PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 11th August 2012 is ‘Numb’

PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 11th August 2012 is ‘Numb’

This theme proved harder than I expected. How to convey ‘numb’?

In the end I decided to use two pictures from my visit to Berlin to the Holocaust Memorial.

This memorial to the WWII holocaust victims is a poignant and quite moving place to visit. Each block is a different height and you can walk between the blocks, some are taller than yourself and others shorter and the paths between go up and down. The blocks also are not straight, some lean in and some lean out.

Berlin holocaust memorial

This rose was on top of one of the blocks and even though you are numb by the enormity of what this memorial represented the rose showed that someone still cared and remembered.

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6 thoughts on “PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 11th August 2012 is ‘Numb’

  1. The rose is very poignant in the face of the reminder of the enormity of the horrors of what happened. Even thinking about the holocaust makes me numb. So many lives ended in such horrific ways.

  2. I can see how you would be numb visiting the memorial! A depressing reminder of humankind at its worst!

    Have a good weeekend.

  3. When I went to Berlin in the summer of 1989, the Berlin wall was still up… and so were several memorials/reminders of the horrors of the second world war, including the Nazi treatment of Jews and others of their enemies. Lest we forget, as the proverbial “they” say and remind us…

  4. Very interesting take on this difficult theme. I missed the memorial when I was there last time, the entire city is such a special place…

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