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.
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:
Buckfast and Bowie.
“Rest In Peace Our Starman.”
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.”
As always, there was a heavy international flavour to the messages.
Messages came from as far afield as New Zealand and Taiwan (below).
Not sure what this bloke was up to.
A stringless guitar was left with the message, “There are no strings David because you are not here. RIP.”
The Bowie mural can be found directly opposite Brixton tube station, just off the main road.