Before They Lay Me Down to Sleep
Last weekend up ended up very busy, and I didn’t get a chance to head over to the Bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia. I am hoping this weekend I will get a better chance. So today I have more images for you from the inside. Today I thought we might have a look at the boys dormitory.
Imagine standing up next to your bed and looking out the window. This is one of the views out of the window. It would be a silent view, no birds would be heard or rustle of leaves. Imagine being deaf, standing at this window looking out and dreaming you were out there. No noises would affect you, the sounds of what was going on around you wouldn’t be a problem, you wouldn’t be able to hear them. Nothing to disturb your thoughts.
I like this view, it gives you a nice look of the outside of the building.
To make this image seem as real as possible, as it would have for the boys that slept looking up at this ceiling, I have removed all signs of technology. There were electric lights, sprinklers and other things in the ceiling. Boys sleeping in this room over 100 years ago would not have had any of those things to look at.
This is part of the boys dormitory as well. From my position you would have been able to see some beds, but you also would have been able to see out into that corridor. In that corridor were some offices, I believe, of the people looking after the children. Also, though to the other end was the girls dormitory. How many boys stood here, or around here, trying to work out how to get to the girls.
You can tell from this image that you can’t see straight into the girls dormitory, their door was around the corner. Interesting, the separation of the sexes.
Stories, Tales, Poetry
After my post last week quite a few suggested the idea of doing some fairy tales, or writing short stories to go with the images. I am also open to the idea of poems as well. I know that a lot of writers follow my blog, so how about you go through the photos that I have posted from the bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia and write something in response to what you see?
I will put them or links to them on my Wednesday posts for others to see. Just let me know.
If you would just like to see the building being restored then you can donate money toward the restoration by Donating Here.