Photo of the day by Hervé Bessège

By on April 30, 2013
Lens:  Mabel 
Film:  Pistil 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 

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Monument to the soldiers who perished in battle from the armies of the Orient and from far away countries, Marseille, France

"This monument is located on the sea front in homage to the "Poilus d'Orient" - the hairy men from the East - who lost their lives in World War One. At the centre of the arch is a bronze figure representing Victory, her arms stretched out towards the heavens.

Open to the sea, visible from far away, this figure of Victory also symbolises the wealth born of cultural exchanges and Marseille's history of welcoming myriads of people of such varied origins who have passed through or settled over the centuries. It is also a place with a large esplanade on the sea-front, a pleasant place to sit, to rest and to gaze at the sea."
Hervé Bessège

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