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November 11, 2012

Ripon Freedom Parade – Remembrance Sunday 2012

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 22:58

Ripon CAthedral had a service of remembrance this morning and this was followed by a parade. Given the local barracks there was a strong military presence and escort.

The escort approaching the cathedral

Slow march, leading the parade from the cathedral towards the cenotaph

Guests leaving the cathedral, with guard of honour and piper

‘We will remember them’

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3 Comments »

  1. I’m enjoying these. However, I have to pack to go to London for the week and will comment on return.

    Comment by zavaell — November 12, 2012 @ 07:33

  2. I find the first photo oddly descriptive in its bringing forward the army ceremonial marching to appear among modern features such as the Brasserie and an almost non-existent crowd on the pavement. It makes one question how one deals with such ‘remembrance’, how the world is now and the role of national armies as opposed to more international collaboration. The last photo supports the first in that observation. The second shot, with the full frontage of the cathedral, has its place in a record of the day but isn’t as powerful.

    Comment by zavaell — November 18, 2012 @ 07:59

  3. I too noticed the lack of a crowd in image 1 which was a bit sad. It all looked a bit forlorn.
    I found the second image carried more of a hopeful message for me with the troops appearing to pour out of the cathedral.
    The thing I noticed first on the third image was the sad look on the lady’s face which reminded me of the purpose of the day.
    An interesting triptych.

    Comment by Rex — November 25, 2012 @ 13:29


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