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Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544. 
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.

Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

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  • supremesorcery replied to your post: supremesorcery replied to your post: …

    THAT ACTUALLY SOUNDS KINDA COOL but im sure its different in practice hahaha

    IT WAS KIND OF but it was also 6 hours of toiling the fields every day five days a week, being constantly tired and also hungry (our lunch lady was great tho SHE ASKED WHAT WE WANTED TO EAT AND WE ALWAYS WANTED LASAGNA OR FISH STICKS AND MOST OF THE TIME WE GOT EM #BLESSED), and having to share a confined space and 3 bathrooms between 27 people most of whom were the rudest ass motherfuckers ive ever known,

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  • supremesorcery replied to your post: tho my “”“working brigade”“” (luua ii)…

    what the heck are those working brigades anyway

    kind of like the commie version of summer camp, like what they had back in them soviet times before youth labor laws lol

    basically a brigade of ppl ages 15-18 led by a commander get stationed somewhere in the ass-end of the country and do manual labor, like harvesting, helping build roads, cutting forests, restoring old buildings etc, and nowadays we also get paid for it a little (i got ~70€ for 3 weeks which was p average)

    and we had to like. build TEAM SPIRIT?? in addition to working. like the freshmen got inducted, we wrote a song and designed a patch for our brigade and whatever. summer camp shit. plus our commander had some weird obsession with like. Breaking Us Out of our cold and nordic shells so we had to play close contact games a lot. lmao

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  • tho my “”“working brigade”“” (luua ii) was completely bone-dry, like our commander actually had words w/the person who owned the only store at the village we were quartered in so they wouldn’t sell any of us alcohol, and the one time we got linnaluba (city leave???) they searched our bags afterwards and confiscated all contraband (like 5 bottles of vodka in all PPL WERE SO UPSET CAUSE THATS LIKE 55€ WE NEARLY HAD MUTINY, it was great)

    it was also kinda hilarious considering our commander, the aides, and half of our (underage) brigade smoked constantly and openly

    fyeaheasterneurope:

Members of the Estonian Secondary School Working Brigade on the first day of the working summer, 1968.
(Source.)

    fyeaheasterneurope:

    Members of the Estonian Secondary School Working Brigade on the first day of the working summer, 1968.

    (Source.)

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