Gallipoli: The scale of our war

Last Sunday I had a couple of hours to spend in town. I’d intended to use that time walking the streets of Wellington doing a a bit of street photography. That all changed when I got to the Te Papa Museum and spotted the advertising board promoting –  Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War Exhibition. I’d been meaning to go see this since ANZCA Day 2015, but never got round to it.

So I saw this as the prime opportunity.

Having now seen it, I can tell you two hours was no where near enough time and I’m now planning to go back.

Here are a couple of images I took. Check out the scale and detail of these exhibits.

This image would have to be my favourite. I wanted to show the scale by adding a human figure in the shot. I spotted the little girl looking up at him and loved that her hands were over her heart. I have title this image, “An Angle At His Side”.

An Angle At His Side

Letters sealed with tears

If you’re in Wellington or visiting Wellington anytime soon, I would highly recommend placing this exhibition on your must do list. It’s free entry. Even if you had to pay for entry, it would be well worth ever dollar.

To find out more about this exhibition visit the Museum of New Zealand TE PAPA TONGAREWA 

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