Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ABC Wednesdays - A for Anzac Highway

Anzac Highway links Adelaide City with Glenelg; about 11 kilometres.

This monument is located part way along Anzac Highway, about two kilometres from Glenelg. There is a duplicate at the City end.

ANZAC is an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the reverse side to the 'diggers' pictured above, is a map of the two countries that formed the alliance.

The images are cut outs on a large gun-metal grey sheet of steel; by day they are highlighted by a bright orange panel behind and at night the panel is illuminated.

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18 comments:

Ann said...

Hi Gordon,

We have an ANZAC Ave, At one end, near to Auckland Univeristy is the Copthorne Hotel. You walk down towards the city, you get the New Zealand Customs Service.

Do you go to the Dawn services? I have a friend in her 80s, every ANZAC dawn without fail, she marches in the parade. She was in the war.

Thanks for reminding us.

Ann

Reader Wil said...

This is a real work of art! I like the army hat, or slouch hat. This summer I got one of them.

Petrus said...

Very impressive and unusual memorial - it must look good at night ...

Dulce said...

Interesting monument!

Babooshka said...

You have just reminded me of an image I have. A boat called Anzac with the Manx flag on. Have to check it out. Great choice, something only to your area.

taraletseat said...

Very interesting, thanks for that information.

My "A" photos are posted here and here. Please hop on by if you have time. Happy Wednesday!

Kim said...

Gordon, I am just catching up with myself and noticed that Blogger had tagged yours a "Blog of Note" in December. Belated congratulations!

I love your "shoot the photographers" shot from yesterday and seeing all their gear. I recognize one of my lenses. Wish I could tote around two cameras at a time! Wish I were in shorts, too. It is rather cold and foggy up here in my end of the northern hem. Cheers!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is a striking memorial...

photowannabe said...

Interesting memorial and a great beginning to ABC Wednesday.

spacedlaw said...

Interesting, I never knew what ANZAC stood for.

Gordon said...

Ann - I have been going to dawn services for about 10 years; I play in a concert band and we play each year. It is interesting to see that the numbers of people attending is on the increase.

Kim - thanks for the 'belated' congrats. You have one of THOSE lenses! I keep promising myself that one day ....

Life with Kaishon said...

That is a very cool entrance posting. Great idea for letter A.

Jay said...

For a long while I didn't know what ANZAC stood for. Then I came across a recipe for Anzac biscuits (very tasty, by the way) and mentioned them to my Mum, who told me what she remembered about the Australian and New Zealand troops during the war. She said they suffered very heavy losses and were very brave. I've never forgotten that.

Dragonstar said...

That's a very different memorial. It must look striking at night.

On behalf of the ABC team, thanks for joining the fun.

Ann said...

http://www.virtualoceania.net/newzealand/photos/coast/coromandel/nz0059.shtml

Hi Gordon,

You stirred an interest in ANZAC. I was reading yesterday and found that there is an ANZAC bay in New Zealand. I have been to Coromandel but don't know if I have been to that bay.

I took my sister to an Anzac Parade at the War Memorial in Auckland.

Cheers,

Ann

alicesg said...

Very interesting monument. I visited the war monument in Melbourne and it was a very informative and educational tour. My son was so interested in all the medals that was displayed there.

Tumblewords: said...

Stunning memorial and finely tuned photography!

OOAK babies by Mina said...

I'm so glad we actually have something that looks artistic in Adelaide! and not just a clump of cement and bricks lol

BTW thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog.

Happy Australia Day for tomorrow!