I was here… He / She / We were here

The writing on the wall.

The writing on the wall.

As seen at Tanjore temple.

Q/Issue: Why do people have the need to mark and mention they were there? This defaces historical monuments & disrespects them. 

Spinoff: The tourism department can convert this into a positive todo/ activity. A wall, a space can be setup for people to write their names, their messages for people who come in after them, put up their pictures. This would be great way to tag the location with narratives of its visitors. Enabling online sharing of such messages and pictures would create a parallel timeline of the location’s history and be a UGC / social promo for the place.