We park the car, figure out the parking meter system, and go visit the St. John’s Hospital, now a museum housing several Hans Memling masterpieces from the late 1400s. We have seen a few of his works in various museums in Italy; they are distinctly Northern European rather than Italian, but beautiful and interesting in their own way. As an added bonus, two visiting Hieronymous Bosch triptychs are also on display, one a Judgment Day (a favorite subject of Bosch) and a Trials of Job. Both are chock full of weird and grotesque images and actions, surreal even by today’s standards.

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