Sunday, July 22, 2012
Nicola Cox Memorial
Just south of the Baggot Street bridge, on the west bank of the Grand Canal, there is a memorial to a woman called Nicola Cox. I discovered it by chance a while ago and have been fascinated by it ever since. I have taken a number of photographs and posted them on Flicker. You can see them here.
Originally I had no idea who Nicola Cox was. I think other people may also have been perplexed, as I notice a lot of people coming to my pictures of the memorial after searching on Google for things like "Nicola Cox Canal" and the like. Two comments eventually provided some information. One said that the memorial had been created by a man called Paul, partner to the late Nicola Cox (though note comment below from Samantha Cox saying otherwise). Another comment was posted by Nicola Cox's brother, saying that she had met her end through unresolved foul play.
Nicola Cox has had a beautiful memorial created to her. My pictures do not really do it justice, so I encourage you to go and see it yourself. An otherworldly peacefulness to be had when looking at the decorations on the tree, listening to the sounds of the canal and the faint ringing of the wind chimes above.
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