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 (6)

christian caffin_No … 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

Chinappi on January 20, 2014

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.

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


Chinappi on January 28, 2014

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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, votes and registrations as “preferred”.

  • Now we have more than 60 000 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.

  • Bernard.

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Maurice MAZELLIER on August 15

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

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 2, 2011
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    by 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