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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 24 June 2013 in Documentary & Street.

Pennhurst closed on December 9, 1987.

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

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Strong series - I like it lots !

24 Jun 2013 8:47am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good graphic of abandonment.

24 Jun 2013 9:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A strong metaphor for the whole ruins and its history.

24 Jun 2013 9:57am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great series - this is quite a dark frame with the shattered shot glass refelecting the souls of former residents

24 Jun 2013 11:54am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully framed shot Elaine! It provides a great sense of despair and abandonment! ;-)

24 Jun 2013 12:56pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The detail which summarize very well the series.

24 Jun 2013 1:21pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Splendide!!!! j'adore+++++

24 Jun 2013 1:27pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Amazing shots of social history

24 Jun 2013 2:20pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice textures.

24 Jun 2013 2:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Fine composition in showing us this shattered window. Well done.

24 Jun 2013 3:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother fabulous image - it looks like a bullet hole - I like how you composed this so we can see through the window at the stark atmosphere

24 Jun 2013 4:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un impact de balle sueprbe vue et compo génial.

24 Jun 2013 5:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great composition with elements that draw my eyes into the foreground and background!!

24 Jun 2013 6:06pm

jean pierre from paris, France

tres belle composition!!! amitiés

24 Jun 2013 6:46pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Wonderful detailed capture! Pardon the pun! LOL

24 Jun 2013 6:58pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful frame and aged textured background; love the series, Elaine!

24 Jun 2013 7:09pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful frame, focus, colors, lights & texture!

24 Jun 2013 7:30pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

An image with so much story, great shot

24 Jun 2013 8:26pm

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

great think & idea
frame is so nice

24 Jun 2013 9:11pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very strong dramatic image. Excellent!*****

24 Jun 2013 9:18pm

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Great find! I didn't notice it in any of the panes of two days ago. It's amazing that the glass hasn't already shattered from such large cracks.

24 Jun 2013 10:17pm

@Sharon Pleasants: I think that this was taken in the second building that I was in. I was surprised to that it was still intact.

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

nice spider web pattern. great picture.

24 Jun 2013 11:58pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A beautiful composition and textures!

25 Jun 2013 3:00am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces textures qui ne brisent en aucun le charme et cadrage du cliché

25 Jun 2013 7:33am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful sadness. As in In the Heat of the Night.

25 Jun 2013 9:49am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Maybe a spotlight.

25 Jun 2013 9:50am

franz from Baden, Austria

this is art, elaine, pure and simple !!!

25 Jun 2013 11:07am