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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday's in my city!!

Welcome to this week's edition of Sundays in my City hosted by Unknown Mami!! Thanks to her, Sunday's has turned out to be my favourite day of the week!! Two months ago, I had mentioned in my post here about my disappointed howling boy. Disappointed because the museum which he wanted to visit was closed!! We took him back yesterday to the Criminal Museum in Rothenburg Ob der Tauber, a good hours drive from home.

Quite an interesting museum, portraying the methods used to torture criminals in the medieval times. Pictured below are some shame masks put on  women for acts such as telling tales, or men who were lazy!!

This tickled my bones! Below is portrayed a double neck violin for quarrelsome women. On the spot they were locked into it, until they got along with each other. It seemed an effective measure.

A similar violin for a married couple who would constantly fight too. They too were locked up, till they got along as well!!

The above is a chain used for cheating at cards or dice. 

Finally, a cage for craftsmen who faltered at their jobs!! They would be locked in this cage and repeatedly immersed in water!! Am I glad, that I wasn't around during the medieval times!!!


  1. Wow! That's fascinating! I guess that says a lot about Germany's quality craftmanship. :-)

  2. Wow! No kidding!! That last one is a doozy!

  3. A torture museum. What will they think of next.
    Happy SIMC,

  4. history is really full of weird things, good thing we weren't born in those age or else we might be unlucky to be locked behind those cages LOL.

  5. I wonder what the crime rate was then. I bet people behaved themselves a whole lot better!

  6. I'm glad I wasn't around then either! But how fun those pics are!

  7. A very interesting museum. Great pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I'll be back when I have more time to read through yours. Have a great week!

  8. autch! I know several politicians who have deserved a mask like that!
    SIMC greetings,
    have a good week ahead!


  9. oh my goodness those are amazing looking! I can think of atleast 2 people I would hate to be stuck in there with until we got along..Im thinking I would meet my maker before I gave in! LOL

  10. We would take exception to some of those crimes. Pretty scary looking devices.

  11. It's funny now, but boy am I glad I didn't live during those times.


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