Statue with pigeons hanging out , really not much of a wow factor . Not worry planning a trip just to see however if your in the areas then it’s okay.
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A stark and grim reminder of the issues faced by some that led to a migration to this country...Walking around the statues and reading the descriptions is quite depressing and yet a reminder of the grit of those who survived those troubling times.
This is truly one of the worst pieces of public art I have seen, or can imagine. It consists of two separate family groupings, apparently representing Irish citizens in the mid-19th Century. The "concept" is that one family group of statues is in Ireland suffering...More
Given my Irish citizenship, I found this interesting given my maternal grandmothers stories. Sad commentary on what transpired in the past.
It's a little too literal and glum for me, but it is well placed and well executed and hard to miss. If nothing else, it is thought-provoking, and that's good. Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood could use more public art, and this is a good start....More
The Irish exodus during their potato famine had a big impact in Boston and the USA This memorial is really well done, with impact. Not only are the figures well modelled, but there are a number of detail narrative plates too to put it into...More
Somehow I found this place very picturesque. The beautiful memorial and surrounding buildings have an interesting atmosphere, which is difficult to describe, although it is very busy and crowded. And of course it is educative. You will find a lot of information about Irish famine...More
I did not know this was here, and I would not recommend going out of your way to find it. However, it's smack in the middle of the Freedom Trail. Stop # 8 (Bookstore) and #9 (Old South Meeting House) are on either side of...More
Read the history before you visit and it will help you to experience this place. I was reading about Memorial and it brought me to connect to the past. Walking distance in Boston down area and you can see many nice restaurants nearby.
If you are passing nearby stop at this memorial, but not sure it is worth going out of your way for. Given the large numbers of Irish who came to Boston during the potato famine, it is appropriate that this memorial is in a fairly...More