The Beauty of Memorials

02/08/2011 at 2:30 pm

Memorial to those lost at sea (Greymouth) - Gary Williams @ kovertuk

Kiwis seem to like are seemingly able to endure a lot when it comes to monuments. Every 50 metre there is some preposterious pile of rubble or twisted DIY-artwork with clumsily attached plaques well-meaning monument, reminding passer-bys of this or that. Those lost to the sea in this case, undeniably a serious and worthwile cause.

I still wonder if, given the number of ships that sank after contact with cliffs and the amount of witnesses permanently disposed with the help of rocks, a huge piece of stone is really the most sensitive way to convey this message? Perhaps the objective wasn’t tippy-toeing…

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Photo © 2011 Gary Williams @ kovertuk. Original here.