Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sursum Corda Bottle Shrine


I found this huge bottle shrine to an unidentified victim on 1st Terrace NW, Washington DC, near K St., in the troubled Sursum Corda neighborhood. It was inaccessable to me, behind a tall barbed wire fence in an abandoned grocery store parking lot. I stood on a ladder to make the photographs.

A few strewn teddy bears and T-shirts, and hundreds and hundreds of of liquor bottles. It looked as if the shrine had been there a while. One of the rare instances of finding significant grafitti in conjunction with a shrine in the District. I could find no information on this murder- one of many that have sadly occured in Sursum Corda.

4 comments:

b_smacks said...

I named this spot "Da Carter" Well he was like a lil brother to me, my righthand man, but most of all my bestfriend, so when I lost him I didnt know what to do but shed all the tears I could & it did nothin so almost a year had past by & I was still thinkin of something 2 do & I stumbled across some old spray paint & my hands & Carter Carter's spirit did the rest....

from bro Smacks,
In memory of Darnell Carter
a.k.a. D.Carter

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This collection of bottles is very particular becouse somo people collects it but no put it on the street so it will be a way to recycle.

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My how times have changed.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww dis make me want 2 cry becuz dis juss means that mi brother still lives even afta dey knock duh build down
Love yew Nell