I took mostly family photos during my visit to NM. This is the entrance to Old Town Plaza. I liked the tile work, I'm sure I have seen it many times before but I wasn't looking back then. I was quite surprise with all the murals and art pieces scattered throughout the city. Driving around with my brothers family made it difficult to stop, but my eyes did feast on the changes to the area.
In the World War I Museum, the poppy field at the entrance commemorates those who died in the war. Today the poppy is symbolic with the remembrance of the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.
by John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
On Tuesday I showed you a photo looking south from the top of Liberty Memorial. The green park was that of Penn Valley Park. To the right just past the drives up to the Memorial, you may have seen some white tents (they looked rather small). This is the site of Rockfest every year. This year was the 20th year and 55,000 people attended. Someone on TKC said I should have taken a photo after Rockfest. Granted by Wednesday morning the site had been cleaned. But the green grass is now a field of dirt. The promoters of Rockfest restore the lawns every year.
We've all seen war conditions in movies and TV, but this is not how I would want to recover if I were injured or sick. That mattress is only a few inches thick. Our service men and women are so courageous and strong.
Not only is there an entire museum under the Liberty Memorial, there are also two building next to the Memorial, Exhibit and Memorial Hall. This hall had beautiful murals and paintings. There is so much information in the entire complex, one needs lots of time to tour. Unfortunately I visited on a lunch hour and did not see all I wanted.
I am in the Land of Enchantment for a few days visiting family, I hope to have time to visit your blogs but if not I will catch up when I return. I have photos scheduled and I will catch up with your blogs when I return. Happy Sunday!
I unfortunately experience an accident with my laptop which has made it mostly unusable. I am in the process of recovering documents and photos and hope to be back into posting on my blog in a few days. I will also be visiting my favorite blogs later today.
B is for Bloom Baking Co, a fabulous bakery in City Market. I have been hearing lots about Bloom recently and everything I've heard is correct. I have no idea how they keep up with the crowds on the weekends because this is a must stop place.