Day 91

Today’s monument

March 30th, 2012

This memorial to thousands of tortured souls now serves as a peaceful oasis of relaxation and recreation, with the tragic story it commemorates unknown to most of its visitors. As this beautiful essay points out, this is a common fate — the physical structures of our monuments often outlive the memories they were intended to preserve.


  1. wilberfan says:

    Fascinating stuff, dude. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gigi says:

    “We stood upon one mass gravesite and witnessed the creation of another.”

    Great article, thanks for the link!

  3. Paul says:

    Thanks Matt … a moving and emotional comment from you … you’re a mensch, friend.

  4. alphonsegaston says:

    Great photo, indeed lovely essay.

  5. Hannah says:

    Following your blog is a great joy. Thank you.

  6. thomas says:

    Matt, you have once again given us an amazing history lesson. You rock!

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