Pool Of Reflection

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

I captured this photo during the centenary of the armistice of World War One. It was a fitting time, one hundred years on, to reflect on the scale of sacrifice by Australians in that and subsequent conflicts. 

Bringing together a world class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra is a moving and insightful experience. The Pool Of Reflection with the Eternal Flame sits at the heart of the of the War Memorial's Commemorative Courtyard. All the elements here are designed to evoke a mood of deep reflective thought.