By Jason Weisberger at 11:59 am Mon, Mar 17, 2014
I was transfixed by this haunting memorial to the Irish who were forced to emigrate during the great famine in the 19th century. Designed by Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie, it reminds me very much of this sculpture at Dachau by Hubertus von Pilgrim.
Famine by Rowan Gillespie
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):
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-72157594386567348Photo of a handful of the statues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koocheekoo/303191368/in/set-72157594386567348Statue 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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