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Mysterious Visitation

May 10th, 2008 - New York, United States


The word "mysterious" seen in this photograph is taken from the phrase "mysterious visitation of God's providence" (one of the less satisfactory explanations offered over the years for the terrible Irish famine, which killed one and a half million people between 1845 and 1852), which forms part of the two miles of text - including quotations, statistics and historical details concerning not only the Irish famine, but world hunger in general - that cover the walls of Brian Tolle's Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City.


This photo was blogged on May 27th, 2009 on CBC Radio's Words At Large page, described as "an online destination for Canadians who love books", to illustrate a podcast of Howard Engel's mystery novel Memory Book.


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Taken on May 10, 2008