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Postcards From The Asylum #8

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Doing the Rounds

The medication trolley
has its own smell
sickness
stale pyjamas

It shadows the walls
a balding stalker
pedalling the ward

Its steel-framed house
rolls towards us, equipped
with its own tablet splitter
and crusher, for those of us
who won't open our mouths.

Twice a day it hosts
a party of green
elliptical cocktails
for the lifers;

they throw back their heads
and swallow their joy
from paper cups.

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The next in a series shot at a disused asylum - the Royal Derwent Psychiatric Hospital at New Norfolk, Tasmania.

The images in the series feature examples from a collection of 77 poems penned by Karen Knight, Postcards From The Asylum (published by Pardalote Press). These disarming poems were inspired by Karen's experiences as an inmate at the Royal Derwent in 1969.

Postcards From The Asylum #1 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #2 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #3 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #4 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #5 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #6 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #7 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #9 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #10 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #11 here.
Postcards From The Asylum #12 here.

Thank you for viewing - your comments (+/-) are much appreciated....

Susie :o)

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 24-105mm f4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Postcards From The Asylum #8
Username:rosie42 rosie42
Uploaded:10 Dec 2008 - 10:59 AM
Tags:Architecture, Asylum, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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motoads
motoads  7 Australia
10 Dec 2008 - 11:05 AM

hey Susie!

wow, a great series you have here...

it looks hideous in there, dirty and grungy, but with some great light through the window into that second area...

your standard continues to improve, congratulations! ads :o)

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david deveson
10 Dec 2008 - 11:29 AM

Better and better,
David

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DunDiggin
DunDiggin  760 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2008 - 11:57 AM

An excellent and aesthetically pleasing photo of what would seem to be a very unpromising scene.

A high quality photo project you've embarked on.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2008 - 12:16 PM

Super composition. This is an impressive set of images.
Chris

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
10 Dec 2008 - 12:23 PM

Thank you for taking the time to view and provide your valued impressions Ads, David, Andrew and Chris...

Susie :o)

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2008 - 12:41 PM

Another fine one in the series. This is a perfectly creative view of how it might look to a patient.

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Jestertheclown
10 Dec 2008 - 9:22 PM

Excellent framing and composition, Susie.
One gets the feeling that those doors, now inviting, would close ominously behind you, once inside.
Bren.

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2008 - 11:12 PM

Has an eerie mood, Susie. Ron.

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
12 Dec 2008 - 2:24 AM

Appreciate your interest Joline, Bren and Ron...

Susie :o)

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alansdottir
12 Dec 2008 - 10:04 AM

This image, this series - is worth so much more attention than it appears to have been given. I followed a link from a mates favourites - so glad I did. I'm at work at the mo, can't give this the attention it deserves, so I'll be back later to take a much closer look at the rest of your stuff...

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maratsuikka
13 Dec 2008 - 9:55 AM

congrats hc

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 - 2:37 AM

We have a few around here.

Hope all is well.

Andy...

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
15 Dec 2008 - 2:42 AM

Thank you for your encouraging words, Carol - much appreciated... delighted you like it!

And Mara, I actually hadn't noticed the HC so a very pleasant surprise! Thank you for visiting...

Cheers Andy - good of you to drop by! And yes, all is well... trust with you too...

Susie :o)

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steve allsopp
17 Dec 2008 - 10:32 PM

thanks for posting rosie, fine work

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rosie42  9 Australia
18 Feb 2009 - 10:57 AM

Cheers, Steve...

Susie :o)

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