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25-OCT-2007 Lee Rudd

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Okehampton, Devon

Thursday 25th October
Day 1041

Thursday Challenge: Dereliction

This is the old Cottage Hospital in Okehampton. Deserted and Empty now


For others swinging the wrecking ball today, see here

Nikon D200 ,Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
1/60s f/1.4 at 30.0mm iso400 full exif

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carolynne_w26-Oct-2007 22:30
Very nice and B&W is so appropriate. It looks really institutional.
Roe..26-Oct-2007 17:03
wonderful image full of mystery and amazing light
J. Scott Coile26-Oct-2007 14:46
Love the light.
Yvonne26-Oct-2007 11:52
A few ghosts walking those aisles at night!!!
Maaike Huizer26-Oct-2007 08:29
Beautiful entry. You made something quite common so mysterious.
Carinoza26-Oct-2007 06:15
RE: "Darkness on the Edge of Town" ... will someone switch on the light?!! :-p
Michael Shpuntov26-Oct-2007 00:28
These places are the best for shots. Very moody and right on spot for the theme. LOve the choice of B&W and love that excellent light. Vote.
John Beck25-Oct-2007 23:25
This is a gorgeous b&w!!! Would they allow you to go in and photogrpah? Maybe some "haunting" photos inside.
Guest 25-Oct-2007 23:10
Lovely light. Nice lonely feel.
Stu25-Oct-2007 22:58
Wonderful image. Makes me think of a Faulkner novel.
Guest 25-Oct-2007 22:14
Sad to see these old cottage hospitals go!Soon be "executive homes" I expect!!
Faye White25-Oct-2007 21:46
what an eerie place! great capture Lee
JW25-Oct-2007 20:22
Eerie !! Looks like the set of The Royal! BTW - Brilliant tones
Jola Dziubinska25-Oct-2007 19:56
Excellent exposure, well done on mood and tones.
beverley harrison25-Oct-2007 19:22
did you have cazi with you? lol!!
Nicki Thurgar25-Oct-2007 18:50
Spooookky to wander round there on your own... great in B&W!
Coleen Perilloux Landry25-Oct-2007 18:32
But, still beautiful.
photos12325-Oct-2007 18:26
Beautifull shot, I think it would fit in another category I was thinking of suggesting:

"In, Looking out, or Outside looking In" Thru windows doors, or light coming into a room from the same.
Ray :)25-Oct-2007 18:24
Incidentally, with a successful economy and a need to curtail our carbon footprint, why are we closing such local places?
I also meant to say I really like this image - outstanding tones and graduation.
Zak25-Oct-2007 18:23
I bet it's spooky in there at night!
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography25-Oct-2007 18:22
beautiful bw shot
Ray :)25-Oct-2007 18:21
Could you imagine the irony if you came a cropper on something sharp in there and had to call an ambulance?
Phillip Normanton25-Oct-2007 18:17
Looks fairly habitable actually, how much is the rent? New cutrains and a lick of paint...
Nice grainy black'n'white :)
Guest 25-Oct-2007 18:17
Clever you. always inspiring me. :)
Ann...25-Oct-2007 18:14
OK how did you get in there? A bit of B & E maybe.... LOL
Máire Uí Mhaicín25-Oct-2007 18:14
Great evocative image.A similar fate has been threatened to other small institutions like this here also. A sad reflection of the times we live in.
carol j. phipps25-Oct-2007 18:13
Brings up all kinds of feelings.
Barbara Heide25-Oct-2007 18:09
this looks very creepy! great light! love your shot!