Descanso: Roadside Memorials

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Trumper, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Trumper

    Trumper Eclectic Dilettante

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_memorial

    I've seen some amazing memorials on the side of the roads I travel. Almost all are tributes to those who died in that spot right on the side of the road. I did a search, and did not see a thread on this topic.

    I often wonder, "What happened here?"

    I thought I'd start with this photo. It's right outside of Saguaro National Park in Arizona. The little brick houses seem to be common in that part of the country. This one was well tended and had photos, candles, and a few little icons inside.

    Blessings and respect to those who have gone before us On The Road....

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  2. ichallein

    ichallein Been here awhile

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  3. AdventurePoser

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    In Mexico, you can't ride a mile without seeing a shrine. Some of them are incredibly ornate, others are just simple and sad...:cry

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  4. Hugo Falcão

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    Education campaign on the road. A cross made ​​of wrecked cars.
    Very interesting!
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    Memorial to snowplow drivers on Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray, CO.

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  8. MrBob

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    I drove that road in a blizzard a few months ago and remember how relieved I felt when I came up on the plow and tucked in behind him.
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  9. WoodsChick

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    Found on a forest road in the Sierra...

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    Forks of the Salmon... [​IMG]
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    On the same road as the one above... [​IMG]
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    Northwestern Nevada...

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    Near Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra..

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    Just east of Sonora Pass in the Sierra...

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    Memorial to a fallen Husky rider on a trail in the Mendocino National Forest... [​IMG]




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  11. Kelly_O

    Kelly_O Been here awhile

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    JQS Trail near Rifle, Colorado. My daughter's memorial. Audra died near that spot August 7th 2009 in a 4 wheeling mishap.

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  12. WoodsChick

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    I'm very sorry for your loss, Kelly_O. I just can't imagine...




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  13. Hanzo

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    I stared @ the statue, the bike, the statue, the bike, the horizon, the statue, the bike.... with a sad, heavy heart. Best wishes Kelly O.
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