Monday, June 9, 2008

STL CDPB On The Road: The Most Somber Place In Miami Beach


Miami Beach is known for a libertine way of life. It is not all so. The city has a large Jewish population. At one time, Greater Miami had the largest population of Holocaust survivors of any city. Miami Beach’s memorial to the dead is little visited and profoundly moving.

That's all from Florida. Back to St. Louis tomorrow.




8 comments:

ptowngirl said...

Somber, indeed. I hope the Jewish people, or anyone, never have to experience such deplorable atrocities again. May God bless them.

Olivier said...

les sculptures représentent bien le thème de l'holocauste. C'est vraiment impressionnant. Pour que l'on oublie jamais.
sculptures represent the theme of the Holocaust. It is really impressive. For that we never forget.

RDierking said...

Thanks for bringing this memorial to everyone's attention. Having such a somber expression amid Miami's more light-hearted elements probably only emphasizes the emotions of the sculptures.

Blognote said...

So impressive! beautiful photos about history's most somber days. Very touching indeed. Let us hope that mankind will never experience such atrocities again.

Bibi said...

These have to be the most impressive photos posted today. The first one is especially eye-catching. Bravo!

Fredrik said...

The first picture is my favourite! A very creative and interesteing choice of composition.

Nathalie said...

All your photos are amazing and the last one the most moving, or shocking in its realism.

But the TOP PHOTO is absolutely spectacular. The way you composed it with the water lily half way down the arm is a beauty!

babooshka said...

These really are magnificent and heartbreaking sculptures. One of the Russian dailies featured similar sculptures a few week ago. They had the same effecton me as these do now.
We must never forget.