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continuing my ode to Bruegel series

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The torture never stops, or does it?

This scene looks peaceful with wild flowers in the field. But the wheel above echoes the triumph of Death, the procession to Calvary, waiting for the crows, magpies and ravens to land and pick at the carcasses underneath.

see WS for the Bruegel references

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THIS PICTURE is another one from our Bruegel walk in and around Sint-Anna-Pede. Difficult light for pictures, but a great walk and I did not forget my camera.

This and other torture wheels along the track are the work of Bas Smets, called "Des craeyen ende raeven aes". This title is in Medieval Dutch and translates as "carrion for crows and ravens". This was an inscription used by Bruegel for his "The Triumph of Death" (1562). Bruegel's "Procession to Calvary" includes a similar image.

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song title reference: Frank Zappa

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