youwereswimmingwithsharks said:I feel like most people don't get that you can like a story even if it has ugly moments. It doesn't mean we love the ugly moments, but we have to admit they make it much more accurate (in this case). Loving Outlander doesn't mean we're okay with domestic violence (or rape, or murder, etc.), it means we get that it was a reality back then. If we stop reading/watching everything with ugly scenes, the only thing left will be Teletubbies. What's the problem with portraying reality?
Described by Sir John Betjeman (1906-84) as the largest pyramid tomb ‘beyond the banks of the Nile’, the Howard Mausoleum, colloquially “The Monument”, introduces a flavour of ancient Egypt to a typically Irish pastoral setting in the outskirts of Arklow. Erected in 1785 on a corner of the Shelton Abbey estate as a burial place for Ralph Howard (1726-86), first Viscount Wicklow, the mausoleum occupies the site of the medieval Kilbride church and is attributed to Simon Vierpyl (c.1725-1810), an English sculptor and stonecutter introduced to Ireland by James Caulfield (1728-99), fourth Viscount Charlemont: prior to this move Vierpyl spent nine years in Rome making copies of antique sculpture for Grand Tourists. Described in 2001 as a valuable piece of heritage at risk of being lost through neglect and decay, the pyramid was adopted as a project by the Arklow Marine and Heritage Committee who, in partnership with TÚS, have begun a careful restoration of the mausoleum.