Tuesday, 3 April 2007
Memorial "postbox", lower Svaneti, October 2002
At first I thought these things were actually postboxes, except that sometimes they are found far from a house. The idea is to situate the box as close as possible to where the person died (often from drinking and driving, thus a road death). Food and drink are left in it so that those who come along can toast the memory of the reparted - and hopefully not get drunk themselves in the process.