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Lotus memorial starting from seed

Stephen Roullier, who lives across from Echo Park Lake, is one of many thousands of people who have mourned the lotus this year. Roullier expressed his mourning with a small-scale installation -- a photo of a lotus staked by the lake, where the lotus used to be, shown in the picture below. Shadows tell us it was taken in the early-ish morning.

In a note to Martin Cox, Roullier wrote: "Wouldn't it be beautiful if hundreds of other photographers did the same thing, perhaps by the time of the Lotus Festival we could have the entire lake bank in that area filled with lotus images?"

Chicken Corner agrees. A beautiful shrine for our beautiful lotus.

Lotus shrine

Photo: Lotus Memorial
By Stephen Roullier (c), 2008

In a note to Chicken Corner, Roullier said he will probably add more pickets to the shrine after July 4 (when fireworks mayhem in the park is over).

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