Monday, 6 July 2009

roadside shrine

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roadside 'shrines' such as this are an increasingly common sight on UK roads ; they are found at the sites of fatal road accidents where the relatives and friends of the victims leave messages, flowers and sometimes teddy bears and football shirts in memory of their loved ones.
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3 comments:

  1. Great shot. It's always hard to see these roadside shrines and have to be reminded of someone's accident and death. We have them all across the US and many feature small white crosses. Thank you for sharing the image.

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  2. Beautiful, but very sad post. People in the States do the same thing...hopefully, these memorials serve as a reminder to slow down, don't drink and drive, etc., but I don't have much hope. "It will never happen to me!" seems to be a motto by which lots of folks live.

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  3. I have mixed feelings about these - when they are neglected, with brown withered flowers inside everlasting plastic wrap, the memorial kind of loses its point, I think.

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