September 25th 2016

Esbjerg 010 - Memorial Wall

Esbjerg 010 – Memorial Wall

Esbjerg 010 – Memorial Wall

At Fovrfeldt Cemetary, you find this Memorial Wall, commemorating the Esbjerg citizens, who fell victim to the Second World War (1939 – 1945).

The bronze relief shows Death, in the guise of an adult man, putting his arm protectively and comforting around the young man, gently leading him across the threshold between life and death.

August 20th 2016

Esbjerg 003 - Fishermen's Memorial Grove

Esbjerg 003 – Fishermen’s Memorial Grove

Esbjerg  003 – Fishermen’s Memorial Grove

The Fishermen’s Memorial Grove isn’t just made up of the rotunda.

In the interior part of the rotunda, there’s a group of bronze sculptures.

The bronze figures depict: A man picking up another, a young woman sitting and thirdly a mother and a child.

The motive of the woman and the child is to symbolise the basic human values, the home and the child.

The figures of a man helping another, is a symbol of helpfulness and companionship.

Oh, and the memorial is created by C. Th. Sørensen (Sculptor), August Kiel (Landscape architect) and V. Thorlacius Ussing (Director of the “Ny Carlsberg Fund”).

 

August 16th 2016

Esbjerg 002 - Fishermen's Memorial Grove

Esbjerg 002 – Fishermen’s Memorial Grove

Esbjerg 002 – Fishermen’s Memorial Grove

The granite rotunda was inaugurated on November 3rd 1949 and the granite walls are engraved with the names of the Esbjerg fishermen, who lost their lives at sea since the year 1900.

Originally, the memorial was strictly for fishermen who had been lost at sea and never found. Today though, the names of all the Esbjerg fishermen who lose their lives at sea, are engraved into the walls.

You find the memorial grove at the junction between Sædding Strandvej and Gravlundvej, 6700 Esbjerg.