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#790240 - Sun Apr 29 2012 09:27 AM Re: April Photos
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I think this was the nicest view from Wednesday's trip

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#790443 - Sun Apr 29 2012 09:37 PM Re: April Photos
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I had never heard of the famine statues in Dublin. I went to wikipedia to read more. Absolutely heartbreaking but something worth remembering. Excellent picture.
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#790461 - Mon Apr 30 2012 01:36 AM Re: April Photos
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One of the statues, close up.

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#790485 - Mon Apr 30 2012 04:39 AM Re: April Photos
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The famine played such a big part in the history of Ireland, I think those sculptures deserve their city centre placement. Personally I think they are fantastic. I love the expressions and attitudes of despair that are so well portrayed in the gaunt figures. They seem to just capture perfectly the desolation and utter despair that I always feel the victims must have suffered.
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#790487 - Mon Apr 30 2012 05:15 AM Re: April Photos
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We were obviously told a lot about the famine and none of had known that it was only the poorest people who starved, the ones who ate nothing but potatoes, that other people had no problems.
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#790489 - Mon Apr 30 2012 05:34 AM Re: April Photos
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... or that those same poor people who starved because they had nothing but potatoes to eat, still had to work the overlord's land and harvest his wheat and grain ... which was shipped out of the country before their very eyes? The biggest tragedy of the famine, in my opinion, is the simple fact that there was more than plenty of food in the country, but none of it was made available to the starving hordes ...


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#790659 - Mon Apr 30 2012 03:21 PM Re: April Photos
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The South Downs in Chalton

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#790685 - Mon Apr 30 2012 05:14 PM Re: April Photos
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Where on earth did April go?? I will lock this later and I will open May now, as usual, to let people catch up.
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#790689 - Mon Apr 30 2012 05:18 PM Re: April Photos
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I think April has been a wonderful month, some absolutely stunning photos.

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