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Postcards From The Asylum #10

By rosie42  
Soundscapes

The drill of the needle as it breaks the skin.

The thrum
of the ECT
machine.

The sandpaper swish of canvas frocks.

Betty's tongue
as it snails
the resident
wallpaper.

The wind riding ice on the hospital roof.

David's sucking on the ribbons of his care packages.

The screaming
from
the
quiet
room.

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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 #8 here
Postcards From The Asylum #9 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #11 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #12 here .


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

Susie :o)

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Asylum Portraits and people

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Comments


Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
18 Feb 2009 12:01PM
This series should win a prize! It is definitely reminiscent of my 3 months as a student nurse spent at Concord State Hospital. Actually, one of the best rotations of my nursing education, and the saddest.

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18 Feb 2009 12:07PM
Interesting image
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
18 Feb 2009 1:01PM
very interesting series
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
18 Feb 2009 9:10PM
Good to have you back Susie, with another great shot.
I've been watching for another one of these.
Best wishes,
Bren.
( I'm still waiting for my copy of Karen Knight's book to arrive.)
rosie42 12 7 Australia
18 Feb 2009 10:03PM
Thank you for your ongoing interest Joline...

Appreciate you stopping by Kay and Gary...

Hi Bren - did you order your book direct from Pardalote Press?

Susie :o)
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
19 Feb 2009 10:49AM
Hi Susie,
I've sent you a PM.
Bren.
U4eA 12 475 England
21 Feb 2009 11:09PM
You've sharpened your narative style even more during my absence.. Smile

A dificult subject intelligently handled and artfully executed. The words and images compliment each other perfectly.

(\/)
motoads 9 14 Australia
23 Feb 2009 11:46AM
wow! a great use of space here Susie (IMO)

love the light in this, love the series!!!

hope youre well! ads :o)
rosie42 12 7 Australia
23 Feb 2009 1:11PM
HI Mark - welcome back... and thank you for visiting my post, much appreciated!

Pleased you're pleased Ads! Always grateful for your feedback...

Susie :o)

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