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The Triumph of Death
25-JUN-2003 George J. Fenisey

The Triumph of Death

Clusone, Italy

The Triumph of Death , concentrates on the attitude of the wealthy towards death, with three noblemen returning from the hunt, discovering an open tomb containing the worm-infested corpses of the pope and emperor. A huge skeleton, representing Death, balances on the edge of the tomb, while other skeletons take aim at people gathered around the tomb - incorruptible figures, uninterested in the bribes being offered them. The Dance of Death below continues the moral tale, contrasting the corrupt upper classes with a procession of contented commoners, each dancing his way towards death quite happily, above an inscription inviting those who have genuinely served God to approach without fear and join the dance. (mytravelguide.com)

Olympus E-10
1/40s f/2.0 at 15.0mm iso160 with Flash full exif

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