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« on: January 31, 2010, 06:15:19 PM »

Was working the (Chagrin.) river, trying to stay out of the poison ivy. As I made my way up the  river bank to get back to my car, I stumbled upon this memorial to Andy. I don't know the back story, but that's OK. I've made up my own. From last October. Matt[attachment=19891:andy.3878_lzn.jpg]
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:00:49 PM »

Nice work... I'm sure Andy appreciates your efforts, wherever he is now.

Mike.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 07:39:39 AM »

Matt, I agree with Mike. Neat shot. I've thought about spending some time in New Mexico doing a series on the roadside shrines along the winding back roads. Some of them are fascinating. Like this one:

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 12:15:36 PM »

Roadside monuments are an interesting phenomena. Some are maintained over a long period of time and others are created and then let to fade to the past. They occur across the country (at least) and while itís a well established custom, there is very little formal work to be found on the topic. It would be a good candidate for a book.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 02:15:59 PM »

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Matt, I agree with Mike. Neat shot. I've thought about spending some time in New Mexico doing a series on the roadside shrines along the winding back roads. Some of them are fascinating. Like this one:

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You obviously have rather more artistic shrine-makers in the US than we do. Over here, a "shrine" usually consists of a few bunches of dead flowers still in their cellophane wrapping.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 04:02:32 PM »

Jeremy, There are plenty of those over here too, but the people in New Mexico seem to be unusually creative shrine makers. Lots of shrines too -- in between the "Don't drink and drive" signs. When you drive the New Mexican back roads you soon see why being a bit tipsy after dark could be hazardous to your health.
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