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Unusual Icon On Google Maps [Pic+]

The incredibly tragic and beautiful story behind this icon seen at a certain location on Google Maps.

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Unusual Icon On Google Maps [Pic+]. The incredibly tragic and beautiful story behind this icon seen at a certain location on Google Maps.
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Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1637 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 4:06:21 PM
No, not the points, the lines through the middle. I think they're walkways from the compass points to the center. Well, I guess they could be part of a compass rose too ... meh ... I`ll give it to ya, but it still looks like a plane in a scope crosshairs to me. >.<

WhoSaidWhat
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 157 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 5:28:21 AM
Runemang, those aren't crosshairs, its a compass rose.

This is really beautiful and heart-felt, but will be covered with sand inside of a decade, unless people go and keep it cleared constantly.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1637 Posts
Thursday, November 7, 2013 7:15:45 PM
It's a beautiful story and awesome work but ... am I the only one thinking that a flying airplane in a crosshairs might not exactly say "memorial"? <.<

I mean, if someone dies in a car crash do you put a mangled car on the headstone?

I dunno ... maybe I`m just seeing crosshairs and that wasn`t there intention. *shrug*

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Thursday, November 7, 2013 1:42:03 PM

And it'll be buried in sand in a year so why bother?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21965 Posts
Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:33:53 PM
Beautiful memorial! The broken mirrors plucked my heart-strings...

16 51' 53" N 11 57` 13" E

(paste in this at a map site)

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