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Postcards From The Asylum #9

By rosie42  
To My Memory

Woke up this morning without memory. Swung my sorrows around and around, machete-cleared a pathway through the communal bathroom, there was only enough soap left to lather one ear, steadied my balance, sky-dived through a funnel of clothes. Have they airlifted me out of the psychotropics? Have I reached the edge of my wilderness? Have I stepped into Lobotomy's Hall of Fame?

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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 #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)

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Asylum Portraits and people

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jenquest 14 561 1 Tokelau
29 Dec 2008 9:50AM
Nice composition.

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User_Removed 9 736 4
29 Dec 2008 10:44AM
Really love the idea of this project. Would make a great book alongside the poems.
29 Dec 2008 11:20AM
Wonderful, and Jane is right... why not go for a publication of the poems with your shots...
David
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
29 Dec 2008 8:46PM
Another haunting shot.
Great work, Susie.
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
29 Dec 2008 9:54PM
Just discovered this. What a superb series together with the words.
rosie42 12 7 Australia
2 Jan 2009 11:55PM
Thanks so much Shaks, Jane, David, Brendan and Suzi - and yes, as it happens, I have actually printed these images and poems together, on lovely Hahnemuehle paper with a cover and wire bound, as a one-off book...

Susie :o)

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