Star on the Boardwalk

This white star is (or was) painted on the boards of Santa Monica Pier. I’m not sure if it was meant to represent anything in particular, or was just part of the overall theme? I liked it, either way. One aspect of photography that I particularly enjoy is finding compositions that emphasise lines and shapes.

Stone Star

This star, and many others just like it, can be found at the Cassino War Cemetery, built at the foot of Montecassino in Italy. The WWII battle to take the abbey on the hill at Montecassino was one of the fiercest battles that took place on Italian ground. Never to forget.