So after drooling over the birds of prey we walked down through the market to it's very end. This resulted in a few purchases needing to be made at various stalls and a quick stop for lunch and a well deserved beer for me.
After lunch we came across a display of torturous medieval punishment devices. They certainly seem to have been a barbaric and blood thirsty lot in these times. Here are two examples of a Scold's Bridle
Now, why the first one has "ears" on it I'm not too sure. Perhaps this was worn by a gossip, passing on tales that she had heard second hand, who knows. But it certainly looks more comfortable than the second one that has a plate of metal right in front of the face. Now, although I can think of a few people who deserve to wear these, I am quite pleased that the crime of nagging or gossiping is treated a little more leniently these days.
Amongst these old fashioned gimp masks, handcuffs, cats of nine tails and stocks, I also spotted this chastity belt. It would be a brave man indeed who decided to infiltrate those jaws
Now, as I said earlier in Part One, there didn't seem to be as much street theatre about as normal. Perhaps it was just a case of us being in the wrong place at the wrong time though. I leave you with a few portraits of the musicians we did see (los Gambuzinos) and some of the other faces around and about
And finally I leave you with this sign, which made me titter a little - transaltion For the purchase of 5 large cones regardles of your SEX take FREE five small ones.