roadside memorials

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by davect01, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Happened to stop on the road, (pee break) and noticed these roadside memorials.

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    Abandoned battery

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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Mark
    Stark, very very stark! Your colour treatment reflects the subject very well.

    Thanks for sharing Dave!
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
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    Interesting stuff. I did a project on roadside memorials a few years ago. There was a spate of RTAs in and around my area and it was fashionable (still is in some quarters) to mark the spot with an impromptu shrine. It felt a little ghoulish, however and quite depressing. I gave up after an exchange with a woman who had lost someone. She came across me photographing her shrine when she came to refresh the flowers. I explained what I was doing and why and apologised for any inadvertent offence. She said quite the contrary, and asked for a print to help her remember.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
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  4. I thought it showed the bleakness well. Being in the desert adds a bit to that as well.

    Had not thought about that as a project. I see a few on the raod and it always makes me think for a moment how grateful I am.
     
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  5. Another marker that I ran across. Kind of on the lookout now as i drive around.

    I also will help clean up the site a bit if needed. This one the flower pot had fallen over.

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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Very thought provoking, and sad.
     
  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    France is full of such memorials - indicating the skill, (lack of), of French drivers, (motorists) and the high speeds at which they drive on narrow "country roads"
     
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  8. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    hey Dave, youre in Arizona? me too. I thought road side memorials were illegal. Guess not, cause I see them all over too.
    Well done, thanks for the shots
    Pete
     
  9. no idea

    I had never heard this. Here is the most updated info I could find(2007):

    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/roomfordebate/State_Roadside_Mem_Laws.pdf

    According to this it is illegal in AZ, yet those have been there for a while. Probably one of those things that are illegal, but no one bothers to move/remove them.
     
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  10. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    yup, thanks. just goes to show you its a touchy thing, moving those memorials....thanks