An excellent post from vanbytheriver.
My hand is made strong
By the Power of the Almighty
We forward in this generation
I’ve had a chaotic eight days of back aches and mood swings.
I didn’t schedule anyone for Flickr Wednesday, so this week it’s me.
Yes…I know it’s Thursday.
This week’s Flickr Wednesday is a pictorial essay about a bench in San Francisco’s Precita Park.
The bench is made from melted guns.
This bench and the surrounding tiles are a memorial to Sylvia Menendez, 15, and Carlos Hernandez, 18.
The two were shot and killed in Precita Park, San Francisco in June of 1998.
The bench is made of guns, melted down, and transformed into mourning lilies.
The bench was donated by the San Francisco based nonprofit, Peaceful Streets.
It is surrounded by hand painted tiles.
I first saw the memorial bench in 2011 and took my first photograph of it with a blackberry.
In the past four years I’ve taken many pictures of the bench and the tiles.
The Public Blogger wrote an excellent post about this bench and the legacy of the murders of Carlos and Sylvia.
You can also read more at SFGATE.