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photoblog image Ships Memorial in Notre  Dame de la Guard Versaille

Ships Memorial in Notre Dame de la Guard Versaille

 

there is an entire crypt on the lower level filled with a lists thousands of lost sailors names and their ships!

Ships Memorial in Notre Dame de la Guard Versaille

 

there is an entire crypt on the lower level filled with a lists thousands of lost sailors names and their ships!

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Dec 2017, 02:19
I wonder what the connection is, Peter?
....peter:): Notre Dame de la Guard Basilica is the church on the hill with the golden stature of the Madonna and Child who guard the ships at sea... this memorial is in an alcove inside the church Ray....petersmile
We always here about all the ships lost but never seem to think about how many lives were lost.
....peter:): i agree Michael... it's the many lost sailors that are even more sorrowful....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 17 Dec 2017, 06:29
Obviously the Mediterranean has dangerous waters!
....peter:): not just the Mediterranean has dangerous waters Chris....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Dec 2017, 07:11
A sobering thought. I like the random alignment of the pictures; about my skill of picture hanging.
....peter:): a very sobering thought Alan... the pictures would be hanging like this on a ship at sea... so i find the arrangement quite fitting....petersmile
Some of them are quite recent by the lookof it Peter
....peter:): i believe that the pictures and paintings are rotated Bill... that may be why some are recent....petersmile
i was told once that during the decades before steam powered ships were the norm, as soon as a sailing ship left the harbour, it was written off, Peter. if it eventually made it at the destination, the shipping company would consider it a bonus
....peter:): i agree with your story Ayush... the sailing ships were at the mercy of the winds of the sea....petersmile
A most unusual memorial.
....peter:): the memorial is in the Basilica of Our Lady who guards the ships at sea... and brings back the souls of the fallen sailors....petersmile
Que c'est triste... Bisou à  vous deux, bon dimanche dans la joie!
....peter:): c'est très triste Maria-Lina... Bisous, bon dimanche dans la joie!
Some of my ancestors, perhaps from the expulsion of the Acadians.
....peter:): my guess is that would be a sure thing Mary....petersmile
I am impressed by the amount of crooked pictures...
Wow - significant and sad...
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2017, 01:12
It sounds like an interesting place to visit smile

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