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Strangers share their deepest secrets with train passengers in England

Those travelling through England’s Brighton Station will be greeted with the deepest fears and confessions of strangers on ‘The Waiting Wall’, a display board that was inspired by author Alain de Botton’s suggestion for a modern day version of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall.

Anonymous confessions are submitted through The Waiting Wall’s website (here) and include everything from heartbreaking confessions about love and loss, to anonymous messages about ex-boyfriends going bald!

The Waiting Wall was created by Alan Donohoe and Steven Parker of Free the Trees for this year’s Brighton digital festival.

In a recent interview with Mashable, the creators said of the entries they’ve received: ‘Some are so upsetting, we can’t really take them in.

‘There are lot about regret, death, relationships, depression. Others are lighter. That’s fine. We want people to use it anyway they want. We just built the initial framework really and now it’s turned into a participatory piece of digital art. It’s the most amazing thing we’ve ever been involved in’.

Via Design Taxi

The Waiting Wall at Brighton train station
The Waiting Wall at Brighton train station
The Waiting Wall at Brighton train station
The Waiting Wall at Brighton train station
The Waiting Wall at Brighton train station
The Waiting Wall at Brighton train station

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.