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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 23 June 2013 in Documentary & Street.

By the mid-1960s, Pennhurst had been open for fifty years. It housed 2,791 people, most of them children, which was about 900 more than the administration thought the buildings could comfortably accommodate.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Splendide avec ton traitement!! j'en suis fan++++++5*****

23 Jun 2013 9:01am

meisam from qom, Iran

you've used a perfect effect
It looks like a shot of one's dream

23 Jun 2013 11:27am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the text. Interesting ... An excellent image! Which brings me to the children playing in the space now empty!

23 Jun 2013 12:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine nostalgic shot of the playground. Interesting comment too.

23 Jun 2013 2:46pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Et bvien un sacré tobogan géniale compo avec l'herbe ces fleurs génial.

23 Jun 2013 2:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic mood and finishing! Love this, Elaine!

23 Jun 2013 4:33pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super mono image

23 Jun 2013 5:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The treatment adds to the dramatic feel of this image - it is so sad to know so many children were hospitalized here.

23 Jun 2013 5:52pm

amirbaba from Tehran, Iran


23 Jun 2013 6:20pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

A fine nostalgic scenari Thank you for interesting note.

23 Jun 2013 8:03pm

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

you are prefect in this art
so great frame& BW

23 Jun 2013 8:46pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Weeds and honeysuckle have invaded the place... Beautiful dramatic image!

23 Jun 2013 8:49pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful frame, nice light, great B/W.

23 Jun 2013 9:55pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce toboggan fleuri

24 Jun 2013 6:50am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating how the atmosphere remains . . can hear the echoes.

24 Jun 2013 8:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh what a lonely feeling.

24 Jun 2013 9:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Now only climbed by plants as nature reclaims the site.

24 Jun 2013 9:56am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

this has a very sad feel to it - powerful series

24 Jun 2013 12:24pm

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

That looks almost like a funeral wreath on the slide, which would seem to be apropos.

24 Jun 2013 10:16pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The sepia, the mood, the bricks, the shadows...excellent.

25 Jun 2013 9:50am

Sylvie Fondacci from Dakar, Senegal

Nice b&w shot ! Love the mood of the past.

25 Jun 2013 10:05am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, what a heart breaking story behind those powerful images ...

25 Jun 2013 11:06am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

This image drips with sadness!

25 Jun 2013 5:59pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I don't know how I missed this one. Such a forlorn scene, and so well conveyed in B&W.

25 Jun 2013 11:26pm