The Curtain of Morality

The women of ancient Dubrovnik were proper. They wore skirts that covered their ankles. Showing skin in public just wasn’t done. The walkway to the church went uphill and the balustrade provided a perfect view of their ankles to the men standing below. This became a gathering place for men on church days. Officials filled in the spaces between the columns so there was no longer a view. It was called the curtain of morality.

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