Public Art Challenge: A Memorial to Peace

November 11, the day of the Armistice Treaty of Compiègne, marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. For this occasion, the Munich action artist Walter Kuhn has transformed the Königsplatz into a sea of ​​several thousand large red poppies made of artificial silk, thus commemorating the millions of soldiers and civilian victims of all wars.
More HERE on my blog.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

5 response to "Public Art Challenge: A Memorial to Peace"

  1. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: November 11, 2018

    I have just seen the faces etched onto beaches in the UK as part of their Armistice commemoration – art like that and your poppies are very thought provoking.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: November 12, 2018

    Those poppies are so beautiful for such a heart throb of a memorial. Thanks for sharing.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 12, 2018

    Beautiful photos, and as Tony said, very thought provoking.

    “Over the Top” by Arthur Guy Empy gives insight into the trench warfare of WW I

    (It can be read for free at Page By Page Books)

  4. By: Lah Posted: November 12, 2018

    You seem to always have a blue sky! No matter how down I could get, a blue sky and sunshine has always lifted my spirits. Our weather has been haywire this whole year. Where are the weather gods when I need them?

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: November 12, 2018

    I love the poppy pics even if the lighting conditions weren’t easy to work with or what you wanted. There are certainly so many interesting and beautiful things for you to photograph in your city.

Leave a Reply