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Interesting........

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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base of the statue of Konrad von Hochstaden

Archbishop of Cologne (1238 - 1261), von Hochstaden wielded great influence in imperial affairs but was a controversial and contentious figure. Ultimately, to generate funds for continuing work on the cathedral, he initiated a tax on hops (thus raising the price of beer), a move that may have influenced the grotesque ornamentation added by stone carvers at the base of his statue

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by on May. 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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mygardenia
by Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Very,  goes to show you how sexual we really are lol

Talee
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Oh...very interesting! I'm glad folks had a sense of humor back then hahahahah
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on May. 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

fyi. I know thats not the Archbishop

mygardenia
by Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I love all the orgie paintings from way back in the day.....I had a tour of a castle in Europe and there was a pool.....the tour guide was mentioning how it was very common for orgies to occur in it. lol

greenie63
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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Here's where my brain went, is he doing that to himself? Talk about flexible. LOL 

autodidact
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

now THERE'S a scary gargoyle. 

don't piss off the beer drinkers, clearly the moral of this cautionary tale. lol

autodidact
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM


?

not his name?

not his likeness?

he wasn't that flexible? 

Quoting -Celestial-:

fyi. I know thats not the Archbishop



Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

Arroree
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

LOL

EireLass
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM

A forever moon!

prommy
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM

 Thanks! That was my first, and somewhat grossed out, laugh of the day!

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