Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sneaker shrine- Atlantic and 8th Street SE

I found these sneakers hanging over wires at the intersection of 8th and Atlantic Street SE, Washington DC. This sort of memorial usually marks a death in the area. The neighborhood, Condon Terrace, has been plagued by much violence over the years, but I could find no specifics of the reason for this shrine from passersby (it was cold out) or online.

I do not document all the sneaker shrines I encounter (the city has many, and I saw at least two other sets the day I photographed this site), but I do feel it is important to note them from time to time.

Each represents a life, usually a young one, taken away.

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