Monday, March 18, 2013

Air India Memorial/Our World

Air India Flight 182 Memorial, Etobicoke, Ontario

This is a memorial that marks a tragedy, an act of terrorism that happened off the coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985. The bombing of Air India Flight 182 killed 329 passengers and crew. Sadly, the act was planned on Canadian soil.

Another view of the sundial

Rocks from countries directly affected by the tragedy - every Canadian province and territory, Ireland, India, Japan and the United States - support the sundial.

Another view

Victims names are inscribed on the wall behind the sundial.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

44 comments:

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice series!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Sandra said...

a beautiful memorial. since i am sitting here cursing this time change right now, i wonder what the time change does to the sun dial time?

RamblingRound said...

A touching memorial for a terrible tragedy.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's a beautiful memorial. I really like the sundial.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a pretty memorial! I love tall the different colored stones they used to create it.

Revrunner said...

Sad to think about the tragic wake left behind by so many unthinking and unfeeling people in the world. So perhaps memorial like this will sensitize more folks to the need to find more creative solutions to the world's problems.

Kate said...

The memorial is beautifully planned and designed...very tasteful. Yes, too bad and very tragic that it had to be built at all. Scary that there are so many violent people all around us and walking the streets and using our technology to maim or kill us.

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice memorial. Reminds me of "the Wall" that has my nephew's name on it.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beautiful memorial of such a terrible tragedy.

Penelope Postcards said...

I don’t think I knew about the sundial. It likely does not bring solace to the folks who lost their loved ones but it is a sign of respect. I do like the idea of bringing together rocks from the different countries involved. It is a shared symbol of strength and also of horror at such a devastating act of hatred.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a beautiful memorial. Sad that so many perished so needlessly.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, wow. the rocks from every country is a wonderful idea. so tragic.

rainfield61 said...

This is a book of history.

Judy said...

This is a touching memorial. So glad you have shared it with us.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful memorial! The rocks are so pretty and I like that they represent all the countries affected.

George said...

I had forgotten about this bombing. It's nice to see that the event -- and the victims -- are remembered with this sundial. It's a very beautiful memorial.

RedPat said...

;-(

Maggid said...

Something Amazing from a sadness - Thank you for showing us.
-g-

Stephanie said...

Nice memorial.

LONDONLULU said...

A beautiful memorial and a terrible, senseless event. I like seeing that the victims are remembered.

Regina said...

Great place and captures!

Thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely week.

cieldequimper said...

I remember that and wish I didn't have to. Very nice memorial.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is a beautifully designed memorial and great shots of it!

Janie said...

So sad that anyone would wipe out a plane full of people through terrorism.
It is a lovely memorial, though. I like the idea of using rocks from the different countries to represent those lost.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

a sad chapter in history. But lovely pictures of a beautiful and fitting memorial .

Gary said...

It is a fine work!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

This is a beautiful and touching memorial with the rocks from different countries.

Sylvia K said...

I remember it well! What a moving memorial and your captures are wonderful, EG! I love the rocks that represent the different countries. Hope you have a lovely week!

Snowcatcher said...

What a beautiful and moving memorial. I'm nuts about the patchwork effect of the sundial base!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What a creation in stone ~ Excellent photos!
Enjoy ^_^

Michelle said...

A wonderful memorial.

Rebecca said...

Wow that looks huge. But it is a good reminder of the tragedy.

beatrice De said...

Un cadran solaire qui marque le temps à tout jamais !
Well I do not know how to say in english !

eileeninmd said...

That was a sad event but, the memorial and sundial are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Kathy said...

This is a wonderful memorial.

Carver said...

Sad but beautiful memorial. I like the way the rocks came from different places affected.

Elisa said...

Just wonderful!
Have a nice week
Elisa, from Argentina

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I've not heard of this! Great post.

Ebie said...

The memorial is always a reminder. Love the sundial!

llandudnopictures said...

A unique and fitting memorial.

Fun60 said...

That is a beautiful memorial for an abhorrant attack on innocent people. What a great idea to include a contribution from all the countries and states involved in the tragedy.

islandwonder said...

Touching! I like seeing the city in the background in the first one.

Sue said...

I love the look of that memorial. Just right.

=)

Rose said...

So beautiful...at a loss for words. I just don't understand doing things like this to people you don't even know.

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