Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Model to Emulate

Hola Bloggies:

Welcome to the very last of my Boise recaps! I think it’s pretty safe to say that I loved that city and I can’t wait to go back.

One of the things that most impressed me about Boise was the Greenbelt that lined the river along the downtown area. The park area was fantastic and very runner and biker friendly. But believe it or not what brought us to the area was not the outdoor fitness options rather it was a memorial.

Some years back (1995 to be precise) the Anne Frank traveling exhibit made it’s way to Boise. The exhibit itself drew massive crowds and left an indelible mark on the people of Idaho. After the Anne Frank event was over, Boise was left pondering how to make sure the lessons of tolerance, acceptance, and human rights lived on. That’s when the Idaho Human Rights Education Centre was born. It’s major project has been the creation of the Anne Frank Memorial, prominently located along the Boise Greenbelt.

Honestly, I was moved by this public outdoor memorial. And I couldn’t help but thinking that any city (or State for that matter) that gives human rights such a prominent place has their priorities in order.

No more words. Just pictures.













CarolynM said...

I love that Talmud quote...

Beautiful monument & post.

Kate said...

I just love love love your pictures! They are so pretty!

A Toronto girl out West said...


I'm glad you liked the post.

The monument was moving. Incredibly well done. And inspiring. One of those things that helps but it all in perspective.

A Toronto girl out West said...


:o) Thanks!

That Pink Girl said...

That last picture is worth a thousand words.
Great post.

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I had a chance to visit the Holocaust museum in DC and it was seriously very moving. I left so drained emotionally. The images and pictures are still with me.