Philadelphia is full of things which photographs (and words) do not do justice – the Liberty Bell, the seventeenth-century residential street Elfreth’s Alley, and the steps scaled by the iconic film character Rocky Balboa are just a few of the sights one really needs to experience in person to fully appreciate.
But, until you all can get to Philly, I will share some of the photos from our trip last week. Let’s begin with a few of Regan’s snaps at the Irish Memorial.
The story of the Irish Memorial.
Memorial with Benjamin Franklin Bridge in background.
I love this poem by Peter Quinn, located at the memorial.
The Irish Memorial is a beautiful tribute to our Irish ancestors and a poignant reminder of their struggles, tragedies, and triumphs.
Click here for more details on the memorial.
Next time I will share some more about the wonderful city of Philadelphia – a city it only took me a few days to fall in love with!
August 10, 2013 at 4:58 am
This is so moving Aine. As a volunteer with Ireland Reaching Out, I count it an honour to be a small help to families who are seeking their roots in Ireland. The dislocation people experienced during the Famine continues to affect many today. I have seen a healing happen when people find their way back home. Thank you for all you do to help people.