In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine – tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

It’s eight months since David Bowie died, but still people are coming to the spontaneously created shrine in Brixton, with fans leaving personal messages, flowers and items in tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and actor.

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

Created by Australian street artist James Cochran in 2013, the Bowie mural opposite Brixton tube station continues to provide a focus for fans looking to leave tributes to the Brixton-born musician and superstar.

At Brixton Buzz we’ve recorded the changing messages, artwork and flowers since the shrine was created and we hope to continue to post up monthly updates.

Here’s what we saw over August, 2016:

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

Buckfast and Bowie.

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

“Rest In Peace Our Starman.”

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In July, Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones announced the birth of his son, prompting messages to be left to the now departed grandfather.

Duncan Jones tweeted, “Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his grandad made room for him.
Love you both so.”

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

As always, there was a heavy international flavour to the messages.

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

Messages came from as far afield as New Zealand and Taiwan (below).

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

Not sure what this bloke was up to.

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

A stringless guitar was left with the message, “There are no strings David because you are not here. RIP.”

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

In photos: Brixton’s David Bowie shrine - tributes left during August 2016

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Mural location:

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The Bowie mural can be found directly opposite Brixton tube station, just off the main road.

See the location on Google Maps.