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Write Fitness: Ingress Walking – ANZAC Prd and AWM Banner
ANZAC Prd and AWM Banner
I posted about using real-world locations in writing, and that reminded me, of
a walk I did for Ingris, way back in October last year, where I photographed
many of the statues I referred to in Shades
of Memory. The walk was a 12-part series of missions that formed a picture
of the Australian War Memorial. It was an 8 km walk up ANZAC Parade and around the
War Memorial gardens. These are beautiful places to visit, to reflect on and to
remember our past, and I couldn’t have asked for better surroundings to improve
walk begins at the bottom of Anzac Parade, so I caught a 200-series bus from
the city interchange, which travels down Constitution Avenue, and got off the
stop before Anzac Parade, which puts you on the same side as the first portal.
The mission series badges and banner are below, as are some photographs of this
mission series was designed by Enlightened agent, MT81, and is called ‘ANZAC
Prd and AWM’.
Here are most of the portals in order of completion:
ANZAC Prd and AWM 1/12
Australian New Zealand War Memorial (East)
Australian New Zealand War Memorial (East)
Not a separate portal, but interesting, just the same.
Saint John's Church Lych Gate
On approach to the Deserted Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Prd and AWM 2/12
The Vietnam War Memorial (on departure)
The Korean War Memorial
The Australian Army National Memorial
(after the Royal Australian Engineers and 9th Australian Field Ambulance memorials)
The Australian Hellenic Memorial
(also the starting point for the third mission in this series).
ANZAC Prd and AWM 3/12
The Lone Pine Memorial.
The Sandakan Memorial
It looks like I missed five other portals for this section including a plaque fir 18 Squadron.
ANZAC Prd and AWM 4/12
The Lone Pine Memorial
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial (behind this stand of trees).
And there were several others, which I completely forgot to photograph... I obviously need more practice at this. The other memorials in this mission include: 2/3 Tank Regiment, the entrance to the War Memorial, Tarin Kot, and the 2/5 Australian Infantry Battalion plaque.
ANZAC Prd and AWM 5/12
The Australian Servicemen Memorial (after the memorials for Australian Voices, and the RAAF Beaufort Units).
This is the Defence Families Bench. (It is after the Women's Memorial.)
And here is the plaque.
ANZAC Prd and AWM 6/12
The barrel from the gun from Amiens.
A display celebrating Patriotism.
The Australian Merchant Seamen Survivors Memorial
The Animals at War Memorial
ANZAC Prd and AWM 7/12
The Centurion Tank.
Other memorials in this mission included the HMAS Brisbane gun and bridge, a memorial to Armistice Day, the entry to a memorial park, and a Lancaster Bomber.
ANZAC Prd and AWM 8/12
The Remembrance Driveway runs all the way to Sydney.
There's even a mission for it.
Other plaques and memorials for this mission included plaques for: the 2/15 Field Regiment, 88 Squadron, and the RAAF Beaufighter Squadron. There was also a propeller from HMAS Australia.
ANZAC Prd and AWM 9/12
Memorials for this mission included plaques for: 9th Squadron, 6th Battalion and 7th Battalion, as well as the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru , and the National Service memorials and this gentleman:
Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop
ANZAC Prd and AWM 10/12
Anzac Parade from the Australian War Memorial (a popular photographic spot)
The commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial
The Remembrance Stone.
Other portals in the mission included: the beginning of the Remembrance Driveway, the John Simpson Kirkpatrick Memorial, and the Australian War Memorial itself.
ANZAC Prd and AWM 11/12
The Kemal Ataturk Memorial.
The Ataturk Memorial Gardens.
The Royal Australian Navy Memorial.
Other portals in this mission included: the Pinus Halepensis, Australian Merchant Seamen World War I and the 9th Australian Field Ambulance memorials.
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The Australian Nurses Memorial
The Royal Australian Air Force Memorial
The Rats of Tobruk Memorial
The Australian New Zealand Memorial (west).
Other portals on this mission included: the HMAS Australia Memorial and the Anzac Parade illumination.
And then I walked around the corner and caught a bus back to the city. This was a brilliant walk, gentle on all but the heart.
This report is actually going out on
time. It’s been a busy week, and, with exams approaching, it’s only going to
get busier. This is what happened the week just gone.
Week 1 ProgressNew
words produced: 67 + poetry and flash handwritten
and Notes: NilWorks
completed: 14 (7 poems, 7 flash fiction)Works
edited: 1 (CS initial edit for Army Boots & Stilettos)Covers
created: 0 (CS format done for Army Boots & Stilettos)Works
Entered: 0Bloggery: 1,829University
Prep and Assignments: 3,392Writing News The week just gone saw me trying to
complete a second assessment item. Unfortunately, it proved more complex than
expected, so, although I completed the words required, with 30-40 references in
place, I’m not completely happy with the result, and have decided to go over it
this week to see if I can tweak it into something more satisfactory. I also
completed the initial edit and format of Army Boots & Stilettos, but want