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Old 06-08-2018, 04:39 PM   #57
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Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

Originally Posted by Ruairi View Post
I'd like to nominate the Irish famine memorial on Washington and School, I think.
I know it's not blighted (except for pigeon shit) but it's one of the worst pieces of public art I've ever seen and it's right in one of the busiest tourist spots of the city. It's an excellent space for a really good piece of public art but this thing is hideous.
I'm an Irish emigrant and I cringe when people come to visit from Ireland and ask about it. They usually burst out laughing!
What a waste of time, space and money.
As a descendant of survivors who came here on account of that very famine (as well as some much more recent arrivals), I concur 100%. It belongs at the Museum of Bad Art.
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