Italian Cloister Garden Memorial - Cathedral of St. Andrew

Italian Cloister Garden at Cathedral of St. Andrew, 3D parallel photo

Sunday 2017_05_07
Glasgow, Scotland


The Italian Cloister Garden at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland, has a stunning mirrored memorial sculpture, fountain, and two-hundred-year old olive tree (from Tuscany) commemorating the loss of about 800 British-Italian World War II internees. They died in the sinking of the cruise ship Arandora Star torpedoed by the Nazis in 1940 off the coast of Ireland, while on their way to Canada. Each mirrored steel slab, like a gravestone, has gospel quotes on one side and classic Italian poetry on the other.

3D parallel photos












References:

Memorial Information - Italian Cloister Garden

News article about a historical fiction book describing the tradgedy -http://www.barganews.com/2014/02/12/arandora-star-fiction-serves-truth/

Cathedral renovation news - http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/04/07/cathedral-receives-a-glorious-makeover/