Tuesday Photo Challenge: History


blue whippet chasing a ball on the beach


Today we play on the beach against a backdrop from another era. Watch bunkers from World War II sit quietly on the sand while the moon guides the sea. Further along the coast anti-tank blocks and pill boxes are tipping over. Some completely disappear. Coastal erosion is eroding memories too. Friends and families light barbecues among the remains of structures created when the threat of invasion was real.

old defenses
sinking into sands of time
new life sails by

ยฉ Xenia Tran


blue whippet running with a ball on the beach


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With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s.


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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

44 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge: History”

  1. Ah, I was wondering what those blocks were! Iโ€™d never have guessed anti-tank although I did wonder about them being from the war. Pearlโ€™s looking good โค Lovely and very apt haiku too ๐Ÿ™‚ Much love xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Cathy :o) A few people have been asking in earlier posts and today was the perfect prompt to complete the picture. I hope you are having a good day and much love to you and Finn :o) xxx

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  2. Wonder if those who were defending your country would have ever envisioned the “new life” that is today? It sure is a different world. Today, on our independence day, I am thankful for all those who came before that defended the freedoms that we have today…and often take for granted.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. It certainly is a very different world today and I too am very grateful for the freedoms we enjoy now thanks to all those who fought so hard to create these freedoms. We wish you a very happy Independence Day and much love to you and Tippy :o) xxx

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  3. Fascinating images Xenia and a bit more on those wartime defences. Amazing how the government simply left them there to mar the landscape. How the concept of war has changed since WW2. Everyone knew whom the enemy was and where they were. Today……………..

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Denis and it seems common practice for successive governments to leave these structures in the sand. Back then it certainly was more clear who the enemies were!


  4. Xenia, I hope you get this right away. It looks like I might have to blog the poem I wrote from your Haiku – tomorrow, Friday Jly 14/17. The one about this light you see in me…I wrote it for an old friend in England who was feeling down. I hope you don’t mind.

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