Skywatch #89


Hyde Park Memorial, originally uploaded by duopastorale.

Hyde Park MemorialImage by duopastorale via Flickr


The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks. They were aimed at London's public transport system during the morning rush hour.

At 08:50, three bombs exploded within fifty seconds of each other on three London Underground trains. Then a fourth exploded an hour later at 09:47 on a bus in Tavistock Square. The bombs were packed into rucksacks and set off by the bombers themselves.

A memorial was made in Hyde Park on the 7 July 2009. This had 52 stainless steel pillars, one for each murder victim. They were arranged in four clusters for the four bomb sites. 52 died and over 700 were injured in the attack. Wikipedia

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Comments

GrandmaK said…
Wonderful picture with the sun setting! Thanks! Cathy
ewok1993 said…
that was five years ago already? it seemed like yesterday isn't it.

have a great weekend.
Sylvia K said…
Marvelous, moving shot and it is hard to believe it was five years ago -- we feel the same way over here about 9/11 -- hard to believe it was that long ago. Hope you have a great weekend, Mike!

Sylvia
Regina said…
Great memorial.
Great captures Mike.

Have a lovely weekend.
Al said…
This is a beautiful shot of a moving memorial. I've never seen it before so thanks for sharing.
joo said…
Great post Mike!
Have a nice weekend:)
Marites said…
a beautiful but moving memorial. really hope and pray that the incident won't happen again.
Happy skywatching!

My skywatch is here.
Pat said…
This is a very beautiful and touching memorial to those who died at the hands of terrorists. I like how you captured the brilliant sun at the top of the steel pillars. It makes them look like lit candles glowing.
Laura said…
Wonderful post and great photo!
photowannabe said…
I remember reading of that terrifying day. It seems at times that the world has gone mad.
This is a beautiful memorial. thanks for showing it to us.
Abbey said…
Thank you for reminding us, Mike, of those who died tragically and senselessly in this act of terror. It is a beautiful monument and the picture is very moving.

Blessings,
Abbey
Pietro said…
A very intense and touching image.
Have a nice weekend!
jo said…
Thanks for sharing this. I flew into Heathrow with my boys that morning - it was a trip we will never forget.
Gudl said…
So sad. Nice photo though
Barbara said…
thanks for showing the Hyde Park Memorial. I had not seen it and it is certainly different.
Good wisdom in all your above posts as usual
Mike.