In the early hours of Tuesday 16 December 2014, Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson lost their lives in the cafe siege in Sydney. A few hours later, Sydneysiders began to leave tributes in Martin Place — flowers, notes, objects. The trickle became a river and then a flood.
Those of us who work in the Central Business District are haunted by one thought: it could have been me.
A woman takes flowers to the memorial in Martin Place.
More flowers for the memorial in Martin Place.
Christmas teddy bear among the flowers.
Writing a note of condolence.
A large note among the flowers.
Candles, menorah and frangipani flowers.
One of the many personal notes among the flowers.
The two florists in Martin Place could not keep up with demand.
Writing notes of condolence.