Take 2 on Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Kiev. This is a subject that gives us all something to reflect upon indeed. This image is of the Mother of the Motherland Statue overlooking the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. This mother of all statues was built by the Soviet Union and inaugurated in 1981 to memorialize the millions who died in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) but it’s presence today may be giving us more to reflect upon than war dead.  

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Pink

This week Ailsa celebrates Spring with her Pink Travel Theme.  In the gallery are pink images taken at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla at sunset, cherry blossoms at San Diego’s Japanese Tea Garden, a pink flamingo, and women in pink during a breast cancer support walk in NYC.  See more pink images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack.