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マドンナがレイプ被害を届け出なかった理由

強姦事件「盗撮ビデオ」で示談を迫った弁護士 「許せない」と怒りの声上がる(水島宏明) - 個人

テレビの中心が東京とは限らない時代になってきた〜NHK文研フォーラム「テレビ視聴の東西差を探る」より〜

京都最大の裏表を暴こう―観光地としては一流だが、地域住民・子育て世代にとっては三流である

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

The Magdalene Tower of the Dominican Monastery. Drogheda, Ireland. 1224AD. _______________________________________ The belfry tower, known as the Magdalene Tower, is all that remains of this once extensive Dominican Monastery. Founded in 1224 by Lucas De Netterville, the Archbishop of Armagh. It is located on the highest point on Drogheda's north side, just inside the town wall. The monastery has played a pivotal roll in not just Drogheda's history but in Irish and British history. It was here on March 10th 1395 that the Ulster Chiefs of Ireland made their personal submission to King Richard II of England. In 1412 an abbot of the monastery, Father Philip Bennett invited the waring townsfolk from either side of the Boyne (Drogheda at this time was two separate feuding towns north and south of the River Boyne) to come together in the peace of God. They agreed and a petition was sent to King Henry VI. He sent back a charter unifying the two towns as one, Drogheda. A united Drogheda was regarded as one of Ireland's "Four Staple Towns" along with Dublin, Waterford and Kilkenny. On Saint Valentine's Day 1467 the Lord Deputy of Ireland, the Earl of Desmond, affectionately known to the people of Ireland as 'Thomas of Drogheda' was expelled from a session of the Irish Parliament being held at the monastery and along with his two young sons was beheaded outside the town wall for treason against the King. His death shocked the nation. The fact that he had been seized in a monastery, breaching his right of sanctuary caused national uproar. Later accounts suggested that the Queen consort, Elizabeth Woodville herself was behind the act. The passing of the Acts of Supremacy in 1534 confirmed the Kings supremacy over the Church in Ireland, the monastery was shut down and sold off. The monastery's battlements were badly damaged by cannon fire after a group of soldiers took refuge within the monastery's ruins during Cromwell's attack of 1649. #Drogheda #Abbey #Ireland #DiscoverDrogheda #OldDroghedaSociety #BoyneValley #Architecture #ArchitecturePhotography #Insta_Drogheda #Insta_Ireland #DiscoverIreland #VisitIreland

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …