This is the only 17th century pillory in a public square left standing in Hungary. It's in nearby Fertörakos where my branch clerk lives. According to one source, adulterers, thieves, and other petty criminals were stripped naked and tied to this post and passersby could lash them with canes or slap them. (So you can see that my demonstration is not quite authentic as I am fully clothed!)
As I was posing for the picture, an old lady passed by and asked what I was caught doing!
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