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Old December 10th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #21
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You can se monuments like this by bulgarian roads as well.

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Old December 10th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #22
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I don't think that's true but I heard that people in Russia sometimes go to the cemetery with Vodka.
Yes,it's true. People leave near the graves glasses of vodka and some food. This is an old tradition. Any stranger could drink vodka and remember the deceased.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #23
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it's common for eastern europe
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Old December 10th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #24
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It's not common in Estonia. Sometimes people put flowers at the scene of a deadly accident but that's it.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #25
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Last 20 years these what we call "shoulder monuments" become more and more popular in NL. Regrettably...

Some examples:
http://maps.google.nl/maps?hl=nl&ie=...,261.7,,1,11.4
http://maps.google.nl/maps?hl=nl&ie=...94.88,,2,10.98
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Old December 10th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #26
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it's common for eastern europe
You can find aslo in Central Europe, even in Austria..

I found some from Slovakia -

many people died there - bus accident







another bus accident - bus was smashed by train, no chance for people inside






one men from TV killed little boy in car accident -



road where many people die each year.. town council built (biggest I have ever seen) cross, now they are happy because new expressway is U/C there



Minister of Ministry of Enviroment died there in accident -







Well, and even when 42 people (soldiers) died





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Old December 11th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #27
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Not unusual in Germany, too. You see them mostly next to the road after dangerous curves or other critical places... and not only in the catholic south of Germany but also in the protestant north west.
The style is rather simple and usually not as decorative as in some pictures here.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #28
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In Slovakia there is a cross and plaque for bike drivers deceased in accidents. It is located on the top of one of the Europe´s best terrains, the pass Šturec. Each year there is a mass memorial ride to honor and remember deceased bikers, finished by one minute of noise. Very nice tradition with friendly atmosphere bringing attention to the vulnerability of life.

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The cross with plaque



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Old December 13th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #29
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In Italy, strangely, it's not common to see crosses or monuments in these spots. It's much more common to see flowers, and sometimes a very small plaque.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #30
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You see that here and there throughout the USA, too, mostly impromptu, temporary type memorials. Normal is for the state's DOT or other local road agencies to remove them after a couple of years.

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i heard that in some places they plan to ban these as people tend to build bigger and bigger monuments for their loved ones, using concrete or other hard materials, which create dangerous situations because they are not lit up at night
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Old December 16th, 2010, 03:55 AM   #32
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Minnesota banned roadside memorials on interstates and freeways. This was, apparently, because when Herb Brooks was killed, the roadside memorial became so large that it was a major distraction for drivers. You can still put them up along non-freeways... they are around here and there, but certainly aren't common.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #33
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In Switzerland they put like in most countrys that I know just some flowers or candles right next to the road, momuments are not common, at least I've never seen some, a permission would be needed.
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i heard that in some places they plan to ban these as people tend to build bigger and bigger monuments for their loved ones, using concrete or other hard materials, which create dangerous situations because they are not lit up at night
Yes,it's true.
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