Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow


From Dublin, Ireland.

The very emotional nature of this Irish Famine Memorial was enhanced by the late afternoon sun, casting long shadows.  These statues were done by artist Rowan Gillespie in 1997, a haunting representation of the Great Famine, which was responsible to the deaths of nearly one million Irish people, and the emigration of about as many.

Someone had put fresh flowers in the hands of the statues, which I thought was a nice gesture as well as a nice addition to the art.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

  1. wildroverblog February 13, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Never seen them with shadows before, they look somehow more depressing in the rain. I was up there a couple of weeks ago, looking across at modern developments on the south side of the Liffey, wondering would we have had that without the Famine?

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    • Mei-Mei February 13, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      Oh gosh, seeing them in the rain would probably reduce me to tears.

      That juxtaposition of the difficult history with the shiny new buildings is definitely tely another interesting aspect of this photo.

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      • wildroverblog February 14, 2017 / 6:22 am

        That’s what I saw in the picture, the famine leading modern Ireland. It’s a great photo.

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    • Mei-Mei February 13, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      Aaaaand I hit post before I meant to. Was going to say that you had an interesting thought. History is so complicated. Even on a personal level, sometimes hardship breaks us, and sometimes it makes us stronger.

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  2. arv! February 14, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Lovely picture in response to the wpc shadow


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