9,000 Fallen Soldiers Stenciled into Sand at Normandy Beach
To commemorate “Peace Day”, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, in combination with many volunteers, went to Normandy Beach and stenciled the silhouettes of the 9,000 soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day during World War II. With rakes and stencils pads shaped like bodies in hand, the group completed the temporary art installation titled The Fallen 9000.
The work is meant to serve as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, allied forces and Germans who died during the beach landings at Arromanches on D-Day: June 6th, 1944. The initial team began with 60 volunteers, but as word spread to nearby residents, an additional 500 people came to help with the temporary installation. Although the stenciled body impressions in the sand only lasted a few hours before the tide washed them away, the photographs serve as a reminder of the horrors of war and of the cherished lives lost.
The most depressing thing is literally punching in the wrong number on a vending machine.
You wanted a Twix. That was all. You just wanted a Twix.
The little package of stale ‘Honey Buns’ falls into the tray instead.
You press your forehead into the cool, scratched plastic window and will your shoulders not to shake.
That was always what Lilian called you… before the accident.
Just when you thought you could move on with your life, this, this random mis-press of a button, and just, fuck.
It should have been you.
You pick up the stale packaged pastry you never wanted and shuffle back to your cubicle.
I WASN’T EXPECTING IT TO ACTUALLY GET SAD
Do you guys realize how scary it would be if real life could glitch and stuff
Like you’re walking home and part of your street isn’t there anymore
Not like broken or with a hole in it, it just doesn’t exist, it’s just gone
And when you want to ask someone about it they make the most ungodly terryfying noises instead and the neighbor’s doghouse is a garbled mess of pieces of things you have seen in a way that doesn’t make sense
oh my god i saw this and was terrified for a moment because i didn’t see sherlock there, and it took me ages to realise he was actually there but frozen and darkened. but then i started thinking about what this scene would be like if sherlock wasn’t in it, after reichenbach, and john still dines there alone at their table and angelo doesn’t talk so much any more since sherlock died but he knows how much it affects john, so he tries his hardest and will always serve him personally and bring him that candle so john has at least one little something of sherlock there with him, because angelo remembers that first day sherlock brought john there, he remembers all the times after and he knows how hard it’s going to be for john to sit there alone every night he comes in
OMG BILVY, WHYYYYYY
bilvy is no longer my favourite because of the things she has done to my heart
Bucket of creyes. That image in my head… :(