Violence leaves traces. Be it habitually remembered or deliberately evoked, it has a deep impact on individual awareness as well as collective identities. The memory of violence is not only embedded in peoples' bodies and minds but also adorned onto space in all kinds of settings especially in the natural environment.Places and landscapes do not simply act as memory containers but rather profoundly shape, and are also shaped by, the ways in which violence is performed, experienced and remembered. This tense relationship is apparent in designed memorials — whether erected at sites where the violence and suffering took place, such as a war memorial, or constructed to forget violence and wish it away. Violence, thus, becomes a part of the landscape – the more heinous the violence the more beautiful its memorial.