemoration of the surrender of the troops stationed there and the courage they exhibited over 72 days of bombing.' Quote from the article linked below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corregidor#Pacific_War_Memorial
What an amazing piece of architecture and it must have been a phenomenal cost in 1968. This image is really great. Fav
August 22nd, 2020  
Such a fabulous capture of this architectural wonder, lovely to see the clouds drift by.
August 22nd, 2020  
Fabulous shot Marnie.
August 22nd, 2020  
Marvelous shot! Fascinating to look at!
August 22nd, 2020  
Fabulous shot.
August 22nd, 2020  
That cost would be insane today so in 1968 it was astronomical! But worth every penny in mho. Excellent shot.
August 22nd, 2020  
Very clever architecture to make the ray of light shine through at a specific time and day.
At the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne I think the light shines through at 11 am on the 11 November.
August 23rd, 2020  
Marvelous pov and symmetry and story
August 23rd, 2020  
It must be amazing to see the beam of light as it touches the alter.
August 23rd, 2020  
Great shot
August 23rd, 2020  
wonderful shot and touching story
August 23rd, 2020  
@dide Yes sure cost a motza, but what a fitting memorial.
August 24th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Thank you
August 24th, 2020  
@merrelyn @marlboromaam @haskar Many thanks to each and all of you.
August 24th, 2020  
@olivetreeann Absolutely right Ann, a very fitting memorial, and a very moving place to visit. I sat inside there for a while just contemplating stuff.
August 24th, 2020  
@onewing Amazing stuff isn't it Babs, a really wondrous calculation. One bee's whisker out and it wouldn't work.
August 24th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Thank you Jane, it was a very sobering place to visit and think about. The remains of the bombed barracks and some of the main buildings have been left untouched to remind us all of what happened there.
August 24th, 2020  
@joysabin Sure would be. I wasn't there then, of course. The WW1 Memorial Shrine in Melbourne has a similar feature where, in this case, the sun shines on a significant place at 11 am on 11 November each year (the exact time the shooting stopped in1918).
August 24th, 2020  
@momamo Thank you.
August 24th, 2020  
@jerome An very sobering place to wander and contemplate. Most of the bombed buildings and barracks have been left in situ to remind visitors of what war's all about.
August 24th, 2020  
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