Friday, February 08, 2008

Look Closely

Mazatlan has some areas with very steep hills. While carefully navigating downward on one of the steepest inclines on Calle Pedregoso, my eye caught this small memorial tucked away and almost hidden on the side of the street. I stared at the very faded photo of a young boy on the cross. I paused for sometime, thinking about this child and the way he might have died on the hill.

16 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Pretty little cross for a precious memory.

Southern Heart said...

How bittersweet. It's a lovely little memorial.

Carraol said...

Hi Kate, great post! In Mexico you can see a lot of these kind of memorials on roads and streets of cities, mostly killed in car accidents.

Peter said...

A good question, without answer! The cross is really beautiful!!!

Olivier said...

c'est si beau et si triste. un bel hommage pour cet enfant.

It is so beautiful and so sad. A fitting tribute to that child.

GiuCe said...

stories on the road! It's an usual custom for here too, little cross is a sign of an accident in that place.

have a nice day KAte

LeenaM said...

I agree with other commentators, sad and beautiful.

You are careful over there and get a wonderful weekend!

Jilly said...

This is so sad. In France we see flowers, sometimes a Madonna at the place a person died. I've never seen a cross like this - it's beautifully done.

photowannabe said...

That is a lovely tribute and so sad too. It does make one think and wonder.
I have not heard from Faye at all. I actually left another message yesterday on her blog. I hope we hear something soon. The long silence has me concerned.

Sailor Girl said...

So do I...
Nice post, Kate!

oldmanlincoln said...

Very sad -- the cross with the boy probably nobody remembers.

Chris said...

What a beautiful memorial with such a sad story, undoubtedly.

Jana said...

Those memorials are always sad, especially when they are for children.

Ming the Merciless said...

Must have been heart breaking for his parents. How tragic!

sam said...

..... and how much love went into the creation of this little monument to him, from those left behind.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

It's sad and tender in the same time as tender and delicate is your thought