Thursday, March 15, 2012

Corner View - Everyday

Every day there is Hope.

Last summer, as I was driving around the United States, I came across a sign for Hope. So I turned off the interstate and found Hope - Hope, Arkansas, the home town of Bill Clinton, and everyday small town America.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Corner View - Monuments

The Giles Statue, Ipswich

The Monument to the Women of Word War II, Whitehall, London

England is full of old monuments but I thought I'd show you a couple of quirky newer ones that I particularly like.

The Giles Statue in Ipswich was erected in 1993 to commemorate the cartoonist Carl Giles, who used to live there. It depicts one of his most famous cartoon characters, Grandma.

The Monument to the Women of World War II was sculpted by John Mills and unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II, in 2005, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. It shows 17 sets of uniforms and clothing representing the various roles of women during the war.

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