Re: Re: The destruction of St. Stephen’s Green
Doesn’t traitor’s gate commerorate the Boer War?
Exactly the type of langauge used in the 1960’s to justify the destruction of a lot of fine buildings as they were ‘colonial relics’ according to the mohair suit brigade.
Regardless of age it is a fine piece of work in classical style that could hold its own anywhere in Europe but these arches are rarely as well executed due to the exceptional quality of craftsmenship and perfect symmetry to its original setting.
I note David Slattery was the conservation consultant to the RPA, he doesn’t really have a very long track record in non-development situations or non-profits.