Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Codes of privacy
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Thu May 18 16:49:51 2006
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I think public bathing, or at least communal bath-houses, in Europe 
was/were stopped by the Catholic Church, purportedly to stop the spread 
of debauchery (people having fun) and syphilis (at the time widespread, 
particularly around higher church officials), I forget quite when, but 
something in the back of my memory says 13th century or earlier, or was 
it later, perhaps one of the Borgias?

> On May 18, 2006, at 3:13 PM, George wrote:
>> Nope. Ken nailed it with "codes of privacy" when folks live close and/
>> or with paper walls or no walls at all. The public bath/nudity/shower/
>> urinal mode came from elsewhere. However each of these also carries
>> codes of privacy. But I think psychologically different than the
>> codes used in clothed situations.

In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Re: Codes of privacy)