Monday, 2 May 2016

Plague!

Another interesting stop during our stay in Edinburgh was the Plague! exhibit at Scotland's National Library.

Spooky low light
It's not just bubonic plague covered here but any disease that caused misery and death to the masses. Each display case, disguised as upright coffins, houses various documents, images, and objects related to cholera, tuberculosis, plague, etc.

There's even a very low key soundtrack that cuts in now and then with sounds of a tolling bell, a hacking cough, and crying baby.

Makes you glad to live in the 21st C.

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