Roadside Memorials

A bunch of flowers on the spot where someone lost their life on the road is the most common roadside memorial, seen in countries throughout the world.

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But many other kinds of roadside memorials can also be seen…
….”They’re appearing in greater numbers along our major roads and highways – crosses, flowers, trinkets, messages, spontaneous shrines in honour of someone who has died in a road crash at that spot. Simple or elaborate, makeshift or permanent, they are the public markers of private trauma and grief, and turn public land into private sacred space……”

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On roadside memorials:

Roadside memorials on American Highways
Roadside memorials in Ireland
Roadside memorials in Australia

 

On Roadside crosses:

Strassenkreuze
Ausstellung „Straßenkreuze – Unorte des Sterbens“

 

On ghost bikes:

http://ghostbikes.org/
Ghost bike memorial

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