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Week 12 #35 On The River

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The most heart wrenching area we visited while in Budapest was the Shoe Memorial along the Danube River. It was created by Hungarian sculptor Gyula Pauer and his friend Can Togay in 2005. “Shoes on the Danube” pays tribute to the Hungarian Jews who were killed by the Arrow Cross militiamen, one of Hungary’s most notorious fascist organizations, at the river in the 1940’s. Because shoes were very valuable at the time, the victims were asked to remove theirs before they were executed and thrown into the Danube River. Each sculpted pair is modeled after actual shoes of the time. Visitors leave flowers and other mementos to pay tribute to the victims.

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ISO 100 Focal length 39mm Aperture f/4.5 Shutter speed 1/800

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Author: CarolynEliason

I have always enjoyed photography, but with encouragemet from family and friends over the past several years I began to realize I really love it! Belonging to this blog and a local digital photo group has challenged me to look at the beauty of the world and to enjoy capturing it with my camera.

15 thoughts on “Week 12 #35 On The River

  1. heart wrenching indeed. great shot.

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  2. Very moving, and wonderfully captured. I was moved to tears more than once at the Washington DC Holocaust Museum, but the two exhibits that really got to me was the empty shoes and human hair.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Great shot that really tells a story. It reminds me of the emotion I felt when I visited the holocaust museum in Washington and had the privilege of speaking to two survivors. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Nice picture. Looking forward to visiting as my wife and I will be visiting there next month.

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  5. WOW!! That heel with the ribbon tied around it really tugs at my heart. So sad!

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  6. Very touching — Nice job of capturing this unique memorial!

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  7. Nice capture of such an important tribute.

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  8. This was unbelievable. I couldn’t get over it. Amazing.

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  9. Just amazing and touching!

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  10. Very sad story! But the memorial is a nice way to honor the people that died.

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  11. Great image and a powerful message. Very touching!

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  12. Emotive sculpture. Great shot.

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  13. This would also match the “Powerful” theme perfectly. What an evocative memorial.

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  14. How sad…. you captured a mood and a powerful image for eternity to remember.

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