Last sight for dying eyes


Another photo (actually, several merged into one high dynamic range image) pulled out of my archives from my trip to Switzerland last year, and processed in my favorite apps: Photomatix, Qtpfsgui, and the GIMP.

Apparently, this little room was used to execute prisoners of the Chateaux de Chillon by hanging – and the gated door, to dispose of the bodies. I took this photo standing under the beam where the bodies would dangle, so this might well have been the last sight the prisoners saw before they met their Maker.

The view could be worse.

About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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1 Response to Last sight for dying eyes

  1. CMSmith says:

    I was going to just click the “like” button, but then I thought that might not be entirely appropriate. A good photo and description, although not particularly of a good place to be.

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