I'm not expecting to use these as part of my course, inasmuch as assignment material, however I thought I would put them here as part of a discussion as to whether the people, who once inhabited this place can be detected - even when their physical presence departed the building some many years ago.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
I suppose I was encouraged to put these photographs onto the blog - they were all taken during a visit to Spinalonga, an island just off Crete that was a Leper colony and which is now a "just a" community. The island hosts the derelict remains of a hospice that is fenced off as it is, very clearly, a crumbling ruin. I broke through the fence (not a difficult task) and went inside; I expected a scene similar to what I found and suspected that any photographs would be a metaphor for the disease it was once constructed to care for. It was now in a state similar to the way society dealt with the condition - and still does in certain parts of the world - that is a crumbling vestige of what it once was.