This memorial garden in honour of the members of An Garda Síochána (Irish Police force) who died in active service to the state, is situated in the Dubh Linn park in Dublin Castle, Central Dublin. This was the place where the Garda Síochána affirmed its authority as the National Police Force of Ireland in Febrary 1922.
The principal idea behind the garden is the way an unexpected death brings an abrupt end to the cycle of life that all living things share. The image of a tree trunk felled before reaching maturity exposing the rings which show each year of life is the basis for the garden.
The monument in the picture here shows a seemingly solid granite wall which is pierced by a sharp glass shard, reminding us of the fragility of life.
The names of all members of the force who were killed prematurely are inscribed on the rolls of honour positioned around the garden.
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delpeoples (53417) 2012-05-13 2:11
A thankless job, that of police officer/guardai: difficult, underpaid and dangerous. And you couldn't have found a more appropriate sculpture to symbolise the frailty of life. Excellent graphism, strong blocks of colour and symmetry. The aperture of f/11 works well here to give a pinsharp depth of field and I like how the diagonal lines spring from the corners of the vertical frame. Nice work, a very good photo that would be perfect to hang on your wall.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
Miguel82 (24727) 2014-10-17 13:51
Instructive picture and photo note Noel, that memorial monument was dedicated to Irish police force died in service, very eerie granite wall, excellent resolution