Friday, April 9, 2010
This elaborate and regularly renewed shrine to the late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson covers the entire front of 922 8th Street NE, Washington DC. The shrine is nearly a year old, as Mr. Jackson died on June 25, 2009.
It is colorful and passionately eclectic.
It is only the second celebrity memorial shrine I have seen in the DC area- the other was for slain Redskins player Sean Taylor.
My friend and supportive colleague, the gifted writer and activist, Patrice Gaines, recently wrote me that the shrines have a spiritual quality, that mark "how we remember."
Learn more about Patrice's good work at:
There is an interesting interview with the maker of this shrine at:
This shrine was referred to me by my friend and adviser, Craig Byrnes.
Posted by Lloyd at 12:27 PM