Pictures in the Sand

Film director Danny Boyle is touring Britain to promote his Pages of the Sea documentary and 32 sites had been chosen for pictures of soldiers to be drawn in the sand to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI.

After the service in the High Street yesterday, Hubby and I walked home, got in the car and drove to the next town to see ‘our’ picture in the making.
Sadly there was not much to see as it was too early and the site had really only just been marked out.We returned at 3.30 in the afternoon, and although there were a lot of people on the beach taking photographs, nothing was really visible of the art concerned because of the angle of view.
This is a photo Hubby took. As it turns out, people had been asked to line the beach to represent in silhouette the hundreds of soldiers in the ranks.

I have therefore resorted to media pictures taken by drones from above the site.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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26 Responses to Pictures in the Sand

  1. colinandray says:

    Very creative! 🙂

    • It’s lovely isn’t it. Unlike the sand scupltures we had at Weymouth which were on raised platforms, this was on the flat sand so when the tide came in, it would be washed away, as were so many young lives.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    What a lovely idea.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Creative, beautiful and sad.

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  5. Alekandra Dutkiewicz says:

    That’s great!

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