Souvenirs from the Breakwall
There is something quite strange and yet altogether celebratory about Port Macquarie’s breakwall. It is one of those strange tourist attractions that has become a rite of passage to tattoo the rocks that line the towns breakwall with noisy writing on loss, love and everything in-between.
The rocks bear the burden of heartfelt memorials to the lost, declarations of everlasting devotion from love-struck couples and the ‘I was here in PMQ’ notes by travellers from around the globe.
Writing gives us a device for inscribing space, for inscribing nature: the lovers’ names carved in bark, the slogans on the bridge, and the strangely uniform and idiosyncratic hand that has tattooed the subways. Susan Stewart, On Longing
Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. ISO 100, 24mm, 15 sec @ f22.