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Great Royaldevon 2020-07-12 7:39

Hello Mariusz,

I find this vandalism a disgrace!
These people are judging people of the past with morals of today!
History is history, it has happened! We cannot undo it and it is part of who we are!
We can look back now and say, 'these people were not like us in the way they thought of other nations, other communities. Today, we recognise that all people are important, whatever their colour or creed!'

Your photograph is very well composed. You start by interesting us with f/g colours and textures. Then the memorial is strongly placed in your frame.
In addition, we can see people enjoying the location, extending what they can appreciate round about!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Old 07-12-2020, 06:09 PM
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Default To Royaldevon: agreed

Hi Bev,
yes, I entirely agree with your words. Life is not black and white. People are never 100% perfect or 100% evil.
I recently re-read an old book for children written by a Polish Nobel Prize winner, Henryk Sienkiewicz.
Titled In desert and in wilderness. Beautiful story about the courage, persistence...
It is actually a story of two children, one Polish boy and English girl, children of engineers working around Suez Channel, who are kidnapped in Egypt at the time of Mahdi Uprising against British Empire. Very inspiring story, but it is indeed written in the same language which does not seem sensitive enough nowadays.
I don't think erasing our history is the best way to go even though we may not like it and with the benefit of hindsight we would have done things differently.
We have to watch the history and learn from it, point out mistakes and think how to make the world a better place.
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