The War Memorial Shrine of Remembrance, located west of the Royal Botanical Garden, was built in 1934 to commemorate Australian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, and later expanded to commemorate Australian soldiers who lost their lives in previous wars. Every year, Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand Legion Day, Melbourne itself holds a memorial service here. It's a very worthwhile place to visit. On the top balcony of the memorial, you can also see Melbourne Downtown on the North bank.
The memorial is next to the Botanical Garden. It's worth seeing. The main body of the pavilion is underground, and the gloomy atmosphere may better reflect the dignity of the war. There are also several classrooms of different sizes. Seeing organized students listening inside, another form of patriotic education. World War II is part of the focus, after all, only Japan has bombed Darwin Port.
The architecture of the Melbourne War Memorial is full of ancient Greek style. The front relief has the pattern of the goddess of peace in ancient Greek mythology. Walking into the hall, I saw a lot of black marble columns standing around the hall, which looked solemn. There was a monument in the middle of the hall. When I approached it, it was engraved with "LOVE" in English. According to the guide, the sun shines through a small hole in the patio at 11:00 a.m. on November 11 every year (the end of World War I), just like the word "love" on the monument, and says that many people come from far away in the morning every year to wait for the moment. It was a fantastic moment to imagine.
The Melbourne War Memorial, built in 1934, is a large-scale Memorial Hall across the road from the Royal Botanical Garden in Melbourne's Kingdom Territory. The solemn building adopts Greek classical design style. The front relief of the memorial is based on the pattern of the goddess of peace in ancient Greek mythology. There is a square in front of the memorial, a monument at the north end of the square, a statue of soldiers carrying the bodies of the victims on the top of the monument, and a sacred fire altar beside the monument. The balcony of this pyramid-roofed building offers a clear view of downtown Melbourne and Swanston Street on the North bank.
From a distance, you can see the War Memorial standing on a hillside. It was built to commemorate the bloody sacrifice of Australian soldiers in the war. Photographs can be taken inside. There are not many visitors. In a showroom, two local visitors enthusiastically introduced me to something, totally unaware of my confusion...
To be honest, Australia, as a carefree Island owner in the Pacific Ocean, had no smoke on the island except that the Japanese bombed Darwin Port in World War II. But as a Commonwealth country, Australia participated in World War I. In addition to commemorating World War I, the memorial also commemorates the soldiers who died in wars after World War I. The top floor is open-air and has a good view. The exhibition downstairs is not very comprehensible in English.
Like all memorials, the Melbourne War Memorial was built for Victorian soldiers who died in World War I. It has been more than 80 years. There was no war in Australia, but because it was a British dependency, Australian soldiers fought in World War II. If there is war, there will be sacrifice. The spirits of those who sprinkle foreign countries are now deeply sacrificed by the people in their hometown. The memorial is surrounded by an open garden. The memorial building is full of ancient Greek style. The front relief has the pattern of the goddess of peace in ancient Greek mythology. Walking into the hall, I saw a lot of black marble columns standing around the hall, which looked solemn. There was a monument in the middle of the hall. When I approached it, it was engraved with "LOVE" in English. Seeing this scene, I do not know why I think of many war memorials in Russia. When I think of these long sleeping martyrs who died in the world war to safeguard peace, I am full of respect in my silent browsing. On the platform outside the roof of the memorial hall, you can see the nearby Memorial tower, the burning altar of torch and the prosperous tall buildings in the distance.