“HE WHO LOVES, FLIES, RUNS AND REJOICES,
HE IS FREE AND NOTHING HOLDS HIM BACK”

Henri Mattisse

I was very moved while visiting the Aids memorial site near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fancisco, California (USA) – it is a quiet and beautiful place to honor those souls whose physical lives were tragically shortened by Aids. These are the names of those who have passed away – formed into a circle around the plant.

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aids, aids memorial, charmiene maxwell batten, death, golden gate, san francisco

A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 4 years ago

    to have taken the time and creative impulse to engrave the names in this stone-
    what an extraordinary act of compassion and love. This is poignantly beautiful.
    Peace,
    sassi

  • THANKYOU so much! Yes it truly touched my heart to see this – it was a wonderful honouring of those who lives were cut so short.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyabout 4 years ago

    So simple, but beautiful!

  • thankyou so very much Maggie, I so appreciate your comment

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • rasim1
    rasim1almost 4 years ago

    Love this composition.Well done.

  • thankyou so much Rasim!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 4 years ago

    A discreetly beautiful sight. Poignant tribute.

  • thankyou dear Zoe, yes I loved the simplicity of this tribute and in its simplicity it is so powerful and sad.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • jules572
    jules572almost 4 years ago

    So simple, yet so powerful a statement, remembering those who past from this disease. Well captured…Jules

  • thankyou so much Jules I really appreciate your comment

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    Very nice shot, says a lot!

  • thankyou so much Viv, I really appreciate your comments!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 4 years ago

    An excellent beautiful, moving photograph

  • thankyou Thea, I loved this place it was so peaceful in this wooded grove

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 4 years ago

    Great work!!

  • THANKYOU SO much Vitta!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Amir Saeed
    Amir Saeedalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent beautiful…

  • thankyou so much Amir!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful image!

  • thankyou so much Gena!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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