'Famine,' memorial to the Irish forced to emigrate


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Fittingly, It looks to be covered in blight.


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There is another memorial in County Mayo, called “coffin ships” that looks interesting, too:

http://lost-at-sea-memorials.com/?p=1072


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Reminds me of ANOTHER sculpture at Dachau, this one by Nandor Gild.


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Man… the world is full of sculptures memorializing the horrible things that people have done to one another… Humanity can be a sorry bunch at times. :frowning:


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We certainly prove how inhumane we are.


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We do or rather we can be. I’m depressed now… I think I’ll go listen to Sinead O’Connor’s version of Danny Boy… that’s happy, cheery song, right?


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Lazy Inner City Yuts…


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There’s a matching set in Toronto, as well, which I’ve never visited.

Also, the Dublin ones are lit up at night, not sure about the Toronto ones (personal shots from back when I lived there, in 2006):


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Here are three photos of the same memorial that I took during one visit.

They included a dog in the mix: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koocheekoo/303177771/in/set-72157594386567348
Photo of a handful of the statues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koocheekoo/303191368/in/set-72157594386567348
Statue detail, close up of one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koocheekoo/303191371/in/set-72157594386567348

They weren’t as yellow looking then. These photos were taken in 2006.


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