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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pic of the Day: Hung, Drawn and Quartered

A pub in London just a block from The Tower, a legendary building in which enemies of the crown (and sometimes "allies") were brutally tortured or worse. Some were hung, drawn and quartered.

 (from Wikipedia) "Convicts were fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculateddisembowelledbeheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such as London Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burned at the stake."

Rather nasty business. I'd strongly recommend you not be late with your bar tab at this establishment.

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