Bomb Memorial Having your picture taken

Bomb Memorial Having your picture taken

Post by Ji » Fri, 02 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Saw a news clip last night showing people lining up at the the
memorial in Centennial Park to have their pictures taken. There they
were smiling at the camera ! Disgusting !

Jim

 
 
 

Bomb Memorial Having your picture taken

Post by eyle.. » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Saw a news clip last night showing people lining up at the the
> memorial in Centennial Park to have their pictures taken. There they
> were smiling at the camera ! Disgusting !

> Jim

WHy so judgmental?  I have seen German tourists having their pictures
taken at Auschwitz.  I have seen American tourists having their picture
taken in front of the Laraine Motel in Memphis [black and white American
tourists]. I have seen tourists photographed touching a particular name on
the Vietnam memorial in WAshington DC.   I have seen Jewish tourists from
several countries having  their pictures taken at the memorial to the
holocaust near NOtre Dame in Paris.  And I will wager that there have been
plenty of Canadian
tourists who have been photographed standing in cemetaries of the WWII
dead in France - smiling at the camera as people do when they are posing
for a photo.    Why do you find this universal  desire to record that
'I was there' so disgusting?