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Boston - Irish Famine Memorial by Robert Shure

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In Boston's Downtown Crossing, where Washington Street and School Street meet at a plaza, is a circular brick feature with greenery that surrounds a memorial to those who suffered Ireland's Great Famine.

The memorial consists of two main statues, eight bronze plaques on podiums arranged in two groups of four, and a central bronze disk on the ground.

The two statues on rough granite bases are each of a family of three; each family obviously under different circumstances. One set (Dying of Hunger in the background) is of figures in depair, clothed in tattered clothing, and emaciated, two looking down and one looking up. The other set (The American Dream in the foreground) is of figures in better spirits, in clean and neat clothing, with two of them looking forward - and one looking back to the first family.

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Comments (7)

Caffin Christian on June 7, 2011

Je ne connaissais pas ce mémorial certainement moins célèbre que celui de Dublin. Amitiés, Christian

Harry Taggart on March 5, 2013

Wonderful scene, very well composed, Bernard. I know many Irish fled to America, and it is nice to see this memorial. YS & Like . Best regards to Grasse, cheers scally.

Jarda_M on January 9, 2014

LIKE Interesting shot, interesting comment.
Greetings from Czechia, Jarda_M

Maurice MAZELLIER on August 15, 2014

Bel..Hommage.* à la Population.* , de " Migrants.." - Merci.. du Partage.. - Bravo

Bernard Chinappi on November 22, 2015

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  • Hello to all my dearest friends of Panoramio!

  • Thanks a lot for visiting my gallery of photos & for making so friendly comments !!! It’s a pleasure to read so nice words!
  • Thanks again for all previous visits, comments and related links, likes, and registrations as “preferred”.

  • Now we have more than 90 000 visits by Panoramio or GoogleEarth.

  • I am glad, that you have estimated this photo.

  • It is a great honour for me!
  • I think that my photo satisfy a lot of people. This was done to you, all.

  • I hope to propose you such photos, soon.

  • Best greetings from Grasse, in France.


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Bernard Chinappi on May 19

Thanks again for all previous visits, comments and related links, likes, votes and registrations as “preferred”. I enjoy also your galleries, even if I cannot point the attention on all your photos.

Please, note that I deleted all calls made from ephemeral, in a concern of economics.

I think it is beautiful that PANORAMIO and GOOGLE EARTH are free more reason does not exaggerate and not to abuse.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.


Bernard Chinappi on October 9

PS: It seems that Google management is finally decided to kill Panoramio in November 2016. I think that this does not give confidence in Google's reputation, in particular for future applications such as Google self-driving car.

Be certain that there is somewhere a poetic (immanent) justice.

Here my only final comment.

Friendly greeting.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 2, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bernard Chinappi
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S710
    • Taken on 2010/09/12 16:07:43
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash