The state of Victoria, Australia is home to many wonderful sights. The imposing Melbourne Cricket Ground would be the first that one would think of. However on a more sombre note, the Shrine of Remembrance which takes one back to the times of World War I is a dedication to all those Victorians who paid with their lives in an effort to protect their country. If you are residing at a Melbourne serviced apartment, then why not consider coming to this impressive sight. Citadines on Bourke Melbourne which is rated among the finest of Melbourne serviced accommodation in the city will come across as a good facility to stay at.
Established in 1934, the Shrine of Remembrance is ideally found in Kings Domain, St. Kilda’s Road, Melbourne and is considered as one of the biggest war memorials in all of Australia. Designed by James Wardrop and Phillip Hudson, the site is made with Tynong granite and has been modelled alongside the Parthenon in Athens. Those touring the central sanctuary will be led to the area which houses the marble Stone of Remembrance on which the words “Greater love hath no man” are inscribed. The Crypt which is located beneath the sanctuary represents a bronze statuette of a father and son which symbolises the two generations that fought in both World Wars. The World War II Forecourt is where a famous pillar is found to have on its surface the names of all defence forces and further inspection will reveal a sculpture which shows 6 servicemen carrying a bier on which a corpse is found draped in the Australian flag. Remembrance Garden and The Drivers and Wipers Memorial stand testament to the soldiers who fought and the many peacekeeping operations that Australia participated in. Annual observances take place on ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day and visitors would do well to base their tour around these memorial services.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+