The shade of my tree ... (GC16KY9)
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N 51° 30.946 W 0° 41.13
( 51.515766666667, -.6855 )
Location: , United Kingdom
.. is offered to those who come and go fleetingly, like geocachers.
The cache is not at the above co-ordinates - those are for the archway into Altab Ali park.
The cache is a small black container similar in size to a film cannister. It is held on with magnets and gravity. As we wouldn't want to drop it, its also got a safety harness. Bring something to write with.
St Mary Matfelon’s Churchyard was renamed Altab Ali Park by Tower Hamlets Council in 1998 in memory of Altab Ali, a Bangladeshi factory worker in his mid 20s, who was murdered on 4 May 1978 in a racist attack as he walked home after work. His murder took place on a spot near the corner of Adler Street and Whitechapel Road near the churchyard. The photo below is of a protest march to Downing Street in 1978.
The main artwork near the cache is a smaller replica of Shahid Minar (Martyrs' Monument), which was set up in 1999. It symbolises a mother protecting her children with the orb of the sun in the background. The original Shahid Minar in Dhaka, Bangladesh, commemorates the “Language Martyrs” shot dead on Feb 21 1952 by the Pakistani Police while Protesting against the imposition of Urdu as Pakistan’s state language.
Embedded in the path are metal letters from a poem by Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911 and wrote the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.
"The shade of my tree is offered to those who come and go fleetingly. Its fruit matures for somebody whose coming I wait for constantly"
Hint: (hover over pencil to decrypt)
Pnpur vf va gur cnex, ohg lbh'yy or bhgfvqr Yvtug terrarel
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