Removed after 150+ years. Would hope these are destined for a museum? pic.twitter.com/hHczuiZ8tL
— Donal Fallon (@fallon_donal) July 28, 2020
Shelbourne Hotel removes 153-year-old statues of slave girls from its plinth (Irish Times)
Donal can you explain something to me, am i right in thinking that Nubian denotes people from egypt/south sahara. 2 of the statues were Nubian princesses, the other 2 were their slaves. They should be taken down to be cleaned and nothing else. Idiots don’t even have a clue
— Sean Conneely (@inainmanathair) July 28, 2020
Bringing #Ireland's History to Life 🇮🇪
My colourised c1890s photo of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin featuring the four bronze statues commissioned by the Shelbourne Hotel’s owner in 1867. They depict two Nubian princesses from the lower Nile and their slave girls holding torches. pic.twitter.com/yuaw8A2UI7
— Rob Cross (@RobCross247) July 28, 2020
The four members of U2 standing there would be a good replacement on the plinths. Think of the tourist trade. Alternatively, statues of them could be used.
Slaves to the rhythm?
The current day Nubians based around Aswan are absolute ledge-balls.
Why not just remove the shackles from the statues and “liberate” the slaves, so that they become Nubian women? Then they become monuments to just the women themselves.
Would make a lot more sense than obliterating the statues completely.
probably decrease their value to a collector
I really like that idea
Do you think we should desecrate all artworks that don’t accord with modern sensibilities, or just these particular statues?
Anyone in the Kerry area, there is a swinging Bill Clinton statue that might need looking at, wink wink
Weren’t there Johnnies called Nubian Black at one point?
well, I don’t know about anyone else but I found these statues deeply offensive
What other things do we need to change to suit the Wants of the permanently professional offended twitter Facistas? Will everything do? Probably not, their sense of moral superiority married to communist envy will mean they’ll have to eat themselves in the end.
u ok hun?
LOL my thoughts exactly
No more cans today.
“moral superiority married to communist envy”
Mass will be at 3’o clock, Reception to be held at Reardens Bar and Grill on the Main Street, (Finger food after).
DJ TILL LATE!!
Aww I love your enthusiasm for turning the blind eye.
Free speech is a choice. Right now you can choose what to say based on context, how you feel and what your perspective is.
The puritanical left (Neo right) are insatiable. What are you going to do when they do something that you fundamentally disagree with? Are you going to say “ahh here lads you’ve gone too far” and expect them to not chew you up too? :)
oh look, here you are brandishing your fave bullpoo buzzwords
you use them so often they have about as much substance as your complaints about those nasty sjws
Ahh I see, you’re going to use ridicule, they love a bit of comedy those lads. You’ll be just fine… *rolleyes
You seem upset hun, need a hug?
You seem sarcastic dude, need someone else you can attempt to score points off of in order to make yourself feel better or will this failed comment do?
I can post a sort of SOQ type link to today’s sort of nub-Ian’s if anyone wants
Is this just asset stripping by a business hemorrhaging cash at the moment? Surely these statues are listed and whatever you think about them there must be a proper process to there removal and possible sale outside Ireland…