Spanish Spontaneous Shrine
I’d like to share some photos sent to me by a journalist and good friend of mine, Lucas Laursen. He’s currently based in Spain and came across this spontaneous shrine earlier this year on the side of the road near Guadalupe, Extremadura. I think this is a particularly lovely example of a roadside memorial.
It is simple yet elegant. While it stands out against the landscape as something beautiful and human-made, it is also visually jarring.
The red flowers are a warning–a gash in the natural surroundings that passersby can’t help but notice.
Thanks for sharing these photos, Lucas!
If any of you have photos you’d like me to put on the blog, feel free to email them to me.