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Abseiler Dies in Blue Mountains (Hornes Point)
widewetandslippery
26/07/2011
10:48:12 AM
But in Italy you also come across random Madonnas with big boobies.

ajfclark
26/07/2011
10:48:26 AM
On 26/07/2011 vonClimb wrote:
>So whats your opinion on people who leave flowers on roads where people died?

Look, it's their way of dealing with their thing which I try to understand, but don't.

For the most part, road side ones make even less sense to me. Why would I want to go somewhere where someone died that had no real connection to their life and may well have been a very painful part of their life?

If I'm trying to remember someone that's died, I go somewhere that was important to them and they enjoyed going or somewhere we spent time together. Somewhere with happy memories. Not somewhere they died. Not somewhere they are buried.

rodw
26/07/2011
10:56:11 AM
Road ones dont worry me at all...your driving along an environmental eyesore anyway....a little memorial dosnt really affect much....may actually save a life or two as people reflect and slow down...as for memorials on rock...another case of care factor zero in regards to impact, but no surpirse it shits people considering the other small things climbers seem to like to get their knickers in a knot over.
vonClimb
26/07/2011
10:56:26 AM
On 26/07/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>litter

Well for me I think they serve as a good warning that a particular intersection or section of road may be dangerous.

In Bogota they have an interesting system. Wherever someone has died on the road, the government has painted a star on the road just to make people aware of the dangers.

In some small sections of road there are stars all over the place. It certainly made me pay attention when driving.


ajfclark
26/07/2011
11:02:17 AM
Kind of like the little black poles with the red crosses on the Western Highway?
vonClimb
26/07/2011
11:08:49 AM
On 26/07/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>On 26/07/2011 vonClimb wrote:
>>So whats your opinion on people who leave flowers on roads where people
>died?
>
>Look, it's their way of dealing with their thing which I try to understand,
>but don't.
>
>For the most part, road side ones make even less sense to me. Why would
>I want to go somewhere where someone died that had no real connection to
>their life and may well have been a very painful part of their life?
>
>If I'm trying to remember someone that's died, I go somewhere that was
>important to them and they enjoyed going or somewhere we spent time together.
> Somewhere with happy memories. Not somewhere they died. Not somewhere
>they are buried.

You may have a point. However, I think when someone dies tragically its different.

For example, a friend of mine commit suicide by gasing themselves in their car by a creek in the middle of nowhere. Trying to reason why he did it, I went to that spot where he died and put myself in his shoes. The place certainly had an eerie feeling and had a strong effect on me. If I had flowers I'm sure I would have left them.

vonClimb
26/07/2011
11:13:34 AM
On 26/07/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>Kind of like the little black poles with the red crosses on the Western
>Highway?

No idea what you are talking about. Guess they're not obvious enough

ajfclark
26/07/2011
11:28:02 AM
On 26/07/2011 vonClimb wrote:
>No idea what you are talking about. Guess they're not obvious enough

Perhaps you're not paying enough attention while you're driving?

There's a huge sign with a picture of a black pole with a cross on it. The sign says "Deaths since 1998" or some such. From that point on there's a smattering of black poles, often in pairs, with reflective red crosses on the top. They are about the size of the guideposts at the edge of the road.

Anyone else noticed these or is it just me?
vonClimb
26/07/2011
12:00:35 PM
On 26/07/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>
>Perhaps you're not paying enough attention while you're driving?
>

Yeah perhaps you are spending too much time posting on chockstone?

Anyone else noticed this or is it just me?

Eduardo Slabofvic
26/07/2011
12:14:29 PM
On 26/07/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>But in Italy you also come across random Madonnas with big boobies.

I usually just look at them

Miguel75
26/07/2011
12:14:58 PM
There are plenty of the black markers on the way to Adelaide...
widewetandslippery
26/07/2011
12:20:20 PM
On 26/07/2011 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>On 26/07/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>>But in Italy you also come across random Madonnas with big boobies.
>
>I usually just look at them

So many replies but I think I'll leave it at well played.
satan
26/07/2011
12:55:32 PM
South Australia used to have a system of red poles fro accidents and black for death (1 and 5 points respectively in a game of high speed spotto)

And as for vonClimb - yeah, I my family built a memorial for my father, a big one in stone, with his name on it and everything, in a cemetery, the place for such things.

Cool Hand Lock
27/08/2011
9:16:07 PM
Can we get plaques for where our self-esteeme was killed?
A plaquette of us sulking about falling off.

What about the Kamikaze kangaroos at Moonarie? Little picture of skippy on the cliff. Before & After. That would make the other kangaroos think twice before they make silly decisions. Unless Kangaroos can actually fly. And the ones on the deck are the few who failed to get full controll before they flew down to Hawker.

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