Of all the strange and fascinating things I came across along the Hudson River Greenway walk, this was the one I least expected: an Irish hillside, ”complete with stone walls with stones from all of the different counties and native vegetation brought in from the western coast of Ireland” [source].
Standing at the lower part of the hill, I found myself in an Irish field – I could almost smell the countryside.
Powerful, loving, deeply humane, the Irish Hunger Memorial was commissioned to commemorate the great Irish famine of 1845-52.
Shared credits for images (Lia & Konstantinos)
New York, 06 June 2014