December 06, 2007

Tree of Life

Took a walk through the Jewish quarter today and since the sun was shining the camera came out more readily. This is a metal sculpture in the Synagogue's courtyard called the Tree of Life. It's metallic leaves carry the names of Holocaust victims.

25 comments:

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I've seen and photographed some very beautiful trees of life. The one you show in this picture is a most interesting one. Nicely framed by the buildings around it, too. Neat. :)

Kate said...

This is an unusual memorial. It strikes me as a bit uncanny how different all the Holocaust memorials are--at least those that I have seen. Great photo.

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful photo. I am struck by the beauty and grace it displays. Reminds me of the beauty, grace and value of each life. Thank you for this wonderful display of splendor.

b.c. said...

that is so beautiful, very graceful looking...

Ex-Shammickite said...

A very dramatic sculpture, I like the picture very much.

Me said...

Beautiful... and intense... and moving

Janice Thomson said...

That is a truly beautiful and moving tribute. Excellent capture Isadora.

Wendy said...

This tree reminds me of a weeping willow - and in turn a weeping memorial - its lovely.

evlahos said...

beautiful tree, wonderful capture

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Isadora,
great photos great blog
Love the 'warm' light filled pictures of Budapest.
Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back.

old man of the sea said...

hello isadora, and thanks for calling :o) the tree is a most beautiful thing symbolising at one and the same time the two opposing sides of mankind's nature: the will to create, and the will to destroy. if the first were the only will, life would be wonderful. nice pic.

charlie

Ash said...

Unique and lovely tree!!

MedaM said...

Justa wonderful and very impresive!

dive said...

An incredible sculpture, Isadora!

get zapped said...

This is beautiful! What a lovely piece for such a horrible event. Thanks for sharing this during Hanukkah.

oldmanlincoln said...

Beautiful photograph and the memories about it are worthy. I like the post a lot.

Isadora said...

Thank you all for coming by and glad that you are enjoying it as much as I am.

• Eliane • said...

Impressive and a bit austere, if I dare.

Cloudscome said...

Beautiful.

Kerri said...

Wow! What a beautiful memorial!

Sandy said...

Beautiful image.

very nice.

sandy

zakscloset said...

it's nice to know the story behind this beautiful ornament.

madretz said...

This is truly beautiful. A very unique memorial.

b13 said...

That is a beautiful sculpture. I would love to see that up close

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this tree of life was used for inspiration for the tree of life in the movie Avatar. The resemblance is uncanny.