Photographed June 2000 / January 2008



Why is this place so scary at night? Why is my instinct yelling out loud that my back is defenseless as I peer through the lens of my camera?!
I realize background noises are natural. Doors move back and forth in the wind, water drips intermittently, and branches tap on window panes. Nobody can walk around here without making noise, but the hospital trembles, as in an earthquake (masking all other noises) with every step I take! When I stop walking, there is a suspicious silence; until a door makes a grating sound up on the third floor. Being here by myself, at night is a love/hate relationship.























The good old days ?

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