Posts Tagged: Europe
Switzerland: country of chocolate, chalets, and…a traditional costume of a freaky, faceless rope man, with bells attached in random places?
French photographer Charles Fréger traveled Europe, taking pictures of the costumes used in centuries-old pagan rituals that still survive in some areas....more
An excerpt from Joel F. Harrington’s book The Faithful Executioners is a featured Longreads Members Pick and well worth a few minutes of your time.
Starting with a creative nonfictional account of an executioner in Germany in the 1500s, the piece opens up into a grim but fascinating overview of European life in the sixteenth century....more