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Les Braves

| Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
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A Time to Remember

As with much of art, especially modern art, interpretation and appreciation is a very personal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lobstaluva
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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A soaring, futuristic statue/monument to the heroism that was shown here

Personally, I would have preferred the beach to be left the way it was then, with no adoration... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
UD K
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“modern art” (3 reviews)
“omaha beach” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
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"who lost their lives"
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"modern art"
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"omaha beach"
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"american soldiers"
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"nice memorial"
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"beautiful monument"
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"walk up"
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"awe inspiring"
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"who gave their lives"
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"worth a visit"
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"ravens"
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"sculptures"
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"banon"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As with much of art, especially modern art, interpretation and appreciation is a very personal thing. This relatively new sculpture, commissioned in 2004 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D Day, was intended to only be temporary. People petitioned to make it permanent, however. It...More

Thank lobstaluva
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Personally, I would have preferred the beach to be left the way it was then, with no adoration. The shining metal blades emerging from the sands are, however, awe inspiring.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

One of many monuments on Omaha beach dedicated to all allied troops who fought to liberate France. Visited in 9/2012

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I understand the significance, meaning and the intent that Anilore Banon is trying to convey with this sculpture, based upon reading the signage that is located adjacent. However, to me it just seems a little over the top and out of place for what should...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Great Memorials here on Omaha beach. Our tour group started out early that day, a few miles down from the memorial, but further down on Omaha beach. There the tide was out hundreds of yards, when we arrived here at the memorial, just a couple...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Not a big fan of modern art but this sculpture made a lot of sense when you read the artists description. Anilore Banon wanted 3 ideas to comprise his work, Wings of Hope, Rise, Freedom and Wings of Fraternity and when you view this when...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

This is an impressive modern memorial sculpture dedicated to the Americans who fought to liberate France.

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Located in the sand on the beach, this very modern piece sits comfortably in the heritage of the events that it commemorates.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

More than beautiful monument dedicated to those who fought to liberate Europe! Reflecting sea sand sky, hope and dreams and gratitude.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

These beach memorials are worth taking the time to visit. Walking the beach is a very moving experience.

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