Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Garden of Peace

This is a portion of the "Garden of Peace -- A Memorial to the Victims of Homicide." http://www.gardenofpeacememorial.org/ The memorial is over 7,000 square feet and lies adjacent the plaza of 100 Cambridge Street Building (formerly Staltonstall State Office Building). The central focus of the memorial is a dry streambed containing smooth river stones engraved with the names of homicide victims. The roses and electric candles are the remainders of a recent service.

6 comments:

PJ said...

I just came back from Boston on Sunday and I wish I had known about this. You've created a very fine tribute.

tr3nta said...

Ufff... It must be a very sad place... to be... just thinking of what happened to all people there...

JM said...

What a beautiful and original memorial!

Kris said...

Have rates gone down as they have in other cities? I saw an interesting mapping exercise around homicide victims in Baltimore around sex, age, race etc that revealed some stark facts.

Ilse said...

Unfortunately, in the last few years, Boston has seen an increase in the homicide rate. This followed a decade long marked decrease.

Susie of Arabia said...

It's too bad we live in a world where we have to have memorials such as this. It looks like a very nice and peaceful place.