Bus Fatality Memorial

Last Saturday while I was wandering around I spotted this memorial of flowers on Willis Street… I decided to lean up against the wall of shops and wait for people to interact with the memorial. It turned out to be quite an interesting 20 minutes. There seemed to be an invisible line where people wouldn’t stop if I was too close but didn’t seem to notice me at all if I was behind this line. The difference was only something like 30cm difference.

Unfortunately it started to rain after this and the foot traffic just disappeared…

It turns out that the Tuesday before a woman was hit and killed by a bus here (News article HERE)

This is part of the Manners Mall bus lane change where road layouts have changed and previously one-way streets have been turned into two-way streets for buses.


Addition: Walked past the same spot today and all the flowers are gone… I wonder if the council didn’t like the reminders…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


2 responses

  1. I just love black and white photos and these are simply amazing. Thanks for sharing these photos

    08/07/2011 at 10:41

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