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Friday, 26 November 2010

The Weekend in Black and White


Last Tuesday I spent several hours in the waiting room of the Day Services Department of Letterkenny General Hospital while Aileni had a toenail removed.

Shortly after we arrived there I became fascinated by the false ceiling. Not very much after that I started finding it oppressive, and then it began to give me a headache.



It was easier to concentrate on a small section, much enlarged through my camera.



It was more comfortable looking at closer objects, when I could ignore the ceiling. I liked the way this chair seemed to be trying to move away from the over-warm radiator


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29 comments:

Carver said...

I've had that experience too with ceilings like that. All of these make good monochrome shots. I hope Aileni is feeling OK, having a toe nail removed sounds painful.

John said...

Do people still use those old phones? There was a time before mobiles ...........

REJEN said...

Nice pictures and I hope the operation af the toenail went well...,-D

RuneE said...

No wonder you got a headache from looking at that roof, but I was also fascinated by that chair and the telephone. Excellent!

Dave said...

excellent perspective on the first image, it makes me dizzy and dont get me wrong here, its not a bad thing. it means there is a certain level of effect to the viewers and that makes it great.

regards

LaDolceVita said...

nice!!!! :O)

Carolyn Ford said...

I am surprised it is a ceiling. I would have thought it was some sort of fencing...very interesting and so perfect in black and white! I am guessing that radiator feels pretty nice about now...even if the chair doesn't think so.

Leora said...

The ceiling makes me dizzy, but the chair is quite inviting.

Woody said...

I'm amazed this is a ceiling. I would think it would collect a lot of dirt, not so desirable for a hospital. I like the lonely chair in monochrome.

Greyscale Territory said...

The ceiling pattern offers a dynamic monochrome! Great way to while away waiting time noticing the little things in the environment!

Irene said...

Interesting shots! Great patterns ... wish you a great weekend!

Birgitta said...

These were really cool and interesting shots!

NatureFootstep said...

interesting post. I agree with you on that seeling. We have similar ones in shops and tehy are not fun, made for a good shot though. :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

One has to wonder how someone could design such an oppressive waiting room, when waiting in itself
can be painful. I wish a Aileine a pain-free recovery!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I can understand that about headache :)
I liked the last shot a lot and it does look like the chair moves away :)

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Dharma Shots said...

That artificial ceilings made for great photos though...

Karen said...

Dizzying ceiling shot!
I really like the chair photo, it looks vintage, especially with the "old" phone.
Cheers,
Karen

Dimple said...

The ceiling is dizzying, the eye has no place to settle, but it does make a good shot. I also like the chair composition.
I hope Aileni's toe is feeling better.

Halina said...

Very interesting photos...
I like the old phone... :)
Have a nice weekend
Halina

aileni said...

At least you had your camera - foolishly I did not. The Minox would have been ideal in my situation.

anemonen said...

I have never seen such a ceiling. Good photo viewing.

Gunsside said...

Interesting view,great shots ;)
Have a great weekend.

lina@home sweet home said...

I've never seen the ceiling like that before. The old phone and the chairs attract my attention.
Have a great week end :)

Cildemer said...

Very nice and interesting shots! It seems that taking pics is a very nice way to cheat waiting times!

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Have a nice day****

aims said...

Perfectly done with the ceiling. Have a wonderful Weekend!

T. Becque said...

I get queasy in hospitals as it is, so that pattern on the ceiling would do nothing to help! I think you did the best thing, capture interesting photos in such a place!

paul said...

Every detail around you gains importance in a waiting situation. Nice collection of shots!

Hope the operation went well.

magiceye said...

wonderful way to spend time!
hope aileni is fine now!

Serline said...

The ceiling reminds me of waffles ;-P