Okay, Angel's View is not exactly a great title to this photo, but sometimes my creativity fails me after coming up with over 1500 different titles to photos that I have published or plan to publish. Call it my version of writer's block. The name came to me in desperation as I was hiking back from Angel Glacier in Jasper National Park. I have been on this trail three different times now and I have never been there when there weren't overcast skies. Regardless, this is still a beautiful view of the Canadian Rockies. Looking down into the valley is Cavell Lake, Cavell Meadows and Mount Edith Cavell.
I have always wondered about the name, as this whole section of the park seems to be named after her (including the road that leads to this spot). Turns out that this is a memorial to her. Edith Cavell was a British nurse in World War I. According to Wikipedia:
"She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage."