There But Not There

Apologies for yet another image of our Remembrance events. This installation of 51 transparent figures is in a nearby church and commemorates the servicemen from the village who were killed in WW1, or died of the effects of war in the following years.

Some of the transparent figures, like family members, sit together while others are on their own. One figure, a former chorister, sits in the choir stalls. Each has a name block bearing the name of the Fallen and visitors and the congregation are encouraged to sit with the men in moments of quiet reflection.

It is such a poignant and moving image, and it made me feel so grateful for the sacrifice these people made for us. The title of the installation says it all "There But Not There"
What a wonderful concept. Looks like a nice Church as well.
posted November 13th, 2017  
This is a beautiful image - not easy to photograph transparency! Such a moving, visual concept. Absolute fav!
posted November 13th, 2017  
A very moving tribute, amongst one of the best I have seen
posted November 13th, 2017  
I thought ypu'd done a double exposure! This is such a clever shot of a clever installation. Thank yu for sharing it!!!
posted November 13th, 2017  
How very unique ...
posted November 13th, 2017  
How wonderful
posted November 13th, 2017  
Beautiful picture.
posted November 13th, 2017  
So very poignant and a great concept. Wonderful capture of these unique figures. Fav.
posted November 14th, 2017  
What a thoughtful and touching tribute. I'm writing this, moved to tears, remembering those I've lost and miss. Emotionally charged, thank you.
posted November 14th, 2017  
@peadar It is a lovely Norman church in Penshurst in Kent
@megpicatilly Thank you, I agree, it is very difficult to photograph transparency. Thanks for the fav
@suzanne234 It was moving - so many dead in a small village
@30pics4jackiesdiamond Thank you Jackie
@fbailey Yes, it was used last year as well, but I never got to see it, so was determined to go this year.
@shepherdmanswife Thank you
@janemartin Thank you
@littleconnie I made sure I went when there was no-one else there, which made it even more moving.
@s4sayer Thank you Margo, I felt very emotional and stayed a long time - it really put the whole senseless loss in perspective
posted November 14th, 2017  
wow, what an amazing idea and it is so effective. fav
posted November 14th, 2017  
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