Day 22 of 365: Sunset on the Irish Famine Memorial

23 01 2010

The ruins of an Irish stone cottage sit in downtown Manhattan on a half acre memorial to the Irish potato famine from the 1840’s.  The memorial sits on an elevated half acre of land, which symbolizes the criteria of food aid relief during the famine. Anyone with at least a half an acre of land received no food aid. It’s the dead of winter in NYC right now. While this site is an interesting step outside of NYC, right in the heart of the city, expect me to do this site again in the summer when the flora is alive and prolific.

Irish Hunger Memorial Garden



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