Torture Museum

Torture Museum (San Gimignano, Italy)

Alf provides an excellent pictorial exploration of this most tremendous Italian museum – which collects torture and execution equipment used throughout history. I happened to catch a travelling exhibition of only a few selections from this museum – and believe me, the wince-factor is HIGH!

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About Comtesse DeSpair

The Comtesse DeSpair sits in sullen silence in The Castle DeSpair, obsessively reflecting upon the horrible void in which we exist. In her spare time (of which she has nothing but), she collects morbid trinkets and reads voraciously about the history of torture. She stores her trinkets in The Asylum Eclectica ( The Comtesse is hideously disfigured and thickly veiled at all hours. Once, an unfortunate servant caught a glimpse beneath the veil and was driven to madness. The Comtesse loves thunderstorms, darkness, and solitude.

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