Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

A classroom in a village school in Hastings, Sierra Leone, West Africa.
village_schoolSierra Leone is struggling to get back on its feet after a devastating civil war that lasted more than a decade.
Somebody_DeskI took these photographs in May 2014.Somebody_ChairThe civil war ended in 2002.

23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

      1. So, Michele why are we hiding, hmm? Hope you’re taking plenty of photos, or are you doing a documentary? gee I’m nosey. πŸ™‚ Take care with whatever you’re doing.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

      2. Hi Laurie, I hope I’m “hiding” in a good way! Yes… to taking plenty of photos and working on a documentary. Watch this space and all will soon be revealed. Thank you for your wonderful support. You have my back πŸ™‚ Mxx

    1. Thank you for your insightful observations. Yes, the blue hue speaks to the mystical atmosphere… an inbetween space between remembering and forgetting. Lots of love to you too!

  1. Tragic is the only word to describe these situations. I, like some of your other commenters, consider myself very fortunate. Come across your blog as you are following mine…many thanks. I’m just off for a scout around here!

  2. Michele, I was so taken by the third photograph, the chair askew. There is something so tragic and destabilizing about this image. The chair, a symbol stability, reliability, and daily life, has been knocked off-kilter. Not destroyed, but rendered useless. And now it is supported ironically by a table. So much symbolism can be wrought from this photo. So moving.

    1. Cheryl, as an amazing artist you have a deep understanding of the significance of the third photograph. I’m very moved by your interpretation. “… knocked off-kilter. Not destroyed, but rendered useless.” Incredible summation. Thank you for your insight and support.

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