I recently spent time at Brunswick Heads, a little NSW town with beachside streets, and a wonderful breakwater. Bruns for short.
Bruns is a place people are fond of. and you see that in memorials placed at ground and eye level.
A few memorials
At the gate of the school, this reminder of ‘a friend to our school’.
On the breakwater. Who wouldn’t want to be remembered like this?
Tom’s special place.
And crossing on the way to the health food shop. A garden ‘Gillian’s Island’. Perhaps Gillian is contemporary, perhaps she’s passed on?
What’s your view? Do memorials enhance the public space or not? If you think they do, what makes them a worthwhile element in your view?