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World War One Memorial, Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, 2011
16-NOV-2011

World War One Memorial, Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, 2011

A single rain cloud slips past the sun and seems to spawn a family of similarly shaped but much smaller clouds over Egypt’s Suez Canal. The reflection of the sun on the canal offers a counter-balance to the huge cloud. Meanwhile, a towering memorial reaches toward those clouds in the center of the image. It honors the 30,000 Indian, British, and Australian troops who stopped the Turkish army from seizing the canal early in 1915. The focus of the attack was a key railroad junction here at Ismailia.

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Phil Douglis02-Jan-2012 18:46
Thanks for seeing the turmoil here -- while the scene is generally calm, I think the presence of that big dark cloud strikes a discordant note, one which I envisioned as a looming threat. Perhaps a thunderbolt is about to descend on the scene.
Tim May01-Jan-2012 22:38
I see the turmoil of war here.
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