- Roadside Shrines
- Kenny SeniorMember
I agree fasthaggis, it’s not something I would do and nor would it help me. Each to their own though, and if some people find it helps them then I’ve nothing against it.
EDIT As in the deceased’s family/friends. What scaredypants is talking about re people you didn’t know, that completely baffles me.Posted 4 years ago
I passed a few flower markers this morning and it got me thinking about why ,and what type of people do this.Posted 4 years ago
I understand that people approach grieving in different ways,so maybe it’s just me,but I would never leave any marking at a site where someone I really cared about had died or been injured.
BTW These were not on any sort of accident black spot,just open bits of clear road.binnersSubscriber
Its Tony Blair and his quivering bottom lip, and …. constant…. pausing…. while ….. looking …. suitably….. solumn…. I blame for this. It gave the green light for otherwise normal people to abandon all that is great about this country and start behaving like those frightful Americans, with their dreadful emotional incontinence, and endless public blubbering.
If you’re going to have some kind of marking or memorial for the spot where somebody carked it, then it should consist of this only…..
Posted 4 years ago
It gave the green light for otherwise normal people to abandon all that is great about this country and start behaving like those frightful Americans, with their dreadful emotional incontinence, and endless public blubbering.
Bugger me, that’s a bit harsh! If it helps the affected and reminds some drivers, where’s the problem?Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
I’m not a fan of the flowery ones, but I think the black silhouette things they put up in France (if I remember rightly?) for a while after a serious/fatal crash are good, make you think a bit about the road you’re on.
In New Zealand it’s simple white crosses. It does make you think, particularly when you see big clusters of the things near sharp bends etc.Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
There was one on a quiet lane where I go riding, I stopped out of curiosity one day, and had a glance at one of the cards at random. “I’ll miss you Daddy…” it started (I didn’t want to read anymore after I saw that).
If it helps someone to deal with that kind of thing, I can live with the “litter” factor.Posted 4 years agoEdukatorMember
All good if it makes others more cautious. Around here they tried leaving car wrecks around, but that upset people so they put up black silhouettes, but that got out of hand with forests of black silhouettes so they took them down, and now people leave flowers which seems fine to me.Posted 4 years agokayak23Subscriber
Difficult issue to tackle but I think it’s more about a trend towards public displays of grief.
I’m not a fan, would never mark the passing of a loved one on the side of some skanky main road and would never like to think I’d be remembered with some dying texaco blooms covered in diesel smut.
Still, lots of people like to do it, it seems so fair enough.
How they do it in Peru and Bolivia
Posted 4 years ago
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