Forgot all about the torture Museum.
I have pictured the fascinating torture relics below.
I was wondering what happened to torture, it’s definitely been popular in the past..
Big crowds used to gather to watch the fool in the stocks, whilst the crowd pelted him with fruit and rotten insults.
Some tortures where really bad, like putting people in chairs with nails and bits of plastic then melting the plastic whilst the nails heated up like syringes, filling the flesh with a hot plasticky, drippy substance.
All in the past
I’m certain this happened in the past, but the world is a happier place, now we have no part in torture, and we loath those individuals that perpetrate it.
I guess that the wars made sure everyone played fair, with the Geneva convention and what-not.
Yes, it may be the public face and curiosity with torture has truly disappeared into a bygone era, and the publics fascination with cruelty has disappeared.
That’s what Museums are about, finding out about something, stimulating thoughts and wanting to know more.
And if you are in Amsterdam, be sure to visit the torture museum, it’s great.