Thursday, 15 July 2010

Sky Watch, Night sky over Rotterdam

 
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A night sky over Rotterdam. Seventy years after that terrible night in May 1940 when Rotterdam was heavily bombed by the Nazis, and the day was night and the night was full of fire.

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25 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

Un extraordinaire,coucher de soleil très impressionnant, avec ces terribles souvenirs...
Plus jamais ça!
Merci de votre visite et de votre gentil commentaire.
(Aucun retard, pas de contraintes!)

Miss_Yves said...

Pas de virgule après "extraordinaire"

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture of such breathtaking skies and dramatic colors. May the sad history never repeat itself in Rotterdam or anywhere else! Have a wonderful weekend, Wil!

Sylvia

Regina said...

It was the saddest part of history.
This is such a beautiful sky!
Have lovely weekend.
Happy SKyWatch!

Vicki Lane said...

A beautiful sky -- a terrible memory. Those of us who never experienced the present horrors of war can hardly imagine such things. Thank you for the reminder.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

very nice shot...I love Rotterdan...a lovely city
congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/07/looking-the-sky/

Dina said...

May Europe never again know such days and nights.
Thanks for remembering and reminding.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely to see a sky of beauty rather than the terror of that awful night Wil. I love your header at the moment.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Incredible shot with such depth and color. No matter the damage done throughout history, beauty has a way of pushing its way to the front.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Ann said...

Before I read you text, I wanted to say, Help Rotterdam is burning.

Such an intense photo of the red and orangy sky. The dark building makes it a dramatic photo.

In New Zealand, the people are reminded of the fires of London, that is why they build the houses here a quarter acre.

Barbara Martin said...

I really like that tinge of red just underneath the overhanging dark cloud. Very nicely captured, Wil.

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible place. You have worked some magic here.

George said...

I'm glad the red glow in this picture is from the sun and not from the actions of some mad men. This is a beautiful pictures.

Vagabonde said...

What a lovely sky. I think that when one has lived through a bombardment during war, one never forgets. Just a couple of days ago there was thunder rumbling near our home. I was not paying attention too much as I was writing a post and just thought, well it must be some canon. Then suddenly I realized – how come I was thinking this, after so many years? Strange how some things stay in your psyche. But I would have loved to be in Rotterdam on 3rd July when Le Tour de France started.

Grace and Bradley said...

It is terrible how man would do in the time of war. I think human is one of the only few species in the biological world that kill each own kind in this mass way!! Do we ever learn!!

Indrani said...

Beautiful sight, you still have bitter memories. Have a great weekend.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mar said...

Beautiful shot, powerful and meaningful words...
Alpine summer skies

Ma.links said...

Gorgeous colors.

Michele J said...

Whoa... that is an amazing sky for such a sad time of history.

Hugs♥

Ann said...

Hi Reader Wil,

Not sure if you wanted me to explain.

Before the burning of London, the houses were joined together. When London burn, all the houses were burn one sfter another.

When they came to New Zealand, they didn't want the disaster of the London fire. They allocated 1/4 acre per house. No way would houses be burn together as they are so far away.

Recently the younger people went for Terrace houses, the old people said," You forgot the very reason why we have 1/4 acre house. Young people forget about the London fire."

Have a good weekend.

Arkansas Patti said...

Hopefully we have grown as a species and never have to see those days again. Beautiful, yet sad shot.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sky and colors. A beautiful capture!

Kay said...

I'm glad to see Rotterdam arise from the ashes and be beautiful again. Those skies are just magnificent.

SandyCarlson said...

An UNBELIEVABLE sky.