"this old house" by Carlos R, via Flickr Located in Blueride Foothills of Virginia near town of Round Hill
German seaplane flying over Trondheim 9. April 1940.
This is a chinese woman condemned to the torturous death of Ling-chi (凌迟). Ling-Chi is a brutalizing form of torture and execution in which chunks of flesh and skin are cut or sliced off from the culprits’ body until death occurs. It was a systematized form of corporal punishment and execution during bygone Chinese eras, stretching from medieval times until 1905, when it was officially abolished by the government.